In case Ali isn’t enough

In case Ali isn’t enough

Reuters just ran this news story discussing the brain and nerve cell damage that comes from boxing. It doesn’t give you all that much detail, but I think it’s pretty unnecessary anyway. The easiest and most obviously compelling motivation to seriously think about safety concerns in boxing regulations is just the comparison of Ali at the ‘96 vs ‘12 olympics. I’m a huge fan of all things olympics, but it was incredibly sad to see Ali in his current state, barely able to walk, let alone hold the olympic flag. Still any research that may force people to care about our safety, athletes and us normal people alike, is welcome…

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