Injury Rates and Risk Factors in Competitive Professional Boxing

  title={Injury Rates and Risk Factors in Competitive Professional Boxing},
  author={Tsharni Rhiannon Zazryn and Paul McCrory and Peter A Cameron},
  journal={Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine},
Objective: To determine injury rates and risk factors for injury in a cohort of professional boxers. Design: Retrospective cohort design reporting on data collected for a fight statistics database maintained by the Professional Boxing and Combat Sports Board of Victoria, Australia. Data were extracted for the years January 1997 through June 2005. Setting: Victoria, Australia. Participants: 545 professional boxers (age, 18 to 43 years) who participated in a total of 907 fights over the study… 
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