Hockey, although very physically demanding and taxing on an individual's body, is no more a physically demanding sport than long distance running, basketball, or soccer. All three sports require a level of physical endurance that is extremely high, as they all require running for long periods of time.
AFL(Australian Football League or Aussie Rules) is easily one of the most demanding sports across the board. If you haven't seen a match before you wouldn't be able to comprehend it. It is a very technically, physically and mentally advanced sport which requires athletes to perform at their peak every single week.
Wrestling is and should be the #1 most demanding sport, it's a one on one match from the very beginning! Matches are a constant struggle to over power and out position your opponent. And for the constant training need to keep us with sport.. You need to be in top physical condition to Wrestle.
We often debate about “which is the most physically demanding sport in the world” and different people consider different criterias and characteristics in the argument. Some of the sports rely heavily on edurance and strength while others depend on speed, flexibility and some require more Muscular Strength and Power than others.
Boxing is the most physically demanding sport in the world by a mile. According to several studies about “science of muscles and movement” expert label boxing as the most demanding sport for an athlete. When we talk about elite boxing the Mayweather’s and the Ali’s of this world these athletes are physically the fittest in the whole world.