News | Sep 12 2019

Rob McCracken refutes claims that he put Anthony Joshua’s health at risk

Rob McCracken clarifies comments on Anthony Joshua's fight with Andy Ruiz
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BOXING trainer Rob McCracken has refuted claims that he put Anthony Joshua’s health at risk by allowing him to fight on following two knockdowns in his world heavyweight title defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr. in June.

McCracken has come in for criticism after admitting in an interview with the BBC that he “knew he [Joshua] was concussed, and I’m trying to get him through a few more rounds”.

Leading brain injury charity Headway described McCracken’s comments as a “shocking admssion”, and accused him of prioritising winning the fight over “protecting the fighter from a potentially fatal injury”.

 

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