Am I Too Old To Start Boxing?

March 26, 2010 March 26, 2010 by Johnny N Boxing Basics, Boxing Mailbag 79 Comments

Too Old To BoxQ: I am __ years old and just barely started boxing. Am I too old to box or ever be any good?

A: I’ve never been one to believe the old adage about boxing that goes “Boxing is a young man’s game.” There was an article on ESPN 2 years ago showing how there are still several boxers in their 30’s and 40’s that are still winning world championships!

I would recommend a safe and healthy dose of boxing for just about capable person! It’s never too late to improve your physical health, sharpen your mind, raise your confidence, and break a sweat all in the name of fun! As long as you have a good trainer and gym that understands your goals as a boxer, there’s no reason why you can’t accomplish them. Boxing can be a great source of exercise, entertainment, or competition whatever your needs may be.

I’ve seen people start boxing at the age of 25 with minimal dedication and still manage to have a great time while accomplishing new personal goals in fighting and physical shape.

The bottom line – it’s never too late to start boxing. All you have to do is go to a gym and see for yourself that there are men and women of all ages looking to get a great workout mentally and physically. I hope this helps!

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79 Comments

Eric April 8, 2010 at 8:20 am

wow…
wow… ive always wanted to try boxing… but i never got around to it plus my parents were always against me bludgoning up my face…. but im 16 and i really wanna try it…. im short…. ive tried studying boxing as a sport and id be in lightweight class… but i really wanna try it… its not like i dont have any fighting experience at all… i think ill try it! Ill try my best at it too!!

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Muhammad Carrim July 16, 2014 at 1:28 pm

Im 13 and i wanna start boxing classes. I just wanna know if boxing is hard.

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Johnny N July 23, 2014 at 12:18 pm

Boxing is challenging but fun. It’s as hard as you want it to be.

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el magnifico April 29, 2010 at 6:12 am

what matters is discipline not age
i started boxing at 15 and i am good this was last year i was five eleven feet tall and 133 pounds

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Aleko February 12, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Mike Tyson became a world champion at 20, so he started much earlier(10, as far as i remember).

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Henry Hernandez March 18, 2014 at 10:47 pm

He started at twelve

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Stanimir September 22, 2011 at 4:49 am

?
Can someone tell me a world champion who start boxing at 20 or so?

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chris October 24, 2011 at 9:41 pm

sergio martinez, look him up

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Armando March 31, 2014 at 10:24 pm

Also Carl Froch

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James Pearson October 24, 2011 at 11:45 am

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Smith_(boxer)
Started boxing as a pro at 28, admittedly didn’t hold the world for long at all….but he didn’t sit on his ass.

Great article by the way, tactics I’ve always used as a southpaw because I’m told to but without knowing why till now.

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amauer October 25, 2011 at 12:20 am

jhonny in metuer boxing there is the cadet grade, junior, youth grade and also elite. what are the age limits/ experiences of each grp.

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Johnny N October 25, 2011 at 4:10 am

If you’re in the US, I know there is the USA boxing site that gives you the full details. Usually, the ages are split up into little kids ranges and then adults and masters (old adults). There’s also “open” class which is like any age can join if they’re in super shape. There are also “novice” divisions for fighters with 10 fights or less.

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Mike D July 17, 2012 at 7:11 am

I hardly consider 35 ( where the masters start) as old unless you count boxing like dog years.

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Stan April 30, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Guys, you are all so young… lol

I’m 44 and started this year. Previously I had done fencing, but not for many years now.

I took on boxing because of my interest in the sport and as a means to get fit. I am a paramedic and made the interservice games my goal to compete in – a way to force myself to get fit or get my ass handed to me.

I competed ok, didnt win, but didnt embarrass myself too much. But it was awesome fun and I feel all the better for it.

Speed and power is important, but I found endurance, pacing yourself and being smart is what really wins fights. Skills beat power just about all the time.

I’m not 20 anymore, but in some ways I wouldnt want to be.

I’m glad I took the plunge to take on a sport I’ve been interested in for years, but hadnt really tried.

Most of all I am fitter, faster and have new friends.

They say the body you take into your fifties is the one you are likely to have for the rest of your life – I made the decision not to be the fat dad who cant keep up with his kids.

I only hope more older guys and girls made a similar lifestyle choice.

