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Oriachim
02-28-2009, 04:38 PM
Well basically what do you do? Supposedly you got "potential" to be a real good boxer and now all your friends and.. everyone who know you want you to box because of it?

Basically one of my friends whos one of my best friends wants me to get back into boxing, so behind my back he goes to all major gyms and coachs asking them to accept me, and they say yes we'll see what he can do. This is putting pressure on me as if I say "no" then he'll feel like I betrayed him.. and all my friends will hate me for saying no as they'll feel I ****ed him about...

but realistically, my heart is not in the sport anymore... I'll always enjoy being a spectator but my heart is in night clubs and partying... but all my friends because I got potential seemingly try to force me (sometimes bully me) into getting back down the gym, saying because I lost my last fight I got no heart anymore and blabla...

but what do you do? anyone else feel this way? what did you do?

pyrovampx
02-28-2009, 04:43 PM
Well basically what do you do? Supposedly you got "potential" to be a real good boxer and now all your friends and.. everyone who know you want you to box because of it?

Basically one of my friends whos one of my best friends wants me to get back into boxing, so behind my back he goes to all major gyms and coachs asking them to accept me, and they say yes we'll see what he can do. This is putting pressure on me as if I say "no" then he'll feel like I betrayed him.. and all my friends will hate me for saying no as they'll feel I ****ed him about...

but realistically, my heart is not in the sport anymore... I'll always enjoy being a spectator but my heart is in night clubs and partying... but all my friends because I got potential seemingly try to force me (sometimes bully me) into getting back down the gym, saying because I lost my last fight I got no heart anymore and blabla...

but what do you do? anyone else feel this way? what did you do?

well mr potential you never told us why they think you have potential?
what's your record tell us that and then we'll tell you if you have potential.

austinlarg
02-28-2009, 05:01 PM
If theres a whole bunch of people telling you to get back into it, don't you think they may have a point? Maybe you DO have a lot of potential. Just try it. There's nothing wrong with that.

joe90210
02-28-2009, 05:12 PM
sounds like you're a *****

"my heart is in night clubs and partying"
lol who says **** like that?

KostyaTszyu44
02-28-2009, 05:40 PM
you'll regret giving up boxing for all the nightclubs and **** when you're in your 30's, you're fat, the partying is getting old, all your friends have come and gone and you're stuck in some **** house job or no job at all

stick with the boxing, if you do have potential and work hard you can go to more interesting places than nightclubs

Trrmo
02-28-2009, 08:10 PM
WTF do YOU want to do? thats all that matters, you need to learn to fk what others think and do what you wanna do if you want to make it anywhere in life.



you'll regret giving up boxing for all the nightclubs and **** when you're in your 30's, you're fat, the partying is getting old, all your friends have come and gone and you're stuck in some **** house job or no job at all

stick with the boxing, if you do have potential and work hard you can go to more interesting places than nightclubs

Can relate to that lol but in my case decided to sell up go overseas , learn a new language and start a backpacker hostel. Pissed alot of opportunity up the wall, but anyway at least now not fat, not stuck in a **** job with some cnt boss, gave up cigs and booze and boxing training again. Hey but If I listened to others I wouldnīt be here.

KostyaTszyu44
03-01-2009, 02:24 AM
WTF do YOU want to do? thats all that matters, you need to learn to fk what others think and do what you wanna do if you want to make it anywhere in life.





Can relate to that lol but in my case decided to sell up go overseas , learn a new language and start a backpacker hostel. Pissed alot of opportunity up the wall, but anyway at least now not fat, not stuck in a **** job with some cnt boss, gave up cigs and booze and boxing training again. Hey but If I listened to others I wouldnīt be here.

yeah but you did something productive with your life, learning a language, seeing a new country starting a business etc

i think this guy just wants to party "my heart is in nightclubs and partying" lol

Oriachim
03-01-2009, 05:49 AM
yeah but you did something productive with your life, learning a language, seeing a new country starting a business etc

i think this guy just wants to party "my heart is in nightclubs and partying" lol

Well not neccasary, I just want to enjoy my life and progess in my job in all honestly... All to your last post, I'll never go outside the amateurs.

THRILLA77
03-01-2009, 05:56 AM
same exact story here man......

Puntoyhauf
03-01-2009, 06:07 AM
if a had a chance to be in the gym to train and if i had the money to support my training i will fulfill my passion.

i only wish there's a boxing gym near from where i grew up. this sport is in my blood i just know it. too bad i ended up being in the motion capture industry.

if boxing is not in your heart don't do it. Fighter's that has heart in boxing loses it in a fight.. how much more a fighter with no heart to start with.

good luck to your partying...whatever makes you happy.

go spectate.:boxing:

Trrmo
03-01-2009, 07:38 AM
Well not neccasary, I just want to enjoy my life and progess in my job in all honestly... All to your last post, I'll never go outside the amateurs.

