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mr tricky
01-14-2008, 03:57 PM
ive realised that all i want to do is box, im adicted.
i am constantly reading about boxing on the internet for hours on end finding things to help me out. ive recently been injured and im so desprate just to get back and box at my gym, im shadow boxing down the street and most of the day i day dream about boxing for a profesional job, i love boxing and couldnt imagine doing anyting else as a job.

ok i need some advice.
im 15 almost 16 and alomst finsihed school and all my freinds are registerd for collages and the besat thing for me is an art collage.
i truly know how hard it is to be a profesional and know i may never achive it,
but how do i go about telling my parents or whatever about me wanting it box.

im close to my first amature fight, and my boxing could be gratly improved however i fell my bopxing brain is really strong and i know lots about boxing,

do i go to collage (art) AND JUST SEE HOW BOXING GOES?
do i forget collage and focus on home boxing trainign and hoping to make it.
??????????

its like i feel that i am going to be a boxer when im older and i think that to myself but tell knowone else and i feel my dream could be slipping away if i dont make plans soon.

i really really understand how hard it is btw

how can i go about leaving school, and boxing training to be good amature fighter, eating, ect....

i know this sounds like one of those stupid dreams and **** we see on here all the time but, i cant help it and need advice..lol

p.s ...deep down i know alot of people on this site share this dream so just give some advice ...no piss taking plz

mightymouse2k
01-14-2008, 05:35 PM
I'd simply say keep your options open at this early stage of life of your life. I think you shouldn't put all your eggs in one basket, if i were you i'd go to college and then put all your free time in boxing and training, build up your amateur fights, discover your strengths and weaknesses in the sport and then and only then think about going fulltime. Such a decision is not easy to make and it requires much support and self discovery. I went through the same thing at your age and i decided to go to university, i can honestly say that to me boxing is a hobby and one i take very seriously but isn't my life. I wish you the best of luck for your upcoming fight and your endeavours. And remember don't get caught up so much in your dreams you forget to think.

P.S. The best way to handle parents is to compromise.

P4PKING_2008
01-14-2008, 06:02 PM
Not meaning to sound like I'm hating here becuase I think your a pretty sound guy and has helped a lot of people out on here. But don't ya think its a bit premature if you havn't had an amateur fight yet though? Speak to your trainer and see what he thinks. If your sure about it why not?

Kayo
01-14-2008, 06:18 PM
Go to college/university man. If anything it'l keep you busier and out of trouble as well. I know when i was in school along with training i wasnt out as much because along with training, i was thinking "well i do have this test to study for" But now that i took a year off of school its i train during the day then i'l go out at night. Just because i have the time too.

mightymouse2k
01-14-2008, 06:22 PM
Not meaning to sound like I'm hating here becuase I think your a pretty sound guy and has helped a lot of people out on here. But don't ya think its a bit premature if you havn't had an amateur fight yet though? Speak to your trainer and see what he thinks. If your sure about it why not?

me or mr tricky

P4PKING_2008
01-14-2008, 06:26 PM
me or mr tricky

Tricky.....................

mightymouse2k
01-14-2008, 06:32 PM
Tricky.....................

Sorry mate, misread your post

Onslow.
01-14-2008, 07:17 PM
Fight and train whilst at college. You'll have alot more free time than if you got a job.

Build up your Am fights, see if you like it, see if you're any good.. then... if all goes well.. get a few pro fights if you really want. You can still study and be semi-pro.

If you then suddenly find yourself 15-0 with 15KO's then i'd say..yeah.. quit your job and go for it.

fraidycat
01-15-2008, 12:59 AM
Fight and train whilst at college. You'll have alot more free time than if you got a job.

Build up your Am fights, see if you like it, see if you're any good.. then... if all goes well.. get a few pro fights if you really want. You can still study and be semi-pro.

If you then suddenly find yourself 15-0 with 15KO's then i'd say..yeah.. quit your job and go for it.

Thumbs way the hell up. Go to college. Box while you're there. There are a couple of guys -- and one girl -- at my gym who are in college and compete in the am's.

THE REED™
01-15-2008, 01:02 AM
ive realised that all i want to do is box, im adicted.
i am constantly reading about boxing on the internet for hours on end finding things to help me out. ive recently been injured and im so desprate just to get back and box at my gym, im shadow boxing down the street and most of the day i day dream about boxing for a profesional job, i love boxing and couldnt imagine doing anyting else as a job.

ok i need some advice.
im 15 almost 16 and alomst finsihed school and all my freinds are registerd for collages and the besat thing for me is an art collage.
i truly know how hard it is to be a profesional and know i may never achive it,
but how do i go about telling my parents or whatever about me wanting it box.

im close to my first amature fight, and my boxing could be gratly improved however i fell my bopxing brain is really strong and i know lots about boxing,

do i go to collage (art) AND JUST SEE HOW BOXING GOES?
do i forget collage and focus on home boxing trainign and hoping to make it.
??????????

