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Boxing: losing weight and building muscle, boxing, fitness
boxing, fitness, sarasota: Joshua, you need a good meal plan to go with your training. I would get a weight training partner or personal trainer for the weight training. Below is a meal plan to help get you started. I also offer a instructional Boxing Dvd on my site tonyspain.com that...

Boxing: How can i loss waight, boxing fitness sarasota, tony spain
boxing fitness sarasota, tony spain: Just continue to do what your doing. Give your self a little time to get your metabolism going. It will not happen overnite. It sounds like you are on the right path. Are you doing any pushups, sit ups or dips ? you migh want to incorporate some new body weight...

Boxing: Too Old?, amateurboxing, coach
amateurboxing, coach: 29 is a bit late to start, since it s always helpful to have some amateur boxing experience. However, there is no harm in trying. 8-) You can only compete as an amateur, however, until the age of 34. Please email me at mel@amateurboxing.com, tell me the...

Boxing: Olmpics, boxing rules, usa boxing
boxing rules, usa boxing, amateur boxing: Hi John - the USA Boxing rules state that if you have ever competed in a professional combat sport, you may not compete in amateur boxing (this includes the Olympics). You might want to find out what the UK rules are. You can post your question at www.warriorboxing.com...

Boxing: Participating in International Tournaments, amateur boxing association, passbooks
amateur boxing association, passbooks, four brothers: Hi Umer - In order to participate in international competition, you will need to go through your country s amateur boxing association. Usually a boxer either gets selected to be on a country s team or had to qualify through his country s advancing tournaments....

Boxing: Stratgegies for a southpaw, right hook, southpaw
right hook, southpaw, right foot: Tony, Move to your right most of the fight. You are trying to step outside of his front foot with your right foot and throw a lead lefthand. This is the common strategy. If he is slipping or blocking your left then you start bringing the right hook behind...

Boxing: want to be pro, boxing sarasota
boxing sarasota: Jay, try try boxinggyms.com and call around or stop in a few gyms in your area. I work with my boxers and I am sure there is someone in your area will too ! Stay away from high end poof poof crap and look at the competitive training gyms. Keep punching, Tony...

Boxing: 140lb Golden Glove vs. 215lb Novice, golden glove, college tennis
golden glove, college tennis, cant fight: I would not touch that with a ten foot pole. Weight is very important that is why they have weight classes. Obviously if the heavier guy cant fight at all then perhaps the smaller one could win, but you should not go there and never attempt to fight out...

Boxing: Age limit for novice, ringside tournament, amateurboxing
ringside tournament, amateurboxing, exact age: Hi Miguel - There is a Masters Boxing Division for athletes 35 and over. You would need to register with USA Boxing after undergoing an extensive medical exam. And the only real activity for Master boxers is at the annual Ringside tournament. If you re...

Boxing: AMATEUR BOXER
No, I have never heard of Frank Moore. There is no archive on amateur boxers. If you know the city he lived in, you can contact the newspapers and see if they have any info in their archives. If he competed as a pro, you can check www.boxrec.com and see...

Boxing: Amateur Boxing Coach Certification Clinic, boxing coach, coach clinic
boxing coach, coach clinic, location tba: The next coach s clinic is scheduled for December, location TBA. If you aren t already a member, you ll need to join USA Boxing as a non-athlete and pay an annual (January through December) fee of $45.00. Once you attend a 6-8 hour certification clinic,...

Boxing: advice, boxing sarasota, mixed martial arts sarasota
boxing sarasota, mixed martial arts sarasota: Gerald, you should get in a local boxing gym and have a couple amatuer boxing matches before you step into the pros. Just find a gym in your area and start. Try boxinggyms.com and see what is close to you. Join a gym and be a good student of your surroundings....

Boxing: amature boxing coache licens, city of hayward ca, city of hayward
city of hayward ca, city of hayward, coache: Steve, You will have to go to usaboxing.org and send them an email because each local committee sets their own schedule for testing. They will hold a clinic where you can take the class and if you pass the test you will be certified. There is also a fee...

Boxing: Becoming YOU!, amateurboxing, usa boxing
amateurboxing, usa boxing, amateur boxing: 1. In both cases, you must register with USA Boxing and pay a yearly (January through December) membership fee, and attend a 6-8 hour certification clinic. Officials start out by training as time keepers and gradually learn to judge, and referee if interested....

Boxing: Becoming YOU!, amateur boxing, usa boxing
amateur boxing, usa boxing, professional boxing: Hi Brandon, Thanks for the question. I m not sure if you re referring to amateur or professional boxing, and the answers would be very different. Since you mentioned local tournaments, I ll assume you mean amateur boxing. For either coaching or officiating,...

Boxing: Boxing injury, boxing fitness sarasota, mixed martial arts sarasota
boxing fitness sarasota, mixed martial arts sarasota: Benson, the reason your ring finger knuckle is hurting is because you are not lining your chin on the target. Your punches will go where your chin is lined up, always ! You should be punching with your two big knuckles. Work on your technique first and then...

Boxing: Boxing training, http www youtube, alan kahn
http www youtube, alan kahn, fitness workout: Hello Evren, so Sorry to have been so long answering your question. I have been gone longer than I expected. First of all, I am more of a speed bag specialist and do not train boxers specifically. No amount of text, writing or video can take...

