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Old 07-30-2014, 12:17 PM   #1
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Default When should I start as an amateur?

I've been boxing a little for about 9 months and I'm a decent beginner. I'm better than every other beginner I train with, but I still get beat by the guys who have been boxing for awhile (not sure if they are amateurs or not though). I know I'm not ready to become an amateur, but I'm just wondering what are some signs that I could start as an amateur? Any opinion helps!
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Old 07-30-2014, 12:50 PM   #2
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Default Re: When should I start as an amateur?

well you won't be fighting people who have been boxing (I assume you mean competing) for a while so there is no problem, chief. As soon as you want is the right time, there are no hard and fast rules, you've been training for almost a year now, are you sparring? If so you can see if you can handle yourself.
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Old 07-30-2014, 02:33 PM   #3
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Default Re: When should I start as an amateur?

do you think your ready? yes? then you are ready
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Old 07-30-2014, 02:41 PM   #4
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Default Re: When should I start as an amateur?

Its different for everyone, I had my first fight after only 3 months; my opponent on the other hand had been boxing 2 years. With input from your trainer you should be able to decide
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Old 07-31-2014, 05:58 PM   #5
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Default Re: When should I start as an amateur?

When you and your coach feels you are ready to fight.

I boxed for 2 year and a half and got my first fight then. So far I have 4 fights right now.

But fighting is definitely different from sparring. It is usually the nerves and the anxiety that makes it so much different. Some people handle the pressure differently and love the anxiety so they do well in fights, but people like me I get chocked up and nervous in the fights so I usually end up not being able to executed my skills 100% compared to sparring.
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Old 08-10-2014, 12:43 AM   #6
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Default Re: When should I start as an amateur?

Conditioning is a major factor. Can you go three HARD rounds in the gym with a decent opponent who is making you work without getting tired?

If not, no matter what you're skill you're not ready.

And fully expect to be at least twice as tired after a real fight than after sparring, and to gas more quickly ... the crowd, the fact that it's not a controlled environment, the nerves, etc., will take more out of you at least until you've had enough fights that you've gotten over the newness of it.
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Old 08-10-2014, 09:25 AM   #7
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There's no real criteria to fulfill.

If you feel ready and your coach is comfortable with it then ask him to set up a match.
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Old 08-11-2014, 02:16 PM   #8
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Default Re: When should I start as an amateur?

Dont get it mate.

Doesn't your coach talk to you, know who wants to box who wants to train etc? Dont you tell him you wanna have a go at it?
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