Secret Boxing Matches at Universities Not Uncommon

By WBNG News

Secret Boxing Matches at Universities Not Uncommon

July 22, 2010 Updated Dec 6, 2007 at 11:46 PM EDT

Binghamton University's looking to students to help stop secret boxing matches.

18 year old Andy Uwadinobi died Sunday night after a boxing at his dorm room at Mohawk Hall.

While investigating, University Police learned boxing matches take place not only at BU, but on other college campuses across the country.

Video of some fights has been posted on websites.

Binghamton University sent a letter to students saying this weeks tragedy outlines the danger of what it calls risky behavior.

"We also are asking our students who may know of this kind of boxing, unsanctioned boxing activity to let us know about it. To talk to their RA's, talk to their RD's," said BU spokeswoman Gail Glover.

While the students were wearing protective gear, Uwadinobi died from a blow to the chest, which sent his heart into an irregular beat.

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