Where to turn pro

Discussion in 'Boxing Training' started by Harish, Jul 16, 2023.

  1. bluebird

    bluebird Boxing Addict Full Member

    Apr 17, 2009
    I'll fight you in ya back garden like I done Klitschko, you bum!
  2. 40ozoe

    40ozoe Member Full Member

    Aug 12, 2022
    It probably won't be affordable anywhere. Turn pro anywhere you can but try to keep it in mind that it will likely be an unprofitable venture. You will most likely have to make your living some other way.

    There are many examples of main event fighters that fought on HBO not having a penny today. One of them is a Kevin Mcbride who reached the heights of getting a fight versus Mike Tyson, Mike Tyson fights were generally regarded as lucrative big money fights back in the day, sort of like getting a fight vs Canelo today.
  3. Harish

    Harish New Member Full Member

    Jun 21, 2023
    Can I know why it won't be a good idea??
  4. 40ozoe

    40ozoe Member Full Member

    Aug 12, 2022
    Ofcourse brother.

    So. Boxing is on the slide really and boxers don't make that much money in general. Neither do UFC fighters even though the UFC has had alot of success over the years. High-school teachers in the USA make more than average UFC fighters.

    Some boxers do make some money and subsequently lose it like Antonio Tarver lost his whole paycheck from the Roy Jones fight at the poker table that same night and how Julio Cesar Chavez jr had prostitutes steal his check after the Canelo fight. The thing about boxing is that while you are learning to slip that punch or throw the other one you are not learning anything about investing or running a business and when that flood of money comes you really have no idea what to do with it. Also your brain is suffering injuries while you train and while you fight and it's acctually this organ that you need in good working condition to manage finances.

    I'm not saying don't do it. It's your life and I tried turning pro myself so who would I be to say such things to you. But if you can develop a different career path parallel to your boxing ambitions then by all means do so since relying on something like boxing just isn't the best move for most people.
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  5. ellerbe

    ellerbe It’s a Tank world Full Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    I’m fat? Lol
  6. Toney F*** U

    Toney F*** U Boxing junkie Full Member

    Oct 16, 2019
    If you think you have the goods then go for it, but also be realistic about it. Are you 218 and in shredded boxing shape or do you have some layers of fat on you?
  7. Harish

    Harish New Member Full Member

    Jun 21, 2023
    I'm not super muscular but I'm in shape , like running 6 miles a day and doing a lot of calisthenics. I haven't got any problem fighting any big guys yet but when I'm getting to the elite stage , I'm thinking would i be able to get under the jab and get inside and throw my hooks and uppercuts like I do now
  8. Kura

    Kura New Member Full Member

    Apr 13, 2023
    Turn pro in your country make an online presence and if thats go ok, then move to US.