Matthew Miller
Oct 12, 2017

'You can't guarantee a win', but brain damage is a near certainty

OPINION: Is an association with boxing in Nike's best interest?

OPINION: Is an association with boxing in Nike's best interest?

In the Nike ad above, Hong Kong professional boxer Rex Tso gets knocked down, but he gets up again. Interspersed with shots of other athletes persevering through various mildly painful setbacks, we watch Tso struggle to stay conscious, stagger to his feet and literally shake off the effects of a blow that sent him onto his back. This is clearly someone's idea of a heroic storyline. But I submit that it's more of a horror story.  ...

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