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Old 01-07-2010, 09:27 AM   #1
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Default First Amateur fight tomorrow....any advice??

I'm 25...started boxing almost exactly 1 year ago as a way to get in shape. Deep inside I knew that at some point i'd like to see how good I actually could be.....Well it's been a year and man do I wish I had picked up boxing in my early teens....

I feel that way because I have been told that I am impressive for someone who has been training for only a year. I spar with a couple of Pros and ex-pros and some guys who have been boxing for years and do very well against them (even stopping one guy from a body punch few weeks back )

Anyways, have my first amateur match coming up tomorrow...I plan on seeing how it goes in the amateurs and perhaps turning pro at some point down the line.

Time isn't on my side so i'd want to progress as quickly as makes sense.

Any advice on my first match? I'm not nervous at all...I feel pretty confident....
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Old 01-07-2010, 09:35 AM   #2
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Get ready for one of the most memorable days of your life, the start of a great journey that will tell you more about yourself then anyone else can ever hope to tell you. Be safe, show respect for yourself and your opponent and above all do your best. Leave nothing in the changing room. Good luck.
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I'm 25...started boxing almost exactly 1 year ago as a way to get in shape. Deep inside I knew that at some point i'd like to see how good I actually could be.....Well it's been a year and man do I wish I had picked up boxing in my early teens....

I feel that way because I have been told that I am impressive for someone who has been training for only a year. I spar with a couple of Pros and ex-pros and some guys who have been boxing for years and do very well against them (even stopping one guy from a body punch few weeks back )

Anyways, have my first amateur match coming up tomorrow...I plan on seeing how it goes in the amateurs and perhaps turning pro at some point down the line.



Time isn't on my side so i'd want to progress as quickly as makes sense.

Any advice on my first match? I'm not nervous at all...I feel pretty confident....
Remind yourself why you train so hard and put in so much effort.

Your not there to make up numbers.

All the best



Off-topic, your pms is full Jeff
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Get ready for one of the most memorable days of your life, the start of a great journey that will tell you more about yourself then anyone else can ever hope to tell you. Be safe, show respect for yourself and your opponent and above all do your best. Leave nothing in the changing room. Good luck.

Well put. Just stay as calm as possible and listen to your coaches, and you'll be fine. Either way, you're a winner, it takes a lot to go ahead and actually fight.
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punch the other guy in the face as many times as you can but try not get hit back.
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Old 01-07-2010, 12:05 PM   #6
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punch the other guy in the face as many times as you can but try not get hit back.
Best advice ever. Try not to overthink matters.
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Well put Jeff. Enjoy it, relax, you should be ready.
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Do not make arrangements with your entire family to see the fight. It only makes it more complicated if you have a group of 20 there that will be there to make the event more dramatic than is should be.
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Take PED's and give your opponent a sedative

Seriously though, it's as has been said above. Stay Calm, stick to the game plan & what you're good at. Make him fight YOUR fight, don't overthink, let them hands go and keep breathing (sounds stupid, but trust me, people just don't do it, they forget to breathe and then get tired because of it)
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Do not make arrangements with your entire family to see the fight. It only makes it more complicated if you have a group of 20 there that will be there to make the event more dramatic than is should be.
Good advice. I did that as well for the first one, only people who have seen me spar hundreds of times were there. Don't create unnecessary pressure.
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I'm 25...started boxing almost exactly 1 year ago as a way to get in shape. Deep inside I knew that at some point i'd like to see how good I actually could be.....Well it's been a year and man do I wish I had picked up boxing in my early teens....

I feel that way because I have been told that I am impressive for someone who has been training for only a year. I spar with a couple of Pros and ex-pros and some guys who have been boxing for years and do very well against them (even stopping one guy from a body punch few weeks back )

Anyways, have my first amateur match coming up tomorrow...I plan on seeing how it goes in the amateurs and perhaps turning pro at some point down the line.

Time isn't on my side so i'd want to progress as quickly as makes sense.

Any advice on my first match? I'm not nervous at all...I feel pretty confident....
You sound similar to me in a way. Iv been at it for almost a year i reckon and started off just for fitness but with all that training i want to test myself, unfortunatly its been the worst year ever which has hampered me big time. Too many distractions. So i dont feel even close to being ready for a fight, first rung of the ladder. However 2010 is my year ill make sure of that!

Good luck to you mate i hope you do well
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Stay calm, don't let your nerves get to you. Go in that ring ready to fight and you'll be fine
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I piled the pressure on myself big time for my first fight, 2 tables booked at our clubs dinner show which my fight was on, mum, dad, friends, familly there. I didn't want anyone to miss it and hoped i'd rise to the occasion! I lost but didnt feel too nervous, I think them being there helped me!
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I piled the pressure on myself big time for my first fight, 2 tables booked at our clubs dinner show which my fight was on, mum, dad, friends, familly there. I didn't want anyone to miss it and hoped i'd rise to the occasion! I lost but didnt feel too nervous, I think them being there helped me!
My two brothers were at my second fight, and it made me nervous as ****. They'll be there again next Sunday, so let's hope it won't affect me this time. A few friends are also coming over, a first as well.
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use your jab constantly it not just a range finder it sets up everything use it, keep your head moving and keep focused.

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