It was another major Elite Men’s Competition during which AIBA evaluated all bouts closely in order to check concussion rates without headguards. However, in Incheon there were only two TKOs, and at the post medical tests, both of those boxers did not show any signs of concussion.
At the same time, to prevent any cuts, AIBA has adopted very strict rules against any boxer who might have the habit of using his head and elbow as a tactic to conduct aggressive competition and to win matches. As a result the rate of cuts has substantially decreased to less than 3%.
AIBA believes cuts are not a major concern as they will naturally go away at the higher level of boxing competitions as time goes by, due to the fact that the boxers, coaches and referees will know how to conduct the bouts avoiding cuts.