For the Love of Boxing


The likely brain damage caused by boxing, and how some young men ignore the risks.

SKU: 2298
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Producer: Granada Television
Year Produced: 1984
Running time: 30 minutes
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A Granada World in Action programme which examines why some young men love professional boxing in spite of plenty of medical evidence that it is very likely to cause brain damage as well as other injuries. The damage can sometimes be acute and sudden, as in a haemorrhage, or more often chronic damage resulting in memory loss and physical symptoms in later years. The programme follows one young man as he prepares for a big fight. He claims that boxing is no more dangerous than any other sport, and that he is hooked as on a drug. He is knocked out in the first round.

This film is of historical interest and reflects the cultural attitudes, medical procedures and language of the time it was made

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