John Head’s “The Brutal Business of Boxing” focuses on the problem of the negative impact of boxing on health of sportsmen. To put it more precisely, the author explores the impact of boxing on two outstanding athletes, Muhammad Ali and Jimmy Garcia. The author focuses on serious health problems both sportsmen have developed in the course of their life. In this regard, the author attempts to link together the professional career of both boxers and their health problems. As a result, the author arrives to the conclusion that boxing can provoke serious health problems in sportsmen. At the same time, the author focuses on the experience of two sportsmen only, Muhammad Ali and Jimmy Garcia, who are famous and used to be successful sportsmen. However, the author fails to draw other examples or to uncover the direct relationship between their health problems and professional career as boxers. At any rate, his study lacks the scientific ground. Nevertheless, John Head is bold enough to insist on banning of boxing because of the negative impact of boxing on health of sportsmen. He argues that the negative impact of boxing on health of Muhammad Ali and Jimmy Garcia is the sufficient evidence to ban boxing. In such a way, the author concludes that banning of boxing is essential.
John Heaed’s “The Brutal Business of Boxing” explores the problem of the negative impact of boxing on health of sportsmen. The author explores the impact of boxing on health of two outstanding boxers, Muhammad Ali and Jimmy Garcia and arrives to the conclusion that boxing undermined their health. Thus, he insists on banning of boxing to save sportsmen’s health.
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