Anthony Joshua: Boxer informed how he could have died during Andy Ruiz defeat

Anthony Joshua: Boxer informed how he could have died during Andy Ruiz defeat

Anthony Joshua's trainer Rob McCracken has been cautioned for risking the life of the former world champion during his title-defence defeat to Mexican-American Andy Ruiz in New York back in June.

According to the Mirror report, the Nigerian-British pugilist suffered concussion during the bout, but McCracken refused doing the needful.

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The two heavyweights head for the squared ropes again in Saudi Arabia on December 7 with Joshua aiming a revenge of his first-career his defeat.

Reacting on trainer’s failure to stop the fight after Joshua suffered concussion, Brain injury charity Headway insists McCracken’s failure could have been more disastrous, even as boxing eggheads have issued concussion protocol.

"Trainers have a duty of care to their boxers and it seems clear that Anthony Joshua's trainer's sole priority was winning that fight, not protecting the fighter from a potentially fatal injury," Headway deputy chief executive Luke Griggs noted.

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"We know once you've had a concussion, any subsequent blow can exacerbate the damage. You are most at risk of having a particularly serious or fatal brain injury if the brain has already been damaged and a concussion has already been sustained.”

Meanwhile, Joshua's long-standing relationship with McCracken is under probe following the defeat, with many urging him to part ways with his trainer. reported earlier that Anthony Joshua, former world heavyweight champion, has rated Andy Ruiz Jr as the world’s best pugilist ahead of their December 7 rematch.

The Mexican-American Ruiz handed out a surprise first defeat to Joshua in June, sending him to the canvass four times to win the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO world titles in New York.

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