Abolish Boxing?

December 1982
National Review;12/10/1982, Vol. 34 Issue 24, p1528
The article reports that George Vecsey, a sportswriter for the newspaper "The New York Times," has called for the elimination of professional boxing following the death of Korean boxer Duk Koo Kim. Author George Will has argued that boxing should be stopped not so much to protect the boxers as to protect the audience from a brutalizing spectacle. Kim's opponent, Ray Mancini was also deeply shaken by his death.


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