View Full Version : If you start boxing at age 21... don't let anyone tell you its to late


THAULTIMATE
06-22-2008, 07:22 AM
Take Andrew Maynard for example. He didnt start boxing until 21 and he earned a damn gold medal at the olympics.

http://www.thesweetscience.com/boxing-article/5378/andrew-maynard-didn-get-hurt-people/

Also take Deontay Wilder as another example http://www.usaboxing.org/86_1947.htm He started boxing at age 20, he made the olympic team and has a shot at gold. Given his height and ability he was able to make it seem easy.
But even if you arent the most athletically gifted dont give up hope just because people say you started boxing late by starting in your early 20's, you never know what you can achieve.

Rafael Benitez
06-23-2008, 02:16 AM
What if you started in your teens and you're in your mid 20's now? I would say do not give up but also have a back up plan. Don't put all eggs in one basket.

sterling
06-23-2008, 04:02 AM
No one should give up just because there in there 20's look at tarver as a good example of course.

aussieboxer2320
06-23-2008, 04:34 AM
No one should give up just because there in there 20's look at tarver as a good example of course.

yeah but tarver had been fighting as an amateur since he was like 15 before he turned pro, he didnt start boxing late