Cheers Stan

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Butch July 12, 2012 at 8:03 pm

Hello,
We are of the same age. I took up boxing a year ago but I’ve always been athletic all my life (basketball, not a pro, but I can play!), with occasional visits to the gym now and then. And just like you I’ve been a fan of the sport of boxing for the longest time now. What made me take the plunge was finally boxing being recognized as a complete fitness workout and the sprouting of boxing gyms everywhere. So now, because of my overly competitive drive I am training myself to get a professional license and maybe get into a fight or two. Nothing fancy or delusions of fighting for the world crown. Just something that I can’t explain and have the need to see through.
It’s more of a life statement than a boxing statement. Please update me with your boxing life. I am a thousand miles away but I’m interested in how it’s turning out for you, especially the body conditioning part if you’re into it. Goodluck and God bless.
Butch (from Manila)

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the second greatest of all time July 12, 2012 at 11:53 pm

yea im 14 and me and my friend have been sparring, hitting bags, and countless drills every day for about a year now.one day im gonna go pro and be one of the greats so that future generations of boxers will know my name.maybe we will meet one day…btw it is never to late to do what you love.if it makes you happy and you have fun boxing then just give it everything youve got and dont let anything stop you.

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Butch July 15, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Hi,
Thanks! I believe you and you will be great sooner than you think…

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Henry Hernandez March 18, 2014 at 10:53 pm

I would really like to meet you one day, hopefully in the ring. Im 14 too, lets race to world champ!

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Henry Hernandez March 18, 2014 at 10:54 pm

Im all late..

Pepe April 29, 2014 at 5:23 pm

I sat down my whole life smoking cannabis I am skinny and fat all in one but now at the age of 31 have stopped smoking and got in the gym am I wasting my time ? ?

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Ala June 9, 2014 at 8:19 am

Same thing here. I start play boxing in 32 years.. lol

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Johnny N July 15, 2014 at 7:15 pm

Exercising is healthy, boxing is fun, I don’t know how you’re calling it a “waste of time” when it’s miles better than what you were doing your whole life. If you’re trying to be a world champion, that’s a different story.

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the second greatest of all time July 13, 2012 at 12:00 am

you know muhammad ali had i think it was his cousin but anyways his cousin was a fencer for the olympics and his cousins footwork was always faster than alis. ali said that fencers have some of the fastest feet he has ever seen, and that he boxes like fencing…im a little fuzzy on the story its been a long time since i last heard it .so does a history with fencing help you with boxing much.

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Johnny N July 14, 2012 at 12:25 am

Good footwork improves good footwork. Fencing has good footwork, but it doesn’t mean you need to be a fencer to improve your footwork. Maybe you can just copy their drills.

I do have a friend that was a former fencer and yes, their footwork is incredible. I guess when you’re sword-fighting you really have to learn how to not get touched at all, and the easiest way to do that is to move out of range.

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matt aitchison June 12, 2013 at 11:56 am

Hey,whom ever You are?I really like the way you put things,it helps motivate me.Stan?Im 33 years old,and for half my life ive had a dream to become a pro boxer,Im slightly overweight,but I just got involved in a boxing club her in Milwaukee,Wi called Ace Boxing,My trainer is Frank Porter he is a very good man,whom runs this club,and You can join for free.Its non-profit,I really feel for this man He really deserves more recognition for his inspiration,and a Community advocate,Also, I have much Respect for Him Hes been doing this for over 12 years, and receives nothing out of it.Is there anyone I can contact to possibly help this guy get a surprise in return for all hes done for the Youth,and our community.And Boxing is in his bloodline his uncle started this small boxing club in 1960 its called the Del Porter Pavilion,Though its very small,this man Frank makes the best out of what he can,also his grandfather was a pro boxer and,I believe once a Heavyweight champion,named Cyclone,Porter?Im not positive,but pretty sure that was his name.Anyways do You have any advice for me to help get this individual some type of recognition,or reward for all he does? Now back to myself,like I said Im 33,And have a Dream,I could of started this 11 years ago,but sompthin was kinda holdin me back,I also approached Mr,Frank Del Porter 2 years ago,and didn’t follow through because of my problem.Anyways Im now 33,And been clean 14 months,Also not to mention I have a lot of Martial arts Experience,And some Boxing background,Ive been told sompthing ive heard in a boxing movie,”Quote”You have the right hand of a fallen safe,A trainer I had 3 years ago told me this.So I do have some Experience,And also I mentioned Im a bit overweight,But if you seen me You wouldent consider me fat.I have broad shoulders,and A lot of muscle under my chubbiness,I ve been told by dozens of people that have felt my arms when I flex That ive got the hardest arms they’ve ever felt,I was thinkin cause when I was Younger like 14-15 or so All I did was Skateboard,and Workout,And Practice,Id do 1000,sit ups everyday,and about = to 200 push ups a day every day for about 2 years straight,Also always concentrating on Van-Damme,Thats who I wanted to be like.Anyways with my background and dedication if I give it my all,and have this good COACH,I call him in my corner tellin me I can do it what do You think?I know I can,but some blogs I read say its not that possible,But keep in mind besides my coach,Your the first person,I actually have had a chance to write too,If You want I have a Facebook too,And so does My Trainer.But can I do it?

