I really like boxing and its my favourite sport. But it involves punching and your main goal is to knock your oponnent out. While this may sound immoral, boxing isn’t really about that. Its about outboxing your oponnent with the friendly handshake at the start and alot of times in the every round. Pope John Paul II even accepted a pair of autographed boxing gloves sometime in the 90’s from the then time world’s heavyweight champion. But the main problem is that boxing isn’t in all cases good for building up as paul said it. While it can involve good excersice for your health, it can sometimes sent you to the hospital(escpecially professional boxing).
When i box i don’t feel guilt because i know that this is just a “fight” and we do not want to hurt each other in a bad way. I so far sparred only with my stepfather and we punched quite hard but we both laughed and had fun. When you are in a boxing ring, either in professional or amateur boxing you can most definetly respect and love your opponent and still “try to knock him out”. In my eyes its just a game, and what comes out of a person while playing it is his problem and can happen in all sports. But the only thing that right now gots me thinking if boxing is a sin is that its not always good for building up. Please help. Does loving and training boxing contradicts my faith?