Boxing: boxing, boxing, training
boxing, training, cross-training: I m guessing you mean in the US. I would guess that the only obstacle or objection would be from your Div 1 trainer. Boxing is not without risks and some injury might jeopardize the playing of the other sport. Myself, I hated sharing the glory with other teammates,...

Boxing: boxing, boxing coach, usa boxing
boxing coach, usa boxing, rest period: I m guessing by your post that you are already a registered non-athlete member of USA Boxing and have attended the 6-8 hour certification clinic? If this is true, once you are a member and certified you can work a corner at a sanctioned event as a coach....

Boxing: boxing, boxing sarasota, mixed martial arts sarasota
boxing sarasota, mixed martial arts sarasota: Hello Jo, I suggest a month rest between bouts, based on their level of their activities. Early in a boxers career, the fights are frequent to get the fighter moving on the win track, but as you progress as a fighter, the fights become harder and competition...

Boxing: boxing and muscle, lean body weight, eye coordination
lean body weight, eye coordination, body shots: Frank, There are two things in particular you need to learn. First you need to learn how to move your head side to side and up and down (squatting, not bending over). Second, you need to focus on body punching. This will chop down the tall guys. Also...

Boxing: Convincing parents to allow me to box, convincing parents, amateurboxing
convincing parents, amateurboxing, combat sport: Hi Ross - Amateur boxing is one of the safest sports - football has more injuries/fatalities. Please email me at mel@amateurboxing.com, give me your address, and I will mail you information you can show your parents. I will also give you a contact who can...

Boxing: Becoming YOU!
Boxing: Becoming YOU!

Boxing: Glove sizes, glove size, aidan
glove size, aidan, age groups: Hi Aidan, Thanks for the question. Are you referring to competition or sparring? For competition, glove size is determined by the weight of the boxers, but it s probably safe to say that you re both in the weight range that would mandate 10 oz. gloves. Once...

Boxing: Gloves, cleto reyes boxing gloves, reyes boxing gloves
cleto reyes boxing gloves, reyes boxing gloves, cleto reyes boxing: Brendon, In the National Golden Gloves, you have to wear the gloves provided by the tournament. They are usually provided by whoever gets the sponsorship for that year. Red and blue gloves to match the corners assigned, 10 and 12oz for respective weight...

Boxing: Help about amateur boxing
H Rocky - Yes, you must be 17 to compete internationally. In order to participate in the 2012 Olympics, you will have to qualify for your country s team and also qualify via a continental tournament. You can t compete in more than one weight class at a time....

Boxing: Matchmaking, gym owner, decent money
gym owner, decent money, major venues: Hi James, This is an area that varies so much I really couldn t give you any hard numbers. Matchmakers usually make between $1500 and $5000 a fight. More for major venues and less for small shows. Non televised small local shows may only pay around...

Boxing: Need Help about amateur boxing, amateur boxing, 2012 olympics
amateur boxing, 2012 olympics, heavyweight division: Hi Rocky - I m not exactly sure what you are asking. What do you mean by category? If you are referring to weight, you can only compete in the weight division you weigh-in for. If you weigh over 201 Lbs., you would definitely be in the Super Heavyweight...

Boxing: I am a Nigerian amateur boxer looking for an international boxing trainer, boxing trainer, usa boxing
boxing trainer, usa boxing, amateur boxing: Hi Hassan - I don t have the same resources that USA Boxing will have in finding a coach willing to train you in the U.S. You would have to arrange permission to come to the U.S. You will probably have to pay your own expenses to the U.S. Once you arrive...

Boxing: training, mishka, 8 years
mishka, 8 years, boxer: Hey mishka, That really is hard to answer. It s not just the boxer but the trainers as well and also the competitors you meet along the way. It also depends when you start. If you re eleven, then maybe 7 or 8 years. If you re thirteen, maybe 4-6. If everything...

Boxing: Women boxing and training, confidence problem, women boxing
confidence problem, women boxing, question thanks: Jess, You should avoid sparring guys that much bigger than you unless that s all you have. You should be sparring guys closer to your size so you can spar on equal ground. You need to be able to spar someone that you can box the same way you would in a...

Boxing: ..., boxing coach, coach rick
boxing coach, coach rick, weight class: Hi Kev, At age 17 you are still very young and being that you have trained before you should have some of the fundamentals needed to get back into the Amateur boxing game.. I caution you to first make sure that your parents get you a general physical...

Boxing: 2010 master senior golden gloves tournament, golden gloves tournament, other additional information
golden gloves tournament, other additional information, coach rick: I am looking into that now to find out,, I was told that NYS now allows Master Boxers in the Golden Gloves Competition, but I think you have to be a New York State resident,, I am looking into that as well... I hope to have an answer by the end of this week.....

Boxing: 29 going on 30 and destined to going Pro, memory thanks, muscle memory
memory thanks, muscle memory, coach rick: Hi Romira, To answer your qestions, in order to turn Professional as a Boxer, you have to register with your State s Athletic Control Board, you can get the information or your respective State website.. Most states will have you complete a comprehensive...