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Johnny N June 12, 2013 at 6:13 pm

Start training, Matt! I wish you the best of luck.

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Joshua August 20, 2014 at 1:25 pm

Im 20yo
I just started boxing but Ive been following boxing for over a year. As I box everyday and watch pros fight I just want to fight as good as a pro. It made me want to train hard to go pro but when I first joined the gym, one of the guys said I was too old to go pro at this age. Is it even possible for me to go pro? Ive been doing good so far with good speed and a couple of good spars against amatuerboxers whove been boxing for 2-4 years. But I want to know.

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David F June 18, 2012 at 10:36 pm

Im about to turn 18 this week and Ive been doing muay thai (because their are no good boxing gyms around) now for a little over a month and I feel like ive learned a lot, but i told my master my only true dream is to become a pro boxer and when I say pro I mean people will know my name like they know Mayweather and I’ll do whatever it takes to reach that goal. This is to me the most graceful sport their is their isnt a day that goes by I find myself day dreaming about being a champion one day. Jack Johnson said once “Dont let your dreams be dreams” and so I sure wont! Im at the gym all the time and when im not im trying to get my road work in. Do you think 18 is to late to start boxing to go pro? Everyone doubts me but my hearts never been so sure about anything like it is me being one of the greatest oneday.

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Strm.Strm June 19, 2012 at 1:21 am

I’m 19 this year and I just started boxing. Man, I’m very happy to know there is another great man who has same thinking, who loves boxing, and who can take everything to achieve our goals. I’ve found some information about late starters. But there were so many legendary pro boxers like Rocky Marciano, George Foreman, Sony Liston etc., I hope we’ll meet one day to notice our Victories! Please anyone who has same goal and just starting or whatever contact me – vehincent@yahoo.com / Let’s create a group and grow together in boxing. PS!

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Johnny N July 14, 2012 at 12:27 am

I started at 19, too! :)
Good luck, fellas.

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Billy Burden July 16, 2012 at 4:02 pm

hello i am 16 and i have boxed for 1year now, i want to be a pro, is it too late to make it? how long do you recon i need to become a pro or get in to the Olympics? thanks

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Johnny N July 17, 2012 at 7:00 pm

You’ll probably need at least 10 years of training to reach the Olympic level. Better get started now if that’s what you’re dreaming of.

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Jeff Pyper September 22, 2012 at 7:49 pm

Very good Johnny. I’m 51, 3 weeks into my training. Blessed with good health and fitness. I always thought I’d be a good boxer and decided to give it a go. Having a blast! Love the sport, the training, the people. Looking forward to what the future of boxing holds for me. It’s never too late to start living a dream, whatever that may be!

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Johnny N September 23, 2012 at 6:45 pm

I’m happy for you, Jeff. Let me know if you ever get a fight!

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The Blade December 7, 2012 at 11:54 pm

I was good in boxing during 15-18 and I loose my trainer and sponsor due travelling I am 23 and I want to give next shot .Honestly I feel like wounded beast,I am glad I manage to maintain my weight.I am sure that the person who be my next trainer will be happy.
( Ali the ll )

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Mengbi December 9, 2012 at 12:59 am

Hi, Johnny. Im turning 26 by the end of Dec. I have zero fighting experience or training background though I had over 5 years of weight lifting experience. I was wondering am I too old to start if I want to have a professional boxing career? I saw on other boxing forum that a lot of people believe either you have the talent or you don’t. If you have it, you start by late 20’s you still can make a glory career but if you don’t have it even if you pick up as a preteen you most likely still won’t go nowhere. They suggest me to go to a boxing gym and try for couple months. They said once I try a little bit I will know myself I have the talent or not. What’s your opinion ? Thanks

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Johnny N December 11, 2012 at 4:00 pm

It’s pretty much impossible to know if you’re good at anything if you don’t try it first. If you want to do something, go out and do it. Can you be a great boxer? Can you be a famous painter? I don’t know; you have to try it first and see if you even like it.

