Hmmm.....this whole article seems to be another in a long line of "Boxing is better than MMA because of its long history" arguments. First question that springs to mind, specifically in relation to the two quotes below, is - which is/was the most violent, MMA today or Boxing before the Queensbury rules?
In what would be a revolutionary move, they want the British Boxing Board of Control to take charge of a UK arm of the big, new craze. They want to legitimise it. They want the BBBC to control titles, organisation, judging and medical affairs.Boxing has many faults but it has produced the most humanely distilled version of menís need to scrap. And delivered glorious, epic history.
Thank you, the Marquess of Queensberry. You gave us Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Leonard.