Boxing: ali style, height advantage, coach rick
height advantage, coach rick, boxing gym: Hi Spencer, Your height is actually good for all three weight classes, but ideally, if you could fight at the lighter weight, your height would give you some advantages. The average height for junior middle weight (154lbs) is 5 9 , so having a height...

Boxing: becoming pro, lightweight champ, ray mercer
lightweight champ, ray mercer, mental attitude: Hey Dave, Sounds like your in great shape and you have the right mental attitude to be a boxer,, with that said it should not be a decision you make in haste. Professional boxing is a tough sport for anyone to get involved in beyond the age of 25yrs with...

Boxing: Golden Glove Requirements, amateur athlete, amateur boxer
amateur athlete, amateur boxer, usa boxing: Hi Rob, In order to compete in any Golden Gloves Competition, you must be a registered USA Amateur Boxer.. In order to do that you must get and complete the USA Boxing amateur athlete application (UASBoxing.org), a physical is requirement of course to...

Boxing: golden gloves, golden gloves, usa boxing
golden gloves, usa boxing, coach rick: Hi Larenze, Every state is different with age restrictions, but most make the cut off 34yrs old.. Some states are adopting the Masters Division in the Golden Gloves which is age 35 and up, but you have to check with your respective state USA Boxing, Local...

Boxing: too Light, 17 years, jab
17 years, jab, opponents: Joseph, You are not too light. You would have an advantage over your opponents with your reach and weight as most guys that weight are not that tall. Once you learned how to exploit this on down the road it will give you an edge. Your trainer should teach...

Boxing: loseing fat, crash diet, strict diet
crash diet, strict diet, soft drinks: Kevin, Some changes in your eating habits is all you need. The rest should be accomplished through your conditioning. Nobody can stay on a strict diet forever so you would rather change your eating lifestyle generally rather than turn your world upside...

Boxing: Managing a Pro Boxer, professional boxing career, pro boxing
professional boxing career, pro boxing, professional boxer: Gino, You don t need a license for manager although if you plan on being in the corner in any capacity (even on the floor) you need a license from the state your fighting in. There are different ways to let promoters know you have a fighter. You can...

Boxing: nutrition and training, rio grande valley, jumping rope
rio grande valley, jumping rope, amateur fights: Nick, It is not too late but get as many amateur fights as you can before turning pro. Experience cannot be replaced in boxing. You don t really need a big diet, you just need to make some adjustments. Never miss breakfast, don t eat right before bed,...

Boxing: Professional boxing, boxing instruction, boxing classes
boxing instruction, boxing classes, professional boxing: Hi Thomas, sounds like you are already in great shape to compete in any sport,,, I would suggest that you start with finding a good boxing gym and a good coach / trainer to get you started... Amateur boxing is a great sport and will get you introduced...

Boxing: getting power and speed back., injury recovery, speed
injury recovery, speed: HI Brian, Having come back from many injuries myself the only real answer is TIME . You cannot fast forward healing or a return to normal. Be patient and do smart, conservative training. Healing takes a lot longer than most people think and you do not...

Boxing: punching power and stamina and weight loss.., amateur boxer, how to build stamina
amateur boxer, how to build stamina, jump rope: Muz, Stick with your running but you might change that distance to 3 miles 3 times a week. Get some weight training in twice a week. Stick to a high rep low weight routine, no sets less than 16 reps. Get 20 minute of jump rope 3 days a week. Work...

Boxing: Starting a Golden Gloves Gym, golden gloves gym, boxing coach
golden gloves gym, boxing coach, newson: Mike, Since several things have changed since our program was started back in the early 70 s I would feel more comfortable directing you to the source. Please go to http://www.goldengloves.com/contacts/ and email one of the gentlemen on the list. They...

Boxing: speed and power., speed combinations
speed combinations: Hi Muz, Your question is basically, how to throw punches in bunches (like Medrick Taylor) and the only answer I could give is: Train that way. ON every bag you use, Heavy bag, double end bag, speed bag, mitts etcetera, DO THAT. Work out some four, five...

Boxing: Training, boxing gyms, aerobics class
boxing gyms, aerobics class, boxing coach: Mike, What you are in is basically an aerobics class. They just use boxing as a theme and call it boxercise. It s very common. It s not a bad thing, but it s not what your looking for. People usually take it for toning up or losing weight. Boxers get these...

Boxing: Trying to take up boxing, professional boxer, sparring partner
professional boxer, sparring partner, athletic ability: Carlos, It depends on the situation. You may get paid by the week, day or rounds. It is not enough to live off of but more of a supplement to your income. A few hundred bucks for a week is normal but if your sparring the title holder it could be more. But...

Boxing: turn pro at 24, cardiovascular endurance, amateur experience
cardiovascular endurance, amateur experience, leather gloves: Hi Yannick, Thanks for your question, sounds like you have been training hard and you have the right attitude to be a boxer. Starting off as an amateur is a very good way to get into the boxing game, I say that because it will give you a gauge regarding...

Boxing: Weight lose, caffeine pills, weight class
caffeine pills, weight class, water weight: Losing 8 Lbs. is never a good idea and, chances are, no matter what you do, you won t make weight - unless you started trimming down several months ago. Sounds to me like you don t belong in the 152 weight class. You re perfect for 165 - can eat anything...