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matt aitchison June 12, 2013 at 12:08 pm

Man Im 33,And just started You Have a great post,and Yes,Mike,Tommy,Marciano,And the others Your right on,Andre Yo ,Bro Im up north in Milwaukee,WI.I think we click,If You want I got a Facebook page,Let me know,and ill give ou my name and You can send me a request if Youd like,Also Bro Your 34,and got all that behind You.WTF?Are You waiting for,If Your tellin the truth,Your so Ready!Go for it!Im 33 And contiplatin,but I know Theres A few fighter whom beban at my age with a background,and potential that I know I got,Im goin for it,I aint tryin to hear,or believe Im to old.Facebook me bro your message will go to my e-mail,Ill tell you my name and you just send me a request.Later Bro,Good-Luck!

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Justus January 27, 2013 at 2:12 am

Gentlemen (and a few Ladies): I am 61 years old, 6 feet 5 inches tall, 265 pounds. Per session, I run 3 miles, do 6 rounds on the double-end bag, 5 rounds on the heavy bag, and 4 rounds on the speed bag. I also do cycling and especially enjoy running up and down stadium steps and seats, sometimes while carrying a back pack. I understand the principles of hand speed as it relates to using my core muscles and good footwork. I can dance and sting with the left jab, as well as box inside with those swarmers and sluggers. Besides, I had a hard time getting my wife into the boxing gym, but now I damn near have to hitch her to a tractor and drag her out after our sessions; she likes throwing hooks.

Anyway, the younger boxers will not spar with me. Am I too old???

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Johnny N January 28, 2013 at 11:22 am

No, not too old at all. There are many great gyms out there that are willing to work with people your age. In the gyms I’ve gone to, the old guys have no problems finding sparring.

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matt aitchison June 12, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Johnny,I sent a really long message to someone,and I thought it was You,Please try to find it,and please tell me what You think,Its under Matt Aitchison.Also are ou the one whom Is the Expert Boxing COACH,Host?I really admire Your work,I found You under Coach Porters Likes on Facebook,Anyways my message was sent to a Stan I believe,And hes 44 Years old?Or maybe these messages just all come to You,Please Respond Johnny N. P.s. Matt Aitchison Thank-You!

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Justus January 28, 2013 at 2:13 pm

Hey Johnny N: Thanks for your comments. I need to apologize for not being accurate in the last part of my note above. I can find gyms, etc. The truth is the younger fellows (heavyweights) are SCARED to spar with me, so they say (I unintentionally knocked out a couple of them recently). And I can easily outperform the geezers in my age group. So, perhaps I should act more my age and pursue birdwatching or something? What do you say?

(GREAT SITE you have here! Keep up the good work!)

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Johnny N January 28, 2013 at 6:07 pm

Hahaha, you are awesome, Justus! You should compete in the masters division and/or look for a gym with tougher fighters. Perhaps looking into a pro gym would be good. You’ve got an awesome body for your age so why not enjoy it?

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Gil January 30, 2013 at 11:52 am

Definitely try to compete in the Masters, Justus. If you have the fire and desire, go for it.

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Justus January 30, 2013 at 10:00 am

Thanks Johnny N: Will definitely look into the Master’s Division and other pro gyms. Why not? Great suggestion. And yes, for you – and the rest of your readers – it’s strange, but your body CAN get better with age. At first, I didn’t believe it. My strength and stamina are much better now than when I was in my 20s, and in college under an athletic scholarship. (Now, if we can just get the young fellows thinking a little more about HAND SPEED. Usually, this is how I outperform most of the others: Hand Speed and acquiring the habit of always aiming for the chin at every opportunity, especially for registered amateurs and pros.) Stay healthy and wise! Justus here.

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Johnny N January 31, 2013 at 10:58 pm

You’re an inspiration to “old guys” everywhere, Justus. Keep me updated on your progress.

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Joe February 21, 2013 at 7:06 am

i have just turned 15 a month ago, and i have only ever wanted to become a pro boxer, is it too late for me to chase that dream ?

