Inquest into Davey Browne’s death raises serious questions for boxing in NSW

Browne died in 2015 after being knocked out in the ring, and a coroner has been told confusion over rules may have contributed to the fight not being stopped

A coronial inquest into the death of a New South Wales boxer has raised serious questions about duty of care, regulatory effectiveness and athlete safety in the sport.

Davey Browne Jr, 28, was winning on points when he was knocked out by Filipino Carlo Magali in the 12th round of the International Boxing Federation (IBF) Pan Pacific super featherweight title fight on 11 September 2015. He died three days later from an acute subdural haematoma, or severe bleeding on the brain.

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