View Full Version : Is it okay to lose in the amatuers?


Squabbles94806
02-19-2009, 05:04 PM
Any thoughts?

IMO, as long as you don't have a fcuked up record and you train and fight hard, i think it'll be aiite.

How do you guys recover from a loss? Or how do you gain from a victory? Regardless, win like a man; lose like a man.

miamijohn
02-19-2009, 05:21 PM
I had a Record of 77w 11L 57 KO . I was distilled in me early on that losing was part of learning, thats why im in the amateurs. its different when you turn pro. I was in the amateurs for 6yrs and won golden gloves in 87, just look at them as learning points in the sport and capitalize on the them

actionjackson
02-19-2009, 06:10 PM
I have yet to face defeat so I dont know. I know that getting your hand raised is the best feeling on earth. I can imagine losing would feel the exact oposite.

RightHooker
02-19-2009, 09:52 PM
I've lost twice in seven fights, and it's definitely true what they say that you learn more from a loss than you do from a win.

When I started I went for the knockout with every punch, and it worked. I won my first two fights by quick stoppages. In my third fight I followed the same strategy. I landed a big right hand in the first 20 seconds that got my opponent an 8 count, but he recovered. I kept throwing hard and tired myself out midway through the second round. I lost a close decision.

So in my next fight I focused on being more relaxed, and setting up my power shots instead of just blasting away. I controlled the entire fight and won a decision. I was exhausted at the end of it, but I fought at a good pace the entire fight instead of going crazy for the first round and being dead when I don't get the KO.

Spacey1991
02-19-2009, 10:56 PM
I had a Record of 77w 11L 57 KO . I was distilled in me early on that losing was part of learning, thats why im in the amateurs. its different when you turn pro. I was in the amateurs for 6yrs and won golden gloves in 87, just look at them as learning points in the sport and capitalize on the them

Nice record mate, props to you... and congrats on the achievement on winning Golden Gloves in 1987, seriously... I would be extremely proud if I did that.

Any thoughts?

IMO, as long as you don't have a fcuked up record and you train and fight hard, i think it'll be aiite.

How do you guys recover from a loss? Or how do you gain from a victory? Regardless, win like a man; lose like a man.


My advice would be to learn from your mistakes and move on and come back stronger mate, I have only been going Boxing for 4 weeks so I can't give you a load of advice but I can would say that is the best way to go about it. I am hoping to maybe fight in the amateurs sometime in the future (just taking one step at a time at the moment... seeing how things go, though I am really enjoying Boxing and am determined to carry on).

Hope I helped mate! :)

TheCheetah
02-19-2009, 10:59 PM
You can be 0-99 in the amateurs it doesn't make a difference... It all matters when you step into the Pros

Bendigo
02-19-2009, 11:02 PM
There's no shame in losing, as long as you don't give up.

RightHooker
02-20-2009, 12:09 AM
Librado Andrade lost something like 16 of his 20 amateur fights (you'll hear different numbers given at different times), and then won I think 24 straight pro fights until he fought Kessler.

miamijohn
02-20-2009, 12:13 AM
Nice record mate, props to you... and congrats on the achievement on winning Golden Gloves in 1987, seriously... I would be extremely proud if I did that.




My advice would be to learn from your mistakes and move on and come back stronger mate, I have only been going Boxing for 4 weeks so I can't give you a load of advice but I can would say that is the best way to go about it. I am hoping to maybe fight in the amateurs sometime in the future (just taking one step at a time at the moment... seeing how things go, though I am really enjoying Boxing and am determined to carry on).

Hope I helped mate! :)

Oh ,hey man whats up!!! Thank You . Yes ,it was a huge accomplishment. that's why i'm training guys today.... Very proud

miamijohn
02-20-2009, 12:15 AM
Nice record mate, props to you... and congrats on the achievement on winning Golden Gloves in 1987, seriously... I would be extremely proud if I did that.




My advice would be to learn from your mistakes and move on and come back stronger mate, I have only been going Boxing for 4 weeks so I can't give you a load of advice but I can would say that is the best way to go about it. I am hoping to maybe fight in the amateurs sometime in the future (just taking one step at a time at the moment... seeing how things go, though I am really enjoying Boxing and am determined to carry on).

Hope I helped mate! :)

If you love yhe sport you will do fine.... you have to love it.

rj_ct
02-20-2009, 12:24 AM
a guy who has a record like 15-30 in the ams has the exact same opportunity to win a major tournament as a guy who is 45-0. a pro who is 15-30 wouldn't even get the opportunity to win a major title. that's why people say your record doesn't matter in the amateurs (and also obviously because you start over when you turn pro).

Del Coqui
02-20-2009, 05:53 AM
Any thoughts?

IMO, as long as you don't have a fcuked up record and you train and fight hard, i think it'll be aiite.

How do you guys recover from a loss? Or how do you gain from a victory? Regardless, win like a man; lose like a man.

amateurs your subject to a LOT of robberies, dont even count those. I guess the important thing is what you make of those losses.

KostyaTszyu44
02-20-2009, 06:09 AM
amateurs your subject to a LOT of robberies, dont even count those. I guess the important thing is what you make of those losses.

yeah man

lots of one or two point losses too....amateur scoring is so dodgy those fights could easily go the other way under different judges....so it dont matter too much

my last fight was a loss, but i fought well and i learnt a lot from it.....i was a bit pissed with myself after the loss because im one of those people that always think "what if" like if i landed one more punch or whatever, but i watched the fight after and i was pleased even tho i lost

Del Coqui
02-20-2009, 06:36 AM
yeah man

lots of one or two point losses too....amateur scoring is so dodgy those fights could easily go the other way under different judges....so it dont matter too much

my last fight was a loss, but i fought well and i learnt a lot from it.....i was a bit pissed with myself after the loss because im one of those people that always think "what if" like if i landed one more punch or whatever, but i watched the fight after and i was pleased even tho i lost

thats whats up!

Ictus
02-20-2009, 08:55 AM
I think it's not the record that matters, it's your attitude. I have a crappy record with more losses than wins, but still i'm having fun everytime i train or fight.

Richie-G
02-20-2009, 07:55 PM
There's no shame in losing, as long as you don't give up.

thats a great bit of advice, the only thing you need to know in amateur boxing is that you must never give up, because if you stick at it, you will become good eventually.

potatoes
02-21-2009, 02:33 AM
In any competition you can expect to see a winner and a loser. What the record book doesn't show is how you won or lost. There is always a little bit of luck involved, but many fights are won by the grit and determination that comes from an over powering desire to win. At the higher levels, the physical differences between men is not usually the determining factor in the outcome of a fight, it is the difference in their minds and hearts. If you want something bad enough you will do anything to get it. Bring that attitude to the ring and you will be a very tough customer.

Bretto2
02-21-2009, 05:43 AM
good line i get told occasionally, Winners never quit and quitters never win

KostyaTszyu44
02-21-2009, 08:39 AM
good line i get told occasionally, Winners never quit and quitters never win

youre an aussie?

what state you fight in man?