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Time To Ban Boxing?

Time To Ban Boxing?
(03-16-2021, 08:43 PM)Mad Hatter Wrote:
(03-16-2021, 06:49 PM)Minimalist Wrote: On the subject:

https://nypost.com/2021/03/16/hockey-pla...ad-injury/

Quote:Russian hockey player Timur Faizutdinov dies at 19 from puck-to-head injury


That must have been one hell of a shot.  Either that, or it was one of those freak things where the puck hit him just below the helmet and ruptured an artery or something.  In any case, helmets are no guarantee.
Especially if a fighter takes an uppercut to the chin'. There's little to no protection on headgear for the chin area, and that's the prime target for a knockout punch.

And such protection wouldn't change much anyway, because the danger of an uppercut comes from the rapid snap inflicted where the skull meets the neck. That snap is what bounces the brains against the inside of the skull, which is what inflicts the brain damage.
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Time To Ban Boxing?
(03-17-2021, 12:28 AM)Thumpalumpacus Wrote:
(03-16-2021, 08:43 PM)Mad Hatter Wrote:
(03-16-2021, 06:49 PM)Minimalist Wrote: On the subject:

https://nypost.com/2021/03/16/hockey-pla...ad-injury/



That must have been one hell of a shot.  Either that, or it was one of those freak things where the puck hit him just below the helmet and ruptured an artery or something.  In any case, helmets are no guarantee.
Especially if a fighter takes an uppercut to the chin'. There's little to no protection on headgear for the chin area, and that's the prime target for a knockout punch.

And such protection wouldn't change much anyway, because the danger of an uppercut comes from the rapid snap inflicted where the skull meets the neck. That snap is what bounces the brains against the inside of the skull, which is what inflicts the brain damage.
Uppercuts are the most powerful punch in boxing. It's actually a punch that's delivered by the legs from a slightly crouching position, and with the knees slightly bent. With his feet planted, the fighter basically launches the whole weight of his body upward with the punch in a quick snapping motion.  No protective headgear is going to protect a fighter from a hit like that. Even with regular punches, like stiff jabs, right crosses, left hooks, etc., a fighter's head can still get snapped backward, and a fighter can still get knocked out with an array of "standard"  punches wearing headgear.

Min was correct about headgear being more for protecting  the face and eyes from cuts....

Quote:Headgear is a padded helmet, worn on the head by contestants in Amateur and Olympic boxing. It effectively protects against cuts, scrapes, and swelling, but it does not protect very well against concussions. It will not protect the brain from the jarring that occurs when the head is struck. Also, most boxers aim for the chin on opponents, and the chin is usually not protected by headgear.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Headgear...%20struck.
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If they ban boxing ... the gloves are coming off ...

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This is not exactly relevant to banning boxing as such, but all the same it illustrates
the ridiculosity of this so-called "sport"...

The fight between one of the greatest boxers in history and one of the best(?) YouTube
personalities ended in predictable fashion on Sunday night as Floyd Mayweather danced
around the slow and clumsy Logan Paul for eight rounds without inflicting any real damage.

Mayweather gave up nearly 20 years in age, four inches in reach, and 34lbs weight to
Paul who, at 189lbs, was by far the heaviest fighter he had ever faced.  In truth,
Mayweather could probably have ended the fight if he wanted to, but he knew his
audience and, perhaps with an eye on a lucrative rematch, let them have their money’s
worth as the fight went the distance.  

By the end of the fight, Paul had landed 28 of his 217 punches, while Mayweather had
connected on 43 of his 107.  The fight ended in boos from the crowd, most of whom
had either paid to see a shock or see the often odious Paul get his comeuppance. What
they had got was a light sparring session with Mayweather unwilling to risk ruining his
flawless record by opening himself up to a lucky punch.

Mayweather said last week that he expected to earn between $50m and $100m from
the fight. Paul was guaranteed $250,000 plus a 10% cut of pay-per-view earnings at
$49.99 a pop.

—Excerpted from The Guardian, Australia, 7 June 2021.
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