Someone needs to bring an iron fist back to the sport of boxing. I want one douchebag scumbag kingpin running the sport of boxing, and that's Dana F'ing White. That's right, I want Dana to run BOTH the UFC and ALL of boxing!
Dana would be the only person on the planet with the vision and the cajones to restore boxing to it's original days of glory.
And some rules changes must be implemented.
1. First of all, do away with the three knockdown rule. This subjects competitors to the possibility of three concussions within a very short period of time. This is completely wrong and twisted, I don't care what the precedent is in boxing.
2. Along the same lines, eliminate the standing 8 count, where the ref inexplicably shakes a dazed boxer by the wrists and asks: "are you all right?" before allowing him to continue. This is very, very dangerous and should not be allowed under any circumstances. If a fighter is so badly injured that he needs a "standing 8," the fight should be stopped then and there.
As a substitute for rules 1 and 2, institute the MMA rule: once a boxer is unable to intelligently defend themselves, end the fight. Then and there.
3. Use smaller gloves. The bigger gloves are actually MORE dangerous than MMA gloves. They actually disperse force over a greater area doing more damage than the smaller MMA gloves.
4. Instead of 12 round or 36 minute title bouts, make it 8 rounds, 3 minutes each, for a 24 minute fight. For non title fights, make it 5 3 minute rounds. This would essentially make boxing matches equivalent in length to MMA matches. Boxing matches are too long and therefore place the fighters at greater risk of injury.
To be continued...
Last edited by michelangelo; 02-28-2010 at 10:55 PM.