Boxing Essays

Muhammad Ali_ Hero or Villain_

Muhammad Ali will be remembered long after his death. Considered by many to be the greatest boxer ever to step in the squared circle, Ali was blessed with the speed, power and stamina to become the world’s heavyweight champion. Ali was also no stranger to controversy throughout his career as many have praised him for his actions whilst many have criticised and condemned him. Ali, even over twenty years after his retirement from the sport that gave him fame, he…

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Boxing and Violent Sporting Events

There should be nothing violent about sporting, yet today violent sports has so dominated the entertainment arena, that some people seems to live by it, and can’t get enough of it. These kinds of sports however, should be banned for several reasons. Violence begets violence, and once there are limited restrictions, generations after generations will be caught in a vicious never ending cycle, that will see the homes becoming the scenes of many crimes, the seeds of which were sown,…

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Floyd Mayweather

Fighting is as old as time. Throughout history since Rome had gladiators, fighting has been a form of amusement and entertainment for the masses. The form and production of fighting has evolved into a multi-million dollar industry. Floyd Joy Mayweather, Jr. is an American professional boxer who as a result of his dedication to the sport has remained undefeated, has experienced impressive earnings due to his success, and his envisions of retiring as an undefeated legend is quite promising. Floyd…

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God’s Hands Behind Boxing Gloves

It was after the 1960 Rome Olympics. A well-built man stood by a river and threw a gold medal into the waters. He had been rejected entrance in an all-white gathering, he who had brought pride to his nation.             The man was Muhammad Ali. He showed that no amount of worldwide recognition can be balm enough to the injustices and racism that was so prevalent during his time. The recognition that he earned at the Olympics was not ticket…

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_the Brutal Business of Boxing_ by John Head

The essay “The Brutal Business of Boxing” written by John Head is a short narrative that succinctly advocates a ban a ban on boxing, quoting the examples of Muhammad Ali and Jimmy Garcia. Head devotes more than three-fourths of the essay to the former boxer and the last two to the latter. He uses all three types of examples in his narration. In a few places he uses single examples to point effectively to Ali’s confidence, and articulation on the…

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