Boxing: weightlifting, push ups, bench press
push ups, bench press, overhead press: Ronny, Weights are more of a bonus than a necessity. The calisthenics your doing are excellent and go a long way in making you lean and fast. But if you want to have an edge over your opponent, then you have to get in the weightroom. Every muscle is...

Boxing: ?, getting in shape, lean weight
getting in shape, lean weight, weight class: Cody, You can fight at any weight you want no matter what your height is. But, it is best to fight at a lean weight where your bodyfat kept low, otherwise it is likely you will be slower and in worse condition than your opponent. Height is not an issue...

Boxing: Young Boxer, usa amateur boxing, professional bout
usa amateur boxing, professional bout, age restriction: Hi Darren, here in the US, the USA Amateur Boxing will allow a junior to compete beginning at the age of 9yrs... I don t think they make any exceptions to that rule... As far as going to see a professional bout, as long as they are accompanied by a legal...

Boxing: is 16 a bad age to start boxing? do i have a chance in the boxing world?, intense sessions, world question
intense sessions, world question, amateur box: You only need to be at the gym 3 days a week two hours a session just as you stated. That s only 6 hours total a week and it s at night so you have plenty of time for a full time job. The additional training you will do is at home on your own time. It...

Boxing: Amateur boxing events, boxing gyms, martial arts karate
boxing gyms, martial arts karate, boxing clubs: Paola, Go to this link below and scroll down to the Philly gyms. In amateur boxing, gyms put on local shows with hardly any advertising so you ll have to call the gyms and ask. Only call the ones that are boxing gyms. I wouldn t bother calling anything...

Boxing: the best, sugar ray robinson, sugar ray leonard
sugar ray robinson, sugar ray leonard, muhammad ali: I am assuming you are saying if they were in the same weight division. Marciano would have trouble against the other three because they are all excellent movers with much faster hands. He needs a guy to stand in front of him. I would pick Robinson over...

Boxing: Defense like Pernell Whitaker, muscle memory, great foundation
muscle memory, great foundation, southpaw: Excellent defense is developed through a great foundation in stance a anticipating punches by judging distances and the direction a fighter is moving. An example would be if a fighter is moving to the left and is at a long range, you can probably anticipate...

Boxing: Head Injuries in Boxing, head trauma, law of averages
head trauma, law of averages, head injuries: Adam, Boxing has risks of course. The chances of serious injury are lower in the amateurs than in the pros. You wear more protective gear and larger gloves. There are less knockouts in the amateurs and therefore less concussions. Your abilities also factor...

Boxing: punching power, novice division, punching power
novice division, punching power, puncher: Daniel, There are no problems with punching hard. It is a nice asset. Over time you will punch harder if your still in the novice division. Harder punching some from proper form, strong abs and core, and low bodyfat. Try to be as strong as possible...

Boxing: Just one question i really need help with., boxing commission, pro boxing
boxing commission, pro boxing, professional fighters: Hi Adam - first of all, maybe 1% of the top active professional fighters get purses in the millions of dollars. Depending on your manager or promoter, you might get five or six thousand for a fight, usually less. You should contact your state s pro boxing...

Boxing: training methods, full body workout, weight vest
full body workout, weight vest, microfractures: Well, If your reach has actually increased then that is always a good thing. Whether or not it was because of your procedure or because you were still growing I would have to see what kind of research has been done to support that. Reach is always good....

Boxing: age, ringside tournament, amateurboxing
ringside tournament, amateurboxing, usa boxing: Hi Gary - The only way you could box amateur is to register with USA Boxing as a Master s Division athlete (for ages 35 and up). There isn t much competition except for the annual Ringside tournament usually held in August. If you are interested, please...

Boxing: Becoming a Pro Boxer, amateur experience, amateur fights
amateur experience, amateur fights, semi finals: Kareem, There are lots of things that have to come together in order to have a successful pro career. You can t just be good. You have to have a lot of amateur experience preferably on a national level as an open division fighter. Before you turn pro you...

Boxing: becoming a boxer, amateur fights, words of advice
amateur fights, words of advice, roadwork: Matt, It is normal to be nervous before a fight. You always will be a little nervous no matter who you are. But there are different levels. Some pre fight jitters are OK as long as they go away after the bell rings. The only way to get rid of nervousness...

Boxing: boxing, elvis 25, amateur fights
elvis 25, amateur fights, boxing career: Elvis, 25 is not too old. But you will have to get on the ball. I assume by career you mean turn pro eventually. I highly recommend getting plenty of amateur fights before turning pro. You will have a much lower chance of having any success if you do not...

Boxing: boxing, jab, left hand
jab, left hand, good luck: Oneal, The key is to create power in your left hand. It never works unless you can throw your left with speed and power. The jab usually develops much easier. So I would work on throwing my left with good form and power. Although if it does not come...

Boxing: boxing, best pound for pound boxer, national golden gloves
best pound for pound boxer, national golden gloves, pan american games: Shane, His nickname was The BT Express . Bernard Taylor. He was the number 1 contender for a few years. He won the USBA title knocking out Calvin Grove on ESPN. He fought for 3 world titles. He went 15 rounds with Eusebio Padrosa and got a draw....

