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Watson v British Boxing Board of Control [2001]


  • A boxer was injured in a fight
  • Although an ambulance was called, by the time they got there, severe physical injury had been sustained


  • Did the BBBC have a duty to provide ringside medical assistance


  • Yes, liability found


  • Control is assumed, the boxers, although consenting to minor injury, would expect such a provision to be in place. The BBBC created the rules and do still have a duty to promote the safety of the boxers
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