International Power Rankings January 2023

"In a tragic reminder of the dangers of the sport, several professional boxers have been killed in the ring throughout the history of the sport. Benny Paret, Duk Koo Kim, Beethavean Scottland, Jimmy Garcia, Magomed Abdusalamov, Maxim Dadashev, Patrick Day, and Hugo Santillan were among the boxers who lost their lives due to injuries sustained in the ring. In response to these tragic events, professional boxing organizations and government regulators have implemented changes aimed at improving the safety of boxers. These include reducing the number of rounds in championship fights, implementing stricter medical protocols, mandatory brain scans and increased medical oversight during fights, mandatory rest days between fights, and mandatory retirement ages. However, despite these efforts, the sport of professional boxing will always be inherently dangerous and more can be done to prevent these tragedies from happening again."

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