Discussion in 'Boxing Discussion' started by ReadWrite, Oct 16, 2019.
That's awful....poor kid.
I do wonder if maybe your boxing and wrestling rings could benefit from slightly different construction. Imagine that instead steel girders if you could have a system of more like springs. I've got to wonder if in some cases where guys fall back unconscious and hit the back of their head hard if in some cases their brain stem is falling directly on a hard spot in the ring akin to someone being unlucky enough to punch their wall and hit a stud.
Good post. That analogy at the end of your post was very good.
I think the main concern would be boxers ability to still move swiftly around the ring...my gym has a soft old ring and it's a pain in the ass sparring because you feel like you're on sand and even stub your toe when making the smaller movements
But then again I'm talking about minor inconveniences and you're talking life and death....so....yeah.
Shit man. Hope you are okay.
RIP to this young boxer.
yeah I think it's almost certain that any measure to make the ring more forgiving would lead to a slower ring, but maybe someone smarter than me can make something that isn't slower but is more forgiving. It's for sure a tough engineering problem because someone falling from a back knockout probably doesn't produce a force at any given critical point than what is seen just from moving around. For sure though there have to be some solutions that would yield a faster ring than very thick, heavy padding under the canvas.
I saw a video on Indian wrestling and they train in essentially a sand box and all of the sand has to be turned over with a hoe for the day before training can begin. That's probably a pretty slow surface as well, but one could definitely see that begin a very safe surface for training and competing.
Just thinking out loud on this - but i wonder if something like a really good mat + sprung floor combination (ala judo) set up like, or on top of, a traditional ring. Judoka have no issues with moving around dynamically - and a good mat + sprung floor takes a lot of the impact out of a big fall.
What a barbaric sport. Ban boxing
RIP. Does anyone know if he was a big weight cutter?
Now I’m doubly glad I miss the card.
Patrick Day, RIP.
One of those KO's that you could tell right away it was a bad one.
Yeah, nasty KO and fall and then after a minute or two it was that oh no, here we go again sickening feeling.
RIP, Patrick Day.
Rest In Peace, gone far too young. Thoughts to family and friends. Terrible tragedy.
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