1st fight scheduled for next year!

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  1. never enough Colour my life with the Chaos of trouble

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    I’m I crazy for getting in the ring for the 1st time at 45yo? It’s a novice Muay Thai event so it will be padded And will possibly do a corporate boxing match as well (there is an age limit on boxing but not Muay Thai)
    I’ve trained for a few years in Muay Thai and 2 years boxing. I figure if I can keep up with the fight team training I’ll be fine, I’m the oldest and smallest by far
    Any advice for an old man?
     
  2. AndyMaBobs Brown Belt

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    You'll be absolutely fine. Best of luck.
     
  3. never enough Colour my life with the Chaos of trouble

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    It’s not until March so I have plenty of time to get ready. My main concern is cardio. It would be embarrassing to gas out mid fight
     
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    Best thing to do is honestly lots of bag work and sparring to get that cardio. Don't bank on jumping rope and running to do the trick, because it doesn't always carry over like you'd expect it to. So make sure you do 5 rounds of bag work (minimum) as often as you can and really go for it to get your body used to conserving energy while punching and kicking
     
  5. Freddy Fisticuffs Pugilist

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    Good luck! Show the youngsters how its done!
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  6. shincheckin Black Belt

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    Don't worry about that. You could be in better shape than Tyson, you'll both probably gas your first fight. Learning to control your breathe in a fight takes time. All the nerves etc. The closest practice you'll get to it is hard sparring. Just train hard and do your best and you'll be fine.
     
  7. tinker_190 Brown Belt

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    What kind of event? I got into striking way late as well (lots of grappling comps in comparison) but would like to try it out eventually.
    Also, what is a corporate boxing match?
     
  8. never enough Colour my life with the Chaos of trouble

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    Novice Muay Thai which is 16oz gloves and shinguards it’s usually the 1st step for fighters 3 x 2 minutes rounds
    Corporate boxing is also called white collar boxing which is usually sponsored for charity. 16oz gloves 3 rounds
    There are far more rules around corporate boxing over here because a few people have died in the ring due to terrible match ups etc
     
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  9. tinker_190 Brown Belt

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    Do you wear headgear?
     
  10. never enough Colour my life with the Chaos of trouble

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    Optional for Muay Thai but compulsory now for boxing I think.
     
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    A good bridge is bringing your fighter to someone else’s gym for rounds. It’s practice nerves for the big night
     
  12. shincheckin Black Belt

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    Unsanctioned fights labeled sparring lol
     
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    haha I generally stick to places where I have a working relationship with the coach there, but it does get a little rough
     
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  14. shincheckin Black Belt

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    I always prefer hard controlled sparring over all out sparring
     
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  15. never enough Colour my life with the Chaos of trouble

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    I can go to sparring nights at a few other gyms but they will all have fighters at the same event so potentially would meet my opponent, otherwise match ups and weigh ins are on the day
     
  16. deucesarewild Green Belt

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    I had one year of boxing training before my match (before that year I had several years of JKD and half a year of BJJ. Within that year of training I had to take off a month in the summer, 1.5 weeks at Christmas, and 3 weeks for surgery on my foot. I'm white collar and was 32 at the time of my match. I was well prepared and matched evenly against someone who had more experience but also had zero bouts. The number of bouts really matters as there is a huge difference in ability between someone with 0 and someone with 1 and so on.

    You'll be fine. I'm sure you will be conditioned, but remember the role of strategy and technique. Those things go a long way.
     
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