How many fights before going pro?

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  1. Henk kader

    Henk kader New Member Full Member

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    I want to go boxing and do amateur matches. I am now 15 and almost 16. I want to do boxing 4-5 a week after how long can i start doing amateur matches and win. Also i have a question how much amateur matches i should do before going pro. In my country you can fight 8 fights a year at max. so how many years of amateur boxing does it take before i can go pro.
     
  2. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft 'Snarky Little Gobshite' - IntentionalButt Full Member

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    I've done it three or four times a week for almost two years now, as well as off and on for years before that. It really depends on you mate. No right or wrong, just keep having amateur fights until you feel you're ready. Stick to it though. Who knows, one day, maybe we'll be talking about you on here.
     
  3. greynotsoold

    greynotsoold Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Only 8 amateur fights in a year? Why?
     
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  4. Henk kader

    Henk kader New Member Full Member

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    Thankyou
     
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  5. Henk kader

    Henk kader New Member Full Member

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    In my country boxing is not very popular but i just love the sport thats why i want to do it
     
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    The Morlocks Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    greynotsoold Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Can you travel to neighboring countries and box there? The experience would really be beneficial to your development.

    A few years back I had an amateur and we had trouble getting him fights because, when we got to the fights, his opponents were pulling out. So we concentrated on fights in Mexico and won at least 10 fights in 4 months.
     
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  8. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Much would depend on whether you wanted to see what you could do as an amateur, or get into the professional ranks fairly promptly.
     
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    surfinghb Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Good luck my man !!! There are some trainers here , who will help .. like greynotsooold just did .. and PATM is another trainer here and some others.. if you use the quote feature and ask questions or send a personal inbox to these trainers , you might get responses ... You probably do not need to start a new thread every question you have ... hope that helps and good luck
     
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  10. BoxingDialogue

    BoxingDialogue Active Member Full Member

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    Get as many as you can then turn pro when you’re 20.
     
  11. Dubblechin

    Dubblechin Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Hi Henk.

    I'm not that familiar with amateur boxing in Europe. However, I recommend you contact the European Boxing Confederation or visit their site.
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    They are a member organization of AIBA.

    I also saw a link there for the Netherlands Boxing Federation with phone numbers and an email.
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    There are Junior tournaments in Europe for boxers who are 15 and 16. You can contact any European amateur boxing organization and find out where tournaments are being held and what the qualifications are. (There may not be many going on at the moment with COVID.)

    Historically, you had to enter and probably win smaller tournaments or perform well in order to adance to larger tournaments. Not sure how it works today.

    You may have to join a gym that sends fighters. You may not. There are fees to enter tournaments. You may have to travel, which also costs money. That's why it's good to join a boxing club if possible. They may cover the costs (or pay for some of them).

    Don't worry about turning pro before you have even had one amateur fight. Just concentrate on learning how to box.

    Training is much different than sparring. Sparring is much different than actual fights.

    Good luck.

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  12. young_wolverine

    young_wolverine Member Full Member

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    It really depends on when you feel ready. I know several fighters who had less than 10 amateur fights and then went pro some succeded some didn't. Dillian Whyte is by most accounts the 5th best heavyweight in the world and he only had 8 amateur fights so just do what feels right. As long as you dedicate yourself to your craft and give it your all at training and really study the sport and become a student of it you can do well.
     
  13. Henk kader

    Henk kader New Member Full Member

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    The Netherlands
     
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  14. Henk kader

    Henk kader New Member Full Member

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    I can but i live in europe so boxing is not that big
     
  15. The Morlocks

    The Morlocks Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Move to the Mexico or Argentina, turn pro and fight 15 times a year until you become good. Then with experience, move on from there.