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UW brings back boxing 54 years after student dies

 UW brings back boxing 54 years after student dies

MADISON, Wis. (AP) _ The University of Wisconsin-Madison will allow club boxing 54 years after a student died from injuries suffered during a championship match.

 

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported (http://bit.ly/1eNJHdP ) Monday that UW sophomore Chandler Davis petitioned the school to bring back the sport after it was banned following boxer Charlie Mohr's death on April 17, 1960.

 

The NCAA also banned boxing as an intercollegiate sport following Mohr's death eight days after a punch to the head. UW's boxing team had won eight championships over the previous 21 years before Mohr's death.

 

Chandler collected 200 signatures and gave presentations in his campaign to have boxing return as a club sport. The boxing club was approved Dec. 4 and will have its first practice Wednesday.

 

 

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