Top box­ing physi­cian for Bu­l­awayo work­shop

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Ray­mond Jar­avaza Sports Cor­re­spon­dent

BOX­ING Hall of Fame, World Box­ing Coun­cil (WBC) chair­man of the Med­i­cal Ad­vi­sory Board and renowned box­ing physi­cian Dr Paul Wal­lace will con­duct a work­shop for box­ers, stake­hold­ers and the me­dia in Bu­l­awayo. Wal­lace is ex­pected in the city on 31 Au­gust. He is also the founder of the As­so­ci­a­tion of Ring­side Physi­cians, an in­ter­na­tional non-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion ded­i­cated to the health, safety and wel­fare of box­ers and other com­bat sport par­tic­i­pants.

He has worked as chief ring­side physi­cian in world cham­pi­onship fights in­volv­ing celebrity box­ers Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pac­quiao and Lennox Lewis, and will speak on head in­juries in box­ing, hep­ati­tis and HIV.

He will also touch on his ex­pe­ri­ences with the world’s best box­ers.

Payne Global Sports In­ter­na­tional in con­junc­tion with Blue Gloves Box­ing Sta­ble are bring­ing the world renowned physi­cian, who is also a mem­ber of the United States of Amer­ica box­ing med­i­cal team.

Love­more Dube of Blue Gloves Box­ing Sta­ble said the work­shop was meant to give box­ing stake­hold­ers an ap­pre­ci­a­tion of the risks associated with the sport.

“The idea of invit­ing a world renowned physi­cian was to give box­ers and all stake­hold­ers an ap­pre­ci­a­tion of the risks associated with the sport as well as ways to avert them,” said Dube.

“We have seen sit­u­a­tions in lo­cal box­ing where un­qual­i­fied per­son­nel, who should not be any way near the ring­side, as­signed for bouts, which not only place the ca­reers, but the lives of box­ers in danger,” he said.

The venue of the work­shop will be an­nounced in due course.

Dr Paul Wal­lace at­tend­ing to one of the top box­ers

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