Why does anyone put themselves through this kind of pain, and why does anyone like to watch it? I've never understood the appeal on either side of the ropes. http://us.i2.yimg.com/p/afp/20051013/capt.sge.raf04.131005194417.photo00.photo.default-278x354.jpg?x=270&y=345&sig=KXBtLfGN26qt9BjzmBF4FA-- Sorry, I can't seem to paste this particular photo for some reason, but the link should work. If anyone can paste it, I'd appreciate it. Text accompanying photo: "A boxer getting punched in the face. The leading Catholic magazine 'Civilta Cattolica' has taken a swipe at professional boxing, describing the sport as 'a legalised form of attempted homicide,' driven by powerful interests which are often 'cruel and pitiless' in their pursuit of financial gain."