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Old 10-08-2007, 02:43 PM   #1
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Is 20-21 a viable age to start boxing, if you worked really hard?
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Old 10-08-2007, 02:45 PM   #2
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I dont see why not, id say that if you wanted to reach world title level then youd be up against it but i dont see why you couldnt become a decent enough pro starting at that age if you worked hard at it.
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Old 10-08-2007, 02:46 PM   #3
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Is 20-21 a viable age to start boxing, if you worked really hard?
It would be tough to compete at a high level.
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Old 10-08-2007, 02:49 PM   #4
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Old 10-08-2007, 02:52 PM   #5
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Well, Ray Mercer, Ron Lyle, Carl Williams and Boncrusher Smith all started their amateur careers in their 20's.
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Old 10-08-2007, 03:36 PM   #6
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Well, Ray Mercer, Ron Lyle, Carl Williams and Boncrusher Smith all started their amateur careers in their 20's.
And Michael Grant...

































I forgot, we are trying to put a positive spin on it.
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Old 10-08-2007, 03:52 PM   #7
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I think Jess Willard was pushing 30 when he took up boxing.
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Old 10-08-2007, 03:53 PM   #8
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The deadly Svennie "KO" Ottke didnt turn pro till about 28-29 and smashed his way too about 19 defences
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Old 10-08-2007, 03:57 PM   #9
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I think Jess Willard was pushing 30 when he took up boxing.
Jess Willard took up boxing?
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Old 10-08-2007, 04:07 PM   #10
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The deadly Svennie "KO" Ottke didnt turn pro till about 28-29 and smashed his way too about 19 defences

Oh yeah, I remember this monster, what a helluva puncher he was, fearsome...
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Old 10-08-2007, 04:17 PM   #11
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IMO, if you start boxing at a very young age, it's harder to become a big guy. If you play football during your youth, or start working out and then take up boxing when you're an adult, its easier to become a light heavyweight- heavyweight type fighter.
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Old 10-08-2007, 04:22 PM   #12
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Oh yeah, I remember this monster, what a helluva puncher he was, fearsome...
look what he did to Mundine
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Old 10-08-2007, 04:23 PM   #13
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look what he did to Mundine

Yeah, it was a massacre, that they put an unexperienced Mundine in a ring with that Pitbull, IMO it ruined his career, without that fight Mundine would be the p4p-1st IMO...
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Old 10-08-2007, 05:07 PM   #14
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Deontay Wilder will represent the US in the Olympics - at age 22. He had never boxed 2 years ago and was a route driver for Pepsi.

He came from a small converted gym but had good coaches and trainers - former journeymen pros who knew their stuff.

I believe he will have a successful career as a pro after the olympics.

If you have some natural athletic ability, determination, self discipline and time to put into it AND are lucky enough to find a good coach/trainer then it CAN happen...

A lot needs to go right - but it can happen.

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Old 10-08-2007, 06:22 PM   #15
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Not if you want to compete in world class level.
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