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Old 09-18-2014, 02:14 PM   #1
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Default Can you get serious brain damage from Amateur Boxing?

Hi all, I'm an amateur with 15 or so bouts. Although recently I've been thinking about the long term affects that amateur boxing can potentially have on the brain.

I know that generally the Professionals can be affected by brain issues, but I was wondering if people doing amateur boxing can be affected by moderate or serious brain issues or "punch-drunkeness". I do really enjoy the sport although I am worried that it may have long term affects on my brain, especially since headgear has recently been removed in the UK. I don't wanna end up a cabbage! Lol

Any knowledge/advice would be appreciated
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Old 09-18-2014, 02:27 PM   #2
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Default Re: Can you get serious brain damage from Amateur Boxing?

Well headgear doesnt necessary put you out of risk my friend.
I havent seen yet a guy getting punch drunk from amateur boxing. That usually happens in professional boxing but after many years of training and fighting.
I mean its not healthy to get punched in the head but i think you are just over thinking this and that can lead to a problem.
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Old 09-18-2014, 04:25 PM   #3
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of course. you are getting punched in the ****ing head
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Old 09-18-2014, 05:11 PM   #4
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if you have a coach that knows what he is doing then you should be all right.
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Old 09-18-2014, 05:41 PM   #5
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spoofman - I realise that!! Obviously I know being punched repeatedly will make some difference. I just wanted to know if the affects were serious, due to the fights being shorter and bigger gloves etc.

Cheers everyone else!
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Old 09-18-2014, 06:58 PM   #6
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Old 09-18-2014, 11:08 PM   #7
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If your worried about damage but love the sport develop your style to reduce risk of taking clean blows. Best of both worlds.
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Old 09-19-2014, 11:30 AM   #8
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If your worried about damage but love the sport develop your style to reduce risk of taking clean blows. Best of both worlds.
Good advice!!
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Old 09-19-2014, 12:44 PM   #9
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Not sure of the long term effects but..

Even a couple of times in sparring with headgear,
I have been rocked solid to the point of messed up.

1 time this huge southpaw dude rocked me a few times with punches I could not even see coming (was not used to southpaws then)

At one point he connected with a damn right hook to my temple that caused me to see white lights (stars??)

^ I could not carry on fighting for that initual 2-3 seconds and felt discouraged for the rest of the session.

So I can only imagine doing this for a long term for competition..
even with headgear it might have the potential for head trauma?????

Now I hear they are trying to remove headgear from the amateurs...

Who knows, just do your best to stay safe friend.
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Old 09-19-2014, 02:57 PM   #10
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Not sure of the long term effects but..

Even a couple of times in sparring with headgear,
I have been rocked solid to the point of messed up.

1 time this huge southpaw dude rocked me a few times with punches I could not even see coming (was not used to southpaws then)

At one point he connected with a damn right hook to my temple that caused me to see white lights (stars??)

^ I could not carry on fighting for that initual 2-3 seconds and felt discouraged for the rest of the session.

So I can only imagine doing this for a long term for competition..
even with headgear it might have the potential for head trauma?????

Now I hear they are trying to remove headgear from the amateurs...

Who knows, just do your best to stay safe friend.
ye been rocked in sparring but never smashed, its the fighting that hurts, **** nerves.
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Old 09-20-2014, 02:45 AM   #11
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Old 11-28-2014, 02:33 PM   #12
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ye been rocked in sparring but never smashed, its the fighting that hurts, **** nerves.
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^ Does this level of sparring intensity count???

I have had a few of these type of high intensity "sparring" sessions with some tough blokes... Mostly Amateur dudes.

Might not be exactly the same as "fighting" per se... however at the same time it's not like we are playing patty cake and giving each other warm fuzzy hugs while sipping lattes lol

Sorry I wanted to reply to you awhile back but.. i had to wait 60 days before I was able to post a video link on here.

PS Iron Mike Tyson's "sparring" sessions seemed more like mini fights lol...
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Old 12-04-2014, 05:58 PM   #13
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i have known amateurs who were becoming punchy.

like mentioned above, be accountable for yourself to learn the best defenses and practices to keep you as safe as possible.

whenever you take a blow to your head, with or without head gear, your brain is bouncing around the inside of your skull. below is a short write up with information from the CDC ...


Concussion awareness

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that changes the way the brain normally works. A concussion is caused by bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. Even a “ding”, getting your “bell rung”, or what seems to be a mild bump or blow to the head can be serious. As a concerned parent or coach, here’s what to look for in your athlete
• Appears dazed or stunned
• Is confused about assignment or position
• Forgets an instruction
• Is unsure of game, score, or opponent
• Moves clumsily
• Answers questions slowly
• Loses consciousness (even briefly)
• Shows mood, behavior, or personality changes

Some symptoms reported by the athlete can be
• Headache or “pressure” in head
• Nausea or vomiting
• Balance problems or dizziness
• Double or blurry vision
• Sensitivity to light and/or noise
• Feeling sluggish, hazy, foggy, or groggy
• Concentration or memory problems
• Confusion
• Just “not feeling right” or “feeling down”

If an athlete reports one or more symptoms of concussion listed above after a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body, s/he should be IMMEDIATELY removed from training, the day of the injury, and kept out of play until a health care professional, experienced in evaluating for concussion, says it is okay for the athlete to return to APPROVED activities. Do not attempt to judge the severity of the injury yourself.

Rest is key to helping an athlete recover from a concussion. Exercising or activities that involve a lot of concentration, such as studying, working on the computer, or playing video games, may cause concussion symptoms to reappear or get worse. After a concussion, returning to sports and school is a gradual process that should be carefully managed and monitored by a health care professional.


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Old 12-11-2014, 11:50 AM   #14
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I remember watching one of those boxing dvds where one guy talks about how safe amateur boxing is and how he had a bunch of amateur fights. Meanwhile the guy talked with a mumble.
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Old 12-11-2014, 05:21 PM   #15
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In my experience, most damage is done in the gym.
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