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 […]

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) […]