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what kind of long-term damage could boxing have on you?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
See the list below: The most common injuries among boxers include: cuts and bruises sprains and strains concussion fracture shoulder dislocation and time death.
Dr. James Okamoto
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Depends: A lot of people box (including me) without any long term damage. At 43 yrs of age you should not be competing in full contact boxing however. I am also a professional ringside physician, and we really discourage anyone over 40 from doing any sport that involves full contact to the head. (jiu jitsu would be safer). If you are only training to hit pads or spar lightly then boxing is fairly safe.

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