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Boxer's death sparks safety concerns (2)

By Gao Qihui (

20:34, December 13, 2011

According to international rules, any boxer who is knocked out is not allowed to compete in a fight for six months.

The umpire of the game has also come under a fire of criticism over his competence as he failed to stop the game.

Boxers in the tournament are not required to wear any protective gear despite elbows and kicks being allowed.

Moreover, when Shangguan's family member's tried to transfer him to a better hospital, the game's organizer threatened to stop paying their medical expenses as their liability only covers the location where the game is held.

The death has had a profound impact on the Chinese boxing industry.

The final match of the Kungfu King Free Boxing Championship has been delayed to next year and a dual boxing meet between Chinese and Indonesian boxers scheduled for Dec 17 has been cancelled.

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