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Boxing: Safety

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 144408, tabled on 15 May 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he has plans to improve the safety of white collar boxing events; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

23 May 2018

The safety of everyone taking part in sport and physical activity is vital. There will always be risks associated with participating in contact sport, but it is important that robust measures are in place to reduce the risk of major injuries and health issues.

It is not the role of government to regulate sport. Amateur and professional boxing is self-regulated by England Boxing and the British Boxing Board of Control respectively. It is the responsibility of individual white collar boxing event organisers to ensure that they protect the safety and wellbeing of their participants.