I feel old!

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  1. pinned31

    pinned31 Orange Belt

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    Is 22 years old to old to start trying to become a pro boxer? I feel like most of the competition has been doing amateur for over 4-5 years, can this be made up quickly?
     
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    RMMaryport Green Belt

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    Hell no, go for it!
     
  3. Sohei

    Sohei Manning the air

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    Yes, you should have started when youre 14.
     
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    Frode Falch Gold Belt Professional Fighter

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    go for it man!
     
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    i know its not boxing.. But look at some MMA fighters.. Bas rutten said he started at 28.. Everyones hero Lesnar started when? 30?... There are fighters who have trained since 12 losing to guys who started at 25..

    22 is young man.. go for it
     
  6. FyouKantCme

    FyouKantCme Guest

    definitely not too young to start boxing. may not be world class or anything but few really are. the mma comparison doesn't really work as it's already been shown mma doesn't really require a fighter to be great at everything.
     
  7. RMMaryport

    RMMaryport Green Belt

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    Sarcasm? :D

    Put the hard work in and believe in yourself dude, 22 is young!
     
  8. OHNO

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    do it now!! next thing you know you'll be 30 wondering why you didn't try.
     
  9. wildman1717

    wildman1717 Green Belt

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    Most pro.'s box at an early age, you could turn pro but I don't think you'll become world champion. Try it and see, what else do you have to loose.
     
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    Do it! Have no fear, have no regrets.....
     
  11. Reev

    Reev Yellow Belt

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    ya its never to late imo. Go for it!
     
  12. StillWill**

    StillWill** Banned Banned

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    There have been world champions who have started in there 20s
     
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    ECS123 Purple Belt

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    Too old? Just close your eyes and repeat after me, "Randy Couture, Randy Couture, Randy Couture." "I know I can, I know I can, I know I can." :icon_lol:

    :icon_chee
     
  14. zx

    zx adventurer

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    I agree with majority here: not too old. Go for it!
     
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    SteelHammer Green Belt

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    don't be a wuss, some people train 10x harder than others. who cares if someone else started 10 years ago if you train that hard.
     
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    daninnashville Orange Belt

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    If it's any consolation, I'm 33 and training pretty hard. I'm hoping for an amateur match sometime in the next year or so. It will be my first. I *wish* I had started younger, but am happy just the same to be doing it now. I say go for it, and you'll do great. :)

    Dan
     
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    DestinyMMA Blue Belt

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    22 is actually a good age.

    You're not too old, and you have more maturity than younger people, go for it now, waste no more time.
     
  20. Sizzerb

    Sizzerb White Belt

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    Ask yourself, why not go for it?
    You probably will never fight proffesionaly but it is a great hobby. Do it.
     

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