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The death of heavyweight Scott Westgarth was described as a disaster by British boxing chief Robert Smith Monday although he said it was impossible to make the sport 100 percent safe.It was the first death in professional boxing since Canada's Tim Hague died two days after a fight last June.Smith, a former boxer and now the British Boxing Board of Control's general secretary, reacted with shock to the latest death in a sport often criticized for its brutal nature.Events such as Westgarth's death inevitably lead to soul-searching by those in the sport and fuel the debate about the sport's ethics.
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