Doctor Galloway Radcliff was the Pacquiao fight medical supervisor | Boxing / MMA
Dr Nina Radcliff, certified anesthesiologist and weekly medical health and wellness contributor to The Press, was named supervisor of the World Boxing Association during the welterweight super championship bout between Manny Pacquiao and Yordenis Ugas in Las Vegas Saturday.
The Galloway Township resident oversaw the explanation of the rules to the fighters, the judge’s scorecards and presented the title belt to Ugas in his upset against Pacquiao.
Radcliff is generally regarded as a boxing and mixed martial arts fighting physician on behalf of the New Jersey Athletic Commission. His duties support the referees and trained professionals in the commission ring and include the pre-competition medical examination before the weigh-in, as well as a post-competition check of each boxer, and for emergencies during the bout.
“Boxing is probably the only sport where you, as a doctor, can get in the middle of the competition and stop the competition. In football, for example, if someone gets injured, it could be a call a doctor or trainer to keep that person out of the game, but you’re not going to get up and say, “This is the end of this game.” It takes real gut courage to step in and stop a fight, but I’ve learned that you have to be prepared to step in and make a decision that you think is in the best interests of the fighter so that he doesn’t do it.
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