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Headway reiterates dangers of boxing after 55-year old Nigel Benn announces return

Thu 26 Sep 2019

Leading brain injury charity Headway has reiterated the dangers of boxing after 55-year-old Nigel Benn announced his plans to return to the ‘sport’ later this year.

The charity, which supports people affected by acquired brain injury, has previously called for boxing to be banned.

Chief Executive of Headway - the brain injury association Peter McCabe, said: "Boxing at any age is an inherently dangerous sport.

"We know that every blow to the head delivered by a boxer has the potential to cause serious and long-term brain injury or even death.”

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Headway - the brain injury association is registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales (Charity no. 1025852) and the Office of the Scottish Regulator (Charity no. SC 039992). Headway is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England no. 2346893.

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