Boxing question...

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  1. sean_dietz

    sean_dietz Agent

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    While watching some boxing over the weekend,
    I saw a odd device being used. One the boxers
    'crew' was using a curved piece of metal
    and rubbing it over the boxers eyebrows.
    They did this every time between rounds,
    and I believe both boxers crews did something
    similar. I know nothing about boxing, so
    maybe this is common...
    Any ideas?

    Sean
     
  2. ken thompson

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    Yeah. It's to reduce swelling. That piece of metal is kept on ice between uses.
     
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    It makes an effective cold compress.
     
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    sean_dietz Agent

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    Thanks!
    This forum is better than ask jeeves.

    Sean
     
  5. Blu

    Blu Screenwriter

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    It is called a Inswell. And they are right, it is very cold and used to reduce swelling. Those sharp, cotten tipped, pointy sticks that the cutman sticks up the noses of the fighters is what I can't get used to!
     
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    Blu .... I'm guessing those swabs are used to remove any lose brain matter after each round.
     

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