Accomplishments that have Changed the World of Boxing
 
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Permanent Medical Research Program




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Intermediate weight divisions, for safety in weight reductions: Minimum, Superfly, Superbantam, Supermiddle and Cruiser weight

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" 12-round rule, to prevent boxers from going over the limits of human endurance

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Official weigh-in 24-30 hours before title bouts to allow boxers to rehydrate and recover from inhuman weight reduction sacrifices

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Hospitalization and life insurances, never, ever before implemented for the medical support of boxers and their families

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Antidoping testing, since 1976

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Antidoping regulations, for a clean and safe sport

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AIDS testing, to prevent contagion of HVI

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Hepatitis-C testing, to prevent contagious from dangerous hepatitis

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Mandatory annual thorough medical exams, for safety, never done before; 1976

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AIDS, drug and alcohol awareness program with posters in gymnasiums of the world, since 1985

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Mandatory use of emergency medical equipment at ringside, implemented in 1978

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Requirement of a medical room at arenas, for emergency cases

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Prohibition of the use of dangerous substances

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Prohibition of hemostatics, for safety against irresponsible cornermen

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Prohibition of smelling salts, routinely used in the past.

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Diagnostic techniques, for prevention and treatment of injuries

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Kinesiological model for head trauma, for neurological care

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Nutritional programs, for scientific weight reduction

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Movement analysis, still in research

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Training programs, for professional techniques, tactics and physiological training

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Fatigue detection, through eye and movement analysis still in research

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Study of injuries of boxers. by a special research medical committee

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Radiotelemetered devices, still in the research process

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Mandatory post-bout examinations, for medical prevention and cure

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Special exams to KO´d boxers, for neurological exams

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Investigation of fatal accidents, by a medical committee to research and find possible causes in personal habits, weight reduction methods, etc. to institute specific prevention programs

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Report of accidents in gymnasiums, for the prevention and cure of possible potential health problems, usually unknown to boxing authorities

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Permanent Medical Research Program