Samir El-Mais forfeits Pan Am semifinal due to concussion, wins bronze

Samir El-Mais forfeits Pan Am semifinal due to concussion, wins bronze

Windsor boxer Samir El-Mais had to forfeit his heavyweight semifinal match Wednesday night due to a concussion.

He was scheduled to fight Julio Blanco of Colombia, a fighter he beat in the past.

El-Mais did automatically win bronze, however.

The concussion comes during the first Pan Am Games that allowed boxers to enter the ring without protective headgear.

Helmets are still mandatory for women though.

Source: “CBC”

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