Boxing: boxing coaches liscense, amateurboxing, amateur boxing
amateurboxing, amateur boxing, usa boxing: There are no promoters in amateur boxing. To be licensed as an amateur boxing coach you will need to register with USA Boxing in your area (yearly membership fee, January to December) and attend a 6-8 hour certification clinic. Please email me at mel@amateurboxing.com,...

Boxing: defense, alexis arguello, winky wright
alexis arguello, winky wright, floyd mayweather: I am not a real proponent of either. Mayweather drops his hands too much, which works well for him but fundamentally is wrong. Winky Wright cant form much offense from this stance. Yes it has worked well for him but he could be more effective I believe...

Boxing: Golden Gloves fastest knock out., giovannis, amateur record
Boxing: Golden Gloves fastest knock out., giovannis, amateur record, knockout

Boxing: Golden Gloves fastest knock out., needle in a haystack, golden gloves
needle in a haystack, golden gloves, south bend indiana: Unfortunately, it s almost impossible to get any information prior to 1987 - like looking for a needle in a haystack. My best suggestion is to contact the newspapers in South Bend or Chicago and see if they have anything in their archives. Good luck...

Boxing: Greg Page, national golden gloves, wba heavyweight champion
national golden gloves, wba heavyweight champion, national aau: I must admit I m unsure, but fairly confident that he didn t. I m not certain how things were in the 70 s but when i was fighting those tournaments were held so close together that that would only be possible with an at large bid because they were designed...

Boxing: jump rope, jump rope, footwork
jump rope, footwork, caleb: Caleb, I have never heard of such a thing in 25 years of boxing. I really can t think of any benefit whatsoever. No it s not necessary and I really wouldn t bother, it s pointless. The rope is for conditioning, footwork and coordination. Hope this...

Boxing: preparing for military boxing tournament, light workout, boxing skills
light workout, boxing skills, small game: Jose, You should be in the gym working on your boxing skills 3 to 4 days a week and running 4 to 5 days a week. You should run early in the morning on the days you workout at the gym. I would spar you 3 days a week leading up to the event. Let s assume...

Boxing: How To Start As a Amateur Towards Being A Professional Boxer, amateur boxer, professional boxer
amateur boxer, professional boxer, bonified: Karemm, You first need to join a boxing gym that is either golden glove or USA Boxing affiliated. The gym needs to registered as a boxing club with USA Boxing. If they are not, then you are unlikely to get what you need as a bonified USA amateur boxer....

Boxing: Background Check, ted bundy, charles manson
ted bundy, charles manson, assault with intent: Hi Monica. That depends in part on whether you re inquiry involves the background check done on a fighter, or a potential coach. Both look at criminal history and are particularly critical of any felonies one may have had. The background checks done on potential...

Boxing: BECOMING A BOXER, jumping rope, couple miles
jumping rope, couple miles, bodyfat: Yes, the treadmill is fine. You don t need a diet. The natural effect of running and conditioning is enough in boxing. When you get to a big open level tournament is when you ll tweek your eating habits a bit. Everything you need to buy for boxing can...

Boxing: Becoming a Boxer, golden gloves, fight experience
golden gloves, fight experience, amateur career: Deveron, You have time. I would get started in the next couple of years though if you want to take a shot at boxing. A solid amateur career is very important. Hopefully there is a golden gloves facility near you. It does not cost much and they have...

Boxing: boxing coach process etc!., boxing gyms, usa id
boxing gyms, usa id, hey mr: Eddie, Most guys who take the clinic have already been training boxers. The reason they take the test is so they can work corners. You cannot work corners unless your certified. The form was asking if you are getting paid now or are you a volunteer. I...

Boxing: Coaching license, passport type, amateurboxing
passport type, amateurboxing, usa boxing: Please email me at mel@amateurboxing.com, tell me the city and state you live in and I ll send you a contact. You will have to join USA Boxing (membership fee, January to December) and attend a 6-8 hour certification clinic. To register your son, you will...

Boxing: day of fight, jumping rope, shadowboxing
jumping rope, shadowboxing, o clock: Jeff, You just need to relax and conserve your energy. You should be drinking water all day of course. But as far as activity your not going to do much of anything. After your last meal you should go for a walk about a half mile and start thinking about...

Boxing: How Do I Find Record Or Proof., golden gloves, globe az
golden gloves, globe az, golden glove: There is no archive of amateur records and the only way you can find out if it s true would be to see his USA Boxing passbook. It is, however, entirely possible that he won his State Golden Gloves. You can look at the Golden Gloves web site and see if he...

Boxing: leg training, squats and lunges, mental toughness
squats and lunges, mental toughness, jumping rope: Alot of old school drills actually serve little actual purpose. This drill can actually cause alot of stress on the knee and be damaging. You need to understand the difference between fast twitch and slow twitch muscle fiber. Fast twitch are muscles that...

Boxing: past bout results by name, amateurboxing, california border
amateurboxing, california border, show schedules: Hi Bobby - I used to have an archive section but no longer. My site is 222.amateurboxing.com but it is horribly out of date, except for the So. California and California Border Assn. show schedules. My New Year s resolution is to bring it up to date - soon!...

Boxing: Speed bag into hollow brick wall, speed bag, hanging on concrete walls
speed bag, hanging on concrete walls, speedbag wall unit: Hi James, I have seen many speed bag units on various types of concrete walls, but never hung them myself. Most had wood framing attached to the walls and the speed bag rack attached to the wood. I ve seen the wooden frames hung either horizontally or...

