View Full Version : ADVICE: First Amateur Fight


VBoxer
02-21-2008, 03:54 AM
This Saturday (Feb. 23) I will have my first amateur fight. So, I have a few questions for those that are veterans and know what they are talking about.

- If the fight starts at 7pm, what should I eat (and when) throughout the day?
- How hard should I train on Friday and Saturday?
- Any advice would be appreciated.

THANKS!

rebmogul
02-21-2008, 04:35 AM
first off, listen to what your body is telling you to do. everyone has different chemistry, training methods and emotions.

very light work out monday thru thursday, even less on firday. only jog a little to break sweat friday and saturday. NO MUSCLE SORENESS THIS WEEK. you'll hold water weight and that will ake you sluggish.

eat in the morning, light, just enough to get good energy and kill he hunger. compex carbs. drink a good amount of pedialyte, but not until you are full, just stay hydrated.

around 4 pm eat about 6-7 ounces of any type cheese, cheddar is what i like. it's a slow realease complex carb and will give you added endurancey.

during the fight just focus on relaxing and breathing, jabb followed by IMMEDIATE STRAIGHT RIGHT. stop and set up again. don't punch yourself out.

this works for me, GOOD LUCK!

Domey
02-21-2008, 05:04 AM
I wouldnt train Saturday considering it is your fight. Friday you might want to take off as well. Monday and Tuesday do a regular work out, but a little lighter. Thursday go down, do some shadow boxing, skip rope, speed bag, and that's pretty much it. Just want to break a sweat.

If you have to make a certian weight you will want to watch what you eat.

As far as eating after you weigh in, I usually eat some right after the weigh in, drink a bottle of OJ, and sip on some gatorade.

Best of luck.

Greatwhitehope
02-21-2008, 05:33 AM
Also, make sure you win. :boxing: :D

best of luck.

T-97
02-21-2008, 07:31 AM
Also, make sure you win. :boxing: :D

best of luck.

Arent you the great pro fighter charlie zelenoff, you hsould be able to help him out right?

sterling
02-21-2008, 09:51 AM
wow nice i duno when mine is but i cant wait hehe gd luck man do ur best to win.

pigdestroyer
02-21-2008, 10:15 AM
I'm no veteran or expert, but good luck, mate!

kenny91
02-21-2008, 11:02 AM
yeah - what domey & rebmogul said...

lol im no veteran or anything but im just here to say

Good luck matey :fingersx:

is the fight gonna be recorded and uploaded?

Gato2012
02-21-2008, 12:32 PM
When i fight on Saturdays, we spar on Thursday, barely work out at all on Friday (just a little shadow boxing) and then we fight Saturday. I wake up Saturday morning, eat a bowl of cereal and then go weigh in. Then fight. Good luck with your fight.

Domey
02-21-2008, 03:40 PM
Sparring the a night or two or even three before a fight can be dangerous. Granted it is just sparring and light work, but you can always get hurt. Twisting an ankle, hurting your hand, or sparring with someone that be having a bad day and is fustrated and just feels like taking it out on you. I would hate to have a fight and not be able to compete, or be at my full potential due to some sparring incident.

If you are going to do any sparring I would do it the first few days of the week. Like Monday or Tuesday. Wednesday should be a conditioning night, and Thursday your goal is to break a sweat, get loose, and that is about it. Friday you want to relax, and let your body get ready for Saturday night.

Count Patron
02-21-2008, 03:49 PM
This Saturday (Feb. 23) I will have my first amateur fight. So, I have a few questions for those that are veterans and know what they are talking about.

- If the fight starts at 7pm, what should I eat (and when) throughout the day?
- How hard should I train on Friday and Saturday?
- Any advice would be appreciated.

THANKS!

Is it a smoker fight or an amateur boxing match? How many rounds and how long are the rounds? My first fight was 3 one minute rounds (smoker fight).

Stay hydrated, eat well, don't drink a ton of water or eat a ton of food prior to your fight, but you want to eat enough throughout the day that you will have energy.

You shouldn't train at all on Friday, take the day off... do something that relaxes you. On Friday night get a good nights sleep. Don't work out during the day. 30 minutes before your fight you want to warm up, get someone to work the mits with you, jump rope... get a good sweat going.

Like I said in the other thread, you will be very nervous as everyone is their first fight. Just try to relax, concentrate on breathing during the fight. A lot of people will hold their breath and be completely gassed, so make sure you are breathing. Whatever happens it's a starting point and the first one is the hardest, after that things get better.

Gato2012
02-22-2008, 11:27 AM
Sparring the a night or two or even three before a fight can be dangerous. Granted it is just sparring and light work, but you can always get hurt. Twisting an ankle, hurting your hand, or sparring with someone that be having a bad day and is fustrated and just feels like taking it out on you. I would hate to have a fight and not be able to compete, or be at my full potential due to some sparring incident.

If you are going to do any sparring I would do it the first few days of the week. Like Monday or Tuesday. Wednesday should be a conditioning night, and Thursday your goal is to break a sweat, get loose, and that is about it. Friday you want to relax, and let your body get ready for Saturday night.

at my gym we always spar the Thursday before out fights on Saturday and its worked fine. As far as sparring, we use big gloves and head gear, nobody ever gets injured. You have just as big a chance twisting an anke or hurting your hand on a heavy bag or shadow boxing in my opinion. I like sparring up until then because it keeps my skills sharp. Its kind of a tradition in my gym. But i can deffinatele see where your coming from.

