Does boxing need new rules to further protect fighters?

By July 25, 2019
Leighton Levy

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    Day was knocked out in the 10th round of Saturday's super-welterweight bout in Chicago and taken from the ring on a stretcher.

    Fighting on the undercard of Oleksandr Usyk's heavyweight victory over Chazz Witherspoon, Day was rushed to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and placed in a coma.

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