View Full Version : how long would it take to start boxing?


jiminy cricket
09-30-2009, 02:29 PM
how long would it take to train for my first amateur fight?

i am 18 years old, is that too old to start boxing?

Junito-Rulez
09-30-2009, 02:46 PM
No it's not. If you have desire, a strong mind and athletic ability, it's not too late. The hardest thing is to really want it and to be willing to take punishment to get your goals.

#1Assassin
09-30-2009, 03:58 PM
why do ppl ask this? obviously its diffrent for ever fighter how long it takes until his first fight. it depends on how talented you are and how hard you work until you are ready skill wise. then the mental game is a whole other story, and ofcourse u never know how often tournaments and such are happening in your specific area, and how quickly your trainer puts his guys in there is diffrent too.

let me put it this way. i had my firs fight after 4months of training, a friend of mine had his first fight the same day.. after 4 YEARS of training. so its diffrent. expect it to be more than a year though.

if u really wanted to fight u wouldnt be thinking about that though, u would just get in the gym and not ask dumb questions. i had just turned 17 when i started btw, no reason not to pick it up late. if u want it bad ebough u can make up for it, your still young enough. if u dont u will regret it once u really are to old to start boxing.

jiminy cricket
09-30-2009, 04:04 PM
i have no real desire for amateur boxing, but i would much rather like to try professional boxing.

i was wondering how many amateur bouts you would have to have before you can turn pro. is there a minimum amount you have to have?

and my fitness is very good, my skills are alright, i have been sparring with my brother and friends for years, so i have the basic skills required, so i dont think thats too much to work on.

thanks for your advice.

mrboxer
09-30-2009, 04:08 PM
do you want to start boxing to be a pro or just for the fun of it,speak up what are you trying to say,who do you think you are telling us you want to turn pro but you have no desire for amateur boxing,are you kidding me,do you think if you fight a pro he is going to take it easy on you,he will mangle you,this is boxing you are talking about,not mma or wrestling this is the big time,the big anchallata,it doesnt get any bigger than this:boxing:

IcedBlood
09-30-2009, 04:12 PM
Your never too old to start boxing, however your view of wanting to fight Pro ASAP is ridiculous and you'll soon realise that once you start training.

jiminy cricket
09-30-2009, 04:19 PM
do you want to start boxing to be a pro or just for the fun of it,speak up what are you trying to say:boxing:

yes i do want to start boxing to be a pro, and also for the fun of it, i like to watch the sport, (though i do not like amateur boxing very much) it's very entertaining and i've always wanted to try it so now i think its time to do it.

i would like to hear your advice about how i should approach the sport.

it's not that i want to turn pro asap, i just prefer the professional style of boxing over amateur,i see from what i said made you think i wanted to turn pro staight away but it's just that i dont really like it, and if i have to go through it i will and i will give it my best.

#1Assassin
09-30-2009, 04:28 PM
i have no real desire for amateur boxing, but i would much rather like to try professional boxing.

i was wondering how many amateur bouts you would have to have before you can turn pro. is there a minimum amount you have to have?

and my fitness is very good, my skills are alright, i have been sparring with my brother and friends for years, so i have the basic skills required, so i dont think thats too much to work on.

thanks for your advice.

eighter your an alt or an idiot. amateur or pro u have to pass a medical, and since those so called sparring sessions obviously left u brain damaged u wont get cleared to fight.

everything u just said is just wrong on so many levels.

RightHooker
09-30-2009, 04:42 PM
i have no real desire for amateur boxing, but i would much rather like to try professional boxing.

i was wondering how many amateur bouts you would have to have before you can turn pro. is there a minimum amount you have to have?

and my fitness is very good, my skills are alright, i have been sparring with my brother and friends for years, so i have the basic skills required, so i dont think thats too much to work on.

thanks for your advice.
Oh no, not another one of these guys.

Do you have videos of yourself boxing with your friends you can post for us to show us your skills?

jiminy cricket
09-30-2009, 04:44 PM
so why dont you think i could pass a medical?

IcedBlood
09-30-2009, 04:46 PM
Post vids dude, and we'll be able to tell you about your skillz as a pro. I sense another Whitehope here =D

jiminy cricket
09-30-2009, 04:50 PM
so what do you have to do to pass a medical?

IcedBlood
09-30-2009, 04:57 PM
Duno, never had to do one. I'm raging at myself these days, I boxed when I was around 15 for a few years, but I kept leaving cause I had no motivation and no heart. Now I've been going to the gym for a few months and got a decent physique and an excellent level of fitness and I'm too embaressed to show my face in the boxing gym again. That's my sob story. "If you really wanted it you'd go back regardless of losing face" I'm hoping to go to the army and will start boxing there.

mrboxer
09-30-2009, 05:17 PM
yes i do want to start boxing to be a pro, and also for the fun of it, i like to watch the sport, (though i do not like amateur boxing very much) it's very entertaining and i've always wanted to try it so now i think its time to do it.

i would like to hear your advice about how i should approach the sport.

it's not that i want to turn pro asap, i just prefer the professional style of boxing over amateur,i see from what i said made you think i wanted to turn pro staight away but it's just that i dont really like it, and if i have to go through it i will and i will give it my best.you have to approach in a way that is comfortable with what you want to do,you have not given a clear defination of your plans:boxing:

Juof
09-30-2009, 07:20 PM
so what do you have to do to pass a medical?
medicals are pretty easy just let the doc do his thing also u piss in a cup

shyboirank#1
09-30-2009, 07:27 PM
if you know the game it will take 2 months tops and no its not too late james toney started his pro fight at 21 jc chavez jr. started at 16 i think

jiminy cricket
09-30-2009, 09:38 PM
what training sessions do you guys do?

fdotorres
10-01-2009, 01:56 AM
what training sessions do you guys do?

post a vid of you sparring

#1Assassin
10-01-2009, 10:33 AM
what training sessions do you guys do?

u need to get in the gym asap if u are serious about boxing. im not trying to be mean or anything, but everything u have said shows u have pretty much zero knowledge about boxing. the way to change that is to get in the gym. those sparring sessions with friends are making you a worse boxer. if a trainer hasnt shown u the proper basics u are just creating bad habits.

and dont even think about competing amateur or pro at this stage, everything u have said leads me to belive it will be a loooooong time until u will be ready for that. as of now you seem like some guy who watched a rocky movie and got over excited, get in the gym and see what its really like cuz right now u dont have a clue.