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Sulaiman Vows To Reduce Fatalities After Gonzalez's Death
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The only way to reduce fatalities in the ring is strict attention to prevention, said WBC Executive Secretary Mauricio Sulaiman, when asked about the passing of boxer Oscar “Fantasma” Gonzalez.

“I was there at the arena and the truth is that it wasn’t a hard fight. It was a tough accident, which was nobody’s fault. Oscar had passed all the medical tests” Mauricio said.

Mauricio stressed this was a very sad thing indeed. Oscar was a very clean living decent young man and a great boxer.

“This sad story must help us further improve our prevention programs. We have got to eradicate these situations.”

Mauricio recalled several key actions implimented by the WBC over the years, to avoid fatal accidents in boxing, including controlled loss weight with 30 and 7 days and 24 hour prior fight weigh-ins, mandatory and rigorous medical tests and much more.

“I have to admit that no campaign is enough. That is why we will constantly return to the gyms to have long discussions with the managers, boxers and promoters. We all have to be united to avoid deaths in the rings,” he pledged.

Mauricio added that the WBC is gathering every single scrap of information available to assess what caused Oscar Gonzalez’s death.

He assured that the WBC will give 50,000 USD of the life insurance to Gonzalez family.

“Money can’t buy a life but this is something Oscar left to his Wife. This life insurance has been established by the WBC since 1982,” he concluded.

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comment by TBear, on 02-08-2014
I just watched this bout. Strange but sad ending. Fans love and hate various boxers but I believe no fan would ever want to see this in the ring. R.I.P. Oscar Gonzalez

comment by Jury, on 02-08-2014
One way is to reduce mismatches. Are you listening WBC?

comment by !! Shawn, on 02-08-2014
[QUOTE=MDPopescu]Bernard Hopkins says brain trauma "starts in the gym". He knows.[/QUOTE] It really does. Fighters that are noted as gym warriors have very short careers, and do not end up well. Take Terry Norris for example.

comment by Box-Office, on 02-08-2014
[QUOTE=MDPopescu]Bernard Hopkins says brain trauma "starts in the gym". He knows.[/QUOTE] He aint kidding. Ppl think head gear is some sort of motor bike helmet yet you feel the same impact as without it for the most part its that headgear protects you from cuts. Every punch rocks your brain a...

comment by anonymous2.0, on 02-07-2014
What are they going to do, shorten the amount of rounds again?

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