Thursday, October 4, 2007

Boxing Safety

How does amateur boxing safety rank with other contact sports? Amateur boxing ranks as the safest sport among contact sports such as football and wrestling and among other events such as equestrian events and motorcyle racing.

Doesn't boxing rank as the sport with the most injuries? No, according to the National Safety Council's 1996 accident report, amateur boxing ranked 23rd on its list of injuries. Boxing ranks lower in number of injuries when compared to hockey, soccer, gymnastics, and in-line skating.

How does boxing compare to other sports in amount of fatality rates?


Fatality rates per 100,000 participants


Horse-racing...........128
Sky-diving...............123
Hang gliding.............55
Mountaineering........51
Scuba diving............11
Motorcycle racing......7
College football..........3
Boxing...................1.

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