This past December, after a 10-month battle with the University of Michigan both the Office of Risk Management and Recreational Sports, the historic Michigan Boxing Club was at last stripped of its club-status after losing its appeal.
Just as the COVID-19 pandemic forced classes to go online in March, the University decided to remove the club-status from both the Michigan Boxing and Taekwondo teams due to the possible risk of student-athletes incurring head injuries in both sports.
Once the shocking news arrived to the boxing team, club members, coaches and alumni began organizing their appeal of the decision. Granted an extension of the original deadline on Apr. 1, they had more time to prepare their defense.
On Oct. 1, a 60-page report was submitted to the University, featuring countless studies about the sport, a long list of health and safety rules and guidelines already in place and arguments about the