Boxing is one of the most hurtful sports. It is so dangerous that on average, 13 boxers die in the ring every single year. It’s always been extremely dangerous. Though much more developed forms of protective gear have been developed from the last decade, for example, softer gloves Better helmets, etc. but still boxing is a very hazardous sport.
It has also been estimated that almost 90% of all professional boxing players have some kind of life-threatening injury. It can be brain damage in most cases. A professional boxer is prone to develop severe neural problems in the later stages of their life, for example, Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s disease. In America, After baseball boxing is the next favorite sport.
Even though historical Reforms such as The Mohammed Ali Boxing Reform Act have been implemented to protect boxers, but still serious injuries are still common. Majorly injuries affect the player’s head or eyes largely.
Do you know a professional boxer’s punch is the same as a 13-pound bowling ball traveling 20mph?
More serious injuries in the brain can result in speech difficulty, stiffness, and memory loss.
Such hard hits result in cuts, bruises, broken ribs, internal bleeding, broken teeth, and even damage to internal organs.
For sure the damage this sport can cause can stay with a boxer for the rest of their lives.
5. B.A.S.E. Jumping
- Deaths per 100,000 population: 43.17
- Probability of dying: 1 in 2,317
Base jumping without any doubt is the world’s most dangerous sport. The chances of dying are far bigger while base Jumping rather than doing some other activity. There are a lot of dangerous sports out there, but base jumping seems to be the most dangerous and life-threatening of them all. B.A.S.E. stands for Building, Antenna, Span, and Earth which as the name suggests translates into jumping from everything that’s high enough for a parachute to fully deploy before hitting the ground.
Base Jumping is considered illegal in many countries across the World and if Base Jumping is allowed in any country it is a compilation to practice it in the presence of official safety teams and medics on-hand.
6. Downhill Mountain Biking