Canadian pediatricians are urging children under the age of 18 to avoid the sport of boxing.
Children under 18 are at serious risk of suffering face and brain injuries including concussions. Though these injuries are natural in the sport of boxing, they are much more dangerous for youth because it takes them longer to recover.
Information collected from 15 hospitals across the country shows more than 270 boxers reported injuries between 1990 and 2007 and nearly 70 per cent of those were under the age of 18.
For kids who have to box, there are always alternatives.