Kickboxer Scott Marsden (14 y.o.) dies after Leeds title fight

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-39264613

    A 14-year-old kickboxer has died after collapsing during a national title bout.

    Scott Marsden was taken to hospital after needing urgent medical attention during the fight in Leeds on Saturday, but later died.

    Scott was a member of Marsden's All Styles Kickboxing, in Sheffield.

    Jon Green, president of World Kickboxing Association (WKA) England, said Scott was "a well loved and respected fighter and sportsman".

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    How the fuck was this even legal?!
    Was a 14 y.o. kid allowed a full contact fight with no protection?
    Where were the paramedics?
    I thought WKA was a serious org?!
     
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    rip to this poor kid.
     
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    Possible weight cut issues...
     
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    14 y-olds cut weight?

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    RIP

    How is that possible?
     
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    Tragic

    When your body is weakened. But I think it was because of no protection. And people can die anyway in any sports, let"s see the autopsy first. In kickboxing they didn"t have the deaths from boxing for example.
     
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    Just read about this. RIP.
     
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    RIP
    Your school didn't have wrestling?
     
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    I'm from Europe.
     
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    A lot of you jump into conclusions. Nothing is said anywhere about weight cutting being the cause of his death. The suspected cause of death hasn't been announced yet.

    Also, it seems that some of the blame is put on the NHS for taking quite some time for the ambulance to arrive.
     
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    Things like that happen in contact sports and even in non contact sports. maybe something was wrong and maybe nothing was people always look for someone to put the blame on but maybe it was just bad luck.

    Obviously 14 year olds cut weight everyone who competes in sports with weight classes cuts weight.

    Why wouldn't a 14 year old be allowed to fight ina full contact fight? There are younger people than that fighting. There are people dying in football both Americna and even european football each year.

    YOu can only minimize the risk but there will always be a risk and nothing let alone contact sports will ever be save that's life
     
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    What is "too young" for full contact fighting sports in your opinion then?
     
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    I don't know but certainly not 14. At that age most amateur boxers who go on to become elite pros or amateur have already had quite a few fights. In some countries guys go pro at at age. Didn't both PAcquiao and Canelo go pro at 15?
    In boxing especially guys start early and most elite boxer snowadays started around that age or even younger including competitions.
    In Thailand you have some 6 year olds have basically pro fights.


    Also where did you get the part of "no protection"? Let alone that which protection could there be?

    Headgear was done away in amateur boxing for a reason statistically it doesn't reduce the risk of a concussion there isn't really a way to make contact sports any safer. If anything it's the opposite just like Rugby players don#t get more concussions than football palyers because if you don't have a helmet you dont just run into other people the same way

    Maybe something went wrong but we dont know and even if everything was done right people will always die in sports both contact sports and non contact sports
     
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