Boxing, Injuries in

All contact sporting events carry a risk of injury. Of all sporting events, boxing ranks first in the potential for injury, with 5.2 injuries per 1,000 athlete exposures. Although amateur and professional boxing activities appear similar, they differ in scoring and types of injuries.

In amateur boxing, injuries are fewer and less severe because amateur boxers are required to wear more padding, along with protective headgear. Additionally, amateur boxing is scored differently than professional boxing. In amateur events, points are scored on skillful punches, ...

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