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Should planes stop flying because people die in a crash Should they stop all cars because people die in them every twenty-four hours Because a boxer gets hurt should they stop boxing That would be crazy Muhammad Ali rhetorically asks Apparently Joan Beckan anti boxing activist and ex-columnar for Chicagos Tribune newspaperhas a definition of what sports and boxing are And with these definitions she knows boxing is either not a sport or shouldnt be considered a sport With her biased opinions and views Beck fails to seeseek or acknowledge important points which do in fact prove that boxing is a sport Boxing is perhaps the most brutal activity considered to be a legal sport and activists like Beck seem to enjoy nit-picking at the extreme or borderline activities like this and then try to boycott them Whether she likes it or not boxing is a sport as it falls under the appropriate conditions rules and requirements to be one A sport is defined as An activity engaged in for amusement and exercise Individual sports are further defined by overlaying conditions 1A contest between two or more parties requiring strength power agility and intelligence 2spectated by manyat the venue or on a form of mass media 3monitored or regulated by game officials there needs to be a neutral arbiter of the rules 4the winner or champion singular or collective is the one with the most advantageous score 5must be or have a competitive aspect A sport has a goal to win rather than as a part of another professionactivity so a sale incentive scheme or the ballet isnt a sport A sport involves or in some cases features some physical aspects rather than a test of pure cognition excluding chess A sport will always have codified rules known to all participants Sports are arguably all derived from some kind of common human activity For example hunting fishing running and swimming derive from primitive every
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