Originally Posted by Japanese Boxing
Steroids do not make you punch harder. So just allow them. Make legal amounts and have doctors cleared by athletic commissions to give guys their legalized amounts to maintain a healthy body. They will go in periodically (once a month) and they will do drug tests for other stuff or increased levels.
This is the best way to do it, you keep the cheaters from abusing and you make sure everyone is 100% healthy.
People will still look for an athletic edge over others, thats the whole point. The current testing is a joke, and can be beaten by any half knowledgeable person. Theres really no pointin setting limits, as others will still exploit said limits for an advantage.
And yes, steroids can make you punch harder. If people punch harder by technique + speed, what happens when they get even faster to add onto their technique?
^that said, an argument can be made that getting ko power and ending a fight earlier is safer than not having the brutal ko power and relentlessely pounding on somebodies head.