5 Nov 2018

Boxing needs governing body - Auckland association boss

From Morning Report, 8:18 am on 5 November 2018

A charity boxing match that has left a Christchurch man fighting for his life has sparked calls for urgent safety changes. Kain Parsons is in intensive care after competing in a charity bout at fight in Christchurch on Saturday night. There are fears other inexperienced boxers will continue to be put at risk when they step into the ring, if something isn't done to standardise safety regulations at charity and corporate boxing matches. Auckland Boxing Association president Paul McSharry says there should be a single governing body that oversees boxing.