View Full Version : 27 too old to start amateur boxing?


eightonezero
11-22-2007, 04:55 PM
Hi all, I was wondering if 27 is too old to start amateur boxing? I just started going to a new place this week and love it. I boxed a little when I was 10-11 years old (just training and sparring, nothing too intense).

Also, how does one obtain a pro license. Is there a certain amount of fights you must complete?

Thanks

Tuggers1986
11-22-2007, 04:56 PM
Hi all, I was wondering if 27 is too old to start amateur boxing? I just started going to a new place this week and love it. I boxed a little when I was 10-11 years old (just training and sparring, nothing too intense).

Also, how does one obtain a pro license. Is there a certain amount of fights you must complete?

Thanks

Aslong as you're fit and healthier you're never too old in my eyes.

Go for it mate.

-Antonio-
11-22-2007, 05:06 PM
You're never too old. Look up Fraidycat's posts, he started boxing in his 30's.

We want Floyd
11-22-2007, 05:23 PM
Hi all, I was wondering if 27 is too old to start amateur boxing? I just started going to a new place this week and love it. I boxed a little when I was 10-11 years old (just training and sparring, nothing too intense).

Also, how does one obtain a pro license. Is there a certain amount of fights you must complete?

Thanksno one's ever really too old to learn anything they set their minds too. The road ahead maybe tougher than when you were younger. But as far as being successful in the fight game at your age. It's slim to none.

msagrain
11-22-2007, 05:26 PM
yes its ok for the fitness ect but you will more than likey never be a great.

marsman
11-22-2007, 05:28 PM
Never know you might be the oldest fighgter to do something...Don't go for it....DO IT!

JC Warrior
11-22-2007, 05:29 PM
Definitely not too old. If you have 3 to 4 hours a day to devote to it you could achieve something great, didn't Derrick Jefferson start in his mid / late 20's? Not that he was the be-all end-all but he did have a couple 6 figure purses and a million dollar B.A.D. fight on HBO iirc.

Larry Merchant
11-22-2007, 05:50 PM
def not to old

Larry Merchant
11-22-2007, 05:51 PM
your in your prime right now It will come to you quick at this age.

BiggyGuns91
11-22-2007, 06:49 PM
Look at B-Hop as long as u stay dedicated and treat your body well you will get somewhere.

squealpiggy
11-22-2007, 07:39 PM
I started as an amateur at the age of 28. Go for it!

Rockin'
11-22-2007, 07:53 PM
you can do whatever you want to in the sport of amatuer boxing. They have now had a "masters" class of boxers who are all 35 years old or older. An old coach of mine won the nationals twice for his class and hes like 55 or something. In this masters class there are some stricter regulations on the difference in age between the boxers but it is still there to be done. Amatuer boxing is a great thing for any man to experience, as long as they have been properly prepared for such an event. Keep the hands high and your ass off of the canvas and it'll be one of those experiences that you will happily remember for the rest of your life.........Rockin':boxing:

CottoOverrated1
11-22-2007, 07:56 PM
i'm 23 and i am going to pick it up in the new year. I am running right now to get in shape so i dont do in the gym. I am hoping to go pro one day and my goal is to at leat make 100 Gs fighting. Anyways, what the policy on weed smoking? I am a ****ing huge pothead and I dont think I would stop unless I have to. do the drug tests they administer look for weed? if so what is the penalty for a positive marijuana piss test?

robjr
11-22-2007, 07:56 PM
never too latee

Rockin'
11-22-2007, 08:00 PM
i'm 23 and i am going to pick it up in the new year. I am running right now to get in shape so i dont do in the gym. I am hoping to go pro one day and my goal is to at leat make 100 Gs fighting. Anyways, what the policy on weed smoking? I am a ****ing huge pothead and I dont think I would stop unless I have to. do the drug tests they administer look for weed? if so what is the penalty for a positive marijuana piss test?


Fight 'cause you love it, not straight for the cash. A hundred G's, good luck kid.

And yes, they will test you for drugs including weed, especially when your rolling in your pro debut.

About going pro, beat the amatuers first. If you can do that then maybe roll with the pros. Just dont expect a cake walk in either.......Rockin':boxing:

CottoOverrated1
11-22-2007, 08:10 PM
Fight 'cause you love it, not straight for the cash. A hundred G's, good luck kid.

And yes, they will test you for drugs including weed, especially when your rolling in your pro debut.

