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Message 1172323 - Posted: 19 Nov 2011, 22:25:47 UTC

Interestingly some of the most avid boxing fans are women.

At one stage of my career I was the engineer for a radio station that sponsored boxing matches. Because of this I would have to attend the matches to set up the outside broadcast gear.

I noticed that the male spectators would show most appreciation at the technical aspects of the fights, the timing, the footwork, the skill of the fighters. The female spectators however would wait until the boxers were standing toe to toe and really slugging it out and then they would go "troppo". They would scream and barrack until they were hoarse, some of them would actually start to foam at the mouth. At the end of the night these women would be that high on adrenaline they barely knew where they were.

It's the same with professional wrestling, the men go for the show but a lot of women go for the blood.

There's something very primal going on there.

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Message 1172330 - Posted: 19 Nov 2011, 22:48:55 UTC - in response to Message 1172323.

Interestingly some of the most avid boxing fans are women.

At one stage of my career I was the engineer for a radio station that sponsored boxing matches. Because of this I would have to attend the matches to set up the outside broadcast gear.

I noticed that the male spectators would show most appreciation at the technical aspects of the fights, the timing, the footwork, the skill of the fighters. The female spectators however would wait until the boxers were standing toe to toe and really slugging it out and then they would go "troppo". They would scream and barrack until they were hoarse, some of them would actually start to foam at the mouth. At the end of the night these women would be that high on adrenaline they barely knew where they were.

It's the same with professional wrestling, the men go for the show but a lot of women go for the blood.

There's something very primal going on there.

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I have noticed this simply by paying attention to the crowds as I watch on Television. You are 100% correct. And it's a conspiracy I say!

Women want to see men destroy one another, each time it happens they are one step closer to taking over the WOR.... oh wait.. too late, they already have..

Damn.. =D

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Message 1172688 - Posted: 21 Nov 2011, 12:48:32 UTC - in response to Message 1169341.

Yeah, I'm not one for watching two or more people go at it for the sake of money which to *me* is not entertaining. However, add a little drama, acting, and super-human-like (albeit, fake) qualities, and I am highly entertained. Namely: the male soap opera known as World Wrestling Entertainment :D

Vince McMahon is the man!

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Message 1172706 - Posted: 21 Nov 2011, 14:17:15 UTC

WWE Rules, is the only sport where the player is it with a chair or a baseball bat in the head by other and does not bleed.

Probably they have a very tick skull, not like boxers where after a few years they can develop parkinson.

Boxing is not my cup of tea, but in many countries it's like a national sport.

Another thing, that for me turns boxing not interesting, is the money Iivolved with all the betting. Money destroys sports and destroys the show. At least with WWE we all know it’s a joke, while with boxing, it’s still a show, but most people still think that it’s a sport. Money had corrupted Boxing long time ago.

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Message 1172749 - Posted: 21 Nov 2011, 18:01:54 UTC - in response to Message 1172706.

WWE Rules, is the only sport where the player is it with a chair or a baseball bat in the head by other and does not bleed.

Probably they have a very tick skull, not like boxers where after a few years they can develop parkinson.

Boxing is not my cup of tea, but in many countries it's like a national sport.

Another thing, that for me turns boxing not interesting, is the money Iivolved with all the betting. Money destroys sports and destroys the show. At least with WWE we all know it’s a joke, while with boxing, it’s still a show, but most people still think that it’s a sport. Money had corrupted Boxing long time ago.


Lol based off what you said, Basket Ball, Football, Soccer, every sport on the face of the planet is rigged. All of these 3 sports bring more money per year than Boxing does, especially Soccer. Which btw is by far the most boring sport out there besides maybe Tennis or Golf (gag).

No one plays any sport for free. Not professionally.

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Message 1172787 - Posted: 21 Nov 2011, 20:38:15 UTC

No one plays any sport for free. Not professionally.


That is just about the truest comment here so far .....

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