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Bill Would Create Medical Fund For Local Boxers

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada state lawmakers are considering setting up a battered boxers fund for to help pay for injuries to retired fighters and mixed martial arts contestants.

No immediate action was taken Monday on Democratic Las Vegas Assemblyman Harvey Munford’s proposal to raise an existing surcharge on tickets to live, professional fights from $1 to $2 per ticket for fights that gross more than $500,000.

It would raise per-ticket fees to from 50 cents to $1 for fights grossing less than $500,000. The existing fee goes to the Nevada Athletic Commission for fight promotions and marketing. Munford says promoters provide some medical coverage for fighters.

But he says retired boxers often don’t have enough coverage for injuries that show up after they retire. The bill is AB178.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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