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. Bronze Tiger

    Bronze Tiger Well-Known Member Full Member

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    That doesn’t mean you should go to prison ....lol
     
  2. Toney F*** U

    Toney F*** U Boxing junkie Full Member

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    Hopkins started as a young kid, prison is where he figured out he needed to take it seriously, if I recall correctly
     
  3. clum

    clum Member Full Member

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    Damn it. I was going make that joke. You set yourself up perfectly there.
     
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  4. Bronze Tiger

    Bronze Tiger Well-Known Member Full Member

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    The version of the story I heard was that some guy in prison taught him how to box ...( another inmate) ...and they would basically just spar ...even though they weren’t in the same weight division
     
  5. KidDynamite

    KidDynamite Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Of course you can become a pro
     
  6. reznick

    reznick In the 7.2% Full Member

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    Personally I would hold onto every single brain cell you have.
    However, if you do choose to pursue it, best of luck and give it your all!
     
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  7. Jamal Perkins

    Jamal Perkins Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Kid...you arent gonna get answers to any of those questions here...only you can answer them by making it happen or not.

    Success wont be in turning pro...it'll be in competing in something u love,enjoying it,setting goals and seeing where it takes you......

    I can see youdoing very well and going far.

    16 is no age .

    U could become a world champion.why not? I cant think of any reason

    Or u could be like me...i had a mixed amateur career quite extended with gaps...i lost as much as i won...but the discipline and fitness of boxing ive carried all my life......that"s a world title too in a way.

    Or you might be somewhere in the middle

    ....now get your $5 dollar arse off the computer and give me 5...

    5 laps around clapham common....and dont be cutting corners either!
     
  8. Jamal Perkins

    Jamal Perkins Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Im glad you said that! The kid mightve had a bright idea
     
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  9. Jamal Perkins

    Jamal Perkins Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Is that the one where marvin rolled under a car to avoid the beating?
     
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  10. Thread Stealer

    Thread Stealer Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Hopkins talked about it on Beyond the Glory. He boxed as a kid, then when he got locked up, he started boxing again and got the passion for it back. The prisoner he boxed with was Smokey Wilson.

    I don’t think Qawi or Liston had any formal boxing experience before getting locked up. Just street fights.
     
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  11. KasimirKid

    KasimirKid Active Member Full Member

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    I think he's answered his own question if he'll only listen to himself!.
     
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  12. William Walker

    William Walker Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I'm 19 and I would like to become a boxer, but it probably wouldn't be a reality for at least two or three more years. :(
     
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  13. William Walker

    William Walker Boxing Addict Full Member

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    For that matter neither did Ron Lyle or James Scott.
     
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  14. swagdelfadeel

    swagdelfadeel Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I'm gonna let you in on a little secret Will, I'm 19 as well :lol:. I'm also looking to become a pro boxer.
     
  15. William Walker

    William Walker Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Swag, somehow you don't kid well. I think you're joking.