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Eric G February 22, 2013 at 6:40 am

There’s guys who are pro fighters in the gym who start at 21

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Johnny N February 26, 2013 at 9:21 am

Not too late.

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Lenny April 3, 2013 at 6:37 am

I’ve been wanting to be a pro boxer since I was 24 as I won a couple of street fights and was blessed with ultra fast hands and really good reach and had some skill….for the next 5 years I trained spasmodically as I was way too exhausted after work to be bothered training very hard and at 29 tore a rotator cuff muscle and had to be put on a wait list for an operation as it was $15,000 to get it done….I’m still on that wait list and I’m now 32 and a half and gained 20 kgs from being 6″1 and 75 kgs to 95 kgs…so I’m 32 and a half,fat with a dodgy shoulder and never been in a boxing gym (as I worked out at home) but still think I’m a chance to capture some sort of title…I’ll lose the weight….go to a boxing gym for 4 or 5 months, have ten fights a year all rnd one k.os due to my natural talent and speed and when I’m 36/37just before my reflexes go I’ll win a title…..then go heavy weight for fun till I’m 45….I’m confident it could still happen.

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Johnny N April 11, 2013 at 9:58 am

Go for it, Kenny. Why not?!

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Bruno April 24, 2013 at 10:35 am

In my opinion starting boxing at 18 and turn pro as soon as you want its possible… to be honest i wouldnt even worry about amateur boxing! Look at tysons fury cousin he started early but hes 18 and is a pro … A PRO AT 18!!!!!!!

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Johnny N April 26, 2013 at 10:25 am

This is a bit dangerous advice for beginners. Many pros even the ones with only 5 fights probably have 50 fights as an amateur. So I don’t recommend for beginners to start pro because it’s so dangerous going up against a trained killer. At least test yourself in the amateurs first against guys who are actual novices. And if you think you can handle it, then step up. But don’t start out as a pro; it’s much too dangerous in boxing.

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varun singh May 20, 2013 at 12:16 am

I’ m varun…now i’ m 23 ….now i realize my self that i would be a boxer plus MMA plus UFC ……..
becoze i”m having a passion of becoming a fighter. i want to spend my hole life in fight….
i can bear the pain ,as much as big it is……but i know nothing about boxing…………….
Is it i”am late??

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Johnny N May 24, 2013 at 1:16 pm

Go to a local gym and see for yourself if you’re too late or not.

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varun singh May 27, 2013 at 10:50 am

hey john , give me some step by step instructions to enter in boxing ring….

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Ian May 27, 2013 at 11:13 am

Bounce down the corridor with a cocky look on your face.

Walk up the stairs to the ring.

Option A: Insert left leg under the top rope, then duck under the rope and follow through with the rest of your body.
Option B: Hold top rope with both hands, lean back and jump over the top rope, but keep both hands on it, essentially causing your body to rotate 360 degrees and land on your feet.
(for visual reference, search YouTube for Prince Naseem Hamed and watch his ring entrances).

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Johnny N June 2, 2013 at 12:09 pm

HAHAHA

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Dean May 31, 2013 at 4:08 pm

Hi, I’m 17 years old and I’ve been training for 2-3 weeks I haven’t had any amutuar exp yet but I’m really intrested in becoming pro. I started at 14 trained for a 6-7 months and then stopped becouse of my school work. Will it possible for me to become pro in a few years?

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Johnny N June 2, 2013 at 12:11 pm

Take some amateur fights first to gauge your level and from there you’ll have a better idea of how long it would take.

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NP June 13, 2013 at 12:02 pm

Why is it that guys can start out older in MMA (into their 40s), but in boxing it’s considered much better to start out young.

I’m 30 and yes, I’d probably consider myself too old to consider boxing as a fun activity that I enjoy.

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Johnny N June 20, 2013 at 4:39 pm

Because boxing requires much more speed and coordination. You are spending the whole fight on your feet which requires far more balance than if you were to roll around on the ground. You also need tons of speed as boxing is at a close distance…close enough to strike fast, but far enough that you have to be fast enough to cover the distance (and then the combination attacks are faster). MMA can be really close or really far and so you don’t need as much speed compared to boxing. MMA attack combinations are usually not as fast either.

Boxing is also far more refined and the reason why you have to start younger is because most of the competition starts younger and is trained by generations of experience. MMA is a very young sport and competition is not as evolved.

