How Many Of You Are Amateur Boxers?

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    Apr 03, 2014 7:20 PM GMT
    What's up fam?

    I was heavy into boxing my junior and senior year of high school. I eventually got into the rounds for our local boxing competitions. I was doing pretty damn good for awhile. 12-3! then when i moved in 2010 i didn't do boxing for quite awhile.

    I was going to the boxing gym in Hollywood for awhile. It's the gym Manny Pacquiao trained at from time to time. The guys there were amazing fighters! but sadly i never went far in that certain gym.

    Have to say boxing really saved my big ass when i was a young hapa. Because i lived in a rough area when i was young. A lot of my friends were sadly in the ''drug game'' and i had a lot of violent encounters walking home from elementary and middle school. Had some pretty bloody and crazy fights then.

    When i finally did get into boxing... as well as Martial Arts. It really helped me focus my angers elsewhere. I got into a lot less fights strangely enough AFTER i joined boxing.

    Are any of you amateurs? what's your records so far?
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    Apr 05, 2014 5:39 AM GMT
    I should take up boxing, looks fun.
    Who else are boxers here?
  • suedeheadscot

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    Apr 05, 2014 5:53 AM GMT
    Boxing guy checking in...took it up last year (at the age of 40!!!), still got a lot to learn as its a hell of a lot tougher than I thought. Getting used to being hit (!) and my technique is slowly improving. Feeling all the better for taking this sport up!
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    Apr 05, 2014 5:57 AM GMT
    How different is boxing from Kickboxing?
  • suedeheadscot

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    Apr 05, 2014 6:32 AM GMT
    You don't kick in normal boxing, Gigolo Assasin.
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    Apr 05, 2014 11:02 AM GMT
    I punched a guy in the mouth for bangin' my ex-wife... does that count?

    She was my wife at the time... I don't care who she bangs now that she's my ex...icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Apr 05, 2014 4:30 PM GMT
    suedeheadscot saidBoxing guy checking in...took it up last year (at the age of 40!!!), still got a lot to learn as its a hell of a lot tougher than I thought. Getting used to being hit (!) and my technique is slowly improving. Feeling all the better for taking this sport up!


    That's good man! are you wanting to do any bouts someday?
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    Apr 05, 2014 4:45 PM GMT
    love it, such an awesome sport, wish i had more time to dedicate fully to it.
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    Apr 06, 2014 6:34 AM GMT
    lifeduringwartime23 saidWhat's up fam?

    I was heavy into boxing my junior and senior year of high school. I eventually got into the rounds for our local boxing competitions. I was doing pretty damn good for awhile. 12-3! then when i moved in 2010 i didn't do boxing for quite awhile.

    I was going to the boxing gym in Hollywood for awhile. It's the gym Manny Pacquiao trained at from time to time. The guys there were amazing fighters! but sadly i never went far in that certain gym.

    Have to say boxing really saved my big ass when i was a young hapa. Because i lived in a rough area when i was young. A lot of my friends were sadly in the ''drug game'' and i had a lot of violent encounters walking home from elementary and middle school. Had some pretty bloody and crazy fights then.

    When i finally did get into boxing... as well as Martial Arts. It really helped me focus my angers elsewhere. I got into a lot less fights strangely enough AFTER i joined boxing.

    Are any of you amateurs? what's your records so far?


    "I was going to the boxing gym in Hollywood for awhile. It's the gym Manny Pacquiao trained at from time to time."

    Is it Wild Card?

    And yeah, I was bullied pretty good in 7th and 8th grade and found a solution so that it never happened again. So yeah, boxing plus martial arts and then HS varsity wrestling my junior and senior year. But at age 60 I think my boxing days are pretty much over. I'm slowing down a bit.
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    Jun 02, 2014 7:50 PM GMT
    Amateur here as well; I've been on a hiatus for a few months but will be joining a boxing gym this month near my new place.

    Boxing was introduced to me by a friend (who does MMA and kickboxing and the Toughman) and I was very skeptical at first but after a few sessions I ended up loving it. It's a GREAT workout, makes you feel better, and teaches you to protect yourself.

    And besides, isn't it fun to surprise someone by telling them that you're a gay boxer???
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    Jun 03, 2014 9:07 AM GMT
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    lifeduringwartime23 saidWhat's up fam?

    I was heavy into boxing my junior and senior year of high school. I eventually got into the rounds for our local boxing competitions. I was doing pretty damn good for awhile. 12-3! then when i moved in 2010 i didn't do boxing for quite awhile.

    I was going to the boxing gym in Hollywood for awhile. It's the gym Manny Pacquiao trained at from time to time. The guys there were amazing fighters! but sadly i never went far in that certain gym.

    Have to say boxing really saved my big ass when i was a young hapa. Because i lived in a rough area when i was young. A lot of my friends were sadly in the ''drug game'' and i had a lot of violent encounters walking home from elementary and middle school. Had some pretty bloody and crazy fights then.

    When i finally did get into boxing... as well as Martial Arts. It really helped me focus my angers elsewhere. I got into a lot less fights strangely enough AFTER i joined boxing.

    Are any of you amateurs? what's your records so far?


    "I was going to the boxing gym in Hollywood for awhile. It's the gym Manny Pacquiao trained at from time to time."

    Is it Wild Card?

    And yeah, I was bullied pretty good in 7th and 8th grade and found a solution so that it never happened again. So yeah, boxing plus martial arts and then HS varsity wrestling my junior and senior year. But at age 60 I think my boxing days are pretty much over. I'm slowing down a bit.


    Sorry for the late reply man! but yes it was indeed Wild Card. I haven't been there in quite some time though...
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    Sep 13, 2014 8:23 PM GMT
    I used to box as a teen
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    Dec 29, 2014 11:15 PM GMT
    Yo!

    (note the Rocky-ism)
  • M22446

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    Feb 20, 2015 12:42 AM GMT
    I have been training for a year and spar once a month great sport way more technical than I thought great workout too and really down to earth people in it
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    Feb 20, 2015 1:20 AM GMT
    Like a dipshit I started up again. After all, it is one of the best workouts in the world. I feel a lot better now that I've kinda sorta got the diabetes under control. Still though, I'm over 60 and I sure as hell don't know anyone else my age still doing it.

    I spar with some of the kids I work out with anyway and they're all about 1/3 my age from 18 to maybe 22. They have the advantage after three or four rounds when I start to tire a bit and get sloppy. I have fairly well developed delts/shoulders so I can hit like hell, and I'am still pretty quick, but only for a while until my blocking slows. They can last a couple of rounds longer than me.

    I think this will be it though. If the stress fracture in my wrist comes back again, I think its high time to hang it up and only coach.