Boxers Confront Brain Injuries, Their Most Challenging Foe

For many boxers, once the punches stop, the real fight starts.

Research has shown that the violence inherent in boxing poses severe and lasting health risks from brain injury. As part of a Retro Report on what this might mean to the future of other contact sports, including professional football, we met with two fighters who are grappling with the aftermath of a life in the ring.

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  • Producer: Matthew Spolar