Sparring is KEY to becoming a good boxer. You won't get far without it. You can have the perfect technique on the focus mitts, but if you don't know whats it is like to be in the ring and getting hit in the face, it is useless.
Why become pro right away? I would suggest picking up at least 20 amateur fights if possible and winning them all before even thinking about being a pro boxer.
Also and perhaps the most important thing. Do NOT quit school. Education is so important, because you need to have something to fall back on. It should be no problem managing your time between school work and boxing.
Last edited by ChowAce; 08-22-2011 at 11:09 AM.
Reason: forgot to add something.