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Boxing returns to UW-Madison


MADISON (WKOW) -- Boxing is coming back to UW-Madison 54 years after a student died from injuries he received during a boxing match.

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, UW sophomore Chandler Davis petitioned the school to bring back the sport. He collected 200 signatures and gave presentations in his campaign to have boxing return as a club sport.

The boxing club was approved December 4 and will have its first practice on Wednesday, February 5.

The NCAA banned boxing as an intercollegiate sport following the death of Charlie Mohr. Mohr died on April 17, 1960, eight days after a punch to the head.

UW's boxing team had won eight championships over the previous 21 years before Mohr's death.

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