Over the last few weeks there has been some serious political discussion within the JBC, the JPBA and the other administrative areas of Japanese boxing. The discussion has circulated on the issue of health insurance for those involved in boxing in Japan following and issue outside of the ring which could see criminal proceedings made against the JBC.
This morning saw the administrative bodies call an emergency meeting on the matter given that legal proceedings are looking imminent, with the hope being that a system will be put into place quick sharp to avoid the legal issues.
From what we understand the idea will be to collect a small amount from every fighters purse, likely between 2% and 3% of every purse, to go into a pot to be paid out in case of injury suffered by a fighter., The core of the discussion seems to be that everyone agrees a fighter should receive help if they suffer an injury in the ring, but how far will that help extend to those outside of the ring. For example an injured trainer or manager, as has been the case recently with a member of the Green Tsuda gym.
The outcome of the meeting will be known in the next few days and hopefully a working system will be set out when the meeting finishes.
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