Boxers turning pro with no/little amateur bouts

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  1. high tower

    high tower Active Member Full Member

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    ehat are your thoughts on this?

    I’ve read about a few pros who turned over with 0-10 amateur fights or a few white collars.

    Personally I think it’s crazy. There’s a strong amateur setup in the UK so why not get a plenty of tournament and senior experience under your belt and if you can’t make it in that then you should stay well away from the pros!
     
  2. anjawnaymiz

    anjawnaymiz Get outta my pub you slags!!! Full Member

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    Uk amateurs usually get put in first time against another first timer or someone who’s had no more than 3 fights and then it goes to 10 so your first 10 amateur fights will be against people who have also had no more than 10 amateur fights which makes sense really.

    Then after that you can pretty much do what you want although I know if you enter any cups or the aba championship they have A and B class but I can’t remember how that is decided
     
  3. ryanm8655

    ryanm8655 Boxing Addict Full Member

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  4. Izaak97

    Izaak97 Active Member Full Member

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    Some aren't suited to the amateurs and can learn their craft better against journeyman types in the pros. Look at Yarde think he only had around 10 amateur fights and he's now fighting for a world title. Johnny Nelson didn't have many ams and lost a load of them, still managed to win a world title. Just depends on the individual
     
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    Furey EST & REG 2009 Full Member

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  6. Aydamn

    Aydamn Dillian Whyte #CLEARED like I said he would be Full Member

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    How many of them ended up succesful??

    Dillian Whyte only had 3 amateur fights, now in the pro's he is top 5 in the HW division, the most dangerous division, and he became WBC Silver Champ, WBC Interim Champ, WBO Mando, British Champ,
     
  7. fenoc1

    fenoc1 Active Member Full Member

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    Sergio Martinez, very little or no amateur experience
     
  8. DJN16

    DJN16 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    That is amazing considering he was arguably top 3 behind Manny and Floyd p4p.

    Martinez was seemingly a very gifted sportsman who could have excelled in anything.
     
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  9. emallini

    emallini Boxing Junkie booted Full Member

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    Maybe you're a troll?
     
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  10. fenoc1

    fenoc1 Active Member Full Member

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    Yeah he was a class act and looked a pure boxer, had it all really.
     
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  11. Aydamn

    Aydamn Dillian Whyte #CLEARED like I said he would be Full Member

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    Trolls usually lie, and divert attention from the truth.

    Whyte Amateur Record: 6-0-0 (5 KO'samateur fights), where "He left one of his amateur opponents in a coma for several weeks, due to a knockout"

    Made a mistake when I said 3, it's 6 still within the 0-10 range.

    Anything else I am trolling on???
     
  12. Aydamn

    Aydamn Dillian Whyte #CLEARED like I said he would be Full Member

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    Dillian WhyteAmateur Record: 6-0-0 (5 KO'samateur fights)

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  13. Momus

    Momus Well-Known Member Full Member

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    All depends on the fighter and circumstances.

    Ideally you want your pro career falling into place at just the point that you hit your physical prime. If you start young enough there is plenty of time to build to that with a lengthy amateur career, but for those coming late to boxing there's a real trade off between the benefits of an amateur career and missing out on potentially peak physical years as a pro.

    There's also the cold harsh reality of economics. If you are in your mid to late 20s and have real-world commitments like a mortgage and kids, you don't really have the same luxury to indulge in an amateur career.

    A great amateur career at international level is probably still the best grounding for a successful pro career, but not everyone is in the position where they can achieve that. There have been plenty of successful pros who have took a different route.
     
  14. emallini

    emallini Boxing Junkie booted Full Member

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    I give up. You're right, Whyte is the GOAT.
     
  15. Aydamn

    Aydamn Dillian Whyte #CLEARED like I said he would be Full Member

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    No he is not, don't be a moron.

    Lennox, Ali, Foreman, Tyson, Hollyfield, Klitckko , these are GOATS

    Whyte ain't in the same bracket.

    Go home, you DKSAB.
     


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