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Column: Eliminate boxing headgear? Why, of course

Updated: March 27, 2013, 7:11 PM ET
Associated Press

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By TIM DAHLBERG

AP Sports Columnist

It seems almost counterintuitive, another idea dreamed up by the people who have been trying to kill amateur boxing for years.

Eliminate headgear, which has been protecting amateur fighters for three decades now? OK, and while we're at it why not do away with padded gloves and fight with bare knuckles.

Sure enough, though, the headgear is going. Before the year is out, young fighters throughout the world will ...

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