Gay Boxers?

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    Aug 27, 2010 5:08 AM GMT
    oh man...I was doing it at one point...but then i put energy into other things like with life and junk...when I get things settled maybe i will do it again.
  • SoDakGuy

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    Aug 29, 2010 9:56 PM GMT
    I say just start. If you keep putting it off, it'll never happen
  • conquer

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    Aug 29, 2010 10:01 PM GMT
    i box at the "Y", its more non-contact as they mix beginners with everyone else but you do spar. def enjoy the classes. i've been doing it for the past 3 yrs and have come along way. its a great workout love
  • SoDakGuy

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    Aug 30, 2010 2:01 PM GMT
    I felt a little lost yesterday. No boxing class yesterday. Canceled for the day.

  • Techboxer

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    Sep 05, 2010 3:13 AM GMT
    The former Rugby player is back... guy is built like a brick shit house and put on 5 pounds over the summer. He's hitting like a Mack Truck. Thank God for my speed, agility and head movement or I wouldn't have a cranium device to think with. A few new guys have joined the gym so there will be no shortage of sparring partners for me. BOO YAH!
    Gleason's Boxing gym in NYC is having a show on the 18th, hoping to get a fight.

    Keep your guard up and come out punching.
  • PipHop

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    Sep 30, 2010 1:27 AM GMT
    I just found a guy who'll train me and i'm excited. Any Chicago area guys that box on here or wanna learn with me?
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    Oct 11, 2010 10:26 PM GMT
    Only on the street when I have had to... and I have got good fighting skills and always wanted to join a boxing gym.
  • SoDakGuy

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    Oct 11, 2010 11:47 PM GMT

    There's nothing stopping ya. Join!

    CaliBoySwag saidOnly on the street when I have had to... and I have got good fighting skills and always wanted to join a boxing gym.
  • SoDakGuy

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    Oct 13, 2010 1:42 PM GMT
    So, I had sparring on Sat afternoon w/ my boxing coach. I dislocated his jaw and I got pounded pretty damn hard in the head. It happens.

    What I need to work on is not to flinch (kinda got that when I sparred w/ my first coach) and to work on head movement a lot more. But my coach said something to me that got the fire back in me ... GOLDEN GLOVES.

    Dudes, I would LOVE, LOVE to win Golden Gloves in my weight class.

    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=293185&id=506325538&l=1a693d7a99

    Me sparring w/ my coach Zach.
  • Techboxer

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    Oct 14, 2010 2:04 AM GMT
    Dude! What ounce gloves are you guys sparring in? 10's or 12's... which are not sparring gloves at all. That's competition, no wonder you got your jaw dislocated. You should be using 16's for safety purposes and save the hard stuff for your competitive fights.

    Regardless, more power to ya for Golden Gloves. They have GG for Master's in NY State which I'm looking forward to competing in this year.
  • SoDakGuy

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    Oct 16, 2010 3:19 PM GMT
    Yes, I wore 12 oz gloves and so did my coach. He wanted me to get the feel of an actual match. I have 14 oz I like to use, but 12 were great.

    I desperately need to work on my head movement.
  • Techboxer

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    Oct 31, 2010 4:11 PM GMT
    Well just so you know, pros and other GG contenders use 16oz and larger for training. You'll find the gloves MUCH lighter and you'll be much faster in a competitive match.
    I'm still trying to get more Master's bouts but recently learned all the competition is ducking me. Seems I'm "Too" skilled for most. The match maker is going to continue to try find me something. I can't stay 4-0 forever.

    Keep your guard up and come out punching.
  • SoDakGuy

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    Dec 06, 2010 9:40 PM GMT


    Unfortunately, I was sick yesterday (sinuses and stomach flu), but my coach, Zach & boxing buddy, Patrick, sparred.

    What do you think?


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    Boxing bud, Patrick, is on the left and my coach, Zach, is on the right.

    See? Boxing does a body good.
  • Nilo14

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    Dec 06, 2010 10:00 PM GMT
    Hey well I just started boxing at my school icon_smile.gif Still getting use to it but I do enjoy it!
  • SoDakGuy

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    Feb 01, 2011 6:18 PM GMT
    The skills you learn will definitely help you in the long run!

    Nilo14 saidHey well I just started boxing at my school icon_smile.gif Still getting use to it but I do enjoy it!
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    Mar 09, 2011 8:33 PM GMT
    Hey Guys!

    I'm a third year university student from England and was wondering if any could help me out with my dissertation research?

    At the moment I'm doing a project looking at homosexuality within the sport of boxing. Alltough I'm gay and out myself I have no idea what being gay is like in what is veiwed primarily by some as a very heterosexul dominated sport.

