According to history, sports and violence have always been intertwined since the dawn of time. In the past, kings and officials took sadistic joy in witnessing slaves and gladiators fight to the death. They were a popular type of entertainment for a very long period in many different nations.
These incredibly dangerous, life-threatening activities were instantly outlawed when revolutions started and the harsh rulers were replaced by civilized ones until contemporary sports acknowledged wrestling and other dangerous sports in sets of rules and regulations.
The most contentious sports continue to be boxing, cage fighting, and wrestling. Wrestlers frequently lose their composure, which causes devastating harm to their fellow competitors.
Why should violent sports be prohibited?
Promoting the idea that strength is superior
Sports like boxing do tend to exaggerate people’s sense of superiority and arrogance in those who have stronger bodies. The audience is misled by the attractive scene into thinking that individuals with such superior strength may increase it, hit, and defeat others who are weaker than them. Teenagers who are on the edge of learning how to fight should not be exposed to the type of pride and arrogance that a wrestler exhibits after gravely injuring his opponent while the crowd roars with delight.ADVERTISEMENT
It is well known that many wrestlers, boxers, and other athletes who participate in violent activities have suffered wounds so severe that they can never lead a regular life again. In sports, there is no fair play. When someone hits you in front of a huge crowd, aggression and rage take control, and you eventually respond in severe ways. If you don’t want people to be cruel, hitting someone with chairs and throwing them off like objects is not amusing.
Even though they are subject to specific laws and guidelines, wrestling and boxing are harsh sports. These two sports contribute to sports-related fatal injuries. When two individuals engage in excessive fighting until one of them exhausts the other and forces the other to submit, it appears inhumane. It hurts to see wrestlers stand up to battle when they should have given up because they are hurt. Violence’s adrenaline rush is a blatant illustration of how terrible these games are.
Wrestlers and boxers may not have a big problem with being hurt and recovering from it, but these activities have long-term consequences as well. According to a survey, frequent head trauma might cause dementia pugilistica, sometimes known as “punch dark,” which is brought on by recurrent brain trauma.
Why shouldn’t violent sports be prohibited?
Being professionally trained in boxing may greatly improve your physical health and fitness. You burn calories and prevent ailments that are brought about by obesity and inactivity. Physical training consists of exercises that keep you in shape for years, giving you a physical sport to like and aspire to, as well as rapid fat burning in a very short amount of time. Your muscles are built up, and your cardiovascular health improves. Wrestlers are frequently seen as happy individuals outside the ring since having a nice body attracts positive energy and vibrations into your life. A few examples include Vijender Singh, The Great Khali, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
All sports experience accidents
Almost all sports include some level of health risk. There are tales of accidents and injuries occurring in even the most straightforward of sports. These are unintentional and cannot be used as justification for outlawing a sport. You don’t stop moving because you’re afraid of falling. Despite the increasing number of traffic accidents, we continue to drive. How may a sport be prohibited due to unfavorable circumstances?
Sports exist only to amuse. People like to do what they enjoy, and they might want to pursue a career in boxing. Parents must teach their children the good and wrong of what they see on television to prevent them from mimicking violence, just as they must do with any other television programming that needs parental supervision.
People who enjoy the sport have many reasons to find it interesting, but those with weak hearts are recommended not to watch it. To prevent fatal injuries or repetitive trauma, rules could be tighter.
It may be cruel to take joy in seeing others suffer, but it is a very different mindset than those who take the sport more seriously than is appropriate. The person may have a long-standing psychological disorder that is activated when he witnesses violence. That can’t be the only justification for prohibiting a sport.