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Old 12-17-2008, 05:08 AM   #1
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I know its never to late to start but can one start at age 18 and be a world champion.
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Old 12-17-2008, 06:30 AM   #2
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In my opinion there's no real correct answer to that question. But why not? If the guy is very gifted, I don't see any problems to why he shouldn't become a world champion. There's several world champions who started late.
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Old 12-17-2008, 07:44 AM   #3
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this is a question that if you where serious about it you wouldnt ask other people and just go for it, if you doubt yourself and are asking for validation from others then you dont beleive in yourself and it will be hard to achieve your goals( anyway the only validation you will get from boxing is in the ring...)...my advice is start with small goals ie: learn the moves,get fit, start sparring get your first fight, go to you first championship, ect....
But above anything else do it because you like it!
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Old 12-17-2008, 10:18 AM   #4
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this is a question that if you where serious about it you wouldnt ask other people and just go for it, if you doubt yourself and are asking for validation from others then you dont beleive in yourself and it will be hard to achieve your goals( anyway the only validation you will get from boxing is in the ring...)...my advice is start with small goals ie: learn the moves,get fit, start sparring get your first fight, go to you first championship, ect....
But above anything else do it because you like it!
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Old 12-17-2008, 11:22 AM   #5
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Ask yourself. If you came on here, asked this question and everyone said "No...no chance, is too late.." Would you,

a. tuck tail and forget about boxing
b. tell them to get stuffed and go for it anyway.


In there is your answer.
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Old 12-17-2008, 01:10 PM   #6
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Nope. You should probably just quit now. Try badminton.
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Old 12-17-2008, 01:16 PM   #7
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Old 12-17-2008, 01:38 PM   #8
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If that is your dream. Don't let anybody stop ya. U only live once. Join a gym and learn all u can. Good luck!
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Old 12-18-2008, 04:03 PM   #9
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Okay thanks guys.
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Old 12-22-2008, 03:41 AM   #10
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The galaxy warrior started boxing at 26 and his the top in his division !
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Old 12-22-2008, 03:42 PM   #11
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Marvelous Marvin was 17 (not 18 I know) But one year dont make that much difference IMO. Also you wont be as good and southpaw as him so you;ll get a title shot mych sooner lol!
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Old 12-22-2008, 04:26 PM   #12
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how was nates amateur record? great acheivment to succeed starting so late
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Old 12-22-2008, 04:41 PM   #13
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How can 18 year olds think its too late to start ANYTHING??
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Old 12-22-2008, 06:32 PM   #14
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How can 18 year olds think its too late to start ANYTHING??
Seconded. I started at 28 ****ing years old and I'm constantly being told I'm performing beyond anyone's expectations (including mine). I'll never be a world champion obviously but who the **** cares? I'm having fun and I'm doing better than I could have ever expected.
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Old 12-23-2008, 03:04 AM   #15
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18 is not that late
if you've got the talent and determination you'll get somewere
you can start at any age and become a world champ if youre talented enough
same as you can start when your 6 and win **** all
its not how early you start its how bad you want it
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