Indigenous Races and "The Attraction of Boxing"

Essay by PepsUniversity, Bachelor'sB, June 2004

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What is the appeal of boxing that attracts the indigenous races of society? And why is it that boxing is proving to be so popular amongst these classes especially where the indigenous Australians and Afro-Americans are concerned? In this essay I will try to explain the rationality for these questions. Also I will try to point out the variety of social implications, which are having a great influence in the role of this current issue. If so has boxing been giving the indigenous races the platform in which to bring out their own idealism and culture, as there own sperate communities withstand the undoubtedly the great racial and social discriminations. Although black athletes only seem to excel in certain sports such as boxing they are however not so successful at sport such as tennis, swimming or cricket. To examine this more closely we have to look at some very relevant issues such as history, and how sociology has played a vital role in the emergence of the black boxer.

If we are going to examine the relationship of these indigenous races in the field of boxing we have to explain the idealism of which it is associated with. Boxing is a sport and with this brings new opportunity and hope for the discriminated classes of society. After years of fighting for equality between black and white, the indigenous classes of society and indeed our world are now harnessing a powerful new weapon to further their political efforts. Indigenous sportsmen and women are becoming increasingly vocal and are using both national and international platforms to get their message across, such as in the case of boxing. The indigenous population has excelled in boxing more than in any other field and as such has produced stars to the likes of Lionel Rose,