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Boxing: chain link speed bag swivel, speed bag swivel, speed bag equipment
speed bag swivel, speed bag equipment: Hello Jojo, Hmmm. If you just changed from one type of swivel (didn t say what..) to a chain link and the chainlink is LOUDER, I would say change back to what you were using. Normally, a chain link is not as loud as a ballhook, so you must have changed...

Boxing: Double Knockdown, kansas city police, kansas city police department
kansas city police, kansas city police department, city police department: Hi Anthony, Thanks for the question. Finding records for amateur bouts is next to impossible, since the individual boxers keep track of their own bouts in a passbook.Some larger tournaments keep records for a period of time, but I m not aware of any central...

Boxing: how to get more fight in an area, amateurboxing, competitions
amateurboxing, competitions, army: Please email me at mel@amateurboxing.com, remind me that you are in Kansas, and I will send you a contact. If you aren t already, you will need to get registered with USA Boxing. You will also need a certified coach to work your corner during competitions...

Boxing: Heavy bag size, velcro attachment, boxing gyms
velcro attachment, boxing gyms, synthetic leather: Hi Cheri, Thanks for the question. I would get your son a 70 pound bag. Make sure it is either leather or canvas, not synthetic leather as they will not last very long. He needs 14 oz. gloves and I would get the velcro attachment rather than the lace up...

Boxing: Mike Tyson's Punching Power, james bonecrusher smith, razor ruddock
james bonecrusher smith, razor ruddock, frank bruno: Hi Aaron, Thanks for the question. The 80 s was a pretty bleak decade for the heavyweight division overall. It started with Larry Holmes as the recognized champion through 1985, then Tyson picked up the baton in late 1986. I m struggling to remember any...

Boxing: manager, gas food, negotiating power
gas food, negotiating power, piece of the pie: Jeffrey, You need negotiating skills and you need to know how contracts work. Your biggest deals will be with promoters. If they want you to join their stable of fighters they will want a contract. It helps to know what is and is not acceptable depending...

Boxing: Novice amatuer training for a fight, major muscle groups, shadow boxing
major muscle groups, shadow boxing, 3 rounds: Hector, Since you are basically training to win one particular fight I wouldn t get too complicated. Keep it simple and work only on what will win you the fight. Perfect your jab and cross and don t worry about hooks and uppercuts. Unless you are experienced...

Boxing: before going pro, ready joe, amateur fights
ready joe, amateur fights, flat feet: Anything at all that is not perfect can be considered a weakness. Whatever it may be anything from flat feet, to even a bald head (may cut easier) so yes eyesight may be a disadvantage. Talk with your trainer he may help you overcome any weaknesses you might...

Boxing: Registration, amateurboxing, usa boxing
amateurboxing, usa boxing, amateur boxing: Thank you for your patience. I have been out of town for the past two weeks. In order to compete in amateur boxing, you must register with USA Boxing in your area in order to have a passbook. You will need a copy of your birth certificate and two head-shot...

Boxing: Start Boxing, usa boxing, happy holidays
usa boxing, happy holidays, weight class: Hi Jared, Thanks for the question. To compete as an amateur, you ll need to register with USA Boxing through your Local Boxing Committee (LBC). For info on how to do that, you can go to www.usaboxing.org, and follow the Membership links. Or you can write...

Boxing: Starting, boxing gyms, google search
boxing gyms, google search, amateur boxing: Daniel, Contact your local recreation department. They should have a list of programs that teach boxing. If they do not have any then the gyms are going to be privately run. Do a google search for your territory in the UK for boxing gyms in ??????? ...

Boxing: what training should i conduct, national golden gloves, golden gloves titles
national golden gloves, golden gloves titles, punch power: Dallas, If you want a chance at making good money early as a pro it is important that you spend the next 4 years trying to win one or more national golden gloves titles or get on the next Olympic team. First you need to win your regional which will...

Boxing: i want 2 box, amateur boxer, golden gloves
amateur boxer, golden gloves, usa boxing: Hi Ace, Thanks for the question. You can do what you described in your question. You can box as an unattached amateur boxer, meaning you re not affiliated with any registered gym. You ll still need to be registered yourself, of course, and you ll need...

Boxing: want to turn pro, pounding the pavement, boom boom
pounding the pavement, boom boom, golden gloves: Boom Boom, You need to get a license from your state s athletic commission. Your coach will have to also get a license to coach pro corners from the same commission. This involves filling out a form and a couple of photographs and a fee depending on your...

Boxing: 10 point must system, knockdown, closeness
knockdown, closeness, dictates: Hi David, Thanks for the question. The 10-point must system dictates that the winner of a round must receive 10 points. In your scenario, boxer A would probably receive a 10-8 round, unless the attack of boxer B was so dramatic that the judge ruled...

Boxing: Age Limit, amateurboxing, thanks for your time
amateurboxing, thanks for your time, weights: 32 would be considered a bit old to begin boxing as a career. If you are in the heavier weights, you could conceivably box amateur for a couple of years for the experience and then turn pro. If you are interested in finding a gym and want to register, please...

Boxing: Arm punching, insight, suggestion
insight, suggestion, coach: This is actually outside of my area of expertise - however, my suggestion to you is to find a gym and a trainer who can help you hone your skills. If and when you decide to become licensed as a pro, you will need a coach in your corner when you fight. Best...

Boxing: advice, shadow boxing, bangbangbang
shadow boxing, bangbangbang, great shape: Hiya, You re right about the different areas you should think about when shadow boxing, ie: footwork, handspeed and visualizing attacks from another boxer. One isn t more important than the other. The tempo can be changed from round to round or keep a slow...

Boxing: amateur boxing, golden gloves tournament, novice division
golden gloves tournament, novice division, olympic tryouts: At this point, 17 is considered the senior division, i.e., he will compete against anyone 17 and up to 34 years old. Most boxers start out in local shows where they can be more evenly matched in both age and weight. Yes, there should be a novice division...

Boxing: amateur boxing, amateur boxers, amateur boxing
amateur boxers, amateur boxing, time actor: Hi Spencer, Thanks for the question. There s no prohibition on making a living or earning income as an actor or model, even if you re portraying a boxer. Amateur boxers are prohibited from earning pay for boxing (for the most part...I won t confuse you...

Boxing: amateur boxing income, son spencer, family gym
son spencer, family gym, amateur status: Hi Pat, I think you answered your own question! Perhaps it s easier to explain the prohibitions as opposed to trying to figure out what s allowable. In order to maintain one s amateur status, the boxer can not compete in paid competition, be it professional...

Boxing: amateur boxing income, son spencer, family gym
son spencer, family gym, usa boxing: The current rules are below. Lots of reading. For further clarification, you can ask USA Boxing. A boxer member may not accept as a gift, directly or indirectly, from a manufacturer, distributor or its representative for use in training or competition...

Boxing: amature boxing., registration chairperson, usa boxing
registration chairperson, usa boxing, boxer: Hi John, Thanks for the question. The first step would be to register with USA Boxing through your Local Boxing Committee (LBC). You can get contact info for the registration chairperson in your area by going to www.usaboxing.org and clicking on membership....

Boxing: BOXING, muhammad ali, boxing career
muhammad ali, boxing career, southpaw: A southpaw is someone who fights from the left hand stance. This stance positions the right foot and right hand closest to your opponent as opposed to the orthodox stance. No 16 is not too old to start boxing. To get started you need to find a good trainer...

Boxing: BOXING TOURNAMENTS, amateurboxing, amateur style
amateurboxing, amateur style, usa boxing: Actually, registering hands is an old boxing fallacy. You need to register yourself as an athlete with USA Boxing in your area. I would highly recommend training in a gym so you learn the amateur style of boxing. There are local shows where you will be...

Boxing: BOXING TOURNAMENTS, usa boxing, amateur boxing
usa boxing, amateur boxing, bouts: Hi Maurice, Thanks for the question. You can get info regarding amateur boxing events in your area through your USA Boxing Local Boxing Committee (LBC). I don t know where you live, but you can find your LBC by going to www.usaboxing.org, clicking on...

Boxing: Boxing match, amateurboxing, northeastern kansas
amateurboxing, northeastern kansas, boxing license: Your husband will need to register as an athlete with USA Boxing in your area (and he can t be older than 34). He will also need to have a registered and certified coach work his corner. Please email me at mel@amateurboxing.com, tell me you want to register...

Boxing: Boxing and training, decent shape, 3 rounds
decent shape, 3 rounds, pushups: Hi Thomas, you are not too old to box. You can fight until your 34 so you have plenty of time. Not all boxers start young. It s more about your ability to train hard and be consistent. You should start running about 2 miles 4 times a week. If you have...

Boxing: Boxing and weight training, weight lifter, power punch
weight lifter, power punch, split routines: Hello Eli, Sounds like you have a pretty solid routine. I think Adding a heavybag routine would be alright but how and when might depend on what your purpose of heavybag training would be, and the length of time you want to do it. I am assuming you...

Boxing: Braces, usa boxing, dental coverage
usa boxing, dental coverage, insurance program: Hi Karlo, Thanks for the question. You ll need to have written approval from your dentist (and a parent or guardian, if you re under 18), and a dentist-molded mouthpiece. You also waive your dental coverage under USA Boxing s insurance program, but...

Boxing: boxing, cardio workout, lighter days
cardio workout, lighter days, strict diet: Well most fighters with large muscles certainly incorporate weight training in their workouts. There are others where genetics play a part. Fighters should train at 6 days per week doing something. They will sometimes have lighter days and other days where...

Boxing: boxing as an ameture internationally, maneger, amateur level
maneger, amateur level, gym training: I would hope that the gym you are training in is registered with USA Boxing and your coach takes you to sanctioned shows. You need experience at the amateur level before you decide to turn pro. I would talk to your coach about how to get licensed as a pro...

Boxing: boxing gloves., everlast boxing gloves, alan kahn
everlast boxing gloves, alan kahn, glove size: Hi John. Congratulations on starting your boxing training. Glove sizes are kind of a mystery because they are currently some many types and styles. I would always recommend this tip about Gloves found on Boxinggyms.com http://boxinggyms.com/tips/gloves_size.htm...

Boxing: boxing gloves question, boxing gloves, life threatening injuries
boxing gloves, life threatening injuries, bloodbath: Hi David, Boxers tape their hands for 3 reasons. To protect their knuckles, to keep the wrist stable on impact and to keep the thumb stabilized. It is a requirement in both amateur and pro. It does not cut off any circulation unless you wrap your hands...

Boxing: Competing, boxing trunks, usa boxing
boxing trunks, usa boxing, amateurboxing: You will need to register with USA Boxing in order to compete in sanctioned shows. You ll need a copy of your birth certificate, 2 head shot pictures, and pay a yearly membership fee (January through December). You should get boxing trunks and a tank top...

Boxing: Current champions, boxing enthusiasts, world titles
boxing enthusiasts, world titles, world champion: Hello Michael, There are 4 organizations recognized as world titles. WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO. If you have any one of these belts you are a legitimate world champion. One does not hold any more clout than the others, well, not technically. The truth is, the...

Boxing: coach class, amateurboxing, pat steele
amateurboxing, pat steele, coach class: In order to work a corner in a sanctioned amateur boxing event, you must be a registered non-athlete member of USA Boxing and attend a 6-8 hour certification clinic. I have never taken the class, so I can t give you an answer to that one - rules, judging,...

Boxing: enjoyment out of boxing, speed agility quickness, bad temper
speed agility quickness, bad temper, work ethic: Hi Nicky, Actually you have the perfect approach to boxing. It is also a little rare to have that type of personality in boxing. The true test will be when you spar. It sounds like you have a great work ethic which is 1 piece of the puzzle. The other pieces...

Boxing: amateur boxing, spencer, boxer
Boxing: amateur boxing, spencer, boxer

Boxing: BOXING, mike tyson, strong one
Boxing: BOXING, mike tyson, strong one, southpaw

Boxing: Help please, alan kahn, shadow boxing
alan kahn, shadow boxing, right hook: Hello Tommy, A well trained boxer can throw a hook punch with either hand, regardless of which foot is leading. The only difference is the force of the pivot and weight shift, which comes from the same foot as the hand is throwing. For a right hook, the...

Boxing: Hey joe, can u help me?, diets that work, energy level
diets that work, energy level, exercises: To answer your question simply. You need to diet and exercise. There are many great diets that work it is people that fail. You can go to my website at www.boxingdoneright.com and I sell a color coded diet but there are many others. Exercise with high...

Boxing: heavy bag weight, alan kahn, quality gloves
alan kahn, quality gloves, ringside: Hi Aaron, Wow, 6-1 and 350lbs. You are a big guy! I m gonna guess that 120-150 would be big enough. you can find some that size here http://www.ringside.com/SearchResult.aspx?CategoryID=2383 and I suggest getting a soft fill style. or perhaps this water-foam...

Boxing: heavyweight boxing, heavyweight boxing, heavyweight boxer
heavyweight boxing, heavyweight boxer, amateur level: Hi Jesse, Your height does not matter in boxing. Only your weight plays a role. He is a heavyweight. The key for him is to move inside of his opponent s reach and fight inside. He will need to work on hooks and uppercuts and be diligent about keeping his...

Boxing: help, left hook, punching techniques
left hook, punching techniques, forward stance: The hook primarialy is thrown with which foot is the lead foot. Yes you can switch from othrodox to southpaw, but you should learn equal power from both hands and I feel it is your technique that is not allowing this. I do sell a video on my website about...

Boxing: Im 14 and I like to box, amateurboxing, amateur boxing
amateurboxing, amateur boxing, boxer: The best way to become a pro boxer is to spend the next 6 or so years learning to and competing in amateur boxing. Your state probably doesn t license pro boxers until they are at least 18 years old. I can email you a contact for your area who can refer...

Boxing: Im 14 and I like to boxed, usaboxing org, amatuer boxing
usaboxing org, amatuer boxing, boxing gyms: Hi Johnathan, If you want to become a pro-boxer, than the only tried and true path is to start in an organized and sanctioned (supervised by people in boxing gyms or programs that have legitimate credentials to do it boxing gym or community program that...

Boxing: kick and punch combinations, jab jab, straight punch
jab jab, straight punch, alan kahn: Hello Alok Congratulations on your brown belt in Karate. That means you are an advanced student and worthy of much respect. I hope you will receive your black belt soon. I can suggest a few combinations for you, featuring (1) just hand combinations...

Boxing: how long rest, intense workout, push ups
intense workout, push ups, minute rounds: Personally, I train to failure or 2 minute rounds, whatever comes first but incorporate the rest as part of the training. I.E. Use only a 30 second rest between rounds or reps to learn how to quickly recover between rounds. (Breath deep a few times to fill...

Boxing: National Golden Gloves, national golden gloves, amateur boxer
national golden gloves, amateur boxer, open consideration: Hi Thomas, You can enter any golden gloves show you want as long as you are registered as a USA amateur boxer. Go to usaboxing.org and click on membership. Call the organization in your area and find out when the next show is. You can only advance to the...

Boxing: the neck, hands on the ground, downward pressure
hands on the ground, downward pressure, excercise: Hi Jesse, There are a couple of other options. Lay face down on the ground, put a pillow or mat under your head. Raise yourself up with only your head and your toes touching the ground. Roll your head back and forth. You can lightly place your hands on...

Boxing: new gloves, light weights, shadow boxing
light weights, shadow boxing, gloves: Hey Tom, No, I don t see any negative effects. I think it s the same with shadow boxing with light weights in your hands. When you drop the weights, your hands seem to fly by comparison. For a while at least. The thing is, be consistent and add the extra...

Boxing: nutrition, high protein foods, boxing workouts
high protein foods, boxing workouts, carbohydrate grams: If your weight is good, then you should maintain between 60-80 carbohydrate grams a day. Eat plenty of high protein foods for muscle repair from exercise. Also eat small meals but eat often such as possibly 5 to 6 times per day. Thanks, Joe PS....

Boxing: PA Rules, association of boxing commissions, standing 8
association of boxing commissions, standing 8, meza: Hi Jim, Thanks for the question. I didn t see the bout you mentioned, but my guess is that they were using the unified rules of the Association of Boxing Commissions (ABC), of which Pennsylvania is a member. Those rules prohibit the standing 8 count. ...

Boxing: pro wraps, knuckle area, guaze
knuckle area, guaze, rule of thumb: Jim, Yes, that is gauze. You need two complete rolls for each hand. The first one is almost like a basic wrap if you were just using hand wraps. The second gauze is weaved thru the fingers and then folded back and forth several times across the knuckles...the...

Boxing: proper hook?, jaw line, amateur boxing
jaw line, amateur boxing, knuckles: NEVER hit anything with the knuckles of your ring and little finger. Those are the bones that ALWAYS seem to break first. Try and land the first two knuckles on a punch. If you hold your knuckles horizontal to the floor, when the hook comes in, your line of...

Boxing: push ups?, clap your hands, push ups
clap your hands, push ups, rest 30: Hi, You didn t say which types you re doing now but I have a couple of suggestions. 1. On a level surface you get in the ready position with arms straight and back straight. Now instead of pumping up and down with just your arms, you sort of hop up...

Boxing: quality, jabs, punches
jabs, punches, good question: Hi Luke, I good boxer should be in excellent condition. He moves laterally or forward but rarely moves backwards. He has fast hands and throws his punches correct in form. He puts combinations together and sits down on his punches. His inside game has crisp...

Boxing: question, mental attitude, boxer
mental attitude, boxer: I don t know.. As soon as I pick one, I realize I can t do without something else. I think it all comes down to mental attitude. No matter what you have in your bag of tricks, if you re not psyched to win, you won t. If you don t think you re the best, you...

Boxing: i have a question about competing in the golden gloves as a competitor and a coach?, chicago golden gloves, golden gloves tournament
chicago golden gloves, golden gloves tournament, usa boxing: Hi Mario, Thanks for the question. Generally, you can only be registered as either an athlete or a non-athlete with USA Boxing. There is a provision in the rules allowing for a boxer from the same gym as another boxer to be a second, or an assistant in the...

Boxing: a question regarding licensing, usa boxing, gleason
usa boxing, gleason, emailing: Hello Daniel, You will need to take a seminar followed by an exam to get your certification. I am assuming you are talking about amateurs.You will need to go to a gym that has USA boxing ties as they should be set up to give the exam. I suggest calling or...

