“On The Verge”

With a new fallen snow, it is beginning to look like Christmas. One would think the bay is frozen now with less people taking walks. That is very understandable with this type of weather. As for myself, will surely take a respite from it. Finished two books”Why We Suck” by Denis Leary and “A Complete History of Sesame Street” by Michael Davis. Now reading “A Rainbow In The Night” by Dominique La Pierre. In the course of playing sports, one particular sport should be held accountable and that sport is boxing. Just recently the inevitable happen again earlier this year. Another boxer this time only 25 years of age, died from complications resulting from this sport. This has been twice in one’s lifetime that this has occurred. When I was a child I would look at boxing on the tele. It surely wasn’t the sport itself that brought curiousity, but the names of the boxers which had Spanish, Latin surnames. Some,one recalled were, Carmen Basillio and Paddy DiMarco, Rocky Graziano, to name just a few. The promoters who take ads on national,local media, fans who seek this type of entertainment and frequent events in large numbers should also be aware of the pitfalls of this sport. Moreso than all are the referees whose obligation is to call the fight if he sees any dangers arise, or break up the fight for any reason resulting to either boxer’s condition. Boxing is good in one and only way. If a kid is troubled and on the verge of doing something stupid, by hurting him self or someone else. Then boxing is ok to have him learn the meaning of self defense. Oh, speaking of names, I was shocked when I heard that Benny Kid Parat died as a result of boxing. This too, happened when I was a child so I discontinued watching this sport and never watch it since. In one’s opinion this sport should be banned from entertainment once and for all.

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