Doctors are not required to study sports, and SOME Doctors, depending on what their specialty is, have access to information on concussive trauma caused by boxing and/or any other contact Sport. My "formation" in the medical field was primarily as an RD, specializing in athletic nutrition, before I became a full time trainer. I'm well-versed in biochemistry, wait a minute, why am I explaining myself to you? I spend every day all day around athletes in a contact Sport. I don't care what your degree is in, you can be opposed to it all you want. There has been PLENTY of discussion around here regarding this subject, much of which I've participated in, you can look all that up if you like. However, you can rest assured there's no need to lie to you. A jarring fall can cause abnormalities in the brain, by your rationale no kid should do anything ever. Which is just absurd. There are risks in every athletic endeavor where a person could be touched by a thing, or jumps from a thing onto another thing, but any trainer worth their salt in boxing understands how to teach kids to defend and protect themselves. Those that don't shouldn't be allowed to participate, but denying kids access to the Sport because "something bad could happen"...yeah, like I said glad you have no say in it.