View Full Version : Is it to late to start training?

Nick Fury
07-09-2008, 09:08 AM
I'm 19, never trained in my life. But I want to start. Is it to late?

07-09-2008, 09:13 AM
**** no. go for it.

forget about being a pro world champ. just box and see what happens, if you work hard it will change your life anyway

Nick Fury
07-09-2008, 09:20 AM
Fasho, yeah man I've been wanting to do it for a couple of years now, and I've been putting it off. But not anymore, gonna do that ****

Jae Himself
07-09-2008, 10:11 AM
I been puttin off too man, im 20 now and im just startin, and i was thinkin the same thing, it might be too late. i really hope it isnt tho lol

07-09-2008, 08:02 PM
me too me too...i am nineteen and just started training...****s hard but im sure if i keep it up get a good coach and learn as much as possible...anything can happen..

07-09-2008, 08:23 PM
It's never too late to start training. If you like what you're doing, and you have a drive to learn and listen to others, you can get far. Fraidy's 37 and he's gone a long way. 19 is not too old at all.

07-09-2008, 09:34 PM
i just started this year and im 24. some very successful pros started late like Tarver and dwight muhammad qawi. go for it dude! cheers

07-09-2008, 10:33 PM
I started when I was 20 so no. You're at the perfect age to start. Get some glove and hit up a gym ASAP!

07-12-2008, 06:35 AM
dnt be a ***** i started 18! my m8 started at 25 hes the talk of wales as amateurs, hes 3 and 0 and being touted as heavyweight champ in wabas next year! after that he can go pro! i have been spoken of highly! depends how much u want i m8!

07-12-2008, 06:38 AM
no man, if it's something you want to do, go for it, it's never too late

07-12-2008, 08:04 AM
i started when i was 18 almost 19 and now im 20 i learned alot go for it man jus go amatuer and see how u do.

07-13-2008, 08:36 AM
it is never to late to start learning something new, anything...you are 19 pff my friend started 3 months ago at age 44.

never think you are too old for something. JUST START

Rafael Benitez
07-14-2008, 04:11 AM

07-14-2008, 04:06 PM
my runs didn't extend past two or three miles until i turned eighteen. now i run six miles twice a week

07-14-2008, 09:36 PM
yeah look at tye fields, he started late and turned out just fine lol

07-14-2008, 10:49 PM
even if u start as an old man, u'll get better with more practice. i don't box or even spar anymore but i never stopped training. i'm old and arthritic with diminshed skills but my technique still gets better and better, my left hook ( and jab) is much better than it was when i was in the amateurs, i can even slip and slide a little bit. just because u can't go pro doesn't mean u can't train or learn some skills

07-14-2008, 10:59 PM
I started at 34. It's never too late. The cutoff for amateur competition is 34, but there is a Master Division (shorter rounds & 16 oz. gloves, but hey, us old farts have to be at work the next day) for ages 35+. Some Golden Gloves competitions are now having Master Division bouts.

07-14-2008, 11:39 PM
hell no go for it!!!!!!

hopkins didnt start till late

cintron didnt either

just get to a decent gym!!!!!

07-15-2008, 12:24 PM
I'm 19, never trained in my life. But I want to start. Is it to late?

It doesn't matter if you are 19 or 90, training is always a good idea. As to whether you should compete is another matter. It will depend on talent and inclination.