GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) It was the first bout of the boxing competition at the Commonwealth Games. Within minutes, one of the fighters had a large lump on his head, and the other had blood streaming down his face.
That’s what fighting without protective headgear can do.
In a decision last year, the International Boxing Association stopped the use of headgear in male bouts, citing medical experts who said it would help reduce concussions.
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But Benson Njangiru of Kenya said going into the ring for the first time without headgear was ”scary.”