How to Watch Boxing Matches Without Getting Squeamish

How to Watch Boxing Matches Without Getting Squeamish

Boxing and other fighting related sports can be very fun to watch. These are some of the oldest sports to date and have been around since ancient Rome. With that said, even though this long-lasting sport has been around for so long, there’s no doubt about it that the sport itself can be a little violent. The violence itself is what makes it so entertaining. It’s not like wrestling where it’s solely performative and it’s not like football where violence doesn’t break out at all. 

With this sport, you start physically seeing some of the differences within the athlete such as swelling, bruising, broken nose, or even blood. So this is a sport that can get a lot of people squeamish and cringe in pain. But if you truly want to get dedicated to the sport, whether to watch it or even go as far as playing it, these tips could help.

man standing and walking going on boxing ring surrounded with people

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Start by watching it on TV

When you’re watching these sorts of things on TV, the details just aren’t there compared to being there live in the audience. This means that you won’t need to worry about seeing anything too gory as TV censors usually don’t allow for that to be shown on live television. Eventually, the punches and bruising will become the norm, which could then help you become less squeamish when watching the sport.

Try out shows or movies

While it may all be acting, this could be one way to get yourself more into boxing without having to see anything violent at all. There are plenty of shows that have done a boxing related episodes such as “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”, but plenty of others too. There are more than enough movies such as the Rocky series, Raging Bull, and so many others. These can all help you out in feeling less comfortable seeing fights in the ring. Even if it is acting, it can be a way to desensitize you.

Read about it instead

If you’re really wanting to keep up with Boxing and UFC, then why not just read about it on instead? It’s a great way to see and read up on all of the highlights but you don’t need to deal with any of the violence or gore that’s presented in the game. So if you think about it, it’s a win-win for you!

Try out the sport

While the professionals may go about boxing pretty rough, you need to keep in mind that the usual boxing that is done at gyms isn’t so heavy. So you don’t have to worry about getting beat into a pulp. It’s a great way to watch, and get involved, and everyone is going to be completely safe in the end.

Play video games

Another great way to get consumed in the boxing media could be to either play video games yourself or even check out some esports where other people are playing boxing video games. While it’s not the real deal, this can still be entertaining and the chances of squeamishness are low. 

How to Watch Boxing Matches Without Getting Squeamish