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Va. Agency to Review Match That Injured Boxer

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    Va. Agency to Review Match That Injured Boxer

    A Virginia agency says it will determine whether any laws were broken during a boxing match that left one boxer critically injured, WTOP reports.  

    Prichard Colon had emergency surgery to relieve pressure on his brain after his bout Saturday afternoon against Terrel Williams in Fairfax, Virginia.

    The Virginia’s Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation says it will review the match to see whether any laws or regulations were broken, according to WTOP. The agency issues licenses for amateur and professional boxing events. 

    Colon was knocked down twice in the ninth round, the second time just before the bell. His cornermen began taking off his gloves, believing it was the tenth and final round. After they realized their mistake and started putting the gloves back on, the referee disqualified him.

    Colon later passed out in his dressing room and was rushed to Inova Fairfax hospital.