World champion Ricky Burns insists boxing is safe after call to ban sport in wake of Mike Towell tragedy
World champion Ricky Burns struggled to put his feelings about the Mike Towell tragedy into words but he believes boxing is fundamentally safe.
The 25-year-old Dundee fighter died in hospital on Friday night after being knocked out by Dale Evans in a welterweight title eliminator at Glasgow's Radisson Blu Hotel the previous evening.
The diagnosis at the city's Queen Elizabeth University Hospital revealed severe bleeding and swelling to his brain and afterwards brain injury charity Headway called for boxing to be banned.
However, after a public workout in the St Enoch Centre in Glasgow,... read more
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