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Media statement: Statement on death of boxer David Browne

September 2015

Stuart Ayres
Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events
Minister for Sport

28 year-old David Browne has passed away after his family made the heartbreaking decision to turn off life support following injuries he sustained in a professional boxing match at Ingleburn RSL on Friday night.

The Combat Sports Authority will cooperate fully with the NSW Police in their investigation.

I have also written to the Combat Sports Authority asking it review this sanctioned event and the application of the Combat Sports Act.

My thoughts are with David’s family and friends during this tragic time.