Blog: Death in the ring? by Hilmar Rojas
By WBA 22/11/2013
Although deaths, resulting of sports practice are not very common, recent events make us think otherwise, at least with boxing. The death of Francisco Leal brought back the painful issue to the table.
Leal joined the sad list of those who after being knocked out by Raul Hirales. After allegations of medical malpractice, the family opted to donate the organs of the fighter after disconnecting the machine in the hospital. This was a laudable decision in such a difficult time.