Boxer in hospital after title fight
Sunday 03 May 1998
The 22-year-old boxer was stopped in the 10th round after being knocked down for the second time in the fight.
Oliver was treated in the ring by Dr Alistair Skelly, a consultant anaesthetist, and Stephen Shapiro, chief medical officer of the British Boxing Board of Control Southern Area Council. Dr Shapiro said procedures as laid down in BBBC regulations, which have been improved since the ill-fated Nigel Benn-Gerald McClellan fight, had been followed.
Oliver was given oxygen and an injection to stabilise him before he slipped into unconsciousness. He was taken to Charing Cross Hospital.
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