Boxing: questions about competing and being a cornerman in golden gloves, chicago golden gloves, amateurboxing
chicago golden gloves, amateurboxing, usa boxing: In order to coach and compete, you will have to register with USA Boxing as both an athlete. To coach in a corner, you will also need to attend a 6-8 hour certification clinic. There is a yearly membership fee and you will need to have a copy of your birth...

Boxing: Recommended route to becoming a professional judge, boxing commission, usa boxing
boxing commission, usa boxing, amateur boxing: Hi John, Thanks for the questions. There are different schools of thought as to whether one needs to officiate in amateur boxing prior to embarking on a pro career. I believe that the amateur experience is extremely valuable, and I recommend it. Your...

Boxing: Ring movement, punchers, puncher
punchers, puncher, 3 rounds: Hi Jon, The movement is good but in an amateur fight you will have to train to be more aggressive. Moving as much as you do will usually turn you into a counter puncher. The problem with that is an amateur fight only last 3 rounds (4 if your open). Counter...

Boxing: rules for standing stil, amateur boxing association, thanks in advance
amateur boxing association, thanks in advance, intimidation: Yes, it is against the rules to jump, scream, shout or run at your opponent in Olympic-style amateur boxing. It s unfortunate that Holland is not a member of the Amateur Boxing Association or I would refer you to them for specific rules. The goal in amateur...

Boxing: Starting out, thin sort, sound fundamentals
thin sort, sound fundamentals, boxing gloves: If everyone outweighs you it probably is not wise to box them anyway. Afterall they have developed weight classes for that same reason. I would suggest finding someone who can instruct and train you to learn many techniques and develop sound fundamentals....

Boxing: shadow boxing, shadow boxing, slow tempo
shadow boxing, slow tempo, footwork: Hiya, You re right about the different areas you should think about when shadow boxing, ie: footwork, handspeed and visualizing attacks from another boxer. One isn t more important than the other. The tempo can be changed from round to round or keep a slow...

Boxing: standing still, akward, punches
akward, punches, jab: Well it is normal to move to the left after jabbing afterall it feels natural and somewhat protects you from the counter right. If you are throwing your punches correctly then just keep practicing while stationary and it should feel more natural, but there...

Boxing: standing still, right cross, akward
right cross, akward, strong hand: Hi Joe, It is natural to move to your left when you jab as an orthodox fighter because it is more comfortable. But, you should move to your right more often when fighting a right hander. Always move away from your opponent s strong hand. So against a lefty...

Boxing: standing still, russ anber, instructional films
russ anber, instructional films, boxing gear: Moving to the left against a right handed boxer has you moving towards his hard, righthand punch. Not always a good idea but good for a change (not a habit). If you don t feel balanced when you re standing still then you have to start at the beginning again....

Boxing: what my step son should eat, high protein diet, atkins diet
high protein diet, atkins diet, boxing gym: High repetition exercise is the best. I recommend a high protein diet and there are many out there including the Atkins diet. I also have a diet for sale on my website at www.boxingdoneright.com Remember very little starches and sugars. Thanks, Jo...

Boxing: strength training, strength training, weight training
strength training, weight training, down time: Jesse, Weight training in boxing is a bonus but not a necessity. I would suggest doing it during your down time. I would stop about 2 weeks before your fight. Weight training can make you faster and stronger. Let s say that you fight a guy who is the exact...

Boxing: Training, boxing workout, lifting weights
boxing workout, lifting weights, hi matthew: Hi Matthew, A diet is not really necessary at your age. You are still developing so just let your training do its thing. You will normally get in shape just from the training. I would run 2 or 3 days a week about 2 miles at a time. I would do a boxing workout...

Boxing: Back, swing of things, qaulity
swing of things, qaulity, weight training: If you bodyfat content is low then do not lose more weight. Get back into it slowly even if it requires you to walk first then start running. You need cardio for sure and if you are not just too out of shape, you should be able to get back in the swing of...

Boxing: amateur competition gloves, chicago golden gloves, groin protector
chicago golden gloves, groin protector, usa boxing: You will wear 10 Oz. gloves that will be supplied at the tournament. You will need a USA Boxing approved competition headgear or. that you have to supply. You ll also neede a groin protector. body protectors are illegal, I m really surprised your coach...

Boxing: Beginning, boxing gym, age restrictions
boxing gym, age restrictions, right direction: There are age restrictions in the Amateurs but mostly in most states it is over 30. You always need to be in condition to fight and while you may not want to be a professional, you should train like one because getting in the ring on any level can be dangerous....

Boxing: Boxing, lifting weights, jump rope
lifting weights, jump rope, weight training: I cannot say for sure because I do not know what other exercises that you do. I personally am an advocate of weight training to a degree. The exercises your trainer has you doing to replace the weights may even increase your traps and chest. Thanks, ...

Boxing: boxing, alan kahn, boxing gyms
alan kahn, boxing gyms, golden gloves: HI Neek, Richmond VA. Well, here is a list (don t know how current) of the boxing gyms in Virgina http://www.boxinggyms.com/addresses/virginia.htm But the best way is probably to hit a few local boxing clubs and ask some of the boxers for good...

Boxing: boxing, opponent, jab
opponent, jab: You probably could use more training on what to expect an opponent to do. Example is if your opponent is outside and moving left he will probably throw a jab, and if he is moving right he will probably throw a straight right hand, as long as he is on the...

Boxing: boxing, world champ, mainstream sport
world champ, mainstream sport, golden glove: Hi Ben, I suggest you go to usaboxing.org and click on members. You will need to contact the local boxing committee and find out where the closest gym is. Keep in mind that as a new fighter the most important thing is to get on a team. As an amateur you are...

Boxing: boxing/mma competition, mma competition, knuckles
mma competition, knuckles, 2 pieces: Brad, Each hand gets two rolls of guaze. The first roll you wrap just like a pair of hand wraps. Start at the thumb, then wrist, knuckles, thumb, back to knuckles and end at the wrist. Take the next roll and start the same way but you are going to run the...

Boxing: boxing shoes, boxing shoes, basketball shoes
boxing shoes, basketball shoes, wrestling shoes: Hi Pat, They are allowed. Tennis shoes, wrestling shoes and basketball shoes all allowed. Although, I don t recommend anything with thick soles. Your feet should be as close to the floor as possible. All mats are not the same thickness but most are at least...

Boxing: Cornerman, palm area, witch doctor
palm area, witch doctor, cutman: Adam, There are only a couple of things that separate one cornerman from another, but they are both very important. All we deal with in boxing are cuts and swelling. There is no secret to the swelling, direct cold compress is all you can do. For cuts,...

Boxing: cross arm guard, archie moore, cross arm
archie moore, cross arm, amateur fights: Hi Jesse, I am familiar with the style. Frazier also used it. Although I doubt I will ever teach it to anyone. It is a pretty effective defensive style, the problem is you cannot be offensive from that posture. It makes you slow and screws up your counter...

Boxing: Licensing as an ameture judge, sentences
Boxing: Licensing as an ameture judge, sentences

Boxing: father-son team, golden gloves gym, multiple choice test
golden gloves gym, multiple choice test, usa boxing: Hi Tomas, You need the level 1 certification. USA Boxing governs these certifications. Each area of the country has an Local Boxing Committee. Every committee makes it s own rules although they are usually similar to one another. Normally one of the gyms...

Boxing: figthing, boxing arena, boxing gym
boxing arena, boxing gym, amateur boxing: Hi Christian, Thanks for the question. In order to compete, you ll need to register as an athlete with USA Boxing. I can walk you through that process if you email me back and let me know where you re located. Or, you can go to www.usaboxing.org, click...

Boxing: GG boxing gym, russ anber, boxing gyms
russ anber, boxing gyms, golden gym: Well, you still need instruction. That is the least of your problems because you obviously are on-line. There are tons of vids on Youtube as an example. You can see all of my club s (Golden Gym s) training and match films by searching: munched55 (on Youtube)...

Boxing: Gloves, professional title, de la hoyas
professional title, de la hoyas, espn: Hi Aaron. Thanks for the question. The size of the gloves are set in the rules of the commission, and both boxers must wear the same size. In recent years, boxers have had disputes / disagreements over which brand of gloves to wear. In the case of Mayweather...

Boxing: gauze, medical supplier, gauze
medical supplier, gauze, decent price: Hi Ali, I only use super gauze . It is special made for boxing and most durable and I get it by the box. I get it from everlast.com I wouldn t recommend regular gauze although if you choose to use it I m sure you could get it from a medical supplier...

Boxing: girls boxing, villegas park, club iam
villegas park, club iam, amateurboxing: Hi Jack - there was a female boxer several years ago who was taking care of a female database. I haven t seen her in a long time and I haven t seen anything else up to date. You might try calling Dick Jones and see who in the LBC you can match your girl...

Boxing: guard and movement?, roy jones jr, left jab
roy jones jr, left jab, right hook: Hiya, Sometimes I (or someone else with a good right hook) gets into the ring with a guy like you and for about 45 straight minutes, just keeps hooking you in the head. Frustrating for you but effective.. You of course are not allowed to hit back but you...

Boxing: Left hook, left hook, tows
left hook, tows, frazier: Hi Sultan, You do twist your leg during the hook. Your tows will be facing directly sideways when you finish the punch. He is trying to get you to turn your entire body on the punch. All the power from a hook is generated from the rotation of your body....

Boxing: judge's score cards, judges score cards, world boxing council
judges score cards, world boxing council, boxing commission: Hi Tony, Thanks for the question. There have been situations in the past where boxing commissions and organizations have experimented with open scoring, which means the judges scores were announced to the audience either after each round, or after a...

Boxing: Licensing as an ameture judge, amateurboxing, boxing judge
amateurboxing, boxing judge, san diego california: Please email me at mel@amateurboxing.com and I will give you a contact to call in the San Diego area. You will need to register with USA Boxing and attend a 6-8 hour certification clinic before training as a timekeeper/judge. Remind me what city you re in,...

Boxing: Am I Too Old For Serious Boxing, mcmap, 2008 olympics
mcmap, 2008 olympics, golden gloves: Hi Adam, You are not too old to make the 2012 games. You will have to get on the ball though. You will have to fight few novice bouts before you can turn open and you have to be open to have a chance for the Olympic Team. The heavyweight for the USA this year...

Boxing: Olympics, double elimination tournament, olympic team trials
double elimination tournament, olympic team trials, usa olympic team: First off, it usually takes 9-13 years. 8-) You must be a U.S. citizen and between the ages of 17 and 34 (no more than 34 before the Games start). Last year we used a different method to determine the boxers who competed in the Olympic Team Trials: Winners...

Boxing: olympic boxing, olympic boxing, amateurboxing
olympic boxing, amateurboxing: Hi Jason - why are yiu waiting until 2012? Start now in amateur boxing, get your basics, and compete. If you are interested in a USA Boxcing contact, please email me at mel@amateurboxing.com and tell me the city and state you live in. I ll send you a contact...

Boxing: Pre fight instuctions, tv cameras, opening bell
tv cameras, opening bell, dressing room: Hi Peter, Thanks for the question. Some refs say that, and others don t. The actual pre-fight instructions occur about an hour before the bout in the dressing room. Most of the times, the instructions you see in the ring before the opening bell is largely...

Boxing: Pro Boxing, pro boxing, usa boxing
pro boxing, usa boxing, professional boxing: HI Curtis, Hey you chose a great topic for your school paper. Boxing has a lot of angles for great stories about the people in it. You become a pro in boxing much like every other sport in the USA that has a recognized amatuer system, which may include...

Boxing: pro boxing age, professional world, matchmaker
professional world, matchmaker, thanks in advance: Jackson, You are not too old to be successful as a pro. It s all about your ability to learn and getting fights. You need a good matchmaker/Manager. You need to get about 5 fights a year at least. You can fight into your mid to upper 30 s normally. The better...

Boxing: professional boxing carrier, usaboxing org, amateur boxer
usaboxing org, amateur boxer, rosstraining: Hello paritosh nigam Thank you very much for your kind letter requesting me to train you, but in all honesty, I do NOT train competitive boxers personally and have no resources to do so. I would suggest you visit the USAboxing.org contact page: http://www.usaboxing.org/90.htm...

Boxing: punch mitts, quality leather products, alan kahn
quality leather products, alan kahn, head circumference: Hello again Frank As far as headgear sizes, they run mostly like hats: Small, medium, Large, XL etc. When you order, I would ask the company rep how their gear is sized. You might want to know the hat sizes or head circumference around the forehead so they...

Boxing: punching ball, alan kahn, punch ball
alan kahn, punch ball, idea what kind: Hi Jay, Well, the fact is the term punching ball doesn t really tell me a lot and that could mean any of five or six bags. I don t know if you mean wall mounted, ceiling mounted, floor mounted, portable or fixed, etc. It Could be a single fixed bag...

Boxing: punching ball, punching ball, speed ball
punching ball, speed ball, hooks: Hi Jay, I m not sure what you mean by punching ball... if it s not a speed bag then the only other thing I can think of is a double end bag which may be the same thing. Does it have 2 hooks...1 on the top and 1 on the bottom? Let me know and I ll tell...

Boxing: As a ringside spectator, boxing match, work speed
boxing match, work speed, foot work: I like to see good technique, crisp punches and boxers moving in the middle of the ring - not hanging on the ropes or in the corners. Since I am a judge, I am looking for legal effective punches that connect with the white knuckle surface of the glove in...

Boxing: Speed bags, speed bags, head thanks
speed bags, head thanks, couple inches: Hi Jimmy, your bag should be head high, meaning that the bottom of the bag should be a couple inches above the top of your shoulders. So just walk up to the bag where it is right beside your head and just barely touching the top of your shoulder. Then raise...

Boxing: Starting to Box, backyard boxing, cerritos ca
backyard boxing, cerritos ca, youtube video: Peter, Go to usaboxing.org and click on members. Find a location near you and call the boxing committee on the list. You can get info for your area. You will never know how good you can be until you actually get in the ring and spar. So you will have to...

Boxing: Strength question, ross enamait, chin ups
ross enamait, chin ups, jump rope: HI Lawrence, It is hard to make a strength comparison between two people I have never met. There are too many variables that cannot be accounted for, as well as your friend may also be doing some other strength training we both don t know about. If you...

Boxing: Strength training, chin ups, proof of the pudding
chin ups, proof of the pudding, jump rope: Hey Lawrence, Stronger than a swimmer? Hard question to answer as there s so many variables in the people involved and the training. My Dad as an example was a long distance swimmer and always the Anchor (last guy in a relay that has to make up time lost...

Boxing: Where can i start, great britian, jerome jerome
great britian, jerome jerome, boxing career: Jerome, By taking advantage of the juniors I am saying that you can use the juniors to get tons of experience before you become a senior fighter. All the big tournaments and notoriety comes from the snior division, not the juniors. So use the juniors to get...

Boxing: how to get started, world champion, boxing gym
world champion, boxing gym, day job: I m really sorry to hear that you ll be a father at 16. Will definitely make you grow up fast and I am glad to hear you are being responsible. Unfortunately, the only way you can get any money for boxing is to compete as a professional. I believe the minimum...

Boxing: how to get started up with boxing, intense desire, rajani
intense desire, rajani, long journey: Hey Rajani, You have to get yourself to a boxing club so that you can learn the basics for training and for technique. After you ve sorted the basics (You can train mostly at home if you like) then it s just to polish them so att all the movements come...

Boxing: tecniquis, south paw, right hook
south paw, right hook, southpaw: If you want to learn the proper technique for punching you will need to find a trainer. If you want to know what some of the punches are, there are a number of them. Whether from the southpaw or othrodox. You have the jab, the straight left, right hook,...

Boxing: training a lefthanded boxer, alan kahn, south paw
alan kahn, south paw, straight punch: Hi Rich, congratulations on stepping in to be a trainer. There is no secret to training the boxing skills for a left handed fighter (southpaw) for all the mechanics of punching and moving skill wise are the same as a right handed fighter, just reversed....

Boxing: turning pro, amateur boxing association, british boxing board
amateur boxing association, british boxing board, british amatuer boxing: Hi Jimmy, Greetings to you across the pond!. Hope it s a great day for ya. To be honest, I know little about the policies, politics or methods of control for Boxing in the UK. But I did a little research on the subject, so maybe we both learned a...

Boxing: Uppercut technique., weight transfers, left hook
weight transfers, left hook, shoulder rotation: Hi Andrew, all the power from the uppercut comes from the legs and rotation of the body. To throw it, you lean over like your picking something up off the ground, just not all the way down. The punch needs to come straight up from the hip so you actually...

Boxing: WBB, world boxing, hoggan
world boxing, hoggan, mr thomas: Andy: The World Boxing Board is no longer a sanctioning body that conducts fights in the United States. It is strictly done in the other countries. If you want the current champions please write worldboxingboard@lycos.com or you can write a request to...

Boxing: my weight, good nutrition, weights
good nutrition, weights, jordan: Well, I wouldn t over do it. Your body is building like crazy now and will continue like that for about another five years. I think good nutrition should be a part of the equation.If you re going to put these demands on you body, make sure you supply what...

Boxing: Alan from Memphis, http www youtube, alan kahn
http www youtube, alan kahn, dandy don: Hello Susan Widegren, Am I the Same Alan Kahn that lived in Memphis during the 70 s?? Why YES. Yes I am. Way back then you might remember me as seen in the first minute of this videoclip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xP7qWhkUwHc (that was back...

Boxing: Alot of differnt things on competiitons and boxing, roy jones jr, amateur boxer
roy jones jr, amateur boxer, professional boxer: Anthony, You will need 2 cornermen. One for putting the stool in and holding the spit bucket and the other is to take out your mouthpiece, give you water, instructions and clean any blood off your face if need be. Just let me know where you post the video...

Boxing: Amatuer Boxers of the 30's, mike caputo, golden gloves
mike caputo, golden gloves, passbooks: Unfortunately, records were not kept in an organized manner prior to 1987, when the passbooks became mandatory. If you know the city he boxed in or where, if at all, he participated in any national tournaments (AAU, Golden Gloves), you can check the newspaper...

Boxing: Ametuer Boxing, brazilian jujitsu, golden gloves
brazilian jujitsu, golden gloves, boxing gym: Hi Mikel, Yes, I highly recommend you move out of the mma gym if you really want to advance in boxing. MMA is far removed from boxing and you will never learn the technique you need to be an accomplished fighter. Yes, get involved in golden gloves and you...

Boxing: age, corrective lenses, good shape
corrective lenses, good shape, eye exam: No suggestions other than keep in shape and find a gym and trainer who will work with you. There is no reason why you can t box until you re 34. I think most eye exams are given without the use of glasses or contacts. If you need contact lenses to see,...

