Why pediatricians are against
However, children’s doctors still dislike boxing. Yes, a few years ago The American Association of Pediatricians called for a ban on classes this sport for children and teenagers.
The doctors backed up their position with statistics. The results of a study conducted in Canada from 1997 to 2007 say that almost 5 percent of injuries in boxers require hospital treatment.
More often than other injuries, boxers get concussion. According to various sources, from 6.5 to 51.6 percent of novice athletes received a concussion. The main problem is that children and teenagers endure the consequences of such injuries much harder, so boxing can be especially dangerous for them.