Originally Posted by rjrs2k
I had a USA Boxing License in 2008 that I want to renew or get a new one.
Only problem or why I am asking around is because I am no longer affiliated with a gym. I would need to sign up for fights "unattached" as you have said.
With that said, my question is who will be in my corner or to set up my handwraps? Am I required to find a corner man to compete unattached?
Lastly, do I still need to renew my Amateur Boxing License if I just want to fight in exhibitions or smoker bouts (if you know any websites for these that would be great too!)
Thank you sir.
I have never done the online thing.I just have my fighters sign up at a USA boxing show.
Yes you would fight "unattached", but to be completely honest you would probably have no problems if you just came up with "Team ______" .At the weigh ins they ask what your gym or team name is and you just give them your team name.
What they WILL check however is your cornerman's licence. To have someone in your corner they have to be signed up as a "non athlete".Basically they just go and fill out an application at the weigh ins with the USA boxing officials and pay the annual fee $80.
As for the exhibitions and smoker question, no you do not need to be USA Boxing registered to compete in those type of events.
They are going on all the time, everywhere in Socal. To find smoker fights the best option is to go on Facebook and "like" and add to your friends as many MMA, Muay Thai and Boxing gyms in the Socal area. Trust me you will find fights happening almost every Friday,Saturday and even Sunday.
People now call smokers: Sparring exhibition, skills test, sparring night, sparring seminar, etc.
I have to say it one more time though: Do not show up without the proper amount of training and CARDIO. You can get seriously fucked up if you jump in the ring unprepared.