Boxing: age limit, boxing match, boxing card
boxing match, boxing card, amateur boxing: Hi Sam, Thanks for the question. There is no age limit for viewing amateur boxing matches, or professional boxing matches either, as far as I know. However, the venues in which bouts are held may have restrictions. For example, from time to time, the...

Boxing: amature boxing touraments, olympic boxing team, usaboxing org
olympic boxing team, usaboxing org, college scholarship opportunities: HI Chris, It s great that you and your friends want to meet around a boxing oriented venue, and I believe the Olympic boxing team is going to have a demo in Birmingham during May 2008. Here is a link. http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20080409/APS/804092316&source=RSS...

Boxing: Becoming a Pro boxer, fight schedule, bread winner
fight schedule, bread winner, best bet: Carmelo, You should start working out at a boxing gym near you because someone in that gym will have a connection. This would be your best bet since you are just turning pro. I would try to get with a promoter that holds shows on a monthly basis. This...

Boxing: Boxing, amateur experience, jim mclaughlin
amateur experience, jim mclaughlin, amateur boxing: You would have to check with your state boxing commission to find out their criteria for becoming a pro official. Most want at least two years of amateur experience. To become an amateur boxing official, you would join USA Boxing in your area, pay a yearly...

Boxing: Boxing, alan kahn, boxing program
alan kahn, boxing program, weight exercise: HI Luka Congratulations on your decision to start boxing. I hope this in a legitimate supervised boxing program. The coaches there can certainly help you fine tune your hand speed, timing and coordination. I would hesitate to tell you too many things...

Boxing: Boxing Ring, alan kahn, boxing gym
alan kahn, boxing gym, santiago: Hi Santiago, Here is the only links to information I could find on building a boxing ring. http://www.boxinggyms.com/tips/ring.htm http://www.buildaboxingring.com/ I don t know how available some of these parts are to the average individual...

Boxing: Getting a barrage of punches, moving target, pummelled
moving target, pummelled, barrage: If you re getting a barrage of punches then you must be standing still. Gotta get your feet moving man. If they lunge towards you, you have to lunge backwards. If they follow you backwards you should be sidestepping left or right 90 degrees to the attack....

Boxing: boXing, amateur rules, uniform requirements
amateur rules, uniform requirements, waistband: Hi Anthony, Thanks for the question. It sounds like you already know a bit about the basics of the amateur rules. The uniform requirements are the same whether you re affiliated with a particular gym or not (tank top, trunks with a contrasting waistband,...

Boxing: boxing, straw weight, skill levels
straw weight, skill levels, amatuer: The question is nearly impossible to answer because skill levels of each and how many fights, along with height, type fighter, conditioning and many more problems that does not allow me to answer, however if you take 2 fighters of equal everything with only...

Boxing: boxing, straw weight, weight divisions
straw weight, weight divisions, steak dinner: Hi Brett, For the most part, the odds are in favor of the amateur. The pro has more experience but the weight difference is too much to overcome. You can use talent and skill to overcome a 1, maybe 2 weight divisions. But were talking about a 70 Lb difference....

Boxing: boxing, national golden gloves, 9 months
national golden gloves, 9 months, promoter: Michael, There is no perfect age to turn pro but pre-25 would be a good idea. I would get at least 50 fights before turning pro if I could. I would also shoot for national golden gloves title. But I would definately fight for another 3 years to get more...

Boxing: boxing advice, alan kahn, workout time
alan kahn, workout time, breathing problem: HI Martin, I don t know how I can really answer your question specifically, for I don t know exactly what you mean by breathing problem . You might be describing an issue that is better asked to a physician or medical professional. If it is simply that...

Boxing: boxing methods, right hook, boxing gloves
right hook, boxing gloves, fighting weight: Let me first advise that you should not sparr unsupervised, as this can be dangerous. As a southpaw your right foot should be outside of your opponents left foot. If you go to the body with a right hook and then the next punch throw a left hand to the head...

Boxing: diet, amateurboxing, befor
amateurboxing, befor, elp: Hi Sunny - Since I am neither a coach or a nutritionist - my best suggestion would be to find a gym in your area and start training with someone who knows the answers to your question. You can email me at mel@amateurboxing.com, tell me the city and state...

Boxing: Fighting, boxing center, amateur boxer
boxing center, amateur boxer, usa boxing: Hi Amalia, Thanks for the question. To compete as an amateur boxer, you need to register with USA Boxing through your Local Boxing Committee (LBC). I don t know where you re located, but you can find your local contact person at www.usaboxing.org, by clicking...

Boxing: Footwork and Balance Drills, stutter steps, foot movement
stutter steps, foot movement, punching power: Hi Devon, Remember to never cross your feet, stay off your heels and never bring your feet together. Your feet should never be closer than shoulder width. When you move to the side, take small stutter steps. Work on moving from side to side without bringing...

Boxing: Wht shud i put in my punching bag.. ?, old clothes
Boxing: Wht shud i put in my punching bag.. ?, old clothes

Boxing: fat burners, vicious cycle, metabolism
vicious cycle, metabolism, calories: Mikel, I don t recommend fat burners but if you must, I would not take anything that is not all natural. It is better if you lose the weight naturally without the assistance of fat burners. This way you will increase your metabolism naturally and the weight...

Boxing: Golden Gloves, golden gloves tournament, gym in new york
golden gloves tournament, gym in new york, boxing gym: Your height is not ideal for a heavyweight. Given that there has been some successful heavyweights that were not very tall, however it is extremely difficult and especially in the amateurs because of the fact that the power of the punch does not play as much...

Boxing: good start, brute strength, video lessons
brute strength, video lessons, pointers: It is not necessarialy about brute strength it is more about technique, and if you will go to my website at www.boxingdoneright.com I have some video lessons on how to box that are pretty inexpensive and in fact one is a free lesson. Thanks, Jo...

Boxing: masters tournament, ringside tournament, amateurboxing
ringside tournament, amateurboxing, usa boxing: In order to compete as an amateur, he will need to register with USA Boxing and get a passbook. If he is over 35 years old, he will also need to have an extensive physical before he registers. Please email me at mel@amateurboxing.com. Let me know the city...

Boxing: Too Old?, amateurboxing, amateur boxer
amateurboxing, amateur boxer, twenty one years: Considering that most amateur boxer start between the ages of 8 and 10, 21 might be considered old. However, you won t know until you try. Please email me at mel@amateurboxing.com, tell me the city and state you live in, and I ll give you a contact. You...

Boxing: Physical fitness, weather days, yard sprints
weather days, yard sprints, jump rope: Hi Jessica, I would be glad to help you. 1. I would focus on my heart since it is the engine that makes everything else work. 3 mile run 4 days a week followed by ten 50 yard sprints. On bad weather days my alternative is swimming and jump rope. Any way...

Boxing: punching, punches, weights
punches, weights: Not really. As long as they re smaller than you and/or don t punch back, no problem. In my opinion, one should learn technique first then add strength as you need it. By weightlifting first, one tends to build the wrong kind of muscle (fat and slow). Build...

Boxing: Some questions regarding training if you could help me., weight gainer, muscle cells
weight gainer, muscle cells, first tip: My first tip would be to calm down. High protein gainers will build muscle but you re looking at max 2kg in six months. High carb gainers will get you 10kg but it s mostly fat so what s the point? In boxing, I like to see weights moved quickly. Except for...

Boxing: Speed, muscle coordination, movement speed
muscle coordination, movement speed, muscle development: Pol, Speed is mostly about muscle coordination. So work on being as lean as possible and also doing coordination drills. Plenty of speedbag work. Also get some double-end bag work in. Make sure you are throwing your punches straight out from your chin,...

Boxing: Speed, video sessions, correct stance
video sessions, correct stance, hand speed: Speed comes allot from your form and keeping your elbows in while twisting your torso. To better view this I do offer a few video sessions that you can watch online. Go to www.boxingdoneright.com and you will see video lessons. The first one is free. The...

Boxing: Starting a boxing club, golden gloves, adult sons
golden gloves, adult sons, work ethic: Patricia, I suggest you try and get these boys enrolled in the golden gloves. The GG is there for developing youngsters into fine young men using boxing as the vehicle. Most kids who come in just need some attention and they will ultimately learn work ethic,...

Boxing: scoring in boxing, referee, referees
referee, referees, 1980s: They actually used to in some states and in the earlier years. You do not hear of that since around the early 1980s, but rest assured they did use to do this. There was a referee and 2 judges and many different scoring methods according to the State. There...

Boxing: snapping punches, improper technique, boxing coach
improper technique, boxing coach, layperson: Well, There s a difference between punching with you arm (which is more like a push) and whipping your hand forward by whipping your shoulder around. However, if you increase kinetic energy, which you do by increasing speed or weight of the object moving,...

Boxing: speedball training, alan kahn, heavybags
alan kahn, heavybags, personal instruction: Hi Gerry I m not sure exactly what speedball on a stand that is on a spring is, unless you mean one of the specialty punching bags like http://store.titleboxing.com/sbrb-u.html For a bag like this, you will mostly be hitting the front of your fists,...

Boxing: speedball training, good shape, knuckles
good shape, knuckles, wraps: Hi Gerry, The speedball should not hurt your hands. Just be sure to wrap good and also put a piece of foam over your knuckles under your wrap for extra protection. Use at nothing less than 12 oz. gloves, preferably 14. Hands are mostly hurt hitting the heavybag...

Boxing: Getting started, olympic lifter, knockout power
olympic lifter, knockout power, upper body strength: Hi Brad, Thanks for the question. I d recommend that you start with the amateur program. At your age and size, you ll want to learn and develop your skills in the amateur ranks first. That would require you to register with your Local Boxing Committee (LBC)...

Boxing: Can't tell, sparring gloves, 12oz
sparring gloves, 12oz, genuine leather: Hi Dauturi, Competition gloves are always lace up. They are either 10oz or 12oz depending on your weight division and always genuine leather. International competition gloves are two-tone with the scoring portion of the glove being a different color. Training...

Boxing: trainers liscense, usaboxing org, corner man
usaboxing org, corner man, coach corner: Hi Cody, Hey, that s great that you dad wants to get involved. If he wants to become a serious trainer in Boxing, than I would suggest he contact the official boxing Association of USA amateur boxing: USAboxing.org http://www.usaboxing.org/10.htm contacting...

Boxing: triple striking, right cross, time lag
right cross, time lag, reaction time: Hey Jesse, I think it s pretty difficult to double up on just a right cross because it leaves one so bent out of shape when its finished. In effect, the punch doesn t get Re-Loaded if you don t throw the opposite hand. The twisting you should be doing...

Boxing: Wht shud i put in my punching bag.. ?, amateurboxing, boxing gloves
amateurboxing, boxing gloves, punching bag: You really need a coach to tell you how to do things correctly, including filling bags and the proper way to hit the bag with the proper gloves. If you re interested in going to a gym to train, please email me at mel@amateurboxing.com, tell me the city and...

Boxing: water bags, boat fenders, waterbag
boat fenders, waterbag, water bags: I use one of those big white boat fenders that are about 2 1/2 feet in diameter. I keep hanging it up but the fighters keep changing it back to a regular heavy bag. Most people obviously don t like it. I use the waterbag mostly to train upper-cut/hook combos...

Boxing: wrist injury, wrist injury, knuckles
wrist injury, knuckles, gloves: Hi Donnie, you probably rolled it over on impact. It s a common injury when hitting the bag. You really need to wrap your hands, that s exactly what the wraps protect you from, rolling your wrist and protecting your knuckles. Be sure your wrap secures your...

Boxing: Can i make it?, amir khan, power punch
amir khan, power punch, olyimpics: Nassar, You have all the ingredients to be a good boxer. You may even be a great boxer. The most important thing for you is to get in a boxing program and get some sparring under your belt. Get a good trainer you like and one that you feel is helping you...

Boxing: What to do?, boxing gym, mental attitude
boxing gym, mental attitude, writing a book: This is not a question I can answer without writing a book, it is just too detailed. My advice would be to go to a local boxing gym and meet with a trainer who can be with you throughout your career. You can find a gym and a trainer by going to www.boxinggyms.com...

Boxing: What to do?, boxing workout, alternate days
boxing workout, alternate days, diet plan: Nasser, You really don t need a diet plan. Your workout will condition you on it s own. Only when you are close to a fight will you need to be more careful about what you eat. You should run 3 to 4 days a week, 2 miles at a time to start. According to...

Boxing: i am 18 and want to dominate the heavy weight division, amateurboxing, heavy weight
amateurboxing, heavy weight, 18 years: If you were a lightr weight, I would say 18 is a bit too old - however, I would definitely give it a try. The only way you ll know if you re the best is to find a gym and a trainer, learn the basics, and compete. Please email me at mel@amateurboxing.com,...

Boxing: my 9 yr old, southpaw boxing, hitting the big time
southpaw boxing, hitting the big time, tkos: Hi Laura, sorry for the delay. You are on the right track but also tell him that all these fights are just preparing him for when he turns open as a senior. Right now he is fighting in juniors and the truth is, it s all really just practice until he reaches...

Boxing: Amateur boxing age qualifications, amateur program, jennifer thanks
amateur program, jennifer thanks, boxing lessons: Hi Jennifer, Thanks for the question. The answer is yes and no. The regular USA Boxing amateur program only allows competition up through the age of 34. After that, competition is restricted to the Masters Division, which has very specific criteria....

Boxing: Becoming a NY Boxing judge, new york state department of state, e mail
new york state department of state, e mail, lian: Hi Ray, Thanks for the question. Licensing for professional boxing judges in New York is regulated by the New York State Athletic Commission. Here s the contact info: New York State Department of State New York State Athletic Commission 123 William...

Boxing: Beginning boxing....., beginner size, speedbag
beginner size, speedbag, diet programs: I do offer some video lessons on my website at www.boxingdoneright.com as well as diet programs. I also have some basic equipment on the online store. There are free standing frames that instead of hanging a heavy bag from your ceiling it will hang on the...

Boxing: becoming a pro boxer, golden gloves gym, world heavyweight champion
golden gloves gym, world heavyweight champion, amateur boxer: Hi Jason, Go to usaboxing.org and click on memberships. Find a gym boxing commission nearest you and call them to see where the closest gym is. You need to get involved with a golden gloves gym if you can. When you go in ask for a trainer and tell them...

Boxing: boxing, push ups, 7 months
push ups, 7 months, ups: You can train at home but to train properly to fight you will need good sparring so you need to find a gym and a trainer. As far as a time when you can fight, it depends on the person and so many factors. I have seen someone who had never boxed before get...

Boxing: boxing, diet program, video lessons
diet program, video lessons, writing a book: Your question is very indepth. People actually write books on the subject, and I could never answer it without writing a book. So my suggestion would be to seek a trainer in your area and he will teach you all there is to know. You can also take some video...

Boxing: Contact lenses in pro boxing, professional bouts, boxing commission
professional bouts, boxing commission, soft contact lenses: Hi Wolf, Thanks for the question. I m not aware of any restrictions on the use of soft contact lenses in professional bouts. I know Nevada has allowed them; if you re wondering about the rules in a specific state (remember, there is no national boxing commission...

Boxing: curious, jaunt, good luck
jaunt, good luck, boxing: Hi TL, You have time to have a competitive jaunt with boxing. You will probably learn fast since you are a coach because coaches normally see things more clearly since you ve been on both sides of the coin (assuming you probably wrestled yourself). If you...

Boxing: eating, baked potatoes, green vegetables
baked potatoes, green vegetables, cuts of meat: Jason, Only what you eat 2 or 3 days leading up to the fight will matter. Everything before will have already been processed by your body. I suggest eating solid cuts of meat, baked or grilled, no fat. Plenty of carbs like green vegetables and baked potatoes....

Boxing: Good boxing workout, boxing workout, boxing gym
boxing workout, boxing gym, exercises: You may not want to hear this but it sounds like the most important thing that you need is diet to get you to a managable weight where you can do allot of exercises. I would first diet and start slowly cycling or running to get the weight down. Thanks,...

Boxing: guidance, golden gloves, amateur experience
golden gloves, amateur experience, usa boxing: Andrew, Make sure you find a trainer that is interested in your well being and not just cashing in on you. But first, you need to get some amateur experience and build a name for yourself. Go to usaboxing.org and click membership. Find a gym or comittee...

Boxing: Low Blows, golden gloves tournament, low blow
golden gloves tournament, low blow, low blows: Sorry - RSC stands for Referee Stops Contest. If the referee decides that the blow was deliberately harmful, the boxer who threw the punches would lose by disqualification. One, or two, deliberate blows to an opponents groin would definitely cost him...

Boxing: My love for boxing, good loser, first supplement
good loser, first supplement, soft drinks: Richard, you are young and have plenty of time. Start losing the weight now while you can do it with patience and without pressure. Start by walking and let your weight get down to where you can start jogging. If you would rather do cardio at the gym I m sure...

Boxing: National Golden Gloves, national golden gloves, ace miller
national golden gloves, ace miller, great shape: Hi Louis, Don t ever try to save yourself for the next fight because you could mess around and lose the fight your in. You can t predict fouls, early stoppages or anything else that might count off points against you. So always go into each fight with the...

Boxing: Pro Boxing -Age and Citizen ship, citizen ship, professional boxers
citizen ship, professional boxers, japanese citizen: Hi Errol, Thanks for the question. Licensing for professional boxers is regulated at the state level, so you d have to check with the athletic / boxing commission of the individual state in which your friend is seeking a license. Boxers from all over...

Boxing: Punch bag weights?, water core, size bags
water core, size bags, ringside: HI Karl, when you say you are debating getting a punching bag , I assume by your reference to weight you mean a heavybag. Yes they come in many sizes, shapes, internal weighting systems, ways to hang them and floor stand models. By asking the you would...

Boxing: Scoring System, national golden gloves, according to the rules
national golden gloves, according to the rules, scoring system: Hi Louis, Thanks for the question. If you ve already made it to the National Golden Gloves, you ve been doing something right! At any rate, boxers earn points for clean, effective punches landed in the legal scoring area...the boxers who the judges agree...

Boxing: Speedbag, home made speed bag unit
home made speed bag unit: Hi Cody, I sympathize with you. I remember those college days when broke was a verb. Take heart, things will get better! I have never put up a speed bag unit in a trailer so I m kinda flying blind here. I don t know if they have wall studs like houses,...