    For my final piece / performance (I'm a drama student) I'm putting together a 30min solo performance centred around these seemingly two very different worlds.

    The themes I'm exploring are centered around theories of hypermasculinity and machoism. Basically I'm asking. What makes a man a man? And is there any distinction between a gay man and a strait man within the confines of a boxing ring?

    I was wondering if anyone would be so kind as to share any of their experiances and thoughts on the subject with me? Positive or negetive, everything will be greatly appreciatted!
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    Mar 09, 2011 8:34 PM GMT
    i box icon_smile.gif and i love it
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    Mar 28, 2011 7:23 AM GMT

    Hey Sebbers, i'm a gay boxer and a member of a gay boxing club in London which has quite a good attendance. We all train twice a week in East London.

    Take a look at the site http://www.pinkcollarboxing.com

    Our trainer Dermot is putting on a Gay Boxing show at The Scala, Kings Cross next month.
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    Apr 06, 2011 5:31 PM GMT
    i have been a boxer here in Houston for five years i am still in the ring from time to time.. but now it is just more for fun.. i would like to meet other fellow boxers in and around the Houston area and the world... i wish you all the best in your search...
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    Dec 06, 2011 6:08 PM GMT
    I know I am really late to this topic but I've been part of LA Boxing in Herndon, VA (Work in Herndon, Live in DC) for almost a year now. It's been a great experience, the classes are definitely tough and keeps me challenged in the gym. Although my body is not up to where I'd like it to be at this point, I know I have to be patient and be persistent. It is my understanding that the compound movement exercises that I do take more time for the muscles to show as opposed to going and lifting weights doing isolated movements. Right? Correct me if I am wrong.

    I was looking for a gay boxing group to practice with on weekends in DC. I am not quite comfortable with sparring yet but having other guys around who are also into boxing and can be helpful to keeping me motivated and perhaps get the courage to spar and have a sparring buddy. If anyone has any information that would be greatly appreciated.

    I've looked on Team DC's website and was surprised that there was no gay boxing group.
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    Dec 22, 2011 6:46 AM GMT
    myhong10 saidI know I am really late to this topic but I've been part of LA Boxing in Herndon, VA (Work in Herndon, Live in DC) for almost a year now. It's been a great experience, the classes are definitely tough and keeps me challenged in the gym. Although my body is not up to where I'd like it to be at this point, I know I have to be patient and be persistent. It is my understanding that the compound movement exercises that I do take more time for the muscles to show as opposed to going and lifting weights doing isolated movements. Right? Correct me if I am wrong.

    I was looking for a gay boxing group to practice with on weekends in DC. I am not quite comfortable with sparring yet but having other guys around who are also into boxing and can be helpful to keeping me motivated and perhaps get the courage to spar and have a sparring buddy. If anyone has any information that would be greatly appreciated.

    I've looked on Team DC's website and was surprised that there was no gay boxing group.


    Dude if you are doing this just for muscles to show then just take up bodybuilding ! ..Otherwise yeh ur right, compound exercises give you better cardio exercise and leaner muscle growth where isolated exercise makes them bigger quicker, however, they are two different work out programs for different outcomes!!!! Cross-fit is good for boxing.

    Why are you looking for a 'gay boxing group' ? Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought boxing is boxing, regardless of age, gender, race, or sexual orientation. I'm a boxer and I'm gay, but I wouldn't want to be segregated by sexual orientation... that's just weird..... I only wanna be segregated by the rules which is fighting weight and experience LOL

    Stop ur bitchin and get in the ring! ;)
  • Musicman91

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    Dec 29, 2011 8:09 PM GMT
    I wanna start boxing I'll have to look around and see if there are any classes in my area. I feel like I would suck at it though lol. But it's worth a shot! icon_biggrin.gif
  • MisterT

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    Dec 29, 2011 8:26 PM GMT
    I like it, though i generally work the heavy bag.

    I still practice TKD and a few other arts as well, I just don't instruct anymore.
  • freshf0xy

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    Dec 29, 2011 11:13 PM GMT
    My boyfriend is a Boxer in London and he's recently got into MMA since learning Muay Thai in Thailand.
  • xxwildfangxx

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    Jan 16, 2012 6:19 AM GMT
    Of course!!!
    I'm an amateur MMA fighter, perhaps becoming pro soon.
    A friend of mine was a prize fighter and now teaches martial arts, he's also gay.
    Once had a Tai Chi teacher as Boyfriend.
    I guess some of my trainning partners are gay, but don't tell.... And I'm not really bad at guessing that!

    Yep, there is a lot of gayness in the fighting pits...^^