Yesterday sad news broke from Pakistan that Pakistani boxer Muahmmad Aslam had died following a bout against Wali Khan in Karachi.
The bout took place at a private club and was reportedly being held as part of a charity show, though reports also suggest that there was lack of medical personnel present at the venue.
Mr Aslam was knocked out hard, and sadly there no rush of medical staff to the ring, as we would typically see, backing up the reports of a lack of medical personnel. There was however some people who did see to him, eventually, though they seemed to be a very inexperienced medical team.
Following Aslam's death the Pakistan Boxing Council has released several videos sending condolences to Mr Aslam's family, including one from Amir Khan. With Khan explaining that boxing coaching in Pakistan needs to improve and that the death should work as a wake up call to fighters to improve their defensive skills.
We would also like to send our thoughts to Mr Aslam's and also hope this serves as a major wake up call to boxing in Pakistan.
We've seen worrying scenes in the past from boxing in Pakistan, in regards to health and safety. Hopefully something positive can come from Muhammad's death, and we see improvements in how the sport is run, how fighters are looked after following bouts, how medical assistance is done and how training is done in the country.
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