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Old 09-16-2011, 12:20 PM   #31
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Old 09-16-2011, 12:52 PM   #32
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Lumumba Estaba was a few years older than 24 when he first took up boxing, turned professional after his 29th birthday, then became history's first substantial Light Flyweight Champion with 12 successful title defenses.

Ron Lyle turned professional only after reaching 30.
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Old 09-16-2011, 01:27 PM   #33
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well if u train very hard then yes, but its not as easy as it sounds, i warn u
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Old 09-16-2011, 03:38 PM   #34
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Didn't Matt Skelton start at 37 years old and get into The Ring top-10?
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Old 09-16-2011, 03:40 PM   #35
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Depends how good you are?
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Old 09-16-2011, 04:08 PM   #36
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If you want it go get it, the worst that can happen is that you fail and you will be better for trying either way.
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Old 09-16-2011, 05:01 PM   #37
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How old was 'Svennie when he turned pro?
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Old 09-16-2011, 07:24 PM   #38
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im in some what of the same situation as you, just a bit younger. im 20. only thing is ive been training by myself for 6 years. i made up my mind to put school to the side and give this boxing shit a try. so once school is done im moving to the big city to live with my brother and start training and getting some fights, because we have nowhere to train where i live. as already mentioned, lots of guys have gotten their start late, sergio martinez, junior dos santos, ray mercer, to name a few. you only live once, i say go for it. you can work and go to school whenever
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Old 09-16-2011, 07:43 PM   #39
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Just do it. You only live once.

But you have no time to waste. Jump into it with both feet and go as far as your talent will take you.
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Old 09-16-2011, 08:05 PM   #40
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hi guys,

i've been a fan of the sport for the last 10 years and consider to be myself a tough cookie to crack.

I'm 5'8 145pounds and have just started boxing about 4 months ago, i want to give it a proper shot...what i'm wondering is, is 24 too old to start from bottom and actually attempt to make a proper carreer out of it?

appreciate your advice.

Carlos
much respect but it's tough to start at that late age especially at the lower weight classes. if you're dead set on giving it a go, i would have a few amateur fights first. if it doesn't work out just take pride in the fact that you got in there.
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Old 09-16-2011, 10:06 PM   #41
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If you have athletic ability and you've played a number of different sports, then it's not too late at all. The guys who are best at making split second decisions are people who played lots of different sports as a kid. That's why a kid should never be focused on one sport only.
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Old 09-16-2011, 10:22 PM   #42
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Get some Am fights? Sure.

Career? Not likely.

Why risk the brain damage to be a blah fighter? Not saying you can't be more, but you will be going pro against guys who have been doing this all their lives. That is a tall drink of water.
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Old 09-16-2011, 11:50 PM   #43
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hi guys,

i've been a fan of the sport for the last 10 years and consider to be myself a tough cookie to crack.

I'm 5'8 145pounds and have just started boxing about 4 months ago, i want to give it a proper shot...what i'm wondering is, is 24 too old to start from bottom and actually attempt to make a proper carreer out of it?

appreciate your advice.

Carlos

***sorry i posted this in classic section by mistake***
Dude, to help you out, I was 24 too when I started.. I'm 25 now.. And I'm into boxing for only less than 4 months now..

I've not set any goals to myself but to learn the sport and then think of what I can achieve, later, may be..

But my intentions are clear. I'm not into boxing for getting or staying in shape. I've never been out of shape in my life.. I'm into this because I want to learn it..

So its all up to what we want out of it.. Good Luck mate..
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Old 09-17-2011, 07:18 AM   #44
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Didn't Matt Skelton start at 37 years old and get into The Ring top-10?
I think that shows you how bad the Heavies are...
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Old 09-17-2011, 07:39 AM   #45
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Didn't Matt Skelton start at 37 years old and get into The Ring top-10?
HE was a kickboxer for years though and huge
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