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Australian Boxer Dies!

A death in any sport is tragic but when it happens in Boxing the spotlight cast on the sport intensifies.

Sadly, an Australian boxer has passed away some four days after being knocked unconscious in a regional title fight, in Sydney.

The boxer, Davey Browne Junior was fighting Carlo Magali, of the Philippines in a 12-round IBF super-featherweight contest on Friday.

The decision was taken to turn off the 28-year-old’s life-support machine after it became apparent he would not recover from his injuries.

His tragic death has, once again, seen the Australian Medical Association appeal for a ban on boxing, with the Association’s vice-president Dr Stephen Parnis remarking,

'One punch can kill, whether you are outside a pub on a Friday night or in a boxing ring, and this is the thing that causes young lives to be ended so traumatically.”

Now there’s no denying that boxing can be a brutal sport, but it is a sport whose participants volunteer to practise, it’s also not the only sport where deaths occur.

Sportsman have, tragically, lost their lives on the football pitch, riding horses and taking part in long distance athletics, others pick up life-changing injuries playing contact sports like rugby.

If you were to ban boxing you’d simply force the sport underground where I doubt very much if the medical restrictions placed on its participants would be anywhere near as stringent as they are now.

The loss of Davey Browne Junior is tragic and our thoughts are with his family but cries to ban boxing are not what Davey would have wanted, I’m sure!


The Journalist

Writer: Kid Glove Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday September 15 2015

Time: 3:25PM

 

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