its like i feel that i am going to be a boxer when im older and i think that to myself but tell knowone else and i feel my dream could be slipping away if i dont make plans soon.

i really really understand how hard it is btw

how can i go about leaving school, and boxing training to be good amature fighter, eating, ect....

i know this sounds like one of those stupid dreams and **** we see on here all the time but, i cant help it and need advice..lol

p.s ...deep down i know alot of people on this site share this dream so just give some advice ...no piss taking plz

first of all goto school.... juan diaz goes to college and is a champion.. its do able... you gata have something to fall back on, incase those multimillion dollar paydays never come... what happens if ur not quite as good as youd hoped and you never went to school and got a degree? you definitely wanna make plans to goto school... if it were me, and i was that serious... id find a school with a boxing gym nearby, and i make my class schedule based around my training time... it would be a lot of hard work on both sides... but it would be your absolute best, full proof plan... good luck kid

THE REED™
01-15-2008, 01:03 AM
Not meaning to sound like I'm hating here becuase I think your a pretty sound guy and has helped a lot of people out on here. But don't ya think its a bit premature if you havn't had an amateur fight yet though? Speak to your trainer and see what he thinks. If your sure about it why not?

hes 15 or 16... hes definitely young enough to really get a solid ground working... definitely doable

moin126
01-15-2008, 09:03 AM
your serious juan diaz goes to college? man that motivates me alot, What a great inspiration. Ive got the same prob im a boxing freak, ive read so much and seen so many fights, I feel like a historian, and i also shadowbox anywhere, even when im talking about i get carried away about its beauty blabla with friends. But ive always loved combat ^_^, any form, even before exams, i pretend its a fight, and homework is training lol.

mr tricky
01-15-2008, 11:38 AM
your serious juan diaz goes to college? man that motivates me alot, What a great inspiration. Ive got the same prob im a boxing freak, ive read so much and seen so many fights, I feel like a historian, and i also shadowbox anywhere, even when im talking about i get carried away about its beauty blabla with friends. But ive always loved combat ^_^, any form, even before exams, i pretend its a fight, and homework is training lol.


lol im egsactly the same lol

mr tricky
01-15-2008, 11:41 AM
kk thank you for your advice, i understand all of you, and helped make my mid up,
thanks everyone who posted

Deeznuts
01-15-2008, 11:48 AM
I'd simply say keep your options open at this early stage of life of your life. I think you shouldn't put all your eggs in one basket, if i were you i'd go to college and then put all your free time in boxing and training, build up your amateur fights, discover your strengths and weaknesses in the sport and then and only then think about going fulltime. Such a decision is not easy to make and it requires much support and self discovery. I went through the same thing at your age and i decided to go to university, i can honestly say that to me boxing is a hobby and one i take very seriously but isn't my life. I wish you the best of luck for your upcoming fight and your endeavours. And remember don't get caught up so much in your dreams you forget to think.

P.S. The best way to handle parents is to compromise.

Good answer, u should be a counselor

2swell k-wells
01-15-2008, 12:03 PM
All I want to do is Dance

ulable
01-15-2008, 01:34 PM
Im in the same place as you bro, cept im 21 and have had about 30 fights but that was from when i was 14-17. i quit started partying and have realized how the partying lifestyle does to you. Im the type of person that feels that i have to go all the way with this boxing thing seeing as when im 30 i dont want no regrets when it comes to the things i truely would have liked to do when i was younger. the thing about it was, i was just in the gym 2 months ago, was on my way to a comeback fight (literally 4 weeks froma fight) but i got in a real fight and now have a small break in my hand. Needless to say ima let my **** heal and do this **** all the way. in my head i believe them 3-4 years may have not been the best for my body but i havent been taking blows to the head like alot of the other ams out there. yet they have also been in the gym finely tuning their bodies for the ring.

as for you. you got plenty of time to get comfortable in the ring. (i think of how much i loved being in the ring, jus two months ago and this time off has lead to a bit too much reflection) You seem as though you havent had much work in the gym. Mentally i was ready back then. And thats where it will start. Those guys your training are gonna put you in with are gonna be good as fuk. It takes time, patience and alot of self confidence and sacrifice. I would say just take it slow once you start to get in the gym. But if your really serious when your 17 thats the time to start biting down in the gym. Thats when fighters go open and the big adult tornaments start. Good luck

moy22487
01-15-2008, 09:38 PM
community collage!!
take a few classes so you can get the required maths and english out of the way.
do your boxing and be commited to both,
remember just because you didnt do well in the amatures doesnt mean yo cant do well in pros.

Hagler★
01-17-2008, 03:36 PM
i wish i could box too but i fink im too old to get into it now im 19 and although i've 'taught myself' and if i got into an actual fight id do pretty well using what ive taught myself i feel its too late for me to be a world beater. im at uni now and i just can't balance the work with boxing so i box in my back garden as a hobby. fam follow ur heart if u wanna box let no1 stop you