Boxing: snactioning, usa boxing, boxing commission
usa boxing, boxing commission, amateur event: Hi Ydren - In order to host a sanctioned amateur event, you must be a registered club and ALL the boxers must be registered with USA Boxing. If you want to do it through the California State Athletic Commission, you need to contact them for their requirements...

Boxing: style/technique, paul spadafora, against the ropes
paul spadafora, against the ropes, boxing stance: You ll want to learn to pivot and turn your opponent using his forward motion against him. Head movement and foot movement are key. A maize ball will be useful, also alot of double end bag. Another trick you could try is taping a cross under the heavybag and...

Boxing: style/technique, against the ropes, fighting machine
against the ropes, fighting machine, defensive position: Caleb, You should be training to fight flat footed right in front of your opponent. This means you ll be throwing lots of punches and needing good defense. To sum it up, if a guy is willing to stand in front of you, your willing to kick his ass. Lots...

Boxing: training, stamina endurance, natural instinct
stamina endurance, natural instinct, ken norton: The two most import things that a fighter absolutely MUST have are heart and endurance. You can always train around a lack of power....Kris Byrd, Parnell Whitaker, Ray Leonard, etc. Or you can train to cover a speed deficit...George Foreman, Ken Norton, Ricky...

Boxing: Amateur Boxing, usa boxing, amateur boxer
usa boxing, amateur boxer, amateur boxing: You can register at any local show in the SoCal area. There is a current calendar of events at: http://www.brownbearsw.com/freecal/EventsCalendar?Op=ShowIt;DayViewStart=9;DayViewHours=8;YearViewColor=categories You will need a copy of your birth certificate,...

Boxing: amateur boxing, amateurboxing, amateur boxer
amateurboxing, amateur boxer, club affiliation: You will need to have a USA Boxing registered and certified coach in your corner. And in order to get yourself registered, you ll need a copy of your birth certificate, two head-shot pictures, and a parent s signature on your membership application if you...

Boxing: amateur event, amateur event, usa boxing
amateur event, usa boxing, brooklyn: In order to host an amateur event, you and your gym will need to be registered with USA Boxing. Or you can work with a registered gym to put on such an event. You can go to www.usaboxingmetro.com and probably find answers to your questions. Please let me...

Boxing: BOXING, friuts, paster
friuts, paster, small portion: Taps, If that s all your eating, that s what s making you weak. You have to eat enough to support your workouts. It s called overtraining and it will backfire on you. You can still maintain your weight by eating small portions of dense food. You only...

Boxing: Boxing, bran muffins, food recipies
bran muffins, food recipies, amateur boxer: Mel, After the weigh in you don t want to eat much. A power bar, a banana and some water is enough. You don t want him getting an upset stomach before the fight. You fight on what you ate the night before. So you don t want a lot of stuff in his stomach...

Boxing: Boxing for non-Citizens and non-Permanent residents, amateurboxing, usa boxing
amateurboxing, usa boxing, thanks in advance: You would be able to register with USA Boxing but your competition would be limited to local shows and non-advancing tournaments. You would not be able to compete in any tournaments leading to international events. You can email me at mel@amateurboxing.com...

Boxing: boxing, coach rick, question the answer
coach rick, question the answer, 28 years: Hi Dashawn, thanks for your question,, the answer isn t a simple yes or no,, I have seen some successful pro fighters who started in the business late (27 - 34yrs),, so its not an impossible quest, though I would caution you find a good gym and coach near...

Boxing: Getting a boxing career started, coach rick, boxing career
coach rick, boxing career, succesfull: Hi Rakim, I am not sure exactly what gyms are in boston, but I know they have a few good one s.. I would say research the ones close to you online and go check them out.. Once you find a gym and coach, they will guide you through the process of becoming...

Boxing: Conditioning, Dieting, Shoulder Strength, muhammad ali, amateur boxer
muhammad ali, amateur boxer, medium pace: Mark, If your getting countered with a jab you should double the jab or fake the jab and throw a righthand lead. You should be running about 8 to 10 miles a week, 2 to 3 at a time. You should also be doing sprints... 50 yards. You have to get more...

Boxing: conditioning, push ups, fight strategy
push ups, fight strategy, sit ups: Terrence, You should be getting 8 hours of sleep. Sounds like you are on the right track. The eating and sleeping was probably your problem. Keep eating well and don t miss breakfast. The last thing is water. Make sure your hydrated leading up to the...

Boxing: Female Boxing, ringside world championships, kansas city missouri
ringside world championships, kansas city missouri, female boxers: Destiny, There is not alot out there after 34 for the ladies, although, the Ringside World Championships does have a masters division for women. This is 35 and over. You fight within a 10 year age group. This tournament is usually held in early august in...

Boxing: Footwork, movement exercises, hand weights
movement exercises, hand weights, jumping rope: Hi Devin, the best exercise s for fast feet,, is jumping rope in speed intervals, wind sprints and plyometric (explosive movement) exercises with band resistance.. Also practice your footwork (moving forward and backward , side to side) in speed bursts...