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Tony J June 13, 2013 at 10:21 pm

I’m gonna be 22 on September 30th & I’m beginning my boxing quest next month!!! Big Deal!!! What’s a learning curve to a guy who can fight all the way into his 40’s like me!!! # B-hop!!! I have the heart of a lion, I’m calm under Duress, I’m obsessed with ring tactics, I’m a student of the game, and i have determination beyond planet earth!!!

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Tony J June 13, 2013 at 10:24 pm

And i have johnny of ExpertBoxing to help me along my path!!

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Johnny N June 20, 2013 at 4:41 pm

Yes, you do!

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sof November 17, 2013 at 10:00 pm

I was running probably 2 k when I stopped I didn’t feel it till a couple of days I think the tendons or muscles lock up when I bend my knee and there seems to be a lump or bulge near the kneecap, and I have to press the lump for it to dissapear….oh yea I dislocated my knee cap when I was 16 could this be the main factor am I developing OA….and do you think boxing is safe for someone with a knee injury like mine

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Johnny N November 26, 2013 at 8:48 am

Boxing is relatively safe even if you do have knee injuries but you have to be careful about how you move around the ring. It will be ok as long as you’re not sparring at extreme intensity. I would get that knee checked out. It sounds like you may have some tendinitis going on there.

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Mark D November 18, 2013 at 2:50 am

I’ve been a Karate instructor for some time now but nothing beats Boxing for training and sheer intensity and try to add as much of this training as I can to my classes, I’m 46 and still train nearly every day, in fact the older you get the more should keep your training up, don’t let age get in the way.

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Maurice (call him mr.) wright January 18, 2014 at 10:42 pm

My name is Maurice ,I will be 26 next month I stand at 5 foot 11, 170 average weight .I have a real passion for boxing but never had any training because of my age is it too late to start ameture boxing and turn pro and become a champion if not how do I get started?

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Johnny N January 24, 2014 at 11:18 pm

Get to a gym and start training!

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Joe October 20, 2014 at 2:17 pm

I read it is recommended to have 2-5years as an amateur before going pro otherwise you could get hurt. That means he’ll be starting pro at 30 if he were to start now. But wouldn’t there be much younger and experience fighters that are pro? Does he really have a chance man? Ya Bernard Hopkins is a dinosaur but he has so many years of boxing that’s why he can keep up with the young fighters. And also many of the great fighters startat 10…

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Shomari Wilson February 22, 2014 at 8:36 am

Im 19.. Im 6’6 and I weigh 152.. many people tell me im goin to be a game changer with my hight and weight. N many people tell me its too late for me to start. I rather chase it now then to regret it later. Not sure if that helped any body.. I just wanted to say it. #GodsFighter

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Shomari Wilson February 22, 2014 at 8:45 am

N if boxing dosent work ill become a rapper either way I will be one of the greatest.. check out my youtube rap at (Shomari Kerriem Ali Wilson ) you wont be dissapointed

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Michael stephen February 23, 2014 at 1:36 am

I am 51 years of age , am I to old to start boxing.

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Aakash D'patil June 12, 2014 at 10:03 pm

hi Johnny its aakash here from India I want to ask 3 questions….
1) I AM 18 AND HALF WITH 5’6 HEIGHT ,210 POUNDS NOT A FATTY FELLOW NATURAL MUSCLES I WANT TO START BOXING ,I WAS HITTING ON HARD WALLS FROM 2 YEARS HAVE ENDURANCE AM I TOO LATE FOR BOXING
2)WHAT IT TAKES TO BE KNOWN AS ALI AND TYSON
3)I DONT KNOW WHAT I AM BUT IN A FIGHT MY NAIN INTENSION IS TO KILL MY OPPONENT….
I SMOKE I DRINK AND ON ALCOHOL….PLEASE TELL ME ANSWER OF MA QUESTION.

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Joe October 20, 2014 at 2:31 pm

Your not suppose to kill your opponent. If you fight like that your gona leave yourself open. You have to out smart him too man. Unless your tyson but i seriously doubt your as hands are as fast as his. You need: Strength, Speed, Stamina, Skill and Spirit. Im sure you got the strength and spirit but you need some of each bro.

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Joe October 20, 2014 at 2:34 pm

And stop drinking and smoking that will drastically drain your stamina and speed. Come on man!

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