Boxing at Stake

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Fighting was once upon a time considered a noble sport. However slowly with time, the art of fighting as a sport, or in other words boxing started to grow flashier and more violent with the boxers emerging with the cigars and tattoos on their faces as a mark of their attitude that was to be feared. By the time, boxers have risen above being the most imposing sportsperson to being behaving almost like thugs.

It was not long until the day Mike Tyson had dug into Evander Holyfield’s ears during a boxing event which has worsened the impression about boxers among the public and media, has taken a toll on the nobility of the sport.

A lack of transparency has also been notably identified after the controversial win of Timothy Bradley over Manny Pacquiao that has left the sport and its huge numbers of organizing bodies a question, confusion on how to uplift the deterioration in boxing, which now looks like almost theatrical and made up like the wrestling. It is high time that the sport had undergone cleaning or else the days of watching as a sport are numbered.

Another problem that has cropped up is the fraudulent scores by the dubious anonymous judges who are easily manipulated that seem to have worsened the scene. Although the international judging system (IJS) is trying hard to resurrect the lost glory in boxing and other the judges are becoming too much biased and their decisions have become too obviously ‘fixed’.

Once upon a time, horse riding, baseball and boxing were the three most popular sports of which only baseball keeps it head high although it had to deal with its own scandals. The spirit of sport is quickly dying in boxing. Technology is but independent of the humans. So before the last nail is hammered in, the organizing committees need to think fast or it will be too late.