Prince Harry boxing escape took him through tough times. This acts as a positive example of what the sport can do.

This past Easter we saw an example from boxer Carl Frampton here on how the sport of boxing can do good outside the ring.

Something that perhaps doesn’t get mentioned enough.

The folks at The Telegraph have reported another instance of this over Easter through Royal family member Prince Harry.

After he lost his mother Princess Diana a number of years ago the Prince struggled with depression and bereavement for many years after.

Anyone who has lost a parent early in their life will speak of the same struggles. But boxing was to help him through the dark times with The Telegraph reporting he said:

“During those years I took up boxing, because everyone was saying boxing is good for you and it’s a really good way of letting out aggression.”

It helped him through a reportedly chaotic couple of years. A time where he was still struggling to come to terms with the fact his mother was gone.

The Prince Harry boxing escape example above is perhaps a famous example of how boxing can help one’s self. But there’s countless others.

The sport of boxing has been shown to have many health benefits from a mental and physical standpoint over the years.

It is thought to be in the top three exercises one can do for total calories burned per hour:

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