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Boxing / AMA #80649

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jan 14, 1983
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(Studio) Editor of "Journal of American Med. Association" reported calling for ban on boxing due to brain damage inflicted during bouts.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(No location given) "JAMA" editorials condemning boxing quoted on screen. ["JAMA" editor Dr. George LUNDBERG - notes purpose of boxing match.] Ray Mancini's fatal punch to Duk Koo Kim last November recalled; shown. Match 2 weeks later between Larry Holmes and Tex Cobb also recalled, shown; resulting changes in World Boxing Council rules noted. JAMA's claim that link exists between number of matches endured by boxer and his declining brain and neurological health outlined; report's recommendations outlined on screen. [Trainer Angelo DUNDEE - considers situation hysterical.]
REPORTER: Ray Gandolf

Gandolf, Ray;
Robinson, Max

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