Boxing: Training!, national golden gloves, gentle reminders
national golden gloves, gentle reminders, bad habits: Bad habits are hard to break but the best way is breaking them one at a time by focusing on just the one before you move to the other. Also if your trainer makes you pay everytime you break the habit it should also help. When I say pay I mean just gentle...

Boxing: I Want To Be A Boxer, golden gloves gym, amateur title
golden gloves gym, amateur title, boxing history: Blake, I don t think you will have any problems. My understand is that Australia has a strong boxing history. See if your area has a golden gloves gym and start there. Check with the recreation department of your town. 15 is a good age to start so your on...

Boxing: Want to start boxing, south paw, golden gloves
south paw, golden gloves, boxing match: Andrew, At 5 6 you will need to get down to at least 165. You would be strong at this weight and could master a good inside fight game. I suggest finding a Golden Gloves in your area. Tell them you want to compete and they will sign you up. The first thing...

Boxing: Water Punching Bag filling, alan kahn, anything but water
alan kahn, anything but water, water bag: HI Marshall, That is an interesting question. I really don t know the anwer to that, but the water bags I Have seen don t have any way to put anything but water inside them. They don t open wide like a normal HB and they have an internal bladder to...

Boxing: i wanna box, tae kwon do, leaps and bounds
tae kwon do, leaps and bounds, grammar skills: Unfortunately your martial arts will not help here as far as boxing goes, and in fact sometimes it can hurt because of the style fighting that these arts are. Boxing is different by leaps and bounds. I would suggest very strongly that if you want to box...

Boxing: zab judah, boxing training, boxing trainers
boxing training, boxing trainers: HI Matt. I appreciate your offer to pay but I do not train boxers personally and never have. I do not have a gym, nor do I have access to a boxing gym where I live. I enjoy the sport of boxing and have known several top trainers through my association...

Boxing: age, amateaurs, best of luck
amateaurs, best of luck, paces: Edwin, The age of 18 is not too late to start boxing. People pick up on the skills at different paces and if you are a fast learner and hard worker you can be at the level of a 5 year person in 2 years. I would recommend getting at least 50+ open division...

Boxing: mine age, amateurboxing, amateur boxer
amateurboxing, amateur boxer, local club: Considering most amateur boxers start around age 10 or younger, starting at 18 just means there will be boxers more experienced than you. However, dedication and focus does pay off if you truly want to succeed. You ll need to start out as an amateur boxer...

Boxing: amateur fights, alan kahn, amateur fights
alan kahn, amateur fights, rosstraining: Hi carlon, After a bunch of online research, and by my own contacts, I do not know of any limitations on the number of amatuer fights one can have here in the US. I do not work personally with any competitive amatuers so I can t answer directly. USABOXING.ORG...

Boxing: Becoming a female boxer, female boxer, gyms
female boxer, gyms, scholarships: If you have very limited funds then I would seek gyms that may accept scholarships. Also obtain training tips from books and videos. Yes you need a trainer and yes you need some equipment but it is not as expensive as you might think. Thanks, Jo...

Boxing: BOX HEIGHT, thomas hearns, carlos quintana
thomas hearns, carlos quintana, light weights: Hi Fane, Interesting idea. I respectfully disagree, because then boxers who fall outside of an arbitrary height limit would be forced to fight at a higher weight against naturally larger opponents, putting themselves at an enormous disadvantage. You referenced...

Boxing: Boxing, boxing training, heavybag punching
boxing training, heavybag punching: Hi Cory, For the canvas heavybag, I imagine you can twist the bottom really tight and tie it with some strong rope. I have never done anything like that personally, but that is what I would try. for some training strategies, You can beat these articles....

Boxing: Boxing, national golden gloves, ring experience
national golden gloves, ring experience, boxing game: Anthoni, You are not too old to start and you can be as good as anybody who came up from the juniors. The skills and the conditioning is not your biggest challenge as far as catching up. It is lack of ring experience. So it is important that you spar as...

Boxing: How do i become a pro boxer, world heavyweight champ, amateur boxing
world heavyweight champ, amateur boxing, pro boxing: You need to contact whoever is in charge of pro boxing in India and find out what their requirements are, specifically pertaining to age. Each country is different. You re probably not going to go very far without at least two or three years in amateur boxing....

Boxing: boxer and musician, time chris, tendons
time chris, tendons, musician: Chris, Sure. Although if you are making your living as a musician then you may want to reconsider. Even though you protect your hands well there is always the occasional bruised knuckle, sore wrist or stoved up thumb. The sore wrist is something that...

Boxing: boxing, boxing program, military title
boxing program, military title, tae kwon: Hi Jonathan, I would try to fight at least 4 years as a amateur and see how much progress you make. You should no for sure by then if you want to pursue the pros. Try to win a military title or qualify for the Olympic trials in the marines. If you succeed...

Boxing: boxing, rubber balls, hand strength
rubber balls, hand strength, exercise program: If you are looking to build hand strength then try handgrip exercisers and squeezing rubber balls to give you strength in the hands, but you need an overall exercise program, and if you are real thin, then you might want to do some weight training to build...

Boxing: boxing, amateur boxer, amateurboxing
amateur boxer, amateurboxing, local club: Considering most amateur boxers start around age 10 or younger, starting at 18 just means there will be boxers more experienced than you. However, dedication and focus does pay off if you truly want to succeed. You ll need to start out as an amateur boxer...

Boxing: boxing, offensive work, straight shots
offensive work, straight shots, bad intentions: Hi Jim, I think I understand what s happening and it s likely a combination of things. When you come in you need to commit. One of the biggest mistakes among experienced boxers is not committing on their approach. The area between outside and inside is...

Boxing: boxing, amateurboxing, amateur experience
amateurboxing, amateur experience, nick lynch: Frankly, I would spend at least 3 or 4 years boxing as an amateur. The more experienced you are, the better you get - hopefully. :) Most decent pros have many years of amateur experience. If you would like a contact for amateur boxing in your area, please...

Boxing: boxing, press 195, weight class
press 195, weight class, 17 years: Your weight class should be whatever you are comfortable at and can still eat. It really doesn t have anything to do with height or bench pressing. If you go down, you can t weigh more than 132 in a tournament and if you go up, you ll have to weigh between...

Boxing: boxing risk, national safety council, 51 scuba
national safety council, 51 scuba, traumatic brain injury: This was cited in Cantu, Boxing and Medicine, Human Kinetics Illinois, 1995 : Fatality rates per 100,000 participants: Horse racing - 128 Sky diving - 123 Hang gliding - 55 Mountaineering - 51 Scuba diving - 11 Motorcycle racing - 7 College football...

Boxing: boxing and weight lifting, rest time, repetitions
rest time, repetitions, weight training: The answer to this would be very long winded but in a nutshell yes use weights but avoid most powerlifting, and instead concentrate on form and higher repetitions. 3 days per week of whole body weight training would be sufficient and train the other days...

Boxing: brain injury, traumatic brain injury, good luck
traumatic brain injury, good luck, long time: Luke, Yes, there is the risk. But boxers should be well aware of the risk their taking when they decide to take up boxing. I do not see it often, only in long time boxers who didn t retire soon enough. But boxing for fitness only is a great idea and it...

Boxing: coaching, usa boxing, amateur boxing
usa boxing, amateur boxing, boxing gym: Hi Matthew, Thanks for the question. You ll need to register with USA Boxing through your Local Boxing Committee (LBC) to obtain your coaching certification. For contact information in your area, go to www.usaboxing.org, and click on Membership. From...

Boxing: cold feet!!!!, nervous habits, nervous wreck
nervous habits, nervous wreck, 3 rounds: Charles, This is normal so don t feel like your the only one. The other guys will be just as nervous it s just that you don t think about it that way. You know if you just stood in the middle of the ring for 3 rounds with your gloves up and elbows tucked...

Boxing: diabetes and boxing?, abae, type 1 diabetes
abae, type 1 diabetes, question thanks: Ben, I do not see how diabetes would effect a 9 or 12 minute fight unless you had trouble controlling your sugar. In the US I have never heard of anyone not allowed to fight simply because they have diabetes unless it is not being controlled. Rules in the...

Boxing: doctor certification for pro bouts, pro boxing, boxing commission
pro boxing, boxing commission, usa boxing: Hi Dr. Salmon, Thanks for the question. Since South Dakota has no boxing commission, you want to get certification information directly from the ABC. Your Regional director for South Dakota is Mary Feist: mfeist@state.nd.us You can get more info on...

Boxing: Everlast Pro Swivel Mount, speed bag swivels
speed bag swivels: HI Henry, Sounds like you have a chainlink style swivel. You need to take the locking clip off on the side. Here is a link to show what it is an how to do it and some tips to help you with that type of swivel. chainlink swivels. http://www.speedbagcentral.com/ssp/speedbag_swivels#B...

Boxing: endurance, weather days, yard sprints
weather days, yard sprints, jump rope: Joe, Running is the name of the game. You have to get in at least 3 miles 3 days a week and follow with 5 to 10 50 yard sprints. On the bad weather days jump rope for 30 minutes. It just takes a little time to develop. Also, learn to pace yourself for...

Boxing: too old to fight, golden gloves, whoop
Boxing: too old to fight, golden gloves, whoop, six foot

Boxing: Hand Injury, hand pain, punching pain
hand pain, punching pain: HI Sam, Yes I have experienced some hand pain problems, where some punching hurts it and some doesn t. YOu could have a small bone bruise in there on the knuckle. The most proficient fix is to stop all punching for a while to let it rest, as you can still...

Boxing: How to harden a punch, boxing instructor, throwing rocks
boxing instructor, throwing rocks, punching power: I am not in favor of fighting. As I am a boxing instructor and that is only for the sport of boxing, however since your question is about how to increase your punching power, I will answer that the best way I can. It is hard to describe without an illustration...

Boxing: Injuries in Golden Gloves and amateurs, bloody noses, golden gloves
bloody noses, golden gloves, usa boxing: The instances of injuries other than sore hands and bloody noses are very rare. The most important word in amateur boxing is safety. Golden Gloves competitions happen once a year. They are a group member of USA Boxing. All amateur boxers must be registered...

Boxing: I'm too old, butttt, left hook, vintage manuals
left hook, vintage manuals, kids off the streets: Hello, Here are a few combos: jab - right cross jab - right cross - left hook jab - right cross- left hook- right cross double jab - right cross right cross - power jab (reverse 1-2) right cross - left hook - right cross right uppercut - left hook...

Boxing: movement and diet plans., boxing workouts, going thru the motions
boxing workouts, going thru the motions, frequent meals: Hi Clare, When sparring you should change directions often. Never cross your feet over or bring your feet together. You want to have leverage at all times in the ring so you can move or throw a punch at will. Knees should be slightly bent and you should...

Boxing: too old to fight, age, boxing
age, boxing, age to start boxing: Hello Michael, The age to start boxing is an interesting question which is often discussed. You have to be 8 to start your amatuer career, but there is no age limit on starting a professional career. You can read about that here. http://www.barrysboxingcenter.com/faq.htm#box2...

Boxing: Prediction, zab judah, miquel cotto
zab judah, miquel cotto, floyd mayweather: Hi Jack, Thanks for the question. I think this would have been a fascinating fight for a few reasons. First, I think Cotto would have been the strongest, most athletically gifted opponent Mayweather ever faced. Floyd rarely had to struggle in any bout,...

Boxing: proper hanging speed bag, speed bag wall unit, speed bag punching
speed bag wall unit, speed bag punching, speed bag equipment: Hi Rick Congratulations on your speed bag unit! There are several proper ways to hang a speed bag unit on the wall - and that depends on two things: (1) The model of speed bag wall unit, and (2) the wall you hang it on. Both come in many varieties. ...

Boxing: Speedball, speed bag setup, speed bag height
speed bag setup, speed bag height, speed bag position: Hi Lee, You want the belly of the bag, (fatest part) at the level of your mouth or nose. Here is a link to my training site Speedbagcentral.com and a picture that shows the correct height and position. http://www.speedbagcentral.com/ssp/skill_levels#B...

Boxing: speedball, speed bag, beginner speed bag
speed bag, beginner speed bag, speed bag gloves: Hi Lauren, Welcome to the great activity of speed bagging! Many of us hit the speed bag bare handed or with light gloves. If you are new to the speed bag you probably should start with hand protection. If you are NOT going to do a lot boxing and heavybag...

Boxing: how to start competing in amatuer boxing, usa boxing, boxer
usa boxing, boxer, coach: Hi James, Thanks for the question. Yes, you can compete in USA Boxing as an unattached boxer, meaning you are not affiliated with any gym or boxing club. However, you will still need to have a registered coach in your corner in order to compete. I...

Boxing: Training and find bouts, amateurboxing, boxing club
amateurboxing, boxing club, concha: Hi Concha - As long as you are registered with USA Boxing, you ll be able to compete in sanctioned shows. Unfortunately, I am not a coach nor do I think training on your own is a good idea. Please email me at mel@amateurboxing.com and remind me what city...

Boxing: training with the heavy bag, speed one, jabs
speed one, jabs, repetitions: Tyler, Not much more can be added. The bag is mainly there to work on your power and combinations. Boxing is a lot of repetitions doing the same thing over and over. Try stepping away every other round and doing a different exercise. Also do speed one round...

Boxing: Want to pursue boxing, golden gloves gym, living in brooklyn
golden gloves gym, living in brooklyn, membership prices: Hi Andrew, If you have one in your area, I would suggest training at a golden gloves gym. Go to http://www.usaboxingmetro.com/ and call or email them asking if there are any charges. Normally golden gloves gyms do not charge. If all else fails, you do not...

Boxing: weight ?, body composition, bodyfat
body composition, bodyfat, lean muscle: Jesse, It is all related to your bodyfat. If that 175 is lean muscle then you should fight right there or 168. If you have more than 13% bodyfat then you could get down to 156. Ideally with normal body composition, at 5 10 a good weight would be 156...

Boxing: 17 yrr old fighter, gold stars, yr olds
gold stars, yr olds, ringside: Hmmm - am I getting gold stars, too? LOL! There isn t much, if any, depth in the Masters Division. It s nice to know the Texas Games will include them - IF they can match them up via the Masters rules. As far as I know, Ringside is the only event that...

Boxing: Can I Amateur Box After Having This Surgery?, retinal detachment surgery, google searches
retinal detachment surgery, google searches, silver gloves: Hi Mike - the membership rules are supposed to be the same no matter what state you live in. I don t remember ever seeing anything about retinal detachment surgery on an athlete membership form, however I will look at one tonight and let you know for sure....

Boxing: Anatomy of a knockout, knock out punch, brain stem
knock out punch, brain stem, dangerous location: Brian, you practically answered your own question. It s a result of your brain bouncing around inside your head causing trauma. You would have to consult a scientist or physician for technical terms. Try this: http://www.videosift.com/video/The-Science-of-a-Knock-Out-Punch...

Boxing: Boxing History Question, history question, point thanks
history question, point thanks, color choice: There really is nothing other than to distinquish between opponents. In fact some rings are not red and blue but black and gold. In the old days they were not colored at all and the announcer would say in this corner is so and so, and he would have to point....

Boxing: Boxing Trainer Certification, regional champ, amateurboxing
regional champ, amateurboxing, boxing coach: Hi Adam - I think you ll also have to register as a non-athlete in order to get certified. You will then need to attend a 6-8 hour certification clinic. And good for you. More boxers should not only learn how to coach, but also how we officiate. Makes...

Boxing: backfists in boxing, judgment call, knuckle area
judgment call, knuckle area, jabs: Joe, There is a scoring portion of the glove in boxing and anything outside that area is not legal. This area is between the knuckle in the middle of your finger and the main knuckle area on top of your fist. Anything on the edge is a judgment call by...

Boxing: beginner, protein diet plan, high protein diet
protein diet plan, high protein diet, high protein diet plan: To answer you correctly you first need a trainer, but in general fighters will train usually 6 times per week doing something. Jogging is excellent along with heavybag work, definitely incorporate some calestetics such as pushups, situps, dips, etc. You...

Boxing: Dieting, boxing diet, motivation
boxing diet, motivation, training tips: Hi Alex A boxers diet should ideally be high in good carbs. This means plenty of vegetables, fruit and berries and wholegrains. Wholegrain bread, brown rice and wholegrain pasta (keep the pasta to a minimum from a weight gain perspective). The important...

Boxing: Can I Amateur Box After Having This Surgery?, kick boxing, sports
Boxing: Can I Amateur Box After Having This Surgery?, kick boxing, sports

Boxing: Boxing History Question, amateur boxing, hometown
Boxing: Boxing History Question, amateur boxing, hometown, tradition

Boxing: flying punches, boxing book, usa boxing
Boxing: flying punches, boxing book, usa boxing, amateur boxing

Boxing: first fight, slug fest, wrestling match
slug fest, wrestling match, boxing match: I have seen everything from a good boxing match to a sloppy wrestling match to a slugging match. Just remember to throw straight punches, don t hold, or duck your head, or slap, and stay off the ropes and out of the corners. Keep to your own game plan and...

Boxing: flying punches, golden gloves, national governing body
golden gloves, national governing body, mixed martial arts: MMA punches and techniques are not legal in amateur boxing. For your information, Golden Gloves is a group member of USA Boxing, the national governing body for ALL amateur boxing in the U.S. There is no separation between amateur and Golden Gloves. ...

Boxing: Hand Wraps, 3 things, ringside
3 things, ringside, knuckles: Hi Dave, You may have gotten the juniors by mistake. They make two sizes, adults and juniors. You need the long set for sure. The purpose of the hand wrap is 3 things: protect your knuckles, secure your wrist and secure your thumb. If you can return...

Boxing: Heavy Bag, heavy bag punching
heavy bag punching: Hey Chris, Sorry I m so late on this. I had a family emergency and didn t get to long on to close the site questions for a while.... I would say that any top quality leather or synthetic bag would work. I m not a big fan of canvas and prefer the...

Boxing: Leakiing Speed Bag, speed bag repair, speed bag air valve
speed bag repair, speed bag air valve, speed bag equipment: HI Christopher, thanks for the contact! I love hearing from those who have tried the speed bag bible . I really hope it helps you. If your leaking bag IS from the valve itself, I really doubt that a sealant will stop it. The best fix is either put...

Boxing: maintaining weight, arm curls, maintaining weight
arm curls, maintaining weight, muscle mass: Jesse, It really depends on what your weight is doing now. If you are still losing weight then you should increase the weights and do less reps, Your burning a lot of calories in addition to your conditioning for boxing and assuming you have low bodyfat...

