Re: Possibility of Competing at the End of Oct
That's great news. Good luck in your fight, and let us know how it goes.
1) Step up your conditioning big time before the fight, as a novice amateur, I feel conditioning trumps skill, at least at this level. The week of the fight most boxers generally do no sparring, and the couple of days leading up to the fight, tone it down a bit - e.g. do moderate drills & conditioning, and no weights. Ideally, you want to use the last couple of days to just sharpen up and polish up your skills.
2) Definitely try to get down to your fighting weight in advance, and gradually. Pros can dehydrate, because they usually have 24 hrs between the weigh in and the fight to re-hydrate. You don't have that luxury - you'll only have a couple of hours between weigh ins and the match. Sometimes people still end up having to drop an extra pound or two the day of the fight, it's not ideal - but a couple of pounds won't kill you. But you do not want to go into the fight drained, hungry and thirsty cuz you were too busy trying to shed the last 5 or 6 pounds.