Boxing Doesn't Need The Feds In Its Corner

Your commentary on boxing, "It's time for the Feds to step into the ring" (Sports Business, Dec. 14), is utterly absurd. When we are trying to cut federal spending, I can't think of a less meritorious use of taxpayers' money than setting up a bureaucracy to regulate that most useless of sports, boxing. Institutionalizing a brutal, life-threatening activity that is its own worst enemy and doesn't add any value to the culture is ridiculous. What next--a federal program to teach us to smoke effectively?

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