View Full Version : When Is Too Late?


austinlarg
02-25-2009, 12:58 AM
I've always loved boxing since I was a kid. I recently started going back to the gym to box and I'm 20 years old with no amateur experience or anything. You think its too late to start?

trigger happpy
02-25-2009, 01:11 AM
Age is only a number. Go for it!

austinlarg
02-25-2009, 01:21 AM
im sorry but you totally creep me out with the foot thing haha.

JoHnNyBoXeR
02-25-2009, 02:37 AM
hell no thats not too old.. i knw guys who started in their mid 20s and have had syccessfull amatuer careers national ranked and everything... if u work hard u can be pro at 25

Actus Reus 21
02-25-2009, 02:49 AM
I believe o'niel bell started in his early 20s with no boxing or fighting experience and look at him

austinlarg
02-25-2009, 01:17 PM
Alright thanks guys. Yeah I been at the gym for at least 4 days a week going for about 2 hours each day. I'm trying to put in as much time as I can and eating right and all that jazz. So hopefully this all pans out.

I'm not like completely new to boxing. I have pretty good footwork due to me playing basketball. All the pivoting and everything is quite similar to boxing. And my dad always taught me how to jab since I was 8. Thanks for yalls helps.

dchampishere
02-25-2009, 01:23 PM
it is never too late my friend

jagass
02-25-2009, 01:26 PM
If only for work out,go ahead...But for career thing,just stop...lol

selk
02-25-2009, 01:33 PM
don't ask us, ask yourself its up to you, your the one who will box not us.

jookid
02-25-2009, 01:37 PM
its only too late if youre dead!

potatoes
02-26-2009, 02:47 PM
I've always loved boxing since I was a kid. I recently started going back to the gym to box and I'm 20 years old with no amateur experience or anything. You think its too late to start?


It all depends on what you plan to do with it. If you are going to stay at the amateur level, then age really isn't too big an issue as long as you can get in shape. If you plan to turn professional then you have to remember that professional boxing is about knockouts. In reality it is about drawing the fans, but the fans want knockouts, so you know what you have to do. Rocky Marciano was about 21 when he turned pro, only had a few amateur fights. He got the knockouts, drew the fans and made the money. Can you do that?

austinlarg
02-26-2009, 04:04 PM
I can appreciate your posts cause you're really quite blunt. But I would have to say i don't know about those until I know if I can get the knockouts. Cause the money and fans come from that.

But I DO want to go pro with it.

Squabbles94806
02-26-2009, 04:18 PM
it's only too late if you think it's too late.

Landon S
02-26-2009, 04:30 PM
its never too late, go punch something already:boxing:

potatoes
02-27-2009, 01:50 PM
I can appreciate your posts cause you're really quite blunt. But I would have to say i don't know about those until I know if I can get the knockouts. Cause the money and fans come from that.

But I DO want to go pro with it.


Professional boxing is one of the easiest sports to enter, but one of the hardest in which to make any money. In the final analysis it is all about money because nobody (who is anybody) is going to take you seriously unless they think they can make money on you. All you are to them is just another number on the balance sheet. All I can suggest is that you be careful about whom you deal with because chances are you will wind up on the meat-wagon.

rmz
02-27-2009, 04:36 PM
Go for it man, 20 isn't that old. Get started, get some experience under your belt. Try to fight and spar as much as you can over a span of 4 or 5 years as an amateur and by the end of that you should know whether you want to go pro or not and whether you are good enough to be successful.

austinlarg
02-27-2009, 08:53 PM
Thanks for the encouragement guys. I just got sponsored by a company that makes nutrition supplements.