Boxing: hand injury, hairline fracture, metacarpal bones
hairline fracture, metacarpal bones, coach rick: Hi Bryan, It is possible that you have a fracture along the one of the bones in the back of you hand,, if it is still swollen and the pain persists I would suggest you get it checked out by a doctor because you may have a full or hairline fracture to one...

Boxing: hey, amateur background, coach rick
amateur background, coach rick, usa amateur: Hi Keegan, If your talking about boxing as an amateur you can start as early as 7 - 8yrs old to compete under USA Amateur Boxing sanctioned events... If you are looking to turn professional most states allow a boxer to do this at the age of 17yrs with a...

Boxing: hi, local boxing gyms, www youtube
local boxing gyms, www youtube, female boxer: Hi Adrienne, Thank you for your question,, I am not sure where you are located exactly as far as State and City, but to start I would look up online, any local Boxing Gyms in or round your area.. I would caution you to make sure its okay with your parents...

Boxing: knock down, 2 different things, health risk
2 different things, health risk, punches: Luke, Well it just depends. If a guy is getting knocked out on a regular basis he will likely get suspended or banned from boxing by the athletic commission. Getting knocked down and knocked out are 2 different things. Personally if I were to get knocked...

Boxing: nutrition, amateur boxer, rough guideline
amateur boxer, rough guideline, coach rick: Hi Jawad, I use a general guideline for all my fighters with regards to diet,, they eat 5 small meals a day simply every 3hrs they are eating tuna, chicken, fruit and vegs as well as nuts, oatmeal and eggs,, they can arrange the order of when to eat these...

Boxing: pros and head problems, junior welterweight, mcallen tx
junior welterweight, mcallen tx, high school football: Hey Nick, its not to late to start, but make sure to find a good gym and coach,, as far as weight to height ratio for boxing it varies a lot but I can say that there are a number of fighters out there in the junior welterweight (140lbs) and welterweight...

Boxing: questions & strategies to turn pro, boxing capital, amateur background
boxing capital, amateur background, coach trainer: Hi J, Thanks for your questions and yes it is true that once you get paid to box you can t box as an amateur for USA Amateur Boxing... I would suggest you do some research and find a Good boxing gym near you and find a Good coach / trainer to teach...

Boxing: regional olympic qualifiers, usa boxing, golden gloves
usa boxing, golden gloves, olympic qualifiers: Enthusiam is a wonderful trait, as is wanting to get to the top. However, most boxers who make our Olympic team have been competing for at least 9 years and have national and international experience. Your boxer will have to be registered with USA Boxing,...

Boxing: who is more resistant?, tyson run, vo2 max
tyson run, vo2 max, weight boxer: Federico, Heavyweights are notoriously bad at distance. They usually hate running. Although Tyson was better than most because he didn t carry much fat and he was very determined. The distance would matter greatly in the race. Even though Bolt doesn...

Boxing: rhythm, rhythm rhythm, strong rhythm
rhythm rhythm, strong rhythm, speedbag: Daniel, Well, you have it a little bit backwards. One of the purposes of the speedbag and doubl-end bag is to develop rhythm. Once you develop strong rhythm, you hit those bags less and less. So you don t develop rhythm so you can go and hit the bags, you...

Boxing: youth amateur boxing, passport type, amateurboxing
passport type, amateurboxing, january through december: Please email me at mel@amateurboxing.com and I ll give you a contact for KY. There are yearly membership fees (January through December) for athletes and non-athletes. You ll need a copy of your son s birth certificate and two passport-type pictures. Your...

Boxing: Amateur Boxing, amateur competitions, usa boxing
amateur competitions, usa boxing, amateur boxing: The host of any amateur event, local show or tournament, provides the gloves and they can be any glove that has been approved by USA Boxing. Legal handwraps are tape a gause. Evergel is not permitted. The equipment you must have is: protector, trunks and...

Boxing: Boxing, pro stuff, honest assessment
pro stuff, honest assessment, ballgame: Mike, Although you may have handled the guys in the street with ease, you will find out when you spar an experienced boxer that it s a different ballgame. There is just no preparation for competing with an open level boxer except experience in the ring....

Boxing: Boxing, coach rick, 3 rounds
coach rick, 3 rounds, technical aspect: Hi Mike, Thanks for your question,, you are young enough to give it a shot as a fighter, though I caution you to try and get as much experience as you can as an amateur.. Being Street Tough is always a plus but Boxing in a ring is very different in...

Boxing: Boxing, medical factors, ericka
medical factors, ericka, stamina: Ericka, There is nothing better for stamina than running. You need to combine distance with sprints. Taking a punch is something you are born with. There are different medical factors that make you more or less susceptible to a punch to the face. ...

Boxing: How to become unattached, amateur boxer, usa boxing
amateur boxer, usa boxing, amateur boxing: You are much better off with a coach who can train you and work your corner. If there is another gym in your area, you could go there and if you are not already registered for this year, you can register with the new gym. If you registered with your old...

Boxing: boxing, trainner, frieds
trainner, frieds, boxing fight: This is a tough question to answer in writing but I will tell you one thing your mechanics and footwork need work if you are in the corner in the first place. You should never allow a fighter to get inside of about 4 feet from you if you are backed up in...

