Wrestling is a bit of fun, essentially as professional wrestling is generally faked, and especially interesting if the participants get an extra special prize, humiliating to the competitor, if the they win. Ok, that might have been on a video a friend forced me to watch. But what is the story with boxing?
In boxing a man, and sometimes a woman, punches the other person until the person is either senseless, unconscious or survive long enough to hear a score by points. 'Tis a queer thing. Even more queer is while you can smash their face into bloodied smithereens, you can't target their 'nads or given them a chop on the back of the neck and maybe there is something about kidneys. I think you can punch them in the throat though, if that is your desire.
In 2015 this is still legal? You can assault someone with your fists legally until you knock them out cold?
There are the Marquess of Queensberry rules about boxing, which may be some conscious consolation to a boxer who has killed someone but stayed within the rules.
There is also something called cage fighting, banned in Victoria, but allowed in New South Wales. Cage fighting lobbyists argue that Victoria's economy is losing out because of the ban.
I have heard of No Holds Barred Wrestling too. Not sure what that is about but hopefully as faked as normal wrestling.
Maybe as an anachronism boxing will live on, but like whipping horses to make them go faster and making them jump over barriers they would not really choose to, these hangovers from crueller times surely must go. Ban these cruel animal practises, along with cock and dog fighting, and if consenting adults want to bash another person's brains in and another wants to be on the receiving end, within the law, maybe it is up to them.
Yeah, just so odd that such barbarism lives on, simply put, that you can physically assault a person until they are bruised, bloodied and unconscious and it is all quite legal.