Boxing: Down for the Count

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Boxing: Down for the Count The tenth edition of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary defines boxing as 'the art of attack and defense with the fists practiced as a sport.' I could be mistaken, but there is a certain emphasis placed on the idea that boxing is practiced as a sport. It is rather ambiguous. Is boxing a sport to begin with? Is boxing something else that is just practiced as a sport? Is it, can …

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…bring boxing down for the count. Works Cited 'Boxing.' Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary. 10th ed. 1996. Farley, James A. 'My Fight in Defense of Boxing.' Sports Illustrated 23 Apr. 1962:         26-27. Klavora, Peter, and Kirk A.W. Wipper. Psychological and Sociological Factors in Sport.         Toronto: U of Toronto, School of Physical and Health Education, 1980. Sammons, Jeffrey T. Beyond the Ring. Chicago: U of Illinois P, 1988. National Health and Medical Research Council. Boxing Injuries. Australia:         Commonwealth of Australia, 1994.