Liz Alvarez, a 30-year-old nurse and an MMA fighter, is undergoing her second year of assessments.
The Nevada Athletic Commission will require all licensed fighters in the Silver State, including professional boxers and mixed martial athletes, to undergo regular brain health testing, officials announced Tuesday in Washington, D.C.
The Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao welterweight championship fight on Saturday in Las Vegas was expected to generate 3 to 4 million pay-per-view buys at nearly $100 each, but thousands also watched the boxing match for free thanks to Twitter’s video-streaming app, Periscope. Lawyers for Las Vegas-based Top Rank, the fight’s co-promoter, were looking into the alleged piracy Monday.
Every aspect of the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao mega-fight will be dissected this week, and that includes medical contingencies being anticipated by health care professionals.
Brandon “The Havoc” Harris is an undefeated professional boxer. “I came up with the name myself because I destroy everything that gets in front of me when I’m fighting,” he said. Outside the ring he’s “the nicest guy … always laughing and cracking jokes.” He shares the art of boxing at the Henderson Multigenerational Center.
Retired boxer Mike Tyson may be famous for his aggressiveness, but he showed his compassionate side last week when he came to the rescue of an injured motorcyclist who had crashed on a Las Vegas interstate.
Fighters currently active as well as a couple of old-timers who moved into the political ring gave a boost on Tuesday to landmark research being done in Las Vegas on how blows from boxing and combat fighting affect the brain.
When Dr. Dale Carrison, chief of staff at University Medical Center, learned another physician had claimed that a 90-day jail stay would place boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s health in jeopardy, Carrison said he felt embarrassment for the medical profession. Carrison said ” sanity prevailed” when a judge denied Mayweather’s request to be placed under house arrest because of “inhumane” conditions at the Clark County Detention Center.