Boxing the Sport and Training Regimens Are Dumbed Down in Comparison to Less Dangerous Sports like Basketball.
Why is open unstructured sparring still a big emphasis in most Boxing gyms? The best athletes and even military personnel use drills. Does a soldier prepare for war by going to war? The answer is no, they drill, and Boxing should be no different. LeBron James and Stephen Curry routinely drill to prepare for basketball games. As do athletes in every major sport. Mixed Martial Artists have also begun to adapt, often sparring hard weekly.
Boxing training is archaic in a world that has advanced immensely. Coaches and boxers must adapt through the use of drills and smart training.