How a boxing match turns fatal

In my youth I was a big boxing fan (hey, it was Ali after all!).  It was something most of my family watched together at some point.

I don’t like boxing anymore – not after working in health care and seeing what brain damage looks like from the inside out. 

But maybe science can help – and why couldn’t the same type of thing be applied to NFL quarterbacks – lets look at what the statistics tell us and adjust according to make the sports safer. 

Perhaps then I would watch boxing again.

He found that fatal fights had far more punches thrown than “average” matches, but not as many as “classic,” more competitive non-fatal matches.

Source: How a boxing match turns fatal – LiveScience – MSNBC.com