Luke Coppen

Fight the good fight

Boxing takes our fallen human nature, our love of aggression, and elevates it into something noble, says Luke Coppen. So why are US evangelicals pushing a nasty rival sport?

A few Saturdays ago a stocky 32-year-old went to mass at the quaintly named Gaylord Texan Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. Later that day he had an altercation with a 34-year-old Ghanaian. Records show that he threw over 1,000 punches at the older man during a half-hour scuffle. Countless bystanders witnessed the brawl but not one called the police.

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