Well what I was saying if thats what you wanna do then do it. I stopped boxing at 16 before making a comeback at 28. When I was 16 I was enjoying having a car and drinking and started to go out etc, but you can still have a social life and go out when you are training. Even if you just train and donīt fight you will keep yourself in better shape (and pick-up more girls at the nightclubs as well).
I would say 90% of boxers that have some talent give it away early for one reason or another. Many because of alcohol or they like to party too much. Whatever you do I recommend keeping up a fitness routine even if you never box again.

mongrel_boy
03-01-2009, 07:59 AM
I talk about this with my dad all the time. He had potential in boxing also and and ended up pissing it away for women and alcohol, around the same age I'm at now (17). But now when I talk to him about it he says it's the only regret in his life, that he was good at boxing but now he's too old and he'll never know if he was good enough. He says he wouldn't have cared if he had one pro fight and got knocked the **** out, because then he'd know it wasn't for him. His main problem is that he never gave it a shot at all.

Consequently I guess he's instilled a passion for boxing in me but I know that alcohol and women aren't going to deterr me from my training.

I think in life, you have to do want you want to do. But is drinking and screwing all your life a realistic goal? And do you want to grow to have regrets about your potential? It kind of sounds like you've already made up your mind, but you never know where your head'll be at in a couple of years.

Personally I just try to keep it in moderation. I like to go out for a drink and a bonk every now and then, but (personally) I believe it's important to stay focussed on a long-term goal, even if so loosely.

The point made about your heart not being in it being dangerous is also pretty valid. In the end I think the pressures of others mean nothing, because it is entirely up to you.

Good luck with your decision...

T-97
03-01-2009, 10:38 AM
Don't be pushed into anything you don't wanna do.

Boxing isn't the safest sport as it is, but if your hearts not in it, it's just not worth the risk.

Mr.Noodle
03-01-2009, 12:19 PM
You're not betraying your friend. Your friend went to those gyms on his own and you never asked him to in the first place. Really no point going back if you don't have the heart for it. Chances are you probably wouldn't give it your all if you force yourself back into it. Give it some thought and go from there.

Sadler
03-01-2009, 03:49 PM
you'll regret giving up boxing for all the nightclubs and **** when you're in your 30's, you're fat, the partying is getting old, all your friends have come and gone and you're stuck in some **** house job or no job at all
stick with the boxing, if you do have potential and work hard you can go to more interesting places than nightclubs

maybe boxing has got old for him?
P Diddy likes to party and hes got wads of money ;)

KostyaTszyu44
03-01-2009, 04:06 PM
Well not neccasary, I just want to enjoy my life and progess in my job in all honestly... All to your last post, I'll never go outside the amateurs.

how long have you been training, and how many fights have you had?

elfag
03-01-2009, 07:09 PM
Well not neccasary, I just want to enjoy my life and progess in my job in all honestly... All to your last post, I'll never go outside the amateurs.


Its all your choice, you dont have to do anything you dont want to. If your heart isnt in it and you dont want to well.. you are going to be fighting against guys who are devoting their lives to the sport who will thus be better and thus you will only get so far.

Considering only those at the very top make enough money to support themselves as pros and if you are already pursing a career then I dont think thats a bad thing at all to focus on your career.

That is different than you wanting to do it but just being too lazy to train.

You can devote however much time you want to it, its your choice not your friends.

IVANDRAGO88
03-01-2009, 10:14 PM
what the **** is a matter with you. my heart is in night clubs and partying. your going to regret the decesion so hard if you dont train:luvbed: in boxing. you can still train hard during the week, and have fun and goto night clubs on the weekends. thats what i do and im sure majority of the people on this forum probably party harder then you. so get your ass in the gym.

MANGLER
03-01-2009, 10:15 PM
If your heart ain't in it, don't do it. Simple as that.

twoohands
03-02-2009, 12:47 AM
what the **** is a matter with you. my heart is in night clubs and partying. your going to regret the decesion so hard if you dont train:luvbed: in boxing. you can still train hard during the week, and have fun and goto night clubs on the weekends. thats what i do and im sure majority of the people on this forum probably party harder then you. so get your ass in the gym.



yeah thats because all the good boxer are at the forum

daniels_co
03-02-2009, 01:51 AM
if u dont want too... then u shoudnt....







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