Davey Browne Jr was knocked out 30 seconds from the end of the super featherweight 12-round contest against Carlo Magali of the Philippines, and collapsed on his stool before being hospitalized in critical condition with brain injuries. He died on September 15, 2015, after his family authorized his life-support to be turned off in a Sydney hospital.
The Australian Medical Association (AMA) has called for a ban on boxing following the death of this 28-year-old fighter. AMA vice-president Dr. Stephen Parnis said, "It was time to ban boxing. One punch can kill, whether you are outside a pub on a Friday night or in a boxing ring, and this is the thing that causes young lives to be ended so traumatically."
AdvertisementDr. Parnis further added, "It's a terrible tragedy for a young man with a young family, but the fact that it was entirely avoidable just leaves a real sense of bitterness. The way that boxing is designed there will be these times inevitably where someone will get bleeding or irreversible damage to the brain and they will either lose their life or end up with brain damage. That is why the AMA thinks that we cannot continue with it (boxing)."
New South Wales sports minister Stuart Ayres said, "The Combat Sports Authority, a state government agency, will cooperate fully with police in their investigation. My thoughts are with David's family and friends during this tragic time."