But I've never trained formally at a boxing gym. See, I've been setting goals for myself, and I want to set goals in all different aspects of MMA, so I can be a really well rounded fighter (grappling, clinching/wrestling, and stand up fighting, I like equally). So for example, I'd like to be a great grappler, but instead of setting ADCC as an eventual goal for myself, I'd like to compete in Grappler's Quest, and maybe make it to the try-outs of ADCC. Likewise for stand-up; I don't want to try and be a champion pro boxer, but I think the Golden Gloves are an achievable and realistic goal. Now, even though I haven't trained at a boxing gym, I have been studying and learning boxing for about 3 years now. For a while, I was taking private lessons with Kato Wilson: 1982 ESPN Figher of the Year, and I take kickboxing at my MMA gym. Obviously, if I want to win the GG, I need to go to a boxing gym. There's a kid who goes to my gym who won the GG in his weight class, and I guess I figured it's a realistic goal for me because I can hold my own in stand-up with him. So, my question to all of you is, do you agree that the Golden Gloves are a realistic goal to set, if I'm also learning grappling, kickboxing, etc.? I'd be willing to put my kicks on hold (although I have really good kicks), because IMO, punches are really higher percentage strikes, especially in MMA. How long should someone train in boxing to compete for the Golden Gloves? Can I still train in the other parts of MMA? I am willing to train 4 hours a day, 5 days a week in MMA, with one rest day and one day of a little bit less work. Any help would be appreciated. I'm trying to decide between Judo or extra boxing for cross training.