Ideal boxing weight ?

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


  1. Jbuz

    Jbuz Belt folder Full Member

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    ...Stopping me from fighting competitively. I'm not 100% if I want to anyway, I shouldn't have said "only" thing, it's one thing among many - including lack of time and lack of desire. And no offence to you personally, but if people don't like these threads, then they shouldn't read them? I despite most of the threads around here, but I just ignore them.

    Thanks anyway. :thumbsup
     
  2. amy

    amy If you know what I mean Full Member

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    Why start a thread asking if you already know you don't have the desire to do it?
     
  3. Jbuz

    Jbuz Belt folder Full Member

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    I didn't start a thread...

    :roll:
     
  4. amy

    amy If you know what I mean Full Member

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    Carry on with worrying about 4 pounds then.
     
  5. enquirer

    enquirer Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Time of the month bint?
     
  6. amy

    amy If you know what I mean Full Member

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    excuse me? :blood
     
  7. enquirer

    enquirer Boxing Addict Full Member

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    You heard me punchy.....
     
  8. amy

    amy If you know what I mean Full Member

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  9. enquirer

    enquirer Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Just joking amy.
    Using a line from pulp fiction...
     
  10. ralphc

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    Just get in boxing shape and let your body weigh whatever it wants. Soccer players tend to be quite fit so it is likely that boxing shape for you will get you to a similar weight, possibly a bit lower. In any case you should not impose weight targets as it is a distraction which does little to improve your performance. Get you mind on improving your skills and don't worry about how big the guy in front of you is.
     
  11. cfizzl3

    cfizzl3 Active Member Full Member

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    I'm 5"8 roughly.

    I fight at 151.8 (which is a very good weight for me). I'm in very good shape (run 5 miles a day) and I walk around at 156-158.

    I was around the weight of 164 and I was in decent shape. I would say average joe (I could do the police fitness test at 162).

    Take your fit body weight, and don't go too far down from it. When you cut alot of weight you may hit harder for your weight but your ability to take a punch goes down as well. Remember that.

    I think if you go by the AVERAGE builds in these heights, the weights apply

    5"0-5"5
    112

    5"3-5"7
    119lbs

    5"5-5"8
    125lbs

    5"6-5"9
    132lbs

    5"7-5"10
    141lbs

    5"8-6"0
    152lbs

    5"10-6"1
    165lbs

    5"11-6"2
    177lbs

    6"0+
    Heavyweight categories

    REMEMBER* amateur is different from pro, cutting alot of weight isn't necessarily the best thing to do since you fight VERY often and the weights are very forgiving to most body frames.

    Try and keep within 5-9 pounds of your fighting body weight.
     
  12. COULDHAVEBEEN

    COULDHAVEBEEN Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    These a universally accepted method of calculating ideal body weights for various heights called B.M.I. (body mass index). This is a non-boxing specific concept, but a reasonable guide none the less. There's plenty of info on the Net about it, and the numbers come out pretty close to what CFIZZL3 suggested in the post above.
     
  13. MrSmall

    MrSmall Member Full Member

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    I'm not your friend, poloco.
     
  14. Thumpa50814

    Thumpa50814 Member Full Member

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    hey i couldnt have said it better myself train hard then worry bout your weight
     
  15. joekirkbycobra

    joekirkbycobra King Of The Ring Full Member

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    im 5'8 n i fought at 125 n me lowest was 121
     


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