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Utah Supreme Court: State can't be sued in boxer's death

Updated: December 21, 2007, 6:20 PM ET
Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY -- A Utah commission that regulates boxing can't be sued for negligence in the death of a boxer who collapsed in the ring, the state Supreme Court said Friday.

Brad Rone died of an irregular heartbeat in 2003 after collapsing in the first round of a fight in Cedar City against Billy Zumbrun. He was trying to win money to fly to Ohio for his mother's funeral.

Rone's sister, Celeste Moss, claims the Pete Suazo Utah Athletic Commission was negligent ...

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