Dangers of professional boxing

When will society waken up to this barbarity?

Sir, – Katie Taylor says that big boxing bouts are back with a bang.

However, she omits to mention the deluge of downstream delayed dementia cases that await many professional boxers after retiring.

Boxing and its offshoots are the only so-called sports where the object is to pulverise opponents into a state of unconsciousness, the quicker the better.

If they die in the ring, well, that’s seen as an unfortunate occupational hazard and, all the while, the promoters zoom around the world in their jets, getting mega rich scooping up more meat for the lucrative grinder that is professional boxing.


When will society waken up to this barbarity and ban it for good? – Yours,etc,



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