Council brings in boxing rules following death of Great Yarmouth boxer Jacob Moczyk

PUBLISHED: 18:10 05 March 2018 | UPDATED: 18:10 05 March 2018

Jakub Moczyk, 22, died after he was knocked down at the Atlantis Arena. Photo: Archant Library

Jakub Moczyk, 22, died after he was knocked down at the Atlantis Arena. Photo: Archant Library


A council is bringing in new health and safety regulations concerning boxing matches following the death of 22-year Jacob Moczyk in an unlicensed bout in Great Yarmouth.

Great Yarmouth Borough Council is writing to all venues that host any form of boxing matches under the terms of their premises licence under relegated activity.

They will all have to provide the council a risk assessment at least 21 days ahead of any fight and it would have to be accepted by council officers for them to go ahead in that time frame.

Mr Moczyk died from a head injury following the unlicensed fight at Atlantis Arena on November 19 2016.

His inquest was told unlicensed boxing events were legal, but there were no minimum standards. His opponent, Irvidas Juskys, was 17.

The inquest into Mr Moczyk’s death returned a verdict of misadventure, but coroner Jacqueline Lake did express concerns over no set regulations, risk assessments and medical examinations.

Related articles

Other News

33 minutes ago

A first-year university student who left his father’s BMW suspended in a tree has been disqualified from driving.


It might be time to bring out a pair of gloves as temperatures across Norfolk are forecast to drop next week.

Yesterday, 16:52

Sailor Moon, the Hulk and Spiderman will be settling into Yarmouth next year to celebrate their very own Comic Con.

Yesterday, 16:16

More than 500 people have already attended the seventh annual Beccles Beer Festival as the three-day event continues.

Most Read

Wed, 12:29

Police are appealing for help to trace a woman following a theft in Great Yarmouth.

Read more
Tue, 13:10

The man who was killed in a fatal stabbing in Great Yarmouth has been named.

Read more
Norwich Magistrates Court
Thu, 14:16

A young girl left severely disabled after mistakes were made during her birth at a Norfolk hospital will receive an extra £600,000 in damages.

Read more
Wed, 12:20

Residents in Great Yarmouth will be able to enjoy having their favourite fast food orders delivered right to their doorstep thanks to a new delivery service.

Read more
Wed, 14:51

Homes are going up on a pub’s garden as it looks for ways to thrive.

Read more

Local Weather



max temp: 12°C

min temp: 7°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition


Enjoy the Great
Yarmouth Mercury

e-edition today


Newsletter Sign Up

Great Yarmouth Mercury weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy