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Old 01-30-2013, 12:08 AM   #16
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Some states are also doing the whole corporate boxing thing if you want a taste of the pro fighting thing later on. Bunch of fat old guys without headgear. You'd be fine.

Go for it, man. I watched a 50 year old man with bad knees and a years training get after it with a young golden gloves champion in his weightclass and he did great.

Make getting in shape your first priority, basics and comfort your second, and before you know it, you'll be ready to rack up some wins.
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:34 AM   #17
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Nice1, for all the positive feedback. Starting to train HARD now so i'm well prepared when i do get my first contest.
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:32 PM   #18
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Good luck bro, i'm 30 and want to start as well. However the biggest thing stopping me is my family. They have literally threatened to leave and have nothing to do with me if I take this seriously. (Parents included!)
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Good luck bro, i'm 30 and want to start as well. However the biggest thing stopping me is my family. They have literally threatened to leave and have nothing to do with me if I take this seriously. (Parents included!)
What the ****? No offence (although this will sound bad even after that) but there's something wrong with your family.
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:08 PM   #20
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lol....crazy that in your 30s, parents can still be like that.

My dad thinks I'm too old and my mom can't stomach the idea of anyone wanting to hurt me. I tell her we just compete for points, not to actually hurt each other (which is an absolute lie, cuz we are literally trying to kill each other).

When i become the #1 or #2 lightweight in my association this year, maybe then they'll feel a little better about it.
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Old 02-02-2013, 03:35 AM   #21
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My mums the same, i just laugh it off. Better than boozin every weekend! Its more surprise with most people,shocked that im starting so late.
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Old 02-02-2013, 05:02 AM   #22
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I`m 30 and began 4 several weeks ago with punching. never experience better in lifestyle. other people in my gym don't believe me im 30. i provided 100% every exercising because i believed i can battle. after i discuss with my trainer he informed me here in malaysia, you cant battle if you achieved the 30 decades indicate.
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Old 02-02-2013, 02:12 PM   #23
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I had my first fight when I was 32, managed to fight 8 times in total. The problem with listening to people who say you're too old is that you'll regret it for the rest of your life, thinking what if. Suffer the pain of discipline or suffer the pain of regret.
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Old 02-02-2013, 02:18 PM   #24
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Good luck bro, i'm 30 and want to start as well. However the biggest thing stopping me is my family. They have literally threatened to leave and have nothing to do with me if I take this seriously. (Parents included!)
If my family blackmailed me like that they could go and **** themselves instantly. I mean it's not like you're going to do something terrible like robbing a gas station, it's boxing for ****s sake.
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:47 AM   #25
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Good thread. Im 29 and have signed up for a white collar bout in the uk in june. Im lucky enough to have all friends and family on board. Sparred for the first time last week and realised how much work i have to do but will give it my all. Hopefully could lead onto more fights.
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:12 PM   #26
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plenty of block & parrying then starring to make it real before competing
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Started boxing at 31 (7 months ago) after playing football (both 11 and 5 a side) all my life, and wanting a new challenge. I've always loved boxing and respect the sacrifice fighters make. Started in July last year, and its like a bug. I've stopped drinking (have a few every couple of months) and am trying to eat,live, exercise right out of the gym. I'll be in the gym 4-5 hours a week. My coach reckons i should go for an amatuer fight within the next 6-8 months. Are there any other late starters on the forum?? Most of my mates/workmates say i'm too old but not really bothered what they say. Close friends and family, and people at the gym say go for it, so thats what im plannin to do!
Well AIBA approved bodies have a age limit of 34 in amatures, others do not. Some kickboxing orgs have world championships for over 40 something people. Many of the competitions are not even full contact. I think this is one of those orgs based in US here is the website [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:11 PM   #28
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Dear God RDJ wear some pants.
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:15 PM   #29
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Good luck bro, i'm 30 and want to start as well. However the biggest thing stopping me is my family. They have literally threatened to leave and have nothing to do with me if I take this seriously. (Parents included!)
1. Go 2 a makeup expert. 2. Come back home with bandages and black eye. 3. Say you were robbed and beaten. 4. Say only if you knew how to defend yourself!
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If the above does not not work. Start crying.
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