Boxing Risks Highlighted in Flyweight Eliminator

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Boxing remains a popular sport with thousands of fans packing stadiums across the world or following matches on television. However, there are a number of serious health risks involved with boxing.

Earlier this month, in a WBC flyweight title eliminator, Mexico’s Maximino Flores took on boxing British Champion Andrew Selby (pictured right).

With 3 minutes per round and 12 rounds, both men survived 36 minutes of brutal bashing and painful punching.

The 28-year-old Welshman told Channel 5: “I let him give me a few too many shots because I didn’t feel he had power but I’m happy with my performance. I got carried away I think. I had to give him a chance.”

But one young boxing fan, concerned about the risks associated with boxing, said, “I watched the contest and it was brutal. I think boxing is dangerous; it can cause concussions, which can lead to brain problems and diseases, like dementia.”

A number of experts have expressed similar concern about the sport’s safety. Whilst amateur boxers wear protective headgear there is little evidence that this reduces brain damage. Many medical professionals believe that more laws are needed to further protect boxers and some would like to see boxing banned altogether.



Oliver, Year 6

Burgh School

4 Responses to Boxing Risks Highlighted in Flyweight Eliminator

  1. Aston October 23, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    That is brillant 👍👍👍☺☺

  2. admin October 23, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    Well done, Oliver. I particularly liked your ‘brutal bashing and painful punching’ alliterations.

    YJA Senior Editor

  3. Emily October 27, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    Ouch, sounds brutal. Great article Oliver.

  4. Sarah Smith October 28, 2017 at 11:49 am

    Interesting thoughts on the debate of boxing and whether it’s a sport but at what cost. Great to see you writing for YJA Oliver.