Here’s an interesting little article in Scientific American on-line by Steve Mirsky.
Back on our May 2nd episode, we talked about the brain damage suffered even by amateur boxers who wear headgear. Now imagine going into the ring bareheaded against a professional boxer, a world champion no less. Researchers at the University of Manchester in England were curious about just how much force a top boxer can generate with a punch. So they enlisted local boxer Ricky Hatton, an undefeated 28 year old light welterweight and welterweight world champ. And they had him hit a 30 kilogram punching bag with sensors attached.
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