Boxing: mounting speedbag to ceiling, speed bag set up, speed bag wall unit
speed bag set up, speed bag wall unit, speed bag garage set up: HI Andrew, YOur platform is down, - that sucks! I personally have very limited experience with ceiling mounted units, but the key would be counter sinking the attachment screws into the rebound board when you attach it overhead. If the ceiling...

Boxing: nose-diet, boxing diet, boxing tips
boxing diet, boxing tips, eating well: Hi Simone, Firstly, I will deal with the classic mythical question. NO you do not have to have surgery and believe it or not, the idea of boxing is not to get hit, therefore, you definitely don t want to unnecessarily get your nose broken. Perfectly formed...

Boxing: Am I an old fart, boxing coach, old fart
boxing coach, old fart, golden gloves: Hi Chris, There is a list of Ohio gyms at this site: http://www.boxinggyms.com/addresses/ohio.htm There is also a Cincinnati Golden Gloves in addition to the Cleveland GG. It depends on what you want to accomplish as far as your age. You can fight...

Boxing: Pro boxing, punch mitts, title bouts
punch mitts, title bouts, pro debut: Well in answer to your first question. Do not blow your nose. Pinch the nostrils together fairly firm. The weigh in is usually 24 hours prior to the bout, and depending on if it is a title fight and depending on what is the agreement set forth in the fight...

Boxing: Professional Boxing, comitting, mail
comitting, mail, quite some time: Alan, You simply need to contact your state s athletic commission. Every state is slightly different but usually you just fill out a form and then you receive a license in the mail in a couple of weeks. If you have a quick fight then the commissioner will...

Boxing: passbook, amateur boxer, usa boxing
amateur boxer, usa boxing, boxing club: Zac, after you register with USA Boxing as an amateur boxer you will receive your passbook in the mail or it will come to the location of your boxing club. If you have a fight before you get the book, your club should have some on hand. They will contain...

Boxing: pressure fighter, tyson holyfield, wright style
tyson holyfield, wright style, lateral movement: Jim, You have to shut down what he does best, which is come forward and bulldog. You can always box a guy like this but you have to have a plan. Douglas did it against Tyson, Holyfield did it against Tyson and Lewis did it against Tyson. Roy Jones did it...

Boxing: SAE boxing tournament, term hobby, golden gloves
term hobby, golden gloves, boxing fan: Hi Brian, The main thing you can do on your own is cardio. You want to save the gym time for working on your skills. Try to decide somewhat early what weight you want to fight at, of course you may have to wait and see where your brothers are fighting so...

Boxing: speed bag rhythms?, speed bag rhythm, speed bag benefits
speed bag rhythm, speed bag benefits, speed bag punching: HI Jesse, I think the answer to this question depends on how many rebounds there are between the punches. When you say your brother hits it twice with the same hand , that could mean several things, like twice from the front with three rebounds in between,...

Boxing: how to strengthen the fist,knuckle like hammer., alan kahn, canvas bags
alan kahn, canvas bags, canvas material: HI Arjun Actually there are Canvas heavybags available. http://www.ringside.com/DETAIL.ASPX?ID=25282 But I think the main reason the have fallen out of favor is that the filling in these bags tends to press toward the bottom, and after a while the...

Boxing: training to be an amatuer, jabs, amatuer
jabs, amatuer, punches: Nick, Sounds like your off to a good start. I would shoot for 119. 130 is a little big for 5 4 unless you have a lot of muscle and very little fat. At the very least go for 125. Sparring is the best measure of where you are and if your ready to fight....

Boxing: Weight, alan kahn, correct diet
alan kahn, correct diet, reaching your goals: Hi Jonathan, I am not a diet expert, and the specifics about losing weight also depend on various health issues, but generally you could lose down to 150lbs, with the correct diet and exercise. I would suggest you read as much as you can about nutrition...

Boxing: Weight, light flyweight, weight divisions
light flyweight, weight divisions, exact weight: Michael, You need to do 2 things. You need to run 10 to 12 miles a week. Split it up into 3 or 4 miles each run. Never miss breakfast in the morning, it starts your metabolism.... lay of the soft drinks.... easy on the bread.... drink plenty of water......

Boxing: What to wear for amateurs?, national golden gloves, boxing shoes
national golden gloves, boxing shoes, tennis shoes: Joe, Unless it is the Regional Golden Gloves or the National Golden Gloves you can wear about anything you want as long as your attire is not offensive in any way. You don t even half to wear boxing shoes, tennis shoes are fine. It just has to be shorts...

Boxing: weight, bodyfat, ryt
bodyfat, ryt, repetitions: Mohamed, If you have less than 8% bodyfat then you should stay where you are, otherwise you might consider dropping down to flyweight (112 lbs.) Just remember that in boxing when you carry extra fat it is un-usable weight, all it s doing is slowing you...

Boxing: Age, Boxing, junior olympic program, usa gym
junior olympic program, usa gym, golden gloves: Hi Henry, Thanks for the question. USA Boxing s Junior Olympic Program (for boxers age 8-16) has strict requirements for matching boxers. Your son would be matched only with boxers within his weight range and age range (essentially, within one year of...

Boxing: Age/Weight: Is there not enough time?, target weight, protein type
target weight, protein type, effective diet: It is a little late of a start but it can still be done. As far as a diet goes I would recommend a high protein type diet with very low carbohydrates to lose the kind of weight you want. You can go to the gym right away, you do not have to wait till you...

Boxing: Amateur boxing gloves, chicago golden gloves, boxing gloves
chicago golden gloves, boxing gloves, boxing rules: Hi Joe, Thanks for the question. Per USA Boxing rules, 10 oz. gloves are used in all amateur bouts involving boxers weighing up to 152 pounds. For all bouts in weight divisions above 152, 12 oz. gloves are used. A local boxing committee can allow all...

Boxing: amature boxing medical tests, hiv hepatitis, hepititus
hiv hepatitis, hepititus, amateur boxing: There is no medical testing involved in amateur boxing, other than pre-and post-competition checks by the ringside doctor. However, if you feel you might have some kind of transmittable disease, I would definitly have yourself checked prior to training...

Boxing: ameateur equipment..., boxing equipment, boxing gloves
boxing equipment, boxing gloves, amatuer boxing.: Hi Dave. I would recommend you always take your own AIBA approved headgear, gloves and all support equipment. There is no guarentee they will supply equipment, and the equipment they supply may not fit you, which really sucks when your trying to fight...

Boxing: Boxing Trunks, boxing trunks
boxing trunks: HI JJ, Congratulations on starting your own business! That s great to find someone that s going to make things with the personal touch. In all honesty I never considered sewing patterns for boxing uniforms or trunks. It is an interesting concept. ...

Boxing: boxing, decent shape, boxing lessons
decent shape, boxing lessons, video lessons: Well if you do not have a trainer and want to box, then you will be wasting time. It is an absolute must. Now you do not need a trainer right this minute if you still have allot to learn. I would recommend some boxing lessons or instruction to make sure...

Boxing: What do I have to do in boxing ?, veteran trainers, olympic eligibility
veteran trainers, olympic eligibility, punching power: Hi Sevan, You are not too old to start a career. Everyone is different and you may develop faster than the average joe. If you got down to business, you could be fighting on an advanced level in 2 or 3 years. But this requires sparring and the abilty to...

Boxing: boxing, punches, next level
punches, next level, combinations: Jameel, The most important aspect of training is conditioning. Get in shape first and everything else gets a little bit easier. Work on your combinations and make sure you stay busy with your hands when you spar. When your not punching, keep your hands...

Boxing: Count Back, computer scoring, tie breaker
computer scoring, tie breaker: A count back or tie breaker comes into play when the accepted score is tied at the end of three rounds. In order to break the tie, the computer automatically throws out the high and the low in each boxer s accepted score and calculates the remaining...

Boxing: double end bag, punch combo, eye coordination
punch combo, eye coordination, ringside: Hi Frem, There is a specific bag made for the double end. It has connectors at both ends with ball in the middle, so it looks exactly the same from top or bottom. I would suggest ringside or everlast. The double end bag is for rhythm and hand to eye...

Boxing: amature boxing medical tests, urine sample, general health
Boxing: amature boxing medical tests, urine sample, general health

Boxing: punching power and weight loss, punching power, puncher
Boxing: punching power and weight loss, punching power, puncher, sugar ray

Boxing: glove sizes, boxing rules, usa boxing
boxing rules, usa boxing, weight divisions: Hi Matt, Thanks for the question. Per USA Boxing rules, 10 oz. gloves are used in all amateur bouts involving boxers weighing up to 152 pounds. For all bouts in weight divisions above 152, 12 oz. gloves are used. I hope this helps! Thanks again for...

Boxing: hi, im 15 years old, boxing, good luck
boxing, good luck, couch: Jobert, You should try and find a gym in your area. Go to usaboxing.org and click on memberships. Find the committee that represents your area and call them about boxing. You will register once a year and fight in as many tournaments as you like if your...

Boxing: journeyman, what is a journeyman, lefthanded
what is a journeyman, lefthanded, contenders: Hi again Neil, Journeyman is a term used to describe a boxer who is probably never going to be a contender or champion, but who is typically brought in as an opponent for prospects, fringe contenders, or other journeymen. These wouldn t be pure opponents...

Boxing: Knockouts in Calif, amateur boxers, california amateur
amateur boxers, california amateur, boxing commission: You probably need to address this question to the pro boxing commission in California - I believe they keep records on pro boxers who have been suspended due to knockouts. KOs in amateur boxing are very rare and there would be no way to track any California...

Boxing: medical tests amature boxing, amateur boxer, medical requirements
amateur boxer, medical requirements, hotmail: Hi James - I didn t realize you are not in the U.S. You can post your question on www.warriorboxing.com - the best forum in the U.K. Someone there will be able to tell you if there are any medical requirements for registering as an amateur boxer over there...

Boxing: being mentally prepared, magic element, mental preperation
magic element, mental preperation, two elements: Mental preparation is the most important thing about boxing - without it, all your training, skill and stamina count for nothing. I struggled when I was a young amateur to mentally prepare - it is only natural to fear the unknown and think the worst might...

Boxing: money, type cards, drawing power
type cards, drawing power, last question: Until you go on televised bouts you are looking at about $100 per scheduled round. Tv bouts vary depending on what title main event it is. Typical you can make 20 to 30 thousand for a fight in a main event on Television but not on smaller cards such as...

Boxing: nationals tournament, nationals tournament, golden gloves
nationals tournament, golden gloves, olympic trials: In order to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Boxing team, you should have, at least, 9 or more years of boxing experience, including national and international tournaments. In order to qualify for the U.S. Championships and Golden Gloves Nationals, you must...

Boxing: old boxing career, grants new mexico, golden gloves
grants new mexico, golden gloves, boxing license: The only records available since 1987 are those of national tournaments (Golden Gloves, U.S. Championships, National PAL, JO results) and international events. You might try the newspaper in Grants and see if they have anything in their archives. Are you...

Boxing: Pro Boxing, pros, pro
pros, pro, boxers: Daniel, I would highly recommend getting some amateur bouts before turning pro. You ll get some experience and you ll be more marketable. You contact your state s athletic commission. You ll fill out a form and they ll get a couple of photos of you...

Boxing: punching power and weight loss, boxing training, welterweight division
boxing training, welterweight division, work ethic: Daniel, Focus on your fundamentals and perfect them before moving forward. Get all your combinations down pat. Boxing training is a lot of the same stuff over and over. The difference in boxers is your attention to detail of skills, conditioning and your...

Boxing: punching power and weight loss, protein type, punching techniques
protein type, punching techniques, punching power: The way to punch harder starts with the feet turning the knees then hips and keeping elbows in. If you are serious about learning hard punching techniques you can go to my website at www.boxingdoneright.com then click on the video instruction, there you will...

Boxing: Training methods, calestetics, 19 years
calestetics, 19 years, dips: You should exercise probably 6 days per week but not always working the same muscles. You should do various calestetics such as pushups, situps, dips, etc. Weight lift lightly every other day, and of course run to build your stamina. Good Luck. Jo...

Boxing: ties, accepted scores, etc., 2008 olympics, boxing fan
2008 olympics, boxing fan, white chocolate: Unfortunately, we are not seeing the individual accepted scores of each judge. Each judge has an accepted score for all three rounds. When you have a tie, the computer automatically throws out the high and the low scores for both boxers and adds up the remaing...

Boxing: training for boxing, shadow boxing, boxing gym
shadow boxing, boxing gym, lift weights: Ramzi, The best thing you can do is condition your body at home. The skills I would leave for when you get to a boxing gym and get a trainer. The reason is, if you start out with bad habits in boxing you will likely never break them. You can still hit the...

Boxing: upcomming bouts, bouts, promoters
bouts, promoters, southern california: Most fights in the lower weight classes are held in places where the hispanic and oriental populations are higher such as south Texas, southern california, florida etc. Fights at lower weight classes are very hard to find. You need to contact promoters and...

Boxing: weight loss for boxing, amateur boxing, protein drink
amateur boxing, protein drink, green vegetables: No you are not doing right. Those things that you are consuming actually may be healthy but turn to sugar too easily and will actually add weight. More lean meats, and chicken as well as some fish and mostly green vegetables will lose the weight you need....

Boxing: weightlifting, bench press, muscel
bench press, muscel, weightlifter: Kyle, Not true. Lifting is a great benefit in boxing. It only hinders you if you start getting thick with mass that obstructs your movement. Lifting is a great way to be stronger and faster than your opponent since you are both the same weight. The leaner...

Boxing: Amatuer Boxing, amateurboxing, usa boxing
amateurboxing, usa boxing, local gym: Yes, as long as he has a birth certificate, passport or green card, he can register. He just won t be able to compete in advancing tournaments since he is a non-citizen. For a contact in your area, please email me at mel@amateurboxing.com and tell me the...

Boxing: age limit, amateur boxing, youth boxing
amateur boxing, youth boxing: HI Glen, Amatuer boxing has divisions all the way to the youth division and pee wee s at 8 or 9 years old. Not all tournaments will include matches for kids that young, but some of the larger ones do. Go to a local boxing gym that trains competitive amatuer...

Boxing: Becoming a boxer, usa amateur boxing, golden gloves
usa amateur boxing, golden gloves, athlete: Kahliff, It is not too late. You can fight amateur until your 34. Go to http://boxing.usoc.org/content/index/43 and find the nearest committee to where you live. Contact them about if there is a gym near you. They should direct you to a golden gloves....

Boxing: Boxing as a career, heavyweight contender, finance degree
heavyweight contender, finance degree, time issue: Daniel, It can be done, although it is not easy because of the time issue. If you are working it becomes even more difficult. People do it though. There is a heavyweight contender in the top ten that got his finance degree while fighting. It doesn t leave...

Boxing: boxing, oscar dela hoya, manny pacquiao
oscar dela hoya, manny pacquiao, hearns: No weight increases really hurt. Look at all the great ones what happens when they move up. Duran was the greatest lightweight but very average middleweight, Arguello great featherweight, not so good at Jr. Welterweight, only some like Hearns who had height...

Boxing: boxing, gym time, time student
gym time, time student, own time: Vir, It is not too late. You can fight amateur until your 34. There are many amateurs who train and go to school full time. You ll need to set aside only about 90 minutes 3 or 4 days a week for your boxing. You can really get the most out of your time if...

Boxing: endurance, sparring match, leg movements
sparring match, leg movements, military press: Daniel, You need to run more and get your body used to going the distance. That is the main thing. I also suggest speedbag work which helps with keeping your hands up. I little upper body work in the weight room will help also, specifically military press....

Boxing: endurance, rope jumping, sparring match
rope jumping, sparring match, leg movements: I hate to simplfy your well thought out question with such a basic answer, but the truth is you are not in shape and must increase your running distance and amount. Same way with rope jumping, and other exercises. They need to be increased and get in better...

Boxing: endurance, sparring match, hyper ventilate
sparring match, hyper ventilate, leg movement: hiya daniel, no amount of training will increase your endurance if you are stressed in the ring. period. if you want to increase your endurance by 100% without training, relax in the ring. more leg movement? shadow box more often for more rounds with lots...

Boxing: geting started, boxing gyms, amateurboxing
boxing gyms, amateurboxing, boxing judge: Only professional officials get paid, not amateur. You need to start by contacting the pro boxing regulating body in your state and see what their requirements are. If they tell you that you need amateur boxing training (all volunteer), you can email me...

Boxing: my ideal weight and how to get there, jump rope, what is my ideal weight
jump rope, what is my ideal weight, bodyfat: Alex, It looks like your doing well. I wouldn t change anything right now. Your ideal weight in boxing is when you have your bodyfat down below 10%. At 5 6 you would have to have a lot of muscle to justify fighting at that weight. The norm for 5 6 fighters...

Boxing: Matchmaker's Salary, recompense, matchmaker
recompense, matchmaker, freelancer: Grace, They generally should be making between $1500 and $5000 a fight. The lesser side of that for off the air fights and smaller venues. Most feel they are underpaid because there is usually more going into the job than just matching. It can be a big...

Boxing: making weight, boxing workout, water weight
boxing workout, water weight, hump: Jason, I would run every morning in addition to my boxing workout at night. You should get in at least 3 miles, weigh yourself before and after your run. You can lose 3 pounds this week if you hump it. The rest you ll have to drop the water weight before...

Boxing: masters division, heavyweight champion of the world, usa boxing
heavyweight champion of the world, usa boxing, champion of the world: There isn t much depth in the Masters Division - too much disparity between ages. Are you already registered with USA Boxing as a Masters athlete? What area do you live in? You might also want to join the Masters email Yahoo group. You can connect with...

Boxing: How to get to Nationals, female boxing, usa boxing
female boxing, usa boxing, golden gloves: Hmm - I think you ve asked two questions, but I m not sure. 8-) For a female to participate at the U.S. Championships, she must be at least 17 years old, a U.S. citizen, and have at least 5 scored bouts in her passbook. Depending on the qualification...

Boxing: professional boxing, bad asses, amateur boxing
bad asses, amateur boxing, professional boxing: Daniel, There is really no set amount of time you have to fight amateur to turn pro. You need to get as much experience as possible for a couple of reasons. For one, you don t want to learn how to box as a pro because every single fight means something,...

Boxing: speedbag, speed bag punching, repetitive bag punching
speed bag punching, repetitive bag punching: Hi Daniel. You bring up an important point. To continuously hit the bag, you must CONTROL it, and you do that by controlling your movement speed and power. Rather than try to hit it continuously right away, try the beginner tips describe here on speedbagcentral.com,...

