Swedish boxing shaken by fight fall-out
On Friday, Frida Wallberg, a professional Swedish boxer, was knocked unconcious and suffered bleeding on the brain. She remained in a coma until yesterday morning. The incident has reignited a debate here about whether boxing should be banned.
Radio Sweden spoke with former Swedish boxer, neuroscientist, and close friend of Frida Wallberg, Sanna Neselius, to get a better idea of the dangers of boxing - and how it compares with other sports such as horse riding and downhill skiing.
Asked whether boxing should be banned, as it was in Sweden until 2007, Neselius replies:
"The alternative is that if we do not have professional boxers in Sweden our boxers would go abroad, and I think it is safer for our boxers to box here in Sweden."