Boxing is a sport that has history dating back to centuries ago, and can be defined as a sport that is merely a legalized way of attacking another person. A large majority of boxers were once young, aggressive juveniles who built up for themselves reputations, of being accomplished street fighters, and therefore were in this way noticed by local professional talent scouts. These scouts brought these juveniles into a world where the golden rule is that the harder you throw the punches; the further you get in the way of a career. These young boxers are conned into believing that the more aggressive they are in the ring, the more respect they will gain in the boxing community, they are conned into a sense of belonging within this community. When really they are being exploited in all ways imaginable by their managers and fight promoters.
For instance once a boxer reaches the age of 18, a manager can now take a cut of 25% of the takings of a match. A completely preposterous figure when you take into consideration that it is the boxer who is knocking the years of his life with each fight he takes part in, and not the manager. Boxers are the means by which managers make their money; to be financially used is to be in the profession of boxing. What absolutely amazes me is why a man or women for that instance would want to put their health on the line time after time for mere money. Money I'll admit is important in every day life, but your health is of utmost importance. All it takes in the ring is for a fighter to get riled and through one wild, thoughtless punch, full of malice at an opponent for excruciating pain to be inflicted. Professionals can punch hard, and both the speed and the weight behind it can certainly cause extensive damage if aimed anywhere near the head. I, for one would not want to be on the receiving end of such a punch.
And what if that particular punch were to cause death as it has in the past. Outside the r