What seems like a cut and dry answer to a simple question to many, have people on the inside of boxing touting the benefits of kids and boxing.
The American Academy of Pediatrics “vigorously oppose boxing for child or adolescent”. That statement was applauded by other experts world-wide.
Boxing enthusiasts on the other hand, believe safety is the number one priority when it comes to organizing youth boxing. It is a form of “discipline and work ethic” says Pat Russo, a retired cop from Brooklyn, New York.
Despite recent evidence that boxing Traumatic Brain Injuries among boxing youth is on the rise, thousands of kids box across America each year.
The old adage remains: ‘You can play baseball. You can play football. You can’t play boxing.’