Medics call for mandatory suspensions and scans to protect knocked out fighters

By Philip O’Connor STOCKHOLM, Aug 18 : Ringside doctors in combat sports such as boxing and mixed martial arts (MMA) have called for suspensions and examinations for fighters who get knocked out to ensure they have enough time to recover before they fight again. Many state athletic commissions in the United States already impose suspensions […]

Aussie boxer gifted first medal of Games without a punch thrown

By Ian Ransom GOLD COAST, Australia, Apr 4 : Australian boxer Taylah Robertson has secured the first medal of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games — nine days before her first bout. The 19-year-old from Queensland state’s Sunshine Coast is guaranteed at least a bronze in the women’s 51-kg division after receiving a free pass to […]

Those belts are mine, Parker tells Joshua as big fight looms

By Alan Baldwin LONDON, Mar 27 : Joseph Parker went face to face with Anthony Joshua on Tuesday and said he had yet to decide how he was going to win the unification battle of the undefeated world heavyweight champions. New Zealander Parker (24-0) had no doubt he would do so, however, in front of […]

British boxing in shock after Westgarth death

By Martyn Herman LONDON, Feb 26 : The death of heavyweight Scott Westgarth was described as a disaster by British Boxing chief Robert Smith on Monday although he said it was impossible to make the sport 100 percent safe. Westgarth, 31, won his fight against Dec Spelman in Doncaster on Saturday but looked uncomfortable as […]

Boxing fever grips Thailand’s boys but doctors raise health concerns

By Prapan Chankaew BURIRAM, Thailand, Feb 13 : – Loud cheers erupt as two boys trade punches at a boxing ring in Thailand’s northeastern province of Buriram. After dominating five rounds, the winner is declared; 11-year-old Nanthawat Promsod, who is better known by his boxing name – “Super Big Saksandee”. He earned 3,000 baht ($94.34) […]