TABLE 1

Position Statements on Boxing

OrganizationPosition
American Medical Association9 (2007)Recommends that until boxing is banned, head blows should be prohibited
American Academy of Pediatrics8 (1997)Opposes boxing as a sport for any child, adolescent, or young adult
Australian Medical Association10 (2007)Opposes all forms of boxing; recommends the prohibition of all forms of boxing for people younger than 18 y
British Medical Association11 (2007)Opposes amateur and professional boxing; calls for complete ban on boxing; recommends banning boxing for those younger than 16 y
Canadian Medical Association12 (2002)Recommends that all boxing be banned in Canada
World Medical Association13 (2005)Recommends that boxing be banned