Boxing: starting boxing and weight loss, high protein diets, high protein diet
high protein diets, high protein diet, female boxing: I am a big advocate of the high protein diet for boxers as it keeps the muscle tissue repaired. I have a diet that works well on my website at www.boxingdoneright.com You can purchase this diet or there are many other great high protein diets. Thanks,...

Boxing: Training to hit harder and still have endurance?, high protein diets, punching power
high protein diets, punching power, bodyfat: Well if you have too much bodyfat at 210 I would not recommend fighting at that weight. High protein diets work the best for weight loss of athletes, and before you exercise to build power I would suggest that you check your form first, because if you are...

Boxing: Amateur Boxing Scoring, ringside tournament, amateur boxing
ringside tournament, amateur boxing, white knuckle: Hi Bill - the judges look for legal blows that land with the white knuckle surface of the glove in the scoring area. The scoring area is the middle of the head, down the sides of the body and above the belly button. Blows that land on the arms, or the back,...

Boxing: amaetur boxing, usa boxing, amateur boxing
usa boxing, amateur boxing, amateurboxing: You will need to register with USA Boxing in your area (birth certificate, two head-shot pictures and pay a yearly fee) and will also need a USA Boxing registered and certified coach to work your corner. Please email me at mel@amateurboxing.com, tell me the...

Boxing: amature records, amateurboxing, passbook
amateurboxing, passbook, international experience: The best way, of course, is to be able to see the boxer s passbook. Other than that, there aren t any archives. I can check national and international experience from 1987 to current. If you re interested, email me at mel@amateurboxing.com, tell me the...

Boxing: Beginner Boxing, Punching hand protection
Punching hand protection: Hey Nathan, Sorry I m a little late on this answer, but I had a family emergency that took me out of town unexpectedly with not internet capabilities. It sounds like you are doing all the right things. If you are wrapping your hands well and using...

Boxing: Boxers Purse, sparring partners, purse
sparring partners, purse, promoters: Generally speaking the fighter will give up about 33% of his or her purse but sometimes they have to pay to prepare better such as getting excellent sparring partners, training provisions etc. So it can vary somewhat. I think that is quite extreme though....

Boxing: Boxing licenses, association of boxing commissions, boxing license
association of boxing commissions, boxing license, pro boxing: Hi Joe, Thanks for the question. Pro boxers need to be licensed in the jurisdiction in which they box. There is no national license or commission, though the Association of Boxing Commissions (ABC) has sought to standardize rules and procedures. Generally,...

Boxing: Boxing Passbook, passbook, formality
passbook, formality, good luck: Nic, You have to register annually to stay up to date. You will keep the same passbook they will just update it with a small stamp or label. When you fill up the passbook you just start a new one and keep rolling. The update is just a formality and a...

Boxing: Boxing Weights, weight class, weights
weight class, weights, good luck: Jaun, unless you are all muscle I would drop down. If you are still growing you will likely move back up but you will have to judge how hard it is for you to lose the weight. The harder it is for you to lose the weight the closer you are to your fight weight....

Boxing: boxing, good luck
good luck: Robert, Actually 15 is an excellent age to start. Anywhere from 13 to 20 are good ages to start boxing. Although it is possible to start later and still do well, for those wanting to fight pro one day it is best to get as much experience as possible before...

Boxing: boxing, novice class, amateurboxing
novice class, amateurboxing, 19 years: I would highly suggest you find a gym in your area where you can have a coach who will show you how to box. You would be in the novice class until your 11th bout. Please email me at mel@amateurboxing.com, tell me the city and state you live in, and I ll...

Boxing: boxing, boxing events, woundering
boxing events, woundering, usa boxing: Hi Sal, Thanks for the question. You ll need to register with USA Boxing through your Local Boxing Committee (LBC). To do that, go to www.usaboxing.org, and follow the links through Member Services. Once you re registered with your LBC, you ll have access...

Boxing: boxing, amateur fights, boxing gym
amateur fights, boxing gym, good luck: Chales, It is not too late but you would have to really get going and try to get as many amateur fights as possible. It is hard to say how good you could be without seeing you in action but I would definately suggest getting as much experience as possible....

Boxing: boxing judge/referee, boxing judge, full time job
boxing judge, full time job, amateur fights: That kind of thing is handled at the state boxing commission. Contact your state board of athletics, or you could talk to one of the judges at the next local boxing show. These jobs pay okay for the amount of time there just isnt that many events. It would...

Boxing: cutting weight for national championship, six foot five, chicken breast
six foot five, chicken breast, soft drinks: Abokan, It sounds like your over-thinking the situation. You did the right thing by trying to lose early but you have to monitor your weight closer as you go. At some point between 212 and 192 you weighed 201, at that point you have to change your routine...

Boxing: Fight age, ringside equipment, amateurboxing
ringside equipment, amateurboxing, usa boxing: The age limit for amateur open competition is 34. USA Boxing does have a Masters Division for those over 35, however there isn t much in the way of competition. Ringside Equipment does provide Masters the yearly opportunity to compete in their annual tournament,...

Boxing: Fl. amatuer boxing, amatuer boxing, insurance implications
amatuer boxing, insurance implications, usa boxing: Hi Jim, Thanks for the question. Hopefully, your 11-year-old son is already registered with USA Boxing through your Local Boxing Committee (LBC). For info on how to do that, go to www.usaboxing.org and click on Member Services. Once he s registered,...

Boxing: Amateur Boxing Scoring
Boxing: Amateur Boxing Scoring

Boxing: boxing, joining a gym, ring time
Boxing: boxing, joining a gym, ring time, 12yo

Boxing: HAND WRAPS, bandages, best wishes
Boxing: HAND WRAPS, bandages, best wishes, boxing

Boxing: HAND WRAPS, boxing hand wraps, punching protection
boxing hand wraps, punching protection: Hi Gary, Hand wraps are a vital part of protection for punching the heavy bag and contact sports. There are various ways to wrap the hands, and there is some great text and video s available online. Here are a few links to some great demo s and I think...

Boxing: Hand wrapping and gauze question, time victor, athletic tape
time victor, athletic tape, margarito: Victor, As long as you stay within the rules you can wrap your hands anyway you want. But there are some guidelines that need to be followed in order to do an effective job. Most seasoned trainers do a similar wrap job although probably not exactly the...

Boxing: Heavy Bag, heavy bag weight, punching
heavy bag weight, punching: HI Kevin, What a great uncle to buy you a heavy bag! Personally, I don not think an 80lb bag is too heavy for your weight and height. If it was a jumbo 120 - 150 pounder I might be concerned, but only because you might not be able to get enough swing...

Boxing: Heavy Bags for kids, heavy bag, punching bag
heavy bag, punching bag, youth boxing: Hello Ian, Boy what fun, to get a heavybag and workout with Dad..... The most important thing about all your questions is safety. You want this to be fun for them and safe. For the bag, get about a 60-70lb bag with a soft inner core, like a title...

Boxing: Heavy bag height, shoulders, good luck
shoulders, good luck, ceiling height: Kevin, the bag needs to hang so that when you punch straight out from your shoulders you are hitting the bag between the middle and the top. 6 8 is going to be a little low because the chain itself needs to hang at least 8 inches and that would put the...

Boxing: a heavy bag setup, alan kahn, construction expert
alan kahn, construction expert, hanging systems: Hi Kiran, Hanging a heavybag is really specific to the room and construction materials used in the room. Wall and Ceiling construction and materials are different in many parts of the USA and in different countries. I can t specifically tell you if your...

Boxing: Info for boxing & Thai Boxing drills, Muay Thai Training
Muay Thai Training: Hi Gene, Sorry I m a bit late answering this but I had a family emergency that took me away from any internet connections. I am not a Muay thai trainer, but I would say the physical training for endurance would be the same for a boxer or any other...

Boxing: learning to be a boxing ref, referee training, usa boxing
referee training, usa boxing: Hi Gary - you ll need to register with USA Boxing and attend a 6-8 hour official s clinic. You ll start out learning how to clerk, work the glove table and timekeep. Referee training would probably start in about a year. For information on how to register...

Boxing: National team, boxing team, golden gloves
boxing team, golden gloves, passbook: The U.S. national team is probably comprised of the top four in each weight class. You must be a U.S. citizen, at least 17 years old and not more than 34, have a minimum of 5 scored bouts in your passbook to enter an advancing tournament, and be ranked in...

Boxing: olympics, national golden gloves, olympic boxing team
national golden gloves, olympic boxing team, us olympic boxing team: The next Olympics are in 2012 and will be in England. Your chances of making the US Olympic boxing team are pretty slim. Most of the boxer who qualify will have had at least 9 years, or more, experience at the local, national and international levels. Since...

Boxing: required field, boxing programs, golden gloves
boxing programs, golden gloves, boxing club: Dylan, You would not represent a school but instead a boxing club. Amateur boxing is based around boxing teams. Although it s been done, 99% of all boxers fight for a team or a club. High schools and below do not have boxing programs that are offically...

Boxing: My son wants to start boxing, brandon area, tampa bay area
brandon area, tampa bay area, fool: Well I would be a fool not to recommend getting instruction from me. So go to my website at www.boxingdoneright.com and select one of the programs which you think may be of benefit. I service the whole Tampa Bay area, and do one on one instruction. Thanks,...

Boxing: sparing for fight, defensive drills, face guard
defensive drills, face guard, 12 rounds: Joe, I would start sparring 6 weeks out. Four rounds on 3 days the first week. 2nd week, 4 rounds on 3 days and 8 rounds on 1 day.... 3rd week, 5 rounds on 3 days and 9 rounds on 1 day.... 4th week, 6 rounds on 3 days and 10 rounds on 1 day.... 5th week,...

Boxing: weight and age, usa boxing, 8 years
usa boxing, 8 years, weights: Hi Jesse, Thanks for the question. First, that is one BIG 7-year-old! But alas, he is too young to box anyone in a sanctioned bout. USA Boxing only allows registration and competition for boxers as young as 8 years old. Sounds like he ll have some issues...

Boxing: Boxing Certification., amateurboxing, boxing training
amateurboxing, boxing training, usa boxing: In order to work a corner in sanctioned amateur boxing shows, a coach must be a member of USA Boxing and attend a 6-8 hour certification class. This is NOT a training course for those who wish to become trainers. If you are interested in more information,...

Boxing: Boxing Safety, dementia pugilistica, brain trauma
dementia pugilistica, brain trauma, brain injuries: I am probably not qualified to give an accurate answer but I can say much is overrated because in general with the thousands of boxing matches taking place around the world per year most injuries are superficial such as bruises and cuts. When compared to...

Boxing: Boxing + weight gain, high protein diet, pushup bars
high protein diet, pushup bars, atkins diet: I would just google the Atkins diet or if you like I sell a color code diet on my website which I can send you in an attachment. I do not mail overseas so I cannot send a hard copy. It is a 4 page diet that kind of works similiar to Atkins. If you are interested...

Boxing: becoming a boxing official, boxing coach, coach rick
boxing coach, coach rick, boxing training: Hi Eddie, thanks for the question and am sorry about your back injury,, I suffered one many years ago myself, in fact was told that I would never walk again and if I did it would be with a permanent limp,,, Well, I walk normal and more importantly i am a...

Boxing: boxing, professional boxing trainer, usa amateur boxing
professional boxing trainer, usa amateur boxing, coach rick: Hi Rayna, I am not certain as to the laws in Kentucky as I live in New Jersey.. But a good start for a professional boxing trainer / manger lic. would be calling your state athletic control board, most states have this to govern professional sporting events....

Boxing: boxing train at home, amateur fights, coach rick
amateur fights, coach rick, novice: Hi Luis, thats a great question and the answer is yes you still register to fight with USA Boxing,, you would register as a Novice Amateur with no fights and when they ask what Gym you are part of you simply put Un-Attached in the answer box. It will cost...

Boxing: cutman and amature, usa boxing, amateur boxing
usa boxing, amateur boxing, amateurboxing: Since amateur boxing doesn t use cutmen, I don t know the proper procedures for learning. Most cutmen I know work pro shows and learned on the job, or in a gym. In order to coach a corner in amateur boxing, you would need to become a member of USA Boxing...

Boxing: Boxing Certification., usa boxing, prime time
Boxing: Boxing Certification., usa boxing, prime time, level 1

Boxing: Golden Gloves Tournament, boxing sarasota, mma sarasota
boxing sarasota, mma sarasota: Brandon, the Golden Gloves Tournament is usually a well organized event. You will be match by weight and experieince. Everything should be ok for you. If you do not have a trainer, find one now. I started i the Golden Gloves and it was a great experience !...

Boxing: help me, boxing coach, coach trainer
boxing coach, coach trainer, usa boxing: Hi Tony, I am not sure I completely understand your question, but I will try to answer it anyway.. Do you need help in finding a good boxing coach in Hawaii? If so I can do some research a through USA Boxing and find you one.. As far as learning from Youtube,...

Boxing: kids boxing, junior olympic program, boxing rules
junior olympic program, boxing rules, usa boxing: Hi Dorrie, Thanks for the question. In my experience, I have found the USA Boxing Junior Olympic Program (for boxers ages 8-16) to be extremely positive and empowering for young participants. When the components of self-discipline, caring adult supervision...

Boxing: going pro, amateurboxing, amateur experience
amateurboxing, amateur experience, decent shape: It you are serious about turning pro and becoming something other than an opponent, you should plan on competing as an amateur for at least two to five years with a good coach. This will give you the basics, teach you technique and get you used to actually...

Boxing: reach, boxing sarasota, mma sarasota
boxing sarasota, mma sarasota: Cathy, yes you are correct. go finger tip to finger tip directly across the full back. The arms are completely extended out. If you want to learn more about boxing fitness, you can buy my Instructional Boxing Fitness Dvd from my website. Keep punching, Tony...

Boxing: speedbag tips, south paw, kool stuff
south paw, kool stuff, cardio workout: Hi Diego, The speedbag can be alot of fun to work on, but it takes practice. I train my new boxers and general training clients on the speedbag in this fashion; get into a good position in front of the speedbag platform, preferably in a boxers stance or...

Boxing: Turning Pro Late
Paul, Your welcome. With no amateur background you will start at about $500 a fight. Depending on the venue you may get paid per round, like $100 a round for a 4 or 6 round fight. This is protect the promoter from guys who lay down. Not that you would,...

Boxing: want to no, boxing sarasota, mma sarasota
boxing sarasota, mma sarasota: Wayne, look for a boxing gym in your area, talk to the trainer and tell him your goals. Dont get in the ring right away until you are comfortablewith your trainer. Do not go to the gym to prove yourself, that is not what boxing is about. Take little steps...

Boxing: Youth Boxing, national soccer teams, olympic development program
national soccer teams, olympic development program, silver gloves: Boxers reach the national level by competing in advancing tournaments from the district to the national level. The Southern California Assn. of USA Boxing offers several opportunities a year for athletes who are under the age of 17. Coming up is the Silver...

Boxing: age, turning 30, medical exams
turning 30, medical exams, hi lee: Hi Lee, Thanks for the question. You can box as an amateur in regular competition through the age of 34. After that age, competition is severely restricted and contingent upon successful completion of a significant medical exams. Thanks againb for writing,...

Boxing: amateur boxing, silver gloves, golden gloves
silver gloves, golden gloves, usa boxing: Hi Phyllis, Thanks for the question. Your son and husband both need to register with USA Boxing through your Local Boxing Committee (LBC).If you visit www.usaboxing.org, and follow the links related to Membership, you can get the contact information for...

Boxing: amateur boxing, northern california association, boxing license
northern california association, boxing license, amateur boxing: Hi Phyllis, I sent an answer to your first question without reading your second one first ;) Here s contact information for the Northern California LBC: Northern California Association Contact: Athlete Contact -Jules Sweaney, Tel 925-372-7152, email...

Boxing: Boxing, national golden gloves, impressive amateur career
national golden gloves, impressive amateur career, amateur title: Joel, There is not a certain amount of fights you need to become a pro although it is recommending by just about anyone you get as many amateur fights as possible. At your age I would be shooting for a national golden gloves title after you turn 17. Depending...

Boxing: Boxing tournaments, southern california association, usa boxing
southern california association, usa boxing, hi chris: Hi Chris, In order to compete, you ll need to register with your USA Boxing Local Boxing Committee (LBC). To do this, go to www.usaboxing.org, and click on Membership Services. You can follow the directions there to find a registration form, and contact...

Boxing: Boxing tournaments, mission viejo, east coast
mission viejo, east coast, good luck: Hi Chris, I am on the east coast so you will have to send these folks an email and asked them who to contact in your area regarding events. Remember you must be a registered USA Boxer and your trainers have to be certified through a class to work your...

Boxing: body type for boxing, boxing sarasota
boxing sarasota: Dan, what is great about the sport of boxing, is that you can be any body type and you can use that to your advantage. With your height and reach, you should use your range and keep boxers at the end of your punches. You jab, you rule. Keep punching, Tony...

Boxing: boxer, paul gibson, google
paul gibson, google, lamar: Hi Larry - It s almost impossible to find anything prior to 1987. After 1987 better records have been kept. One suggestion is to contact the newspapers in Spartanburg and see if they have anything in their archives. You might also Google the Navy s web...

Boxing: boxing, palm of my hand, training exercises
palm of my hand, training exercises, bjj: Hi Mark, Fundamentally we are all a little afraid of being hit, that s normal. For those out there that like to be hit, well, that s a whole other conversation. But to answer your question, regarding training to prepare you for sparring, one of the...

Boxing: boxing, usa boxing, boxing matches
usa boxing, boxing matches, raleigh north carolina: Bobby, Go to this list below and call the gyms nearest you. Ask them if there club is a USA Boxing member and do they compete is sanctioned events. If they do your in business. Regardless of whether you train yourself or not you will still have to register...

Boxing: About boxing, lift weights, speedbag
lift weights, speedbag, punches: Broket, Break down the mechanics of your punches and make sure your throwing correct. Lift weights to increase your strength but stay lean, low bodyfat. Work on your timing. Speedbag and double-end bag. All of these will increase both speed...

Boxing: boxing, rockport indiana, state titles
rockport indiana, state titles, different styles: I think the coaches should come to an agreement on who trains your son. It would probably be in Sam s best interest to have a meeting with him, the coaches, and parents to make this determination. Both coaches would have to agree on the same course of action...

