Table 4

 Comparison of injury rates per 100 fights in published studies of different combat sports

SportReported injury rate per 100 fights
*Reported on head injuries only.
†Reported on concussions only.
‡Reported on head and neck injuries in 6–16 year olds only.
Boxing (this study)
    Combined37.5, 25.0*, 12.5†
    Amateur25.0, 15.6*, 3.1†
    Professional33.3, 29.2*, 20.8†
    Amateur15.5,6 22.89
Shotokan karate9.027
Tae kwon do4.128‡, 10.029