December 12 2013 Latest news:
Sunday, October 20, 2013
An amateur boxer suffered bleeding around the brain after being knocked out during a championship fight in Norwich.
The boxer, who is from the Cambridge area, was competing in the Eastern Counties Senior Novices Final at The Talk in Oak Street when he was knocked to the canvas and treated by paramedics attending the event.
A statement posted on the Cambridge Boxing Club’s Facebook page early this afternoon said: “Unfortunately one of our boys, Joe Corrigan, got knocked out in the eastern counties novice finals at Norwich.
“He was attended to in the ring by paramedics and taken to Norwich hospital. He was sedated and underwent a headscan which showed some bleeding around the brain. He was moved to Addenbrookes hospital where he has had a second scan.
“He is still under sedation and stable.”
An update posted two hours later said: “Looking better! Joe awake and talking...”
Julian Blanchflower, a coach at Norwich Diamonds Amateur Boxing Club, said amateur boxing is very safe, and it was only the second time he had seen this happen during his 32 years in the sport.
He said: “As soon as he went down the referee stopped the contest. The paramedics come into the ring and he was put into the recovery position and the ambulance came.”