294 P. 570 (Wash. 1930).

The administrator of the estate of a boxer who was killed as a result of a blow he received during a prize fight brought an action against Defendants.

In dismissing the action, the court stated:

One who engages in prize fighting, even though prohibited by positive law, and sustains an injury, should not have the right to recover any damages that he may sustain as a result of the combat, which he expressly consented to and engaged in as a matter of business or sport.

The court further explained  that the legal principles that one who has consented to suffer a particular invasion of his private right has no right to complain and that no one should profit by his own wrongdoing.

 

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