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Old 10-11-2012, 06:45 PM   #23
hernanday
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Default Re: Can I start boxing at the age of 33?

I said very hard, I was inclined to say no but saw that you had background in mma so were already a fighter, the olympics are pretty much out for you, and you can only am box for 2 years max. So more or less you'd have to be some kind of jersey joe wallcot or something. The main disadvantage you have is that most pros start thinking about retiring, have deep amateur backgrounds. Losses set you back alot in boxing. Depending on weight class you need anywhere from as low as 9-12 (usually in a weak division with a vacated title) to as high as 20-30 fights. And if you do makeit, you will have to fight like an old timer and maybe fight every month just so you can get that amount of wins before you turn too old.

To be honest all the factors are against you, but some people for whatever rreason can box well even into their 40s like Holyfield. You better be able to fight with taking little damage.
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