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The Golden Rule In The Boxing Ring

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The high moral valué of boxing as an exercise and of the boxing code to whieh every boxer ranst subnrit is due to the fact that tbey compel men to be just, te accept equality, to respect the rights of otbers, to be fair to their opponents on their feet and inagnaninicns to them when they are down. They take the golden rule down rato the gymnasiums of every first class college and school and say to the youth of today, who is to be the citïzen of temorrow, "Put on tha gloves, young man, and learn that you positively shall not, in the boxing ring at least, do anything unto athèrs whieh they shall not do nio you." Quite apart, thorofore, froru its physical benefite. whieh are greater than those of any other forin of athletics, quite apart, tov, from its utiiity in moraents of pei'gonal peril, whieh ia too obvious to neeel poiuting out, I rejoice at tke xindoubted growth of boxing in the general favor as a distinct and valuable moral advance. It is already ta.ught in nearly all our leading colleges and private schools. I hope to live to see it taugbt in all our public high schools, and this more as a means of moral discipline than of physical


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