To the threadstarter- your trainer should be answering you all these questions. Do whatever he says, not us.

sukhenkoy
02-22-2008, 03:10 PM
I don't really know what advice to give you because I've only started boxing a month ago myself, but I just wanted to wish you the best of luck tomorrow man.

Stay calm and you'll be good:boxing:

VBoxer
02-22-2008, 03:52 PM
Thanks everyone for the great advice. Its an amateur fight (3 2-minute rounds). I am using and will use a lot of things said. Thanks again!

aussieboxer2320
02-22-2008, 06:59 PM
stay calm, focus on what you are good at and listen to your trainer/corner. make sure you dont look timid in front of your opponent, just breathe and stay calm, focusing on your gameplan

yidish pugilist
02-22-2008, 09:27 PM
Thanks everyone for the great advice. Its an amateur fight (3 2-minute rounds). I am using and will use a lot of things said. Thanks again!

don't expect to be fighting at 7. I've only done one and ther were ten fights other than mine on the card and at least for me I didn't find out which one I was in untill I got there. bring some grapes or a banana or something because you'll probably be sitting around for a few hours.

aussieboxer2320
02-23-2008, 07:34 AM
yeah true they always have the older guys on last im only 14 so my fights are usually on fisrt or second

Southpaw Stinger
02-23-2008, 12:18 PM
Best of luck man. Relax, focus and do your thing.

rj_ct
02-23-2008, 01:51 PM
good luck, g

JF91
02-23-2008, 02:13 PM
Good luck chief

Feint
02-23-2008, 02:39 PM
First of all, congratulations. You have already proven yourself by getting this far. Nice job!

A good food to eat prior to a bout (about 20 Min. before your fight) is an orange slice. Good, quick energy that will last longer than candy and is much lighter.

Don't worry if you***8217;re a little nervous before the match. Everyone is, even your opponent. There would be something wrong with you if you weren't nervous. Keep it simple. Be aggressive with your jab and breathe naturally.

Don't worry about winning or loosing. Thousands of people run the Boston Marathon each year but only a handful ever have a chance of winning. Why do they run? Because they are competing against themselves in order to beat their own personal best time. Your goal is the same, and that to perform as well as you can and better than you did before. If you keep doing that the wins will come.

Good luck, I'm sure you will do great!

Domey
02-23-2008, 03:12 PM
Oranges and pasta are good. If you cant eat a orange try and atleast drink some OJ. Pasta is good because it fills you up and wont weigh you down. Forget the energy drinks like monster. Those will make you crash. I like to eat some pasta, pound some OJ, and drink some gatorade to replenish my system before I enter the ring.

Hwann
02-24-2008, 04:07 AM
So how'd you do?

giantsbran1227
02-24-2008, 03:12 PM
Cats prolly wiped out today lol.

Anyway howd you do son?

sterling
02-24-2008, 04:32 PM
how u do man ? i wana know if u won

bobweaver
02-24-2008, 05:10 PM
i was at the fight heres how it went. It didnt go well at all for poor johnie, johnie was walking to the ring and he tripped and fell, everyone in the crowd went silent in embaressment for him, some were laughing, anyways he got up and did a little dance to show everyone he was ok, meanless to say noone was amused. A couple seconds later Johnie gets in the ring, his opponent started laughing at him right before the bell rang this made johnie nervous anyway the first bell rings and this is what happened to poor johnie boy

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Yes he was the blue corner :( poor guy, knew he shouldnt of listened to the guys on boxingsecene for advise.

Count Patron
02-24-2008, 05:18 PM
i was at the fight heres how it went. It didnt go well at all for poor johnie, johnie was walking to the ring and he tripped and fell, everyone in the crowd went silent in embaressment for him, some were laughing, anyways he got up and did a little dance to show everyone he was ok, meanless to say noone was amused. A couple seconds later Johnie gets in the ring, his opponent started laughing at him right before the bell rang this made johnie nervous anyway the first bell rings and this is what happened to poor johnie boy

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Yes he was the blue corner :( poor guy, knew he shouldnt of listened to the guys on boxingsecene for advise.

Video Added: July 15, 2007

Fail.

VBoxer
02-24-2008, 05:25 PM
I won my first first fight by UD! I just want to say thanks to everyone. I really
did use a lot of this advice you guys gave me. After I hit the other guy clean, and the crowd went crazy, I lost all the butterflies. I learned a lot from my first fight. Yes, I was nervous as hell. But it felt good. I have fell more in love with boxing. THANKS again EVERYONE! :boxing:

Southpaw Stinger
02-24-2008, 06:08 PM
I won my first first fight by UD! I just want to say thanks to everyone. I really
did use a lot of this advice you guys gave me. After I hit the other guy clean, and the crowd went crazy, I lost all the butterflies. I learned a lot from my first fight. Yes, I was nervous as hell. But it felt good. I have fell more in love with boxing. THANKS again EVERYONE! :boxing:


Congrats man. :boxing:

Nicky_Hatton
02-24-2008, 06:12 PM
Good luck.

sterling
02-24-2008, 06:59 PM
congrats on winning man i hope i win my first one to.

Domey
02-24-2008, 10:11 PM
Congrats on the win. Hope many more follow.

DutchDynamite
02-24-2008, 11:00 PM
great and well done! congrats brother