What are the factors a guy shoulder considers if he starts boxing at the age of 27 ?

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  1. WillieWild

    WillieWild Member Full Member

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    Also factor that this guy wants to become a heavyweight champion what are his possibilities of becoming one starting boxing at that late age and what are the chances a promoter would sign him if he is good
     
  2. destruction

    destruction Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Dont end up like Lucas Browne who started late. His first pro fight was aged 30. He did win a HW world title strap so achieved alot.

    However he fought on for too long, and now needs to realise when it is right to quit the sport. When Kamil beat him but he got a gift decision was the right to time to hang them up.
     
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  3. WillieWild

    WillieWild Member Full Member

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    How not to end up like him ?
     
  4. Forza

    Forza Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    find another career
     
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  5. Reppin501

    Reppin501 The People's Champ Full Member

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    I’d consider “do I want to be able to wipe my own ass when I’m 65”? You are going to get hit a lot as a novice...by other grown men. When you’re a kid and a novice you are getting hit by kids, big difference IMHO. Not saying it can’t work, but the chances of you getting anything but brain damage are slim to none.
     
  6. WillieWild

    WillieWild Member Full Member

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    Why ?
     
  7. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Tyler went away. Tyler's gone. Staff Member

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    There are benefits to starting as late as you are. Years (and decades) of accumulated cephalic trauma from the junior amateurs through countless hours of sparring would have taken a toll by the age you are now. You actually have a leg up on boxers your age that have been in the game since childhood, in terms of neurological health. Whether that even slightly compensates for (let alone cancels out) the advantage they have in experience and muscle-memory...well, that's anyone's guess and probably down to a case-by-case basis (and even that's only if you happen to be VERY good..)
     
  8. greynotsoold

    greynotsoold Boxing Addict Full Member

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    You will get beat up a lot by 15 and 16 year olds that have been boxing for years.
     
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  9. destruction

    destruction Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Quit when you start getting dropped in sparring on the regular and suffering headaches. Reject the money and put your health first.

    Browne went into the Whyte fight still suffering from concussion having been knocked out cold by Chisora in sparring 10 days earlier...
     
  10. jimmyonebomb

    jimmyonebomb Member Full Member

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    What you mean start boxing as youve literally never had an amateur fight before? Or never really trained or sparred?? Just go an amateur gym first and aim to have a couple of novice bouts see how you go. Unless you are an absolute beast it'd be hard like to become heavyweight champ of the world!
     
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