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Boxing SA acting chief executive Loyiso Mtya is the luckiest man in boxing and should thank his gods for looking over him.
He took an improper decision in allowing a professional boxing tournament to go ahead last Friday night without paramedics.
That is one of the fundamental requirements of the boxing act. By right the tournament at Finetown Multi Purpose Centre should have been called off.
Paramedics are not required to be there just to show face but with full equipment and with their transport so positioned that no car is in their way, so as to enable them to move out without any hindrance if an emergency strikes.
Boxing SA chairman Peter Ngatane has even insisted that paramedics arrive early for tournaments to enable them to test their equipment before an event starts.
This is when Ngatane tried to revive Samora Msophi, who had collapsed during a fight in East London in June last year, found that some of the paramedics' equipment did not work.
Msophi died three days later at Cecilia Makiwane Hospital after a failed operations to remove a blood clot from his brain.
Promoters Reggie Hilman and Gavin Hope produced documents last Friday to show they did what was required.
Mtya said he had to make a decision seeing that boxers and fans had already arrived. "We had two doctors and we took a chance and thanks God nothing happened," he said.
Ngatane, who was not at the tournament, promised to follow the matter up.