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This article explores the lack of basic health and insurance protections for professional boxing participants and proposes changes in policy that will reflect the dangerous nature of professional boxing and the modem cost of medical services. Recognizing that a legislative remedy may never arrive, this article also examines previously unexplored or underutilized legal doctrines such as tort and workers' compensation law that may provide an alternative to inadequate insurance protection, and suggests a more aggressive approach along those lines to compel fuller protection for prizefighters.

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19 Tex. Rev. Ent. & Sports L. 107 (2019).