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Old 07-23-2012, 11:24 PM   #1
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I'm 18, turning 19 this Sunday. Plan on boxing for a while. Are there any other late starters here? And is it still possible to get far starting this late?
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:27 PM   #2
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i started a few days after i turned 17, yes it is possible
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Old 07-24-2012, 01:13 AM   #3
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Lol at 19 being considered a late starter. Why would you be thinking about how far you can get anyway, you need smaller goals first. Maybe getting your first fight would be a good goal?
You won't get anywhere thinking about things that far into the future, think about what you can do today.
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Old 07-24-2012, 03:57 AM   #4
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Started properly in my 2nd year at uni about a year ago now at 19 then took a break and starting again properly now. My aim atm is to get between 5-10 fights at the moment I've had one and that just seems a pathetic figure. If I get to 10 ill see from there I'd like to win something for my uni if I can.
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Old 07-24-2012, 06:15 AM   #5
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i started when i was 19 im 20 now. did it when i was 11 till i was 14 though, had 2 fights back then, waiting on my first bout since iv been back
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Old 07-24-2012, 06:34 AM   #6
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I started couple of years ago when I was 26.

First my goal was just to get one fight, but now I have had 9 matches and I even got opportunity to compete for national championship.
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Old 07-24-2012, 07:16 AM   #7
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Sergio Martinez took up boxing at 21 I think.
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Old 07-24-2012, 07:22 AM   #8
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I started couple of years ago when I was 26.

First my goal was just to get one fight, but now I have had 9 matches and I even got opportunity to compete for national championship.
Good stuff man
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Old 07-24-2012, 07:32 AM   #9
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Started at 20
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:37 AM   #10
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started at 21, soon i`ll have 23 and that would be 2 years in boxing. next goal is signup in some official boxing club and having first fight.
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Old 07-24-2012, 12:53 PM   #11
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Oh man, I can't count how many times I see this topic on other sites. I'm already 15/16/17/18, am I too old to start boxing?

If we tell you "yes, you're too damn old" will that actually change your mind about boxing? or are you going to ignore what we say and do what you want anyway? Chances are, it's the latter.

Is it too old? You can do this at age 80 if you want to.

If you want to actually compete, or go to the olympics, or go pro - is the real question.

And even then, I agree 100% with Dealt With.
Just try it out and see if you even like it. Why think so far in advance?
I can't even count how many people try it out, and realize this is not for them.
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Old 07-25-2012, 12:40 AM   #12
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started at 22 or 23 and had my first fight on the 3rd of this month. my first year was real broken up from being assigned to a ship thogh
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:29 AM   #13
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Started at 21, had a fight at 22 against a guy who had his first fight at 23. A year later he won LBCs and state Golden Gloves, which I consider 'going far.' Now I just gotta do it.
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:31 AM   #14
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Started properly in my 2nd year at uni about a year ago now at 19 then took a break and starting again properly now. My aim atm is to get between 5-10 fights at the moment I've had one and that just seems a pathetic figure. If I get to 10 ill see from there I'd like to win something for my uni if I can.
Same here. 10 fights and then see where I go from there.
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:42 AM   #15
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IMO although the guys who started at 10 years old obviously have a huge advantage, I wouldn't do it if I had the chance again. It's just not good for the developing brain to be knocked about.
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