Ideal boxing weight ?

Discussion in 'Boxing Training' started by UKITAZ, May 13, 2008.


  1. UKITAZ

    UKITAZ Guest

    So at 27 years of age (old i know !) im looking into getting in to Boxing, i know its good to keep myself fit, but because im quite a competitive sportsman, i only want to do it if im going to be able to get some amateur bouts out of it. If i am to pursue this, i want to do it properly, so if i was seeing if anybody could give me any advice of what weight i'd be most suited to fighting at in the amateurs.

    Im 5'8 (173cm) and currently walking out of shape around at about 182lbs, but during the football (soccer season) im generally about 160-168lbs. ...... Ive not got a particuarly muscular upper-body build, but do have quite broad strong shoulders for my height and muscular legs. And have a background in football and rugby. Am i right in thinking if i were to take boxing serious enough to have amateur fights i'd be better off getting down to around 140-150 ??

    Any thoughts or advice would be appreciated.
     
  2. SweetScience

    SweetScience Accuracy is the key! Full Member

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    150. Were both in the same situation. I need to get down at 150. Opponents in my weight class are bigger and stronger. They would be able to eat my punches and smile through them.
     
  3. Drofrah

    Drofrah Active Member Full Member

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    Ive always been curious on how much i should weigh. Im 200 at the minute at 6'1 and quite broad. Im 22 and also thinking of getting a few amature bouts at some point. What should i aim for?
     
  4. Youngblood

    Youngblood Active Member Full Member

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    As is commonly stated, you fight where you are comfortable and in the best condition for. Yes, size, height is often a determining factor. As is body type. Ectomorphic. Mesomorphic. Endomorphic. Generally if a person is say 5`6` tall they are not going to be fighting in the higher weights, no matter the body type.

    But in a case like myself, at 6 foot, yourself at 6`1 there is a wider range of where we can fit in properly. At present I am 152 lbs, am ectomorphic... very little body fat. This is a good weight for me at present for fighting. As I mature physically, get older, that weight will naturally increase and I will likely be heading into the higher weight classes, like it or not, if I want to be optimal.
     
  5. gallagher430

    gallagher430 Member Full Member

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    I'm 5'6" , maybe a bit taller... I fight at 141, but I'm pretty stout. My last fight the guy was probably 5'10" or so, so weights can go anywhere basically lol. It just depends on your build and how well you feel at whatever weight you shoot for.
     
  6. amy

    amy If you know what I mean Full Member

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    You are all putting the cart before the horse. Your weight does not matter for some time.

    1. Find a good gym.
    2. Learn the basics
    3. Get in shape
    4. Get a couple of bouts and see how you do.

    You only really need to worry about weight classes at major advancing tournaments (in the US) and you need a minimum of 5 bouts to even enter. That could take up to over a year to get five bouts. By that time you'll have a much better idea of what your natural 'in shape' weight will be.
     
  7. Jbuz

    Jbuz Belt folder Full Member

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    I'm just over 6"1, very little bodyfat, quite toned... and I weigh 83kg (183lbs). I wouldn't want to fight at heavyweight (amateur), but I don't know if I want to be cutting 4-5 pounds every fight to make light-heavyweight. That's the only thing stopping me at the moment... :(
     
  8. jberg

    jberg New Member Full Member

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    its funny, im 6'1 with a bit of fat (not much really) and weigh 159 lbs (weighed 158.5 this morning), trying to get down to 152 for uk am welterweight
     
  9. khal-d

    khal-d Member Full Member

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    I dunno if you already box or not, but those 4-5 pounds will be nothing if you aren't boxing already. Just from training you should lose the weight and be able to keep it off while you're in shape. If you don't lose the weight, I'm sure you will lose 2-3 pounds off a hard workout and there's no problem with using a sauna to lose the rest quickly. Eating well for a week or 2 might not hurt either. But if you're 183 without boxing, I guarantee you will lose some weight when you start anyways.

    If you're already boxing and feel like you're already in great shape and the extra 4-5 pounds would be too much of a struggle then I dunno, suck it up and fight heavy!! :good
     
  10. amy

    amy If you know what I mean Full Member

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    Stopping you from what?
    No offense to you personally, but these threads are up here all the time. It's gets tiresome. If you want to box, then do it. Join a gym and start learning. If four pounds (that doesn't really matter anyways because you won't need to worry about that for quite a while) is the reason then you are really that committed to giving it a go.
     
  11. Jazzo

    Jazzo Non-Facebook Fag Full Member

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    I have found that these rational answers just don't carry impact like long drawn out ramblings.

    With ramblings people can pick out a word or phrase that suits them and go with it.
     
  12. Jazzo

    Jazzo Non-Facebook Fag Full Member

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    Some trainers (D'Amato was one) said that a fighter should train his hardest and train to fight.

    He would find himself at his natural boxing weight.
     
  13. RDJ

    RDJ Boxing Junkie booted

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    And right he was.
     
  14. amy

    amy If you know what I mean Full Member

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    We need MR KOOL to 'break it down' witha a nine paragraph post with lots of links.
     
  15. joekirkbycobra

    joekirkbycobra King Of The Ring Full Member

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    i agree
     


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