From the beginning, boxing has had its ardent critics. Not unlike other sports, it has also had its share of tragedy. In all honesty, accidents happen in competitive sports. Athletes get hurt. This is true in all sports and boxing is not immune. But the fact is, boxing has no more risk than other contact sports and, in some cases is safer than many non-contact sports. That’s reality and yet somewhere just beyond the spotlight, there’s always lurks the question of safety.