Getting in to amateur boxing

Discussion in 'Standup Technique' started by rockstrongo, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. rockstrongo

    rockstrongo Yellow Belt

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    How does one get into amateur boxing? im 24 and i know boxers start younger than that but i would like to train and hopefully compete as an amateur. theres a boxing class where i live thats taught by al stankie who was Noguieras stand up coach on the ultimate fighter and he worked with vitor belfort.
     
  2. JaJim

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    Go to an actual ABC and train with other boxers.

    Don't train with an MMA striking coach if your want to box.
     
  3. KyleInAction

    KyleInAction ***HOPKINS BELT***

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    Answered your own question.
     
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    KyleInAction ***HOPKINS BELT***

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    Al was a boxer.
     
  5. JaJim

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    He trains MMA fighters though.
     
  6. KyleInAction

    KyleInAction ***HOPKINS BELT***

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    So has Freddy Roach. Does that make him a bad boxing instructor?

    Wait to look at Margaritos face on November 14th and tell me.
     
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    KyleInAction ***HOPKINS BELT***

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    Rock: I'd go talk with Al or whoever runs the gym and ask them what's required equipment wise for a novice in the class (most likely handwraps + bag gloves). Eventually you'll need to get more equipment (headgear, sparring gloves, etc; you don't want to use spare gym equipment).

    Once you've trained for a while and have been sparring, talk to the instructors about entering a competition. Usually, if they feel you are ready, they'll bring it up to you. They should be able to help you with all of the official paperwork.

    The more important thing for you to do right now is get in the gym and start working. Good luck!
     

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