This video tells the story of a ringside doctor’s duties at a boxing match. In this video, Dr. Victor Khabie is an orthopedic surgeon who moonlights as a ringside doctor. This video contains great action shots of real boxing matches, and since the video is from the point of view of the ringside doctor, every hard-hitting punch from the boxing match is heard in this video.
I found the video to be informative because there is a misconception about what a ringside doctor is, in my opinion. I would assume that most people think there is only one doctor in each boxer’s corner, when in reality, there is a small team of people serving as a boxer’s medical team. For example, in addition to the ringside doctor, there is a cut man. This man tends to the physical wounds of the boxer incurred throughout the match. The ringside doctor plays a managerial role and he or she gives the final say as to whether or not a boxer may continue in a fight.