Episode 57 – Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin and state courts vs private courts

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Boxing is typically more of a fringe sport compared to the most popular American sports, but that does not mean that huge amounts of money aren’t involved.  But recently, boxing has taken a front seat in the world of sports thanks to the Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor fight.  Since it’s been in the news, Slappy and I figured we’d take this opportunity to talk about a controversy in the boxing world that happened just this weekend, the Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin decision.

Gennady Golovkin went into the fight as the favorite and many thought that he outfought the underdog Canelo Alvarez.  But when the decision went to the three judges, one scored it a win for Golovkin, another scored it a draw, and to many people’s shock, judge Adalaide Byrd scored it 118-110 in favor of Alvarez.

Many people are upset over the decision of the tie and some, like Teddy Atlas, are claiming that it is due to the rampant corruption in boxing.  This controversy surrounding the judges is a great pivot for the discussion of the judges and court system currently monopolized by the state.  In the boxing world, anyone can decide that they no longer wish to support the corruption by disassociating themselves from the sport.  This means no longer going to boxing matches, purchasing Pay Per View matches, etc.  Or maybe someone decides that he prefers to support another of the boxing sanctioning organizations.

But in a state, no such ability to disassociate without the “acceptance” of serious harm exists.  The state will use your money to fund its courts and judges regardless of whether you want to give it to them or not.  There’s no perfect solution to corruption, but legal monopolization can only make it worse.

Links
Video: Teddy Atlas on the Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin decision and corruption in boxing
Social reaction: Teddy Atlas slams ‘corruption’ for Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin controversy
Video: Private arbitration?  In your dreams!
Episode 12 – Private security in a libertarian society
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