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Old 09-17-2011, 07:41 AM   #46
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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.
That's essential, but not just a few, try and get 20 amateur fights under your belt so you know whats what
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Old 09-17-2011, 07:48 AM   #47
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In the heavyweights you can be well over 30 and still have a career. Not so much skill involved except at the highest level. Shavers and Norton were in their mid 20's while Lyle was 30 at the time they took up boxing.
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Old 09-17-2011, 08:37 AM   #48
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I read he was a pro footballer before turning to boxing as a 20yo. Seems like a natural athlete. A better example would be Nate Campbell
Apparently he also used to be a pro cyclist.
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Old 09-17-2011, 09:38 AM   #49
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I started at 23 and am now 24. Just do it and train hard and you wont look back. Best thing ive ever done was to start boxing.
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Old 09-17-2011, 03:23 PM   #50
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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

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Is there somebody in your area who knows boxing? If so, then get him to assess your talent and tell you if a career in boxing is worth the effort. Remember the lowest paid man in the NBA makes more money than 99% of boxers. Boxing is a tough business.
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Old 09-17-2011, 05:16 PM   #51
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Is there somebody in your area who knows boxing? If so, then get him to assess your talent and tell you if a career in boxing is worth the effort. Remember the lowest paid man in the NBA makes more money than 99% of boxers. Boxing is a tough business.
Most people dont want to be paid to riches, as long as they have enough money for a home, food etc. theyre happy =)
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Old 09-17-2011, 05:25 PM   #52
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Not too late at all mate it's never too late.
Antonio Tarver was in his 20s when he started and nearly 30 when he turned pro. Carl Froch turned pro at around 25.

I'm not saying its ideal but a lot depends on your ability and how much work you put into it.

Its late but never TOO late to try anything you want. Bottom line is you CAN
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Old 09-17-2011, 08:02 PM   #53
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Anyone who says that it's not possible doesn't know a thing about the sport. Seriously, ignore them right away.
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Old 09-18-2011, 07:30 AM   #54
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Depends how good you are?
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Also, if you don't try you will never find out.
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Old 09-18-2011, 10:52 AM   #55
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Not too late at all mate it's never too late.
Antonio Tarver was in his 20s when he started and nearly 30 when he turned pro. Carl Froch turned pro at around 25.

I'm not saying its ideal but a lot depends on your ability and how much work you put into it.

Its late but never TOO late to try anything you want. Bottom line is you CAN
No he wasn't he beat Jones in the AMs
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Old 09-18-2011, 08:42 PM   #56
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I want some help too, guys, if you will. I'm 19, a 6"0 HW and have been watching boxing for years since I was a kid. I have been working out with my heavybag and pads for a few years. I want to give it a go, but want some opinions first?
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Old 09-18-2011, 10:56 PM   #57
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i dont think its to late if you fail you fail but you might not am 21 and am getting back into it after 2 years out but if you dont try you will never know
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Old 09-19-2011, 04:26 AM   #58
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thanks for all the advice guys, training tonight at 6.30 pm
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Old 09-19-2011, 06:56 AM   #59
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Didn't Matt Skelton start at 37 years old and get into The Ring top-10?
I dont think he ever ha a rings top-10 ranking
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Old 09-19-2011, 01:47 PM   #60
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TS, at 24 its not really "too late" per se but it won't be anything easy. The only thing you have to have is a hard working ethic. You can have great skills, speed and stamina but if you're lazy and you don't train hard you won't reach your full potential. Good luck.
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