9 Nov 2018

Boxing death leads to stricter rules for charity boxing

From Morning Report, 7:44 am on 9 November 2018

Stricter safety rules are being brought into an Auckland charity boxing match today following the death of a boxer in Christchurch from serious brain injuries. Kain Parsons was knocked unconscious during his fight on Saturday and died later in hospital. There have been plenty of questions since about the safety of so-called corporate boxing with one national amateur body cutting all ties with such events. Jessie Chiang reports.