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Old 06-21-2011, 07:38 AM   #1
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Default What is the legal age to spar in America?

Just wondering, cause my son has been learning Boxing since the age of about 6, he's now 7, but you cant spar until your 10/11, so what is the legal age to spar in America?
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Old 06-21-2011, 07:47 AM   #2
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11 or 12 I believe. I dont know I sparred when I was 12 but I also didn't enter the boxing gym t'ill I was 12 so can't say for sure.
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Old 06-21-2011, 07:52 AM   #3
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11 or 12 I believe. I dont know I sparred when I was 12 but I also didn't enter the boxing gym t'ill I was 12 so can't say for sure.
Okay, I thought it would of been younger in American for some reason.
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de la hoya said in his book that he was sparring by 7
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Old 06-21-2011, 08:09 AM   #5
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de la hoya said in his book that he was sparring by 7
Yeah but he's of Mexican descent. I'm surprised he hadn't turned pro by then.
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Old 06-21-2011, 08:15 AM   #6
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Okay, I thought it would of been younger in American for some reason.
It depends on the gym honestly I have no idea on the actual laws but my trainer and his bro let kids fight quite a bit though most of it was point sparring with karate kids and ****. Hmmm thinking now sparring in itself I dont think has been molested by laws yet I've never heard anything that would suggest you couldn't spar whatever age you are I dont think such laws exist and the legal aspect only has to do with amateurs and proffesionals come to think of it im pretty sure it's legal to let a 6 year old spar as long as he has headgear and gloves and isn't against someone twice his age and weight.
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I used spar when I was about 6-7 and was in the gym at 5 partley because my dad allways being there. We sometimes let one of the trainers lads spar and he's 6 the other kids take it easy but he's pretty gd.
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Old 06-21-2011, 10:17 AM   #8
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It depends on state law. I am not aware of any state laws that limit the age of sparing. I know there is not a sparing law in NC (I am an attorney here and did a search).
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I doubt there are any specific laws. but i guess makin a 3 yr old fight a 15 yr old is madness
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Old 06-22-2011, 02:10 AM   #10
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you can probably find more information in the rulebook at ...

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this is what i found with a quick look. check with your gym for their standards, but if he wants to compete at 8y/o, as of his true birthdate, then he has to start sparring prior to that.


101.7. Classes of Competition – male and female
The age of a boxer desiring to compete in USA Boxing sanctioned events shall be
determined by the boxer’s age at the start of the event or tournament. The
exception is USA Boxing national tournaments, for which USA Boxing reserves
the right to determine the boxer’s age as of August 1 of the year the tournament is
held.
(1)
Junior Olympic Boxer – minimum age 8, using the actual birth date,
maximum age 16.
(a) Age divisions and weight classes. The Junior Olympic program will
consist of four age divisions.
i.
Bantam Division, ages 8, 9 and 10 years. Only competition at the
LBC club/tournament level is allowed, with the exception of nonadvancing
national tournaments. Advancement to regional or
national competition is prohibited.
1. Bantam Division (local) 8-year-olds can only box 8- and 9-year
olds at LBC club events.

Weights
: Any beginning weight, with five-pound increments.

Length of rounds
: Three one-minute rounds, one minute

between rounds.
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Just wondering, cause my son has been learning Boxing since the age of about 6, he's now 7, but you cant spar until your 10/11, so what is the legal age to spar in America?
I don't think there are any age requirements to sparring. It's up to the gym to decide who can spar and who can't.
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8. The same age as you can start competing in the US.
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