Speaking of punching things...

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    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.

    [​IMG] 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."
     
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    It's quite exhilarating to step into a ring and fight mano-a-mano. Scared the crap ou tof me the first time I did it, but nevertheless, it was great!
     
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    It's a man thing I think. I love to watch it. I used to not. I used to feel it was barbaric. Now, I don't know. I'm devolving. Ultimate fighting is good too. I don't think it's much worse that taking hits in football.
     
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    I box here and there, used to do Golden Gloves but haven't got any time anymore. The sport, as well as UFC, are both just exhilerating. There's nothing like watching people fight and people getting knocked out. I love the sports and love watching them, it's just great entertainment.

    My favorite boxer, Rocky Marciano landed the greatest knockout punch in boxing history. I think they say this mostly because 1) He was losing the first 12 rounds of the championship badly and 2) The photo that was captured, greatest KO picture ever because it's just perfect timing!
    Here's a little info: Rocky Marciano vs. Jersey Joe Walcott - September 23rd, 1952. Rounds 1-12, Rocky isn't doing to good, he's getting knocked around and in the 1st round he suffers his first knockdown in his career, but gets back up of course. At the end of round 12 he goes to his corner, sits down and the trainer looks him in the eye and says, "Rocky, you gotta knock this guy out or you're gonna lose". Rocky looks right back and says simply "Ok". Rocky gets up and about 2 minutes into the 13th round lands this marvelous punch!

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    I call the fighters our modern day Gladiators.

    By the way, Rocky Marciano is the only boxer in history to retire undefeated with a record of 49 wins - 0 losses - 43 KO's, greatest boxer in history if you ask me.
     
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    Here's the picture:

    <a href='http://us.i2.yimg.com/p/afp/20051013/capt.sge.raf04.131005194417.photo00.photo.default-278x354.jpg?x=270&y=345&sig=KXBtLfGN26qt9BjzmBF4FA--'><img src='http://us.i2.yimg.com/p/afp/20051013/capt.sge.raf04.131005194417.photo00.photo.default-278x354.jpg?x=270&y=345&sig=KXBtLfGN26qt9BjzmBF4FA--'></a>
     
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    I know what ya mean, Abbey. I don't get it either, but then I don't understand that game where these guys slam into each other trying to move a ball down a field either. Silly..IMO. :eek:
     
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    Thanks for posting the picture, No1tovote4

    Even though I have a hard time looking at it, from a strictly artistic perspective, it's a great pic.
     
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    Though I do enjoy football, I know what you mean. I just came back from a HS football game where two kids got hurt, and one of them had to be carried off the field. It's easier to not see the violence in football, though, with all the equipment and piles of players. I often wonder what really goes on at the bottom of those piles, when they are fighting over possession of the ball.
     
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    If you like boxing this one is a treat.

    http://www.fightbeat.com/

    click on the center right picture of Sugar Ray Robinson
    it starts a live streaming video


    It is a highlights collection of Ray Robinson fighting

    He was on of the alltime great.
     
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    Have you seen Raging Bull with Robert DeNiro? Great movie about Jake Lamotta but it involvers Sugar Ray Robinson alot due to him kicking the shit out of Jake at the end of his career.

    Great link though, thanks for sharing! Rep for that one!
     

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