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Headway speaks about the dangers of bare knuckle boxing

Tue 25 Jun 2019

The Sun Online recently ran a story about the rise of bare knuckle boxing, with Headway speaking in the article about the dangers of such 'sports'.

Talking to The Sun Online, Chief Executive of Headway - the brain injury association Peter McCabe, said: "Boxing in any form is an inherently dangerous sport.

"Any so-called sport in which the aim is to render your opponent senseless by repeatedly targeting blows to their head should be banned – a view shared by the British Medical Association and numerous other medical bodies across the world.

"Every time a boxer enters the ring, there is a significant risk they may sustain a serious and life-changing brain injury."

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