Boxing: boxing question, miami university ohio, collegiate boxing
miami university ohio, collegiate boxing, college boxing: Hi Tom - if your ultimate goal is to participate as a pro boxer, you re better off training at your local gym and competing in USA Boxing sanctioned amateur boxing shows. The National Collegiate Boxing Assn. program at Miami is strictly for the novice boxer...

Boxing: dieing to fight, passport type, amateurboxing
passport type, amateurboxing, pac man: Hi Jason - in order to compete in sanctioned amateur boxing events, you will have to register with USA Boxing (copy of your birth certificate, two passport-type pictures and a yearly membership fee, January to December). You will also need to have a registered...

Boxing: Fitness Routine, boxing fitness
boxing fitness: Hey there Rajeev ! thank you for the email. I sell an Instructional Boxing Fitness Dvd on my website that will provide you with proper boxing techniques for fitness and fun! I believe this dvd can really help you. It has sold in 11 countries. here are the...

Boxing: Self managing, matchmakers, boxing
Boxing: Self managing, matchmakers, boxing

Boxing: footwork, jumping rope, coach rick
jumping rope, coach rick, quickness training: Look into Title Boxing s John Brown Boxing training series, he has a dvd on footwork and proper techniques... He believe he has one on Speed & Quickness training as well. I hope this helps you and I wish you much continued success in your training, feel...

Boxing: golden gloves, national golden gloves, little rock arkansas
national golden gloves, little rock arkansas, regional tournament: Joel, There is not prerequisite number of fights needed. You only need to be an open division fighter. That means right now you are fighting novice, but at some point, usually up to 15 fights, your trainer will move you up to open . Only open level fighter...

Boxing: Hand protection, boxing gloves, handwraps
boxing gloves, handwraps, striking area: Craig, There is not much difference between Muay Thai Gloves and boxing gloves. Boxing gloves tend to have a little more cushion in the striking area. Handwraps are a must in boxing. They protect your knuckles, secure your thumb and keeps your wrist from...

Boxing: heavy bags, bottom portion, tie down
bottom portion, tie down, home and garden: Keith, I wouldn t go over 100 lbs unless you are 220+. You actually want the bag to swing a little bit. This helps you with your timing. To keep the bag from swinging too much just make the distance from the top of the bag to whatever it s connected to,...

Boxing: am ito old to box, boxing sarasota
boxing sarasota: Owen, if you want to do it just do it. Find a local boxing gym, with a trainer who has trained boxers. Find out who they have trained and what there club record is in boxing. Just because someone has a gym , does not make them a good trainer and just because...

Boxing: how to obtain a boxing license, boxing license, e mail
boxing license, e mail, new york state: Hi Andy, Thanks for the question. Each state has its own requirements for licensing boxers, so you ll need to contact the New York State Athletic Commisssion directly. Here s the contact information: New York State Athletic Commission 123 Williams...

Boxing: Am I too old?, professional fighter, coach rick
professional fighter, coach rick, boxing game: Hi Tyvon, and your never to old to start training but fighting professionally is a different story. If you have never fought as a professional fighter, ie, Boxing, Kickboxing, MMA or otherwise, I would say its a little late to start a Pro career in sanctioned...

Boxing: open tournaments, amateur boxer, usa boxing
amateur boxer, usa boxing, amateur boxing: Hi Alex, Thanks for the question. You should be getting information through your USA Boxing Local Boxing Committee (LBC) about upcoming events. If not, let me know where in southern CA you live, and I can get you the contact information you need. Also ...

Boxing: Passing th Ca. Atheletic State commission's Physical, professional boxers, atheletic
professional boxers, atheletic, csac: Hi again Tyvon, I m giving you the link to the application form for professional boxers in California. It details the components of the physical examination that are required. http://www.dca.ca.gov/csac/forms_pubs/athleteapppkg.pdf I hope this helps!...

Boxing: Physical power, excess flab, heavyweight punch
excess flab, heavyweight punch, bodyweight: That would vary on who the fighter is, and which one is closer to his or her natural bodyweight, that is weight that is not a bunch of excess flab but a chisled fight weight. Also there are many fighters that are middleweights that have a heavyweight punch,...

Boxing: Self managing, boxing sarasota, mma sarasota
boxing sarasota, mma sarasota: Kentrell, it is not suggested to manage yourself when you first become a professional boxer. The most important thing is that you can box and box very good at that. Find a good gym that has a professional boxers and find out what is going on with boxing in...

Boxing: starting out, boxing club, bodyfat
boxing club, bodyfat, fitness: the second part of your question is too lengthy to answer but as far as the weight and height goes, it would depend on your bodyfat. If you are at about 5 % bodyfat then that is about it weight wise. You should fight at the lowest body weight that you can...

Boxing: starting boxing., boxing sarasota, mma sarasota
boxing sarasota, mma sarasota, muay thai sarasota: Hello Nieko, You can start learning at any age, but I would recommend you train with people that have been involved in competition, if you want to compete. At my gym,the instructors have either competed or are currently competing in their field. You will start...

Boxing: starting boxing, knowledgeable trainers, poor vision
knowledgeable trainers, poor vision, contact lens: Josh, It is not too late. You can box amateur til your 34. I would suggest finding a gym near you that has connections to USA Boxing . You can call area gyms and ask if they are members of USA Boxing. They will have knowledgeable trainers and the proper...

Boxing: Thoughts on a situation., boxing gyms, usa boxing
boxing gyms, usa boxing, amateur boxer: Josh, I would try boxing for a year and see if you like it. You need to get involved with a gym that is franchised with golden gloves or has a USA boxing affiliation. They will be able to get you registered and get you on a team so you can be on your way...

Boxing: weight class, height to weight ratios, going in the right direction
height to weight ratios, going in the right direction, fighting weight: Hi Brandon, thats a good question,, I would suggest you first get with a good trainer and determine what your optimal fighting weight should be,, I don t believe in height to weight ratios per say because everyone has a different type of build (stocky, muscular,...

Boxing: Is 18 too late?, amateurboxing, amateur boxer
amateurboxing, amateur boxer, 17 years: Hi Kayla - 18 is too late only in the context that most boxers start when they are 8 years old. However, starting at 18 is better than waiting until you are 25 or 30! Email me at mel@amateurboxing.com, tell me the city and state you live in, and I ll send...

Boxing: 8oz gloves, coach rick, work thanks
coach rick, work thanks, gloves: Hi Martin, to answer your question, yes they will.. Are you getting 8 o gloves for training? The reason I ask is that generally 8 o gloves are Pro Fight gloves and are not really conducive for training. I would suggest at a minimum 12oz gloves for training...

Boxing: Becoming an amateur, boxing lessons, amateur boxer
boxing lessons, amateur boxer, coach trainer: Hi Ronnie, sorry for the delay in getting back to you, its been CRAZY busy with people coming to train locally and Internationally... But to answer your question, you can definitely become an amateur boxer at age 23, especially with your experience somewhat...

Boxing: BOXING TITLE BELT(S), boxing sarasota
boxing sarasota: Elcid, good question ! Usually, there is a sanctioning fee that is paid by the promoter to have a title fight. As long as the fighter can defend his belts at the specified weights, he can keep them. Most title belts come with a contract that requires you to...

Boxing: Boxing and age, pro boxing, ring experience
pro boxing, ring experience, commissions: Tyvon - whichever you decide to do - please find a good coach and train for at least a year. I don t know about MMA, but most pro boxing commissions won t license a fighter who hasn t had some ring experience. I think your a bit old to get into either sport...

Boxing: Boxing and age, amateur background, amateur boxing
amateur background, amateur boxing, part time job: Tyvon, There were guys who did it back in the day. The difference is that the strength of amateur boxing was not what it is today. So you are competing against more experienced and seasoned fighters. Back then, most guys were brawlers who just banged away...

Boxing: Boxing basics, international boxing association, boxing basics
international boxing association, boxing basics, workout routine: Hi Keaton, congrats on becoming a young man soon.. It sounds like you have a pretty good workout routine going for muscle and conditioning,, now you have to find yourself a good boxing coach and a gym to train at... Boxing is going to challenge more than...

Boxing: Boxing Career, amateur experience, professional boxer
amateur experience, professional boxer, boxing business: Jey, The best thing to do is get as much amateur experience as possible. This will give you a better shot at your goals as a pro. Boxing is truly a sweet science and it takes years to develop ring savvy and polished skill. The more polished you are the...

Boxing: Boxing and Epilepsy, usa boxing, amateur boxing
usa boxing, amateur boxing, physical screening: Hi Ty, Thanks for the question. Below, I ve pasted language directly from the USA Boxing rulebook. This language is silent on epilepsy, but does speak to the requirement to pass a physical in order to compete. Without giving medical advice, I would think...

Boxing: Boxing professionally w/o a trainer, amateur experience, guarantees
amateur experience, guarantees, good luck: JR, It is not mandatory to have a trainer but you do have to have someone work your corner and he has to be licensed as a trainer in the state your fighting. It is not mandatory to fight amateur in order to fight pro, although some states will be more...

Boxing: boxing, boxing sarasota
boxing sarasota: I train anyone who wants to learn how to box proper technique. It does not matter what your background is. If you do not have respect, you don t train at my gym. That is the bottom line. A boxing workout is all about feeling good about yourself. It is an empowering...

Boxing: about boxing, kenton ohio, coach rick
kenton ohio, coach rick, certain age: Hi Aidan, you are about the age I would allow for a young person to start boxing.. If your parents already have you involved in sports thats a great start, but remember, boxing is not a team sport, when you train to get into the Ring its a totally different...

Boxing: boxing question, human growth hormones, sugar ray leonard
human growth hormones, sugar ray leonard, work exercises: Justin, 1- I was 16 years old. 2- Combined boxer/coach for 25 years. 3- Athletic nature...I like 1 on 1 competition. 4- Went in on my own 5- 1 on 1 competition, toughest sport, requires overall conditioning and discipline. 6- I did...

Boxing: boxing questions, human growth hormones, sugar ray robinson
human growth hormones, sugar ray robinson, performance enhancing drugs: I started boxing at age 12 and have never stopped boxing so a total of 32yrs I have been involved in the sport... I got started because my unle and grandfather where both professional boxers and I always had an interest in the sport. I love the Art of the...

Boxing: boxing questions, human growth hormones, true athlete
human growth hormones, true athlete, boxing women: I ve never boxed - and as a 69 year old female, I never will - amateur or pro. I don t like MMA. I ve been involved with the USA Boxing women s amateur program since 1997. If an athlete has to use steroids to be good, then he or she isn t a true athlete....

Boxing: Chicago Golden Gloves 2010, boxing sarasota
boxing sarasota: Mo, In florida, USA Boxing does all the physicals after weigh ins. I believe this is a nationwide system. Are you training in a USA Amatuer boxing gym ? I would find a local gym that is sanctioned with USA Boxing and ask them if it works the same way in Chicago....

Boxing: competition, peanut butter chocolate, novice division
peanut butter chocolate, novice division, amateur experience: Ronny, That is a tough question to answer without seeing you in a action. Every fighter has different potential. You can turn pro anytime you want in boxing and sometimes that is a curse. Not seeing you in action I can only give you advice based upon...

Boxing: Is 18 too late?, professional boxer, riverside area
Boxing: Is 18 too late?, professional boxer, riverside area, boxing

Boxing: Am I too old to box?, clutching at straws, natural aptitude
clutching at straws, natural aptitude, boxing club: To box competitively may be difficult. I do not know what the rules are where you live but in my state the amateur cut off age is 31. I am like you though and feel there should not be restrictions but breaking in at that age would be very difficult. Jo...

Boxing: Salaries of fighters, mma sarasota, boxing sarasota
mma sarasota, boxing sarasota: Tyvon, that is a good question. This questions depends on what level you are competing at and what your arrangement is with the promoters? Pay scales do very from promoter to promoter. Alot of business involved when it comes to the big time promotions. Boxing...

Boxing: i want to box, fitness gyms, boxing gyms
fitness gyms, boxing gyms, titleboxing: Hi Diego, if you want to start boxing i would suggest at your age to let your parents know what you want to do and go online to see where the nearest boxing gyms are in your area.. I would say to start looking online at google and just put in your location...

Boxing: 1, tuna sandwich, soft drinks
tuna sandwich, soft drinks, weetabix: Mo, It sounds like your on the right track. Your eating looks good and I wouldn t really change much. Just make sure your last meal is not right before bed. Stay away from bread. No soft drinks. Don t eat the whole chicken, eat half one day and then save...

Boxing: i am 27 can i still make it to be a boxing champion if i put in the time and effort, side gig, boxing champion
side gig, boxing champion, bread winner: Maj, It all depends on your abilities and who you get hooked up with as a pro. If your a fast learner I would get as many amateur bouts as possible over the next 2 years. If you do well then you can think about turning pro at that point. Turning pro with...

Boxing: amateur, amateur experience, boxing career
amateur experience, boxing career, proving ground: James, You do not get paid in the amateurs. For those who are planning a pro boxing career, the amateurs is their proving ground. If you want to have anything more than just a journeyman s adventure you have to get amateur experience. You have time. I...

Boxing: Boxing, usa world championship, female boxers
usa world championship, female boxers, 2012 olympics: Hi Lucy, I am not sure if this question was meant for me since you used another person s name but I will answer just in case. You certainly have enough time between now and the 2012 Olympics to develop your skills. It is important to get in as many advancing...

Boxing: Boxing, taekwondo, lucy
taekwondo, lucy, olympics: In answer to your question it is not too late but you need to get moving. I am not sure your taekwondo is an advantage instead of a disadvantage though it is quite different and your habits or based on that and not boxing. I Think the age limit for an amateur...

Boxing: Boxing, amateurboxing, usa boxing
amateurboxing, usa boxing, taekwondo: At present, women s boxing has not been included in the Olympics - that will be discussed this year, or next. You aren t too old at 25 (oldest you can box til is 34) but I would definitely get started in gaining experience at the local and national levels....

Boxing: bouts, professional boxer, amateur experience
professional boxer, amateur experience, professional boxing: There is no required amount of bouts in order to be licensed as a professional. I believe that you must be at least 18 years old. Personally, I would suggest that you have at least 3 or 4 years of amateur experience before turning pro. It is almost impossible...

Boxing: boxing, boxing clubs, professional boxer
boxing clubs, professional boxer, usa boxing: Hi Joey - Most states won t licensee a boxer for the pros until they are 18. You should definitely register with USA Boxing and get as much amateur experience as possible - I would recommend at least 4 or 5 years. Amateur boxing gyms/clubs are facilities...

Boxing: boxing, amateurboxing, usa boxing
amateurboxing, usa boxing, long time: If you haven t already, you will need to register with USA Boxing in Oklahoma and have a registered and certified coach in your corner. You are not eligible to compete in sanctioned shows if you have boxed previously and been paid for your participation....

Boxing: boxing, olympic medalist, professional boxer
olympic medalist, professional boxer, boxing coach: Most states won t licensee you as a pro boxer until you are at least 18. You will have to pay a licensing fee and undergo an extensive physical. Since you are only 15, I would suggest you focus on amateur boxing for the next three years and get as much experince...

Boxing: boxing, amateur experience, golden gloves
amateur experience, golden gloves, olympic trials: You will need to be a U.S. citizen and at least 17 and no more than 34 years old. In order to get a spot in the Olympic Trials in 2011, you will need to win one of the following national tournaments in your weight class: National PAL (2010, Golden Gloves...

Boxing: boxing, muscular endurance, yard sprints
muscular endurance, yard sprints, interval training: Christopher, You need both cardio and muscular endurance for boxing. Sounds like it s your endurance. You also need to incorporate interval training into your running. After you do your distance run you should do 5 to 10 50 yard sprints. You should also...

Boxing: boxing licence, amateurboxing, usa boxing
amateurboxing, usa boxing, bouts: You can register with USA Boxing without belonging to a gym. However, I strongly suggest that you find a gym and a coach to train you. You will have to have a registered and certified coach work your corner in sanctioned amateur bouts. Please email me at...

Boxing: boxing management, contract lawyer, binding contract
contract lawyer, binding contract, hundreds of thousands: J.J. You will need to have a contract lawyer draw up your papers regardless so it will be a legal binding contract. You don t really need to know much going in because the attorney will ask you everything that belongs in the contract. You need to shop around...

Boxing: boxing management, boxing commission, notorized
boxing commission, notorized, pro boxing: Every state has a state board of athletics. Between you and the fighter you can have a binding contract as a manager if notorized but you will not be recognized by the state as the manager. I am not familiar with all states but a contract is a contract....

Boxing: championship belt, ringside tournament, wild card boxing club
ringside tournament, wild card boxing club, amateurboxing: There is no competition in the Los Angeles area for registered boxers 35 and over. Your best bet would be to compete in the annual Ringside Tournament, held in August. If you are interested in reading the Masters Division rules, please email me at mel@amateurboxing.com...

Boxing: differnece of manager & promoter, sparring partners, promoter
sparring partners, promoter, promoters: Hello J.J. There are different responsibilities. The manager represents the fighter. Everything that happens in the fighter s career goes through the manager. Promoters are in charge of the venue. He puts up the money for the fighters and makes sure everybody...

Boxing: differnece of manager & promoter, matchmaker, promoter
matchmaker, promoter, promoters: Well promoting is actually putting on the shows itself and reaping the profits are eating the losses of each event. The matchmaker is one who finds fighters to fight on shows for the promoters, and managers handle the fighters assigning trainers developing...

Boxing: golden gloves tournament, national golden gloves, golden gloves tournament
national golden gloves, golden gloves tournament, passbook: Depends on whether or not you are a novice or an open boxer (you have to have at least 5 scored bouts in your passbook to advance to the national championships). If you are an open boxer, you will have to win your franchise tournament. The national Golden...

Boxing: Heavy Bag Safety, sized boxing gloves, rope ladders
sized boxing gloves, rope ladders, inadequate safety: Larry, Your concern is valid. They do need handwraps. But they need something that allows their hands to still be mobile so they can perform the circuit training. Traditional handwraps take too long to put on and take off and people who are not experienced...

Boxing: Olympics, international experience, nxt
international experience, nxt, 17 years: You have to be a U.S. citizen (if you live in America), at least 17 years old and no more than 34. You should have, at least, 9 years of boxing experience, including national and international experience. You must first compete to win a spot on your country...

