View Full Version : Whats the deal with boxing in college


Danny Gunz
10-22-2008, 08:40 PM
Im going to college next year and whether or not there is boxing in any of the colleges will affect my decision alot, so do any colleges have boxing teams or something?

Actus Reus 21
10-22-2008, 08:42 PM
I know for a fact theres several across the us that have boxing programs. I believe University of michigan does and so does michigan state

Danny Gunz
10-22-2008, 08:44 PM
i live on the east coast do you know if there are any there?

Actus Reus 21
10-22-2008, 08:57 PM
Ad ask around and find out. dont forget that theres some colleges that have boxing teams or club but dont really put alot of effort into letting it be known. for example I didnt even know michigan had a boxing team on campus untill I was on campus one day and seen afew of them.

d_lyrik803
10-22-2008, 09:04 PM
depends on your university. for instance my university offers almost every well known martial art except boxing, which was pretty dumb in my opinion. so don't come down to Florida and go to FAU. so yeah i would get in contact with their sports recreation department to find out.

peewee1460
10-22-2008, 09:23 PM
your best bet is to find a decent gym close to the university. that's what influenced my decision to go to ua.

rj_ct
10-22-2008, 09:37 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Collegiate_Boxing_Association

most schools on the east coast don't have intercollegiate boxing. pick a school based on its academic programs. if you go to school in any somewhat urban area there will be a boxing gym at most a bus/subway ride away, if not walking distance.

MJ406
10-23-2008, 01:09 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Collegiate_Boxing_Association

most schools on the east coast don't have intercollegiate boxing. pick a school based on its academic programs. if you go to school in any somewhat urban area there will be a boxing gym at most a bus/subway ride away, if not walking distance.

wow that's a very small list, lol.

not overly surprised at some of the schools (Coast Guard, Air Force and Navy)

but still pretty small.

good to know though

sukhenkoy
10-23-2008, 09:13 PM
University of Maryland has a boxing team. I have a buddy that is on the team.

alex6567
10-23-2008, 11:29 PM
A lot of schools unfortunately dont have boxing teams up north. But almost all bigger schools have boxing clubs. Which usually meet at a selected local gym where you can and spar and train together....similar to a boxing team.

NeXt In Line
10-24-2008, 01:25 AM
I go to the University of Massachusetts Amherst, we have a boxing club. We don't have an actual gym, but this year we started having the workouts be a lot more strict: we set up stations for people, unfortunately most people tend to try and **** off and only want to hit mitts.

I'm one of the trainers with the club (not licensed or anything, but I have more knowledge than most kids) and I usually work with kids, work mitts, help them with technique, etc.

We're looking into doing sparring with another club about 30 minutes up the street, Westfield State, they have a program similar to ours. Hopefully by April or May, we'll have set up some competitive fights with them or the South Boston Boxing Club, depending on how progressed some of the kids are.

www.umass.edu/rso/boxing - That's the website, check it out, there isn't too much up there right now but it gives you a basic jist of what the club's like. There is an MMA gym really close to the school, like, I think maybe 10 minutes away? But I'm not into fighting MMA, though a few kids who train with the boxing club do go there.

rmz
10-24-2008, 04:25 PM
My college does not have a boxing club but there is a gym about 10 minutes away that I go to. Collegiate boxing is a bit of a waste because they have rules that prevent you from competing in USA Boxing competitions. I think you can only have 5 USAB fights or less if you want to compete colligiately. You're better off sticking with a USAB club.