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Why are boxers only allowed to drink water at the end of each round?


Surely fighters being allowed energy type drinks, would help them to be hydrated better, thus in some cases producing better fights.



In all others sports I can think of, energy drinks are what athletes use to hydrate themselves, so I wonder why boxing ( which is one of the most energy intense sports) has not moved forward with the times?
 

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That's a good question of which the only answer is, Tradition. Just like why do they still use a silly hammer, bell, and stop watch to time the rounds when the whole match should be computerized.

Still, water is the best hydrator, and to take something between rounds that would give you energy starts the whole unfair advantage discussion. If both guys take it, they're still even in terms of energy, so????
 

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Sure sounds like it makes sense, if these drinks actually do re-energize a person it could make for a better fight, but I'm not sure all the propher research has been done as to the actual effects of this drinks, what if they give a fighter a great rush of energy and he simply pushes too hard and his heart blows up or crashes badly the next round, I think their still too many unanswered questions as to the effects of these products, especially during a fight in progress. some research should be done, now we have to find some one to pay for that research and in boxing all hands are extended outward I rarely see anybody sticking their hands in there pockets... let's try asking Don King huh?... :laugh:
 

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Water isnt necessarily the BEST hydrator as some drinks replenish electrolytes and other elements. I dont think that you necessarily need anything else though in a boxing match. Plus the fact that it would be much easier to sneak a performance enhancing substance into a drink mix. Water is pretty easy to test for dissolved solids, and other chemicals. Makes it much harder to cheat.
 
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