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Old 02-12-2012, 05:31 AM
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Hey im new to the boxing scene, I recently injured myself in rugby so im looking for a change of sport. I am 21 and wondering if this is a late start for boxing? i've done a moderate amount of boxing in my life because my dads into it, but to fight competitively would my lack of experience be a barrier to how far i could go with the sport?

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Old 02-12-2012, 06:22 AM
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Hey im new to the boxing scene, I recently injured myself in rugby so im looking for a change of sport. I am 21 and wondering if this is a late start for boxing? i've done a moderate amount of boxing in my life because my dads into it, but to fight competitively would my lack of experience be a barrier to how far i could go with the sport?

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nope......... several top boxers started in their 20s


it will be harder though
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Old 02-12-2012, 09:48 AM
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nope......... several top boxers started in their 20s


it will be harder though
this, i myself have not walked into a gym since 21 but i've been into sports since i was like 10 and boxed alone like 3 years so when i walked into the gym i already knew the basics and the jazz
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Old 02-12-2012, 10:26 AM
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Hey im new to the boxing scene, I recently injured myself in rugby so im looking for a change of sport. I am 21 and wondering if this is a late start for boxing? i've done a moderate amount of boxing in my life because my dads into it, but to fight competitively would my lack of experience be a barrier to how far i could go with the sport?

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I'm 22 now, I've been boxing for about 4 months now, and I'm looking to have my first fight in a couple of months. As far as I'm concerned, how far I'm able to go with the sport has nothing to do with my age, it's more dependent on how dedicated to it I am.
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Old 02-12-2012, 07:07 PM
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Thanks heaps, i feel much more confident now!
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Old 02-12-2012, 07:20 PM
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I'm 22 now, I've been boxing for about 4 months now, and I'm looking to have my first fight in a couple of months. As far as I'm concerned, how far I'm able to go with the sport has nothing to do with my age, it's more dependent on how dedicated to it I am.
This boxing takes serious amount off dedication and a small bit off luck always helps.But as everyone says your never too young Nate Campbell unified lightweight champ off the world didnt have an amateur bout til he was 25 i believe
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Old 02-12-2012, 09:56 PM
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Boxing is all dedication, if u train hard 21 isnt too old, also if your in one of the heavier weight classes there is even more reason for 21 to be to old because they arnt that good, you get alot of heavy weights start late.

The best thing to do is just get started! Think if u started right now, in 4 years time your 25, still young and could have decent skills and a possibility of 30 amature bouts on your record. I started at 16 and though that was too old and was asking myself the exact same question, im 20 now and time has flown by. You just gota put in the extra training to catch up and not miss sessions.

Its only too late if u make it too late. It all comes down to how much you want it and how much effort your willing to put in.

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Old 02-13-2012, 10:28 AM
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i wanna ask you something too; is 21 a late start for rugby?
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Old 02-14-2012, 06:37 AM
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i wanna ask you something too; is 21 a late start for rugby?
lol Rugby? How random?
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Old 02-14-2012, 09:56 AM
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Its Late!!! Young people accept instruction much better than adults generally speaking. They absorb everything and have a bond and trust factor with their trainer that a beginner your age won't have. If you have talent then it will show but if you have limited talent your age will stop you to progress where as a youth could grow a little more than an adult can.
Thats what I've found through the years anyway. I had a young man come to me in the early 80s from Gil Clancy who was 27 years old. He was a street fighter and full contact guy too. He wanted to be the New England Heavyweight Champ. After a few weeks I saw his dedication so I took him on but he never had the same bond that my kids who started with me at 11 years had and were then 19yrs old.
So go for it and understand that you need to open your mind and pay attention to your trainer and be honest with yourself as far as your development. Concentrate on learning skills and forget about bouts for now see how much you can improve over a years time and then you'll have a better idea of how you could progress. Good luck, Ray
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