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Old 01-17-2013, 07:50 AM   #1
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I'm a late starter to boxing (started in July) i'm now 31, 32 in April. I live and breathe the sport thoiugh, stopped drinking, train right, and eat right too. I'm hoping to get a couple of amateur bouts under my belt. The question is i know the age limit is 34, but does that mean I can compete until my 35th birthday?

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I'm a late starter to boxing (started in July) i'm now 31, 32 in April. I live and breathe the sport thoiugh, stopped drinking, train right, and eat right too. I'm hoping to get a couple of amateur bouts under my belt. The question is i know the age limit is 34, but does that mean I can compete until my 35th birthday?

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You can box in the masters category until 40 years old (34-40).
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Thanks Rich C, I'd just speak to my coach about that then yer? So i'm able to compete in the regular amateurs until my 35th birthday?
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Thanks Rich C, I'd just speak to my coach about that then yer? So i'm able to compete in the regular amateurs until my 35th birthday?
34th i guess
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Thanks Rich C, I'd just speak to my coach about that then yer? So i'm able to compete in the regular amateurs until my 35th birthday?
You will be classified as a "master" on your 34th birthday.

Yeah, you will be able to box as a senior against lads between the ages of 17 and 33 till then.

Your coach will probably know all this though mate. If not details are in the ABAE rule book - you can download this online at the ABAE website.
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Well done mate good luck- none of this WWF unlicensed bollocks.
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Well done mate good luck- none of this WWF unlicensed bollocks.

Ta!

Future thinking, is masters boxing easy enough to get into. After a quick search online there doesnt seem to be too much info on it. Anyone familiar with the scene? Didnt fancy unlicensed seen a few events didnt think it was for me.
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Future thinking, is masters boxing easy enough to get into. After a quick search online there doesnt seem to be too much info on it. Anyone familiar with the scene? Didnt fancy unlicensed seen a few events didnt think it was for me.
Masters boxing is exactly the same as any other ABA bout.

You train at a normal ABA club and box on normal club shows with juniors and seniors. The only differences are that you have to have a medical every year and your coach has to match you with lads between 34 and 40. There's no special way of getting into it - it's just normal am boxing.

There aren't many masters available to box at present so you may have to travel to get bouts and I wouldn't expect to be boxing too often.

Hope this helps mate.
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I'm a late starter to boxing (started in July) i'm now 31, 32 in April. I live and breathe the sport thoiugh, stopped drinking, train right, and eat right too. I'm hoping to get a couple of amateur bouts under my belt. The question is i know the age limit is 34, but does that mean I can compete until my 35th birthday?

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No. It means you can fight until December 31st in the year you become 34. Eg. you can finish the year in which you become 34.
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No. It means you can fight until December 31st in the year you become 34. Eg. you can finish the year in which you become 34.
Thanks. Hope to get a couple of contests in then.
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Good luck mate. I myself started late as well and managed to get a few fights in before reaching the age limit.
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Good luck mate. I myself started late as well and managed to get a few fights in before reaching the age limit.
Had u boxed before? Ive played footy most of my life and still play five a side now. Felt awkward at first but after learnin the basics (had a few one on one lessons with my trainer whos an advanced aba coach) reckon ive got a couple of contests in me. Been goin to the gym for 6months now, and stopped the booze at xmas. Startin to enjoy sparring now!!
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No not at all. Entered a boxing gym at age 28 for the first time in my life. I was a fat clumsy slob who never intended to set foot in a boxing ring. I gradually improved thanks to my obsessive nature and at some point my trainer asked me if I wanted to fight. He was shocked when I told him my age (30 or so by then) but it happened anyway. Wouldn't want to miss the experience for anything in the world, I suffered the pain of discipline but won't suffer the pain of regret.
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