About going pro, beat the amatuers first. If you can do that then maybe roll with the pros. Just dont expect a cake walk in either.......Rockin':boxing:


well i aint going to go pro unless a trainer tells me i am good enough. i am all about learning. i'll trian for 3 or 4 years b4 my first pro fight if i have to.

my goal is to make 100 Gs. after that, my new goal would be to make another 100 Gs.

damn i love to smoke but if i have to quit cuz I'll get punished for a dirty test I'll do it. Its always good to take a break. maybe that Conte mother****er got a weed mask for drug tests. lol.

who said it was going to be a cake walk? if it was easy, it wouldnt be worth it. Besides Imma fight cab drivers, bus drivers, truck drivers, fry cooks, cops, and firemen. I would love to fight a cop. hell, if i go on a winning streak against a bunch of bum police men, I'll call myself Internal Affairs. Dont make no mistake about it, Imma fight me a bunch of bums.

Rockin'
11-22-2007, 08:14 PM
. Dont make no mistake about it, Imma fight me a bunch of bums.

I see that you will bring pride back to the squared circle. Even the bums will give you a run.........Get a job..........Rockin':boxing:

CottoOverrated1
11-22-2007, 08:22 PM
I see that you will bring pride back to the squared circle. Even the bums will give you a run.........Get a job..........Rockin':boxing:



HEEEY!! lol. i got a job. a good one too. i've always had a job since I was 18. ****sucking mother****er. I love boxing as much as anybody and I would not shame the boxing in any way. Imma be fighting bums, but I will be professional about it. thats going to be me in a few years winning that NABFOABW title and bringing it back to Miami. :owned:

eightonezero
11-22-2007, 09:33 PM
Thanks for the replies guys. I am fairly decent shape, 6'1 175lbs which I think would put me in the light heavyweight? I need to do more cardio work however. How important is weight lifting in the amateurs? I have decent strength, nothing spectacular.

How long should I wait before doing my first fight? I do have *some* boxing background. My grandfather was a boxer in the Philippines and taught me when I was 10 years old. I never fought in a sanctioned event (plenty of sparring and lots of street fighting though).

Thanks

2501
11-22-2007, 09:53 PM
Thanks for the replies guys. I am fairly decent shape, 6'1 175lbs which I think would put me in the light heavyweight? I need to do more cardio work however. How important is weight lifting in the amateurs? I have decent strength, nothing spectacular.

How long should I wait before doing my first fight? I do have *some* boxing background. My grandfather was a boxer in the Philippines and taught me when I was 10 years old. I never fought in a sanctioned event (plenty of sparring and lots of street fighting though).

Thanks

if you're really serious about this, you should document your "journey" up untill your first amateur fight. it would be awesome to see you progress up untill your ultimate goal.

eightonezero
11-22-2007, 10:44 PM
That's a good idea. I may do that. Yes I am very serious. I feel closer to my grandfather when training (he passed many years ago). He wanted me to box when I was growing up, instead of playing basketball etc. Probably should have listened to him, I sucked at baseketball :D

squealpiggy
11-23-2007, 08:08 AM
i'm 23 and i am going to pick it up in the new year. I am running right now to get in shape so i dont do in the gym. I am hoping to go pro one day and my goal is to at leat make 100 Gs fighting. Anyways, what the policy on weed smoking? I am a ****ing huge pothead and I dont think I would stop unless I have to. do the drug tests they administer look for weed? if so what is the penalty for a positive marijuana piss test?

Smoking ****s your stamina, whether it's weed or tobacco. Furthermore weed will have an atrocious effect on your motivation. If smoking weed is that important to you then don't bother boxing.

blacksky
11-23-2007, 08:52 AM
The earlier you start, the earlier you finish. If you start at 27, in my opinion you will learn faster than if you started at 17 which could make up for the late start.

It really depends how much you put into it, if you dedicated your life to it and you have real talent, you could be a champion.

platinummatt!
11-23-2007, 09:22 AM
According to wikipedia Earnie Shavers started boxing at 22 and won his first amateur match within 2 weeks of starting by KO. He did hit hard as hell though

brently1979
11-23-2007, 09:26 AM
Smoking ****s your stamina, whether it's weed or tobacco. Furthermore weed will have an atrocious effect on your motivation. If smoking weed is that important to you then don't bother boxing.

Exactly, If one is serious about getting into the fight game and having a go, you shouldn't even be drinking soda. Even at am level, everything thing counts in boxing.

SpeedKillz
11-23-2007, 09:41 AM
not even close man. train hard, dedicate yourself, and you can be a good pro fighter. get a good team and support behind you...

mrrupo
11-23-2007, 12:48 PM
I'm 26 and about to start fighting. it's good to see how encouraging everyone is. one thing i have noticed, though... two years ago i was 152 lbs, and it didnt take all that much ridiculous work, or time, to get there. Now, it seems as though my metabolism has taken a nose dive. i started working out pretty intensely 3 months ago, i am in good shape, i can run 10 miles pretty easily, swim for 2 hours straight, do lots' pushups and pullups, but cant seem to get below 175... and i dont have even close to a big enough swing to bang at 175lbs. when i started 3 months ago i was 192, lost the initial 15 pounds in 2 weeks, but nothing since then, really. man, gettin older blows.