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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 30, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta TuMday, April 30, 1974 THE LETHBRIDOE HERALD 15 f I 3 iTj-' 7 Continued from P. 14 expansion, lung volume and check for physical fitness. A family and personal medical history is also checked Heart, blood pressure and vision also fall under the examination code. It is likely a boxer may be excited and his blood pressure be slightly higher than normal prior to a bout. This is taken into account by the examining doctor, but if the reading is too high the boy will be asked to lay down and relax for a while. If, after the rest, the blood pressure remains substantially above normal, the boy will not be allowed into the ring. The boxers' ears are also tested. Under CABA rules a totally deaf boy is not allowed to box nor will the doctor permit a boy with a perforated ear drum into the ring. A urine test is given with an eye to kidney infection or diabetes. Doctors also look for signs of previous illness or injury in prospective boxers, not necessarily derived from ring activity, such as an irregularity of the pupils or signs of locomotor impairment. Abdominal abnorm- alities, such as an enlarged liver or spleen, a hernia or an undescended testicle would immediately stop a boy from boxing, as would any joint or muscle defect such as arthritis. "Co-ordination tests are very Dr. Stewart said. "They are among the most important because they may point out neurological problems, however co-ordination is just one part of the vast neurological field." Both doctors conduct co- ordination tests where the boxer touches his nose and then the tip of the doctor's finger as rapidly as possible, and then repeats the procedure. It is generally conceded by most people associated with amateur boxing that the people who compete are above normal from a general health standpoint. The pre-fight medicals tend to be on the strict side Minor details like a vaccination scab are enough to stop a boxer from competing. Once in the ring the boy is under the watchful eye of the referee. The doctor remains at ringside where he can be called upon by the referee for consultation, or may step new CABA regulations shift the emphasis onto skill rather than punching power. A skillfully executed jab for example is worth the same number of scoring points as a knockdown blow. Thus a youngster is trained and geared towards use of his boxing skills rather than depending on By GARRY ALLISON Herald Staff Writer in on his own to examine a boy. Prior to the bout the referee checks to see that the gloves are properly taped, thus preventing loose laces from hitting his opponent in the eye. He also makes certain the shoe laces are properly tied and taped, curbing the possibility of tripping over a loose lace during a bout. Headgear must fit properly and every boxer must have his protective cup on and have a mouthpiece. He also checks to see that the boxers do not have vaseline or other grease on their heads or bodies. Already broken down into age and weight classes, amateur boxing is further broken down into experience. The novice class includes boys 16 or older who have 10 or fewer fights, going two minute rounds. The junior divisions allow a boxer up to 100 pounds to box a minute and a half per round and two minute rounds over 100 pounds. Open class boxers fight for three minutes a round with the class consisting of graduates from the novice class. All bouts are three rounds in length with a minute resting period in between each round. During the bout itself the punching power. The referee will step between two boxers when ever one is taking more than his share of punishment. He will assess the situation and either give the boxer a rest period with a standing eight count or stop the fight completely. Prominent referee Milt Berdahl of Calgary will stop a bout early rather than see an outclassed boxer continue to get hit. "They are only boxing for the sport and they have nothing at stake other than a win or a loss on their he said. "I would rather see a bout stopped too early than too late." If a knockout occurs, and New barley developed None of the barley varieties now grown in Western Canada are resistant to the disease. New two-rowed and six- rowed barleys that are highly resistant to scald are being developed in the barley breeding programs at the Lethbridge and Lacombe Research Stations and at the University of Alberta. I POWER SYSTEMS LTD. P.O. 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