Boxing: Preparing for Gold Gloves, gold gloves, novice division
gold gloves, novice division, rough neighborhood: Tyler, Don t over think it. This always happens in your first few fights. Your wondering about the guy, who he is, is he from a rough neighborhood, how good is he, what if he s a bad ass...etc etc. The truth is, your first few opponents are a glorified...

Boxing: Promotion, student scholarship, usa team
student scholarship, usa team, boxer: Hi Matthew - even if you were to get sponsored to the USA, you would not be able to box for the USA team since you are not a citizen. You would have to try out for your country s team. I don t deal with the pros but I can tell you that you wouldn t be able...

Boxing: pro boxing, golden gloves gym, boxing license
golden gloves gym, boxing license, pro boxing: Michael, I would suggest fighting amateur for about 3 or 4 years and then see if you want to turn pro. You will need the experience going in. If you just turned pro right now you would instantly be labeled as an opponent, which means you would get fights...

Boxing: Training License, boxing rules, usa boxing
boxing rules, usa boxing, boxing training: Hi Kenneth, Thanks for the question. In order to be in compliance with USA Boxing rules, you and your boxers all need to register with USA Boxing in your Local Boxing Committee (LBC). In addition, you ll need to be certified as a coach to work in the corner....

Boxing: tips, incline bench press, incline chest press
incline bench press, incline chest press, bicep curls: Mo, this looks like a good workout to mix in with the other. Mix this one in for 2 weeks every 9 weeks. It will help keep you from plateauing out. Just be sure to cut out all weight training 10 days before you fight although you should still do calisthenics....

Boxing: training, golden gloves, vgg
golden gloves, vgg, real fight: Daniel, When you move in real quick it s easy to go too far and get too close to him which means when you punch you will be too close to connect. You want to just get inside his reach but leave your self some punching room. Get in front of the mirror...

Boxing: training, golden gloves, real fight
golden gloves, real fight, move right: Your movement and location will determine what kind of punches your opponent throws. Example if you are on the inside and you continue staying in but circling right you will receive left hooks. If you are outside and move right you will get a jab from your...

Boxing: training, strength gains, bodybuild
strength gains, bodybuild, pushups: Very hard to develop strength and real endurance at the same time but weightlifting in itself does not hurt boxing but if you dont do enough of the aerobic type exercises and basic type exercises such as pushups and what not you will short yourself and not...

Boxing: usa boxing, amateur experience, boxing skills
amateur experience, boxing skills, golden glove: Joel, Yes, As long as they are a USA boxing member then you can get where your going. Starting out with no name you will make in the neighborhood of $500 a fight. If you have a strong name from the amateurs you could start out around $2000 a fight....

Boxing: weight, height to weight ratio, heavyweight class
height to weight ratio, heavyweight class, weight class: Not necessarialy a ratio but at 5 ft. 6 in. you would have a rough way to go in the heavyweight class. Many 130 lbs fighters are this height. Your reach would be a real disadvantage. I would lower your weight to fight in a lower weight class. Jo...

Boxing: is 30 too old to box?, ameteur match, boxing rules
ameteur match, boxing rules, amateur program: Hi Darren, Thanks for the question. Under USA Boxing rules, you can compete in the regular amateur program through age 34. After that, competition would be restricted to the Masters division; feel free to contact me again if you have questions about that....

Boxing: Amateur boxing money, amateur boxers, amateur boxer
amateur boxers, amateur boxer, trust account: Elite boxers are eligible for training stipends won through winning the U.S. Championships and some international tournaments. The monies are placed in a trust account and given out as needed. The amounts vary. Amateur boxers do not get paid for boxing...

Boxing: Amateur boxing requirements, rancho cucamonga california, amateurboxing
rancho cucamonga california, amateurboxing, california assn: Hi Daniel - you can register at any local show (a calendar of events is on my web site - www.amateurboxing.com - under Southern California Assn. You will need a copy of your birth certificate, two head-shot pictures and an annual membership fee of $40.00....

Boxing: Amateur Medical Tests?, performance enhancing drugs, annual physicals
performance enhancing drugs, annual physicals, inner elbow: Since marijuana is on the banned substance list, it isn t allowed for any reason. If you have 10 or less bouts experience, you will compete in the non-advancing novice division in your local Golden Gloves. In order to advance to the national championships,...

Boxing: Becoming a judge, amatuer boxing, sweet work
amatuer boxing, sweet work, lbc: Bobby, You have to take a class conducted by the LBC in your area. Local Boxing committee. Once you complete the class and pass a written test, you will be certified to judge. You will start judging some novice fights to get your feet wet. Once the...

Boxing: Boxing, mohamed ali, joe frazier
mohamed ali, joe frazier, natural attributes: Cornell, The beauty of boxing is that disadvantages such as reach or height can be overcome with proper training. I would even hesitate to us the word disadvantage because it can be an asset once you master the correct fighting style. There is a different...

Boxing: boxing rotine, fitness training, bouts
fitness training, bouts, rope: Your request would be too indepth for me to answer but 2 miles is not enough road work you need at least 4 miles. All I can tell you is that you need a to work out in rounds of 3 minutes with a couple of rounds on each of the bags along with rope skipping....

Boxing: Days between fights for pro, professional fighter, commission web
professional fighter, commission web, bouts: Hi Charles, Thanks for the question. I went to the New York State Athletic Commission web page and dug around, but I didn t see a specific restriction on a minimum number of days between bouts. I did see some related language in the boxers contract that...

Boxing: in-fighting, block punches, jolt
block punches, jolt, gloves: Daniel, Keep your gloves against your face. Look at your gloves as the same way head gear protects your head. It is wrapped around your head tight to serve as a big cushion to absorb the shock of a blow. Your gloves are doing the same thing but they must...

Boxing: heavyweight, deepest condolences, professional bout
deepest condolences, professional bout, ian roberts: Hi Ian, Thanks for the question. I found a 10.5 second bout from 1946 : http://ask.yahoo.com/20010517.html That was a welterweight bout won by Al Couture. If you could provide me with your brother s name, I could do some research and see what the officialy...

Boxing: judges, amateurboxing, amateur fights
amateurboxing, amateur fights, boxing commission: You need to check with the pro boxing commission in your state and find out their requirements and procedures for becoming a judge. I have no idea what each state requires in the amount of time, if any, spent in amateur boxing (each commission is different)....

Boxing: need advice, boxing gym, gyms
boxing gym, gyms, punches: Israel, The most important thing you can do is run and condition your body. If you get in shape on your own then you can focus on nothing but skills when you get to the gym. I would also shadow box and per-fect your form on all your punches. Get your...

Boxing: i need serious help can you help please!, amateur experience, regaurds
amateur experience, regaurds, phone answer: Michael, You will need to go to your state s athletic commission and ask for the forms for boxing licenses for boxers and cornermen. Most states have a website where you can just download the forms from the site and fill them out and send them in. I would...

Boxing: Professional Boxing, professional boxer, extenuating circumstances
professional boxer, extenuating circumstances, boxing career: Santiago, Each state is different but most of the time it requires submitting a form to your state s athletic commission and paying a fee. Your trainer does the same thing except his form is a non-athlete or second form. He also pays a fee. Go...

Boxing: sponsorship, best bet, girls club
best bet, girls club, boys girls: Your best bet is to find a business who would be willing to sponsor you - or a police department or Boys & Girls Club or some other entity that has funds available. You can also talk to the boxing people in your area and see if they have any suggestions....

Boxing: Throwing hard punches without tiring, many different things, right moment
many different things, right moment, punches: James, Always stay loose. I relaxed punch hurts much worse than a tense punch. You also don t get tired as fast and the punch is faster. Your shoulders should be totally relaxed especially. You have to pace yourself and your punches for the whole round....

Boxing: Trainer Certification, shane mosley, joe calzaghe
shane mosley, joe calzaghe, boxing match: Pheng, You have to contact your local Boxing Committee and find out where classes are being held. You will take the class and then a written exam which you must pass to get your certification. You can contact the people at usaboxing.com and get details....

Boxing: training, jumping rope, broad shoulders
jumping rope, broad shoulders, bodyfat: Ken, Without being there it would be hard to speculate on what your potential is as far as endurance with the rope. What weight you should be boils down to your bodyfat. If you are lean then you should already be at your fight weight. You will only lose...

Boxing: VA Golden Gloves, junior olympic program, golden gloves tournament
junior olympic program, golden gloves tournament, novice category: Hi Daniel, Thanks for the question. Age is only a factor up through the age of 16. Ages 8-16 comprise USA Boxing s Junior Olympic program, and there are strict age and weight restrictions for those bouts. After that point (age 17 through 34), weight and...

Boxing: Vision requirements for amateur boxing in california, ocular pathology, retinal detachment
ocular pathology, retinal detachment, amateur boxing: Hi George, Thanks for the question. Here is a cut and paste from the USA Boxing rulebook to address your question: (d) Vision. The wearing of glasses by boxers in the ring is prohibited. A boxer totally unsighted (uncorrected vision worse than 20/400)...

Boxing: Wall-mounted uppercut bags, punching bags, double end bag
punching bags, double end bag: Hello Jennifer. Sorry to be so late in answering your question but I ve had a very annoying computer problem. I couldn t keep any browser window open for more than a minute or so before the browser would have a fatal error and close. ahh! I really don...

Boxing: weight, heavy weight champion, golden gloves
heavy weight champion, golden gloves, lifting weights: David, You probably won t grow in height anymore past 19 but you can put on weight. You can keep lifting and you will start adding size and weight. Look in your area for a golden gloves boxing gym. Every town does not have one so you have have to join...

Boxing: Advice, moreno valley ca, golden gloves
moreno valley ca, golden gloves, bodyfat percentage: Jonathan, I would recommend finding a golden gloves in your area if you have one although not every town does. Try these sites and ask them for locations: http://usaboxing.org/contact_us/ngb http://www.goldengloves.com/welcome/ You are not too old...

Boxing: Amateur Boxing Events, ohio state fair, black gloves
ohio state fair, black gloves, boxing events: There are many local/regional tournaments where you would probably find competition. Southern California has the Desert Showdown; Ringside has their annual tournament in Kansas City; there is the Ohio State Fair, Mayor s Cup in Washington, DC; Black Gloves...

Boxing: Becoming a boxing judge in Minnesota, boxing judge, scott ledoux
boxing judge, scott ledoux, schowalter: Hi Brian, Thanks for the question. Here is some information from the Minnesota Boxing Commission s website. Since licensing requirements for officials can vary from state to state, it s best to contact the commission directly to learn the specifics. Office...

Boxing: Best way to install speed bag platform., attaching speed bag equipment to wall
attaching speed bag equipment to wall: You ask about adding the 4x4 along side the 2x6. Well, yes you could but if the purpose is to make the attachment point wider (4 inches) you could also just add another 2x6 and keep the lumber matched. Either way ( 4x4 or 2x6) you will have a crack between...

Boxing: Boxing, whiteville nc, golden gloves
whiteville nc, golden gloves, yard sprints: Jordan, It is important that you mix in some sprints with your running. 50 yard sprints. You should do about 10 at the end of your run. Also, when you do your bag work, you should pace yourself like a real round by pacing yourself. You must learn how to...

Boxing: boxing, golden gloves tournament, usa olympic team
golden gloves tournament, usa olympic team, us olympic team: You have a couple of years (until you re 17) before you can compete in the US Championships or Golden Gloves. However, you are eligible for the Junior Olympic Championships (as long as you have 5 scored bouts in your passbook) as long as you are still 16...

Boxing: boxing, leather gloves, head trauma
leather gloves, head trauma, welterweights: Hi Alea, In pro boxing, welterweights and below wear 8oz leather gloves. All divisions above that wear 10oz. The gloves have to approved by the governing body and the people who are promoting the bout. The governing body is the athletic commission of the...

Boxing: boxing, square meals, couple of days
square meals, couple of days, good luck: Jake, There is no particular diet for boxing. There are some circumstances where you may watch what you eat. If you need to lose weight or it s a couple of days before the fight. The natural calorie burning process of training will bring your body to...

Boxing: boxing bags used as therapy of elem.school children, stress reliever, judy judy
stress reliever, judy judy, frustrations: Judy, the age of the child is critical. I do not even train any kids under the age of nine, but if their hands are not wrapped correctly and they do not use proper gloves they may sustain injuries without proper instruction, with proper instruction and proper...

Boxing: Ceritified Trainer with No Club Affiliation, usa boxing, club affiliation
usa boxing, club affiliation, coach trainer: Hi Neil, Thanks for the question. Your registered boxers can compete as unattached if your gym is not registered. You would still be required to be registered and certified by your LBC as a coach in order to work in the corner, however. There is a significant...

Boxing: certification, boxing commission, bestfriend
boxing commission, bestfriend, email: How long it takes before you become a pro judge is up to your state s boxing commission. You will need to find out how many years of amateur officiating they require (most want two to five) and then find out how to go about getting licensed for the pros....

Boxing: just to clear things up, lbs light, boxing team
lbs light, boxing team, weight class: Hi Brian, Here are all the weight classes. I hope this helps! Lian Weight Class Lbs Light Flyweights 106 Flyweights 112 Bantamweights 119 Featherweights 125 Lightweights 132 Light Welterweight 141 Welterweight...

Boxing: golden gloves, golden gloves, novice division
golden gloves, novice division, amateurboxing: You will need to register with USA Boxing in Colorado as an athlete and also have a registered and certified coach work your corner. As a non-citizen you won t be able to compete in any advancing tournaments. If you have 10 or less bouts experience by March...

Boxing: Hello Allen ,where Can i Get instrucrions on how to wrap my hands properly before hitting th ebag?, Hand wrapping, punching bags
Hand wrapping, punching bags: Hello Johnathan, Wrapping your hands is a great source of hand protection and really supports the small hand bones. There are lots of ways to wrap the hands so I would say there is no one standard way, but here are a few links to find several methods....

Boxing: hi, tally counters, time keeper
tally counters, time keeper, clickers: In the United States, our officials are always able to time keep, judge and, in most cases, referee. The time keeper is the person who regulates the amount of time for each bout, and who starts and stops a bout. Judges are the people who judge the bouts....

Boxing: Jaw popping out, jaw dislocations
jaw dislocations: Hi Austin, I am Sorry to hear about that. My best advice is to see a Doctor. It sounds like you have some type of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder http://www.medicinenet.com/temporomandibular_joint__disorder/article.htm and you need more profession...

Boxing: NEED to be in the spot light, mail names, golden gloves
mail names, golden gloves, amateur fights: Thomas, Every gym is different so I couldn t be specific about what they do in your area. I recommend contacting one of these gyms in your area. Asked them if they are affiliated with golden gloves. If so, ask about any charges and what you need to do to...

Boxing: Professional Boxing, amateur fights, corner man
amateur fights, corner man, amateur boxing: Ryan, The license your brother needs to work the corner is what they are referring to as a seconds license. That s the one he needs. There is no manager s license. Hiring a manager is just a business decision that is optional. Some boxers manage themselves...

Boxing: pro boxing license, boxing license, california nevada
boxing license, california nevada, state of california: Vince, Go to each state s Athletic Commission Website and there will be a section with the paperwork regarding the licenses you need. Print it out and follow the instructions then mail it in. It will likley say boxing license and seconds license . good...

Boxing: Question About, League's/Divisions., wbc heavyweight champion, wbc heavyweight title
wbc heavyweight champion, wbc heavyweight title, world boxing organization: Hi Marshel, Thanks for the questions. The sanctioning bodies you referenced in your question all charge sanctioning fees for bouts involving their respective titles. Throw in the WBO (World Boxing Organization) as well. My cynical answer is, that s the...

Boxing: about training equipment, alan kahn, resistance band
alan kahn, resistance band, tae kwon: Hello Mary, I have heard of such things but have never seen one. I did not see the movie Annapolis so I can t say specifically what that device was or if it is a product available via retail. I have not seen one like that on any boxing or MMA equipment...

Boxing: Women's boxing: Training, quality gloves, sparring gloves
quality gloves, sparring gloves, vinyl gloves: Yes leather is the best and if you are sparring then 16 oz. gloves is recommended. Go to Ringside.com as they have good quality gloves and you will probably spend less. You can also go to Title.com Everlast is fine just generally overpriced. Thanks,...

Boxing: Advice, amateur experience, world champ
amateur experience, world champ, experiance: If you have exceptional skills and can beat a fighter with lots of years of experience, it s possible that you could become great - but not probable. There is always a chance in anything you do. Most club fighters start out at $50 to $100 per round...

Boxing: Amateur boxing license, boxing license, male friend
boxing license, male friend, weight class: Your friend would have to register as a Masters Division boxer and would be limited to competing against boxers over the age of 35. There is one non-advancing tournament a year where he might be able to compete providing there is at least one person in his...

Boxing: Amateur Tournaments, dilusions, golden gloves
dilusions, golden gloves, boxing coach: Hi Jon, Thanks for the question. You need to get in touch with your USA Boxing Local Boxing Committee (LBC) and register as an athlete. Once you ve done that, you can learn where the registered gyms (and coaches) are in your area, and when upcoming sanctioned...

Boxing: amature boxing license, passport type, amateurboxing
passport type, amateurboxing, boxing license: You have to register as an athlete in person the first time. Please email me at mel@amateurboxing.com, tell me your city and state, and I ll send you a contact. You ll need a copy of your birth certificate, two passport-type pictures, and the amount of a...

Boxing: Boxing/Football Training, hand eye coordination, highschool football
hand eye coordination, highschool football, foot speed: Devin, The cardio you do for your boxing should cover your football as well. I would focus mostly on your conditioning and get plenty of sparring in. Nothing will prepare you more than sparring. You can wear a soft brace in the fight but no metal. I...

Boxing: boxing, amateur boxing, profession
amateur boxing, profession: Hi Deangelo, Thanks for the question. There is no requirement to box as an amateur before embarking on a pro career. I d strongly recommend that anyone who is serious about becoming a profession first hone his craft as an amateur, though. I hope this...

Boxing: boxing, boxing fitness certification, boxing certification
boxing fitness certification, boxing certification, boxing instruction: Train for technique and conditioning with a trainer you feel comfortable with. Stay away from hard sparring for two more years. Work on situational sparring (offensive and defensive drills)with a gym partner. Always spar with the supervision of your trainer....

Boxing: boxing licence, british boxing board, manchester england
british boxing board, manchester england, united kingdom: Hi Krystal, Thanks for the question. If your friend wishes to box in the United Kingdom, licensing is handled by the British Boxing Board of Control. Here s a link to the website, where you can find contact information: http://www.bbbofc.com/ I hope this...