Algeria’s Ilyas Abbadi was cut during his bout with Congo’s Mpi Anauel Ngamissengue and said he would prefer to wear a headguard. Photo: AP

Blood sport: Olympic boxers dealing with huge spike in facial cuts since AIBA rules change

The reality of the governing bodies decision to do away with head gear in men’s Olympic boxing begins to hit home as the sports most visceral elements are exposed

Topic |   Rio Olympics 2016

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Algeria’s Ilyas Abbadi was cut during his bout with Congo’s Mpi Anauel Ngamissengue and said he would prefer to wear a headguard. Photo: AP
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