is 16 too late to start boxing and become a pro

Discussion in 'Boxing Training' started by Henk kader, Jan 31, 2021.

Will i ever become a pro

  1. yes

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  2. no

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  1. Henk kader

    Henk kader New Member Full Member

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    I have a question i am almost 16 and i want to start boxing. My goal is too become a pro is this possible. I know i will never become a champion but it is possible with the right mindset and 5 times training a week.
     
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  2. Henk kader

    Henk kader New Member Full Member

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    have a question i am almost 16 and i want to start boxing. My goal is too become a pro is this possible. I know i will never become a champion but it is possible with the right mindset and 5 times training a week.
     
  3. Bujia

    Bujia Active Member Full Member

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    Does that seem like the right mindset to you?
     
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  4. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    It has been done too many times to say that it can't be done!
     
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  5. swagdelfadeel

    swagdelfadeel Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    With that mindset, it would've been to late at 5!
     
  6. Devon

    Devon Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I’d say 18 is the limit to start amateur for most and it’s a hard situation for those people who need to kick on now because people can’t have amateur fights at the moment by the way Fury’s first amateur fight was at 16, you’d think he’s been boxing since he was 6 not 16
     
  7. Devon

    Devon Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Short answer is no especially if you are dedicated and in shape and keep in shape
     
  8. Thread Stealer

    Thread Stealer Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    You can go to certain states and technically be a pro no matter how bad you are. Charlie Zelenoff technically had a pro match in Arkansas.
     
  9. fistfighter

    fistfighter 44-3-1 (42KO's) Full Member

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    Not too late if you are disciplined.
     
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  10. Bronze Tiger

    Bronze Tiger Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Marvin Hagler didn’t start boxing until he was 16 years old.....he went to a party and got beat up in front of all his friends...by a guy who was a boxer ....so he decided to become a boxer
     
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  11. TBooze

    TBooze Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    No, of course not, but self doubt might be a barrier.


    And the mindset really should be 24/7, merely training five times a week is probably not going to cut it.
     
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  13. Gazelle Punch

    Gazelle Punch Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Lmao who said no? 16 is plenty young
     
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  14. Gazelle Punch

    Gazelle Punch Boxing Addict Full Member

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    The way you phrased the polling question will confuse people. 16 is fine to start
     
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  15. Bronze Tiger

    Bronze Tiger Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Bernard Hopkins learned how to box while he was in prison ....and he became as skilled as any fighter that ever did it
     
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