Boxing: boxing bag, coach rick, hi mike
coach rick, hi mike, strongman: Hi Mike, First off my brother STAY SAFE and we appreciate what you guys are sacrificing to serve over there... Good question to ask,, your a big guy and anyone over 200 lbs should be using a heavy bag at weighing least 100lbs for good work to be accomplished.....

Boxing: boxing skills, boxing skills, coach rick
boxing skills, coach rick, specifics: Hi Daniel, You can definitely get online training, but nothing beats one on one training with an experienced professional. Hit me back with more specifics as to what you are looking for in your training, are you currently a boxer or are you just looking...

Boxing: Boxing, newark new jersey, clubhouse
Boxing: Boxing, newark new jersey, clubhouse, old friends

Boxing: Money, amateurboxing, private gym
amateurboxing, private gym, angie: Hi Angie - there is no set amount that you pay for training. It s expensive if you go to a private gym; not so expensive if you join a youth club. Email me at mel@amateurboxing.com, tell me the city and state you live in, and I ll send you a contact. That...

Boxing: what muscles, rebound effect, lifting weights
rebound effect, lifting weights, group speed: Killian, You use every muscle when you throw a punch. So it is best to workout every muscle group. Speed mostly about coordination. The more coordinated you are, the more you can control your motor functions, which translates to throwing technically...

Boxing: New to boxing, golden gloves tournament, nationals tournament
golden gloves tournament, nationals tournament, silver gloves: Hi Trina, when you get a moment go to www.ringsideboxing.com for info on the Ringside National and World Championships ( no qualifiers needed), and also www.Titleboxing.com for there info on the Title Nationals Tournament and I believe they have another...

Boxing: need some help please, boxing event, boxing gym
boxing event, boxing gym, cheap shots: Marcus, You need to find the nearest boxing gym in your area. http://www.boxinggyms.com/ Ask them if they are a registered member of USA Boxing. Ask for a coach and your on your way. You will train 3 or 4 days a week until your trainer feels your...

Boxing: what are my options as an amature boxer at this stage, amateur experience, golden gloves
amateur experience, golden gloves, bad decision: Bob, There is a masters division for 35 and up boxers. There are not a lot of venues right now but I would imagine it will grow over the next few years. Yea, you could go pro. With no amateur experience it would be a very long road. Depending on what...

Boxing: promotional deal, knockout power, yr deal
knockout power, yr deal, base salary: Hi Todd, first off congrats on your accomplishments in such a short period of time.. I can tell you that you are already in a very good position just having a major promotional company interested in signing you, a lot of guys with much more experience both...

Boxing: Starting a boxing club, ringside boxing, boxing club
ringside boxing, boxing club, title boxing: Hi Michael, Congrats on starting up the new gym,,, as far as financial help is concerned I went to all of the business s in my area with my business plan (intentions to coach amateur boxers male and female to compete) and that I was looking for sponsors...

Boxing: shooting hand pain from hooks, thumb side, left hook
thumb side, left hook, radial deviation: Kevin, These types of injuries are very common in boxing. Normally I would think you had a tear in the tendon but that would have show up on the MRI. So I m curious why they didn t discuss nerve damage with you. I would talk with your doctor about the...

Boxing: Type of glove, cleto reyes, velcro gloves
cleto reyes, velcro gloves, two choices: Aiden, I would go with the Reyes 14oz for heavybag work. 12oz may eventually inure your hands or knuckles with the daily pounding. Even though you may fight in 12oz (depending on your weight), that is for one fight, one night. Doing that every night would...

Boxing: Amateur Boxing, boxing coach, boxing rules
boxing coach, boxing rules, coach rick: Hi James, Great question to ask and YES you definitely can train and compete under USA Amateur Boxing Rules,, you would simply register as Unattached Boxer , but you will need to have a person work your corner during a bout that is a USA Lic boxing coach.....

Boxing: amateur boxing clubs of the 30's, catholic boys, boxing clubs
catholic boys, boxing clubs, boxing records: There is no archive for amateur boxing records and no one kept track of their bouts until 1987. My best suggestion is for you to check the archives of the local papers in cities where your father might have competed. You could also do an internet search...

Boxing: BOXING, boxing rules, coach rick
boxing rules, coach rick, usa boxing: Hi Mirta, Under USA Boxing Rules in order for a child to compete in a Sanctioned Boxing match they have to be 9yrs or older. If you are looking to just have your son start training and learning the fundamentals of boxing you can start him at age 5yr or...

Boxing: Getting into boxing, boxing gym, boxing club
boxing gym, boxing club, gym club: Hi Kelly, Being 20 is definitely not to late to take up the sport of boxing as a way to get into shape and learn something new in the process. I would suggest finding a boxing gym and go talk to one the trainers on site and I am sure they will guide you...

Boxing: boxing vs martial arts, boxer mike tyson, marquis of queensberry rules
boxer mike tyson, marquis of queensberry rules, sucker punches: All I can say is this, and it is my opinion and everyone has one. Boxers have the punching power because most martial arts take a different balanced stance in preparation for a potential kick therefore suffering power. Again if you fight by the Marquis of...

Boxing: daughter, golden gloves champion, talented daughter
golden gloves champion, talented daughter, coach rick: Hi Rafael, Sounds like you have a very talented daughter and a champion in the making.. In order to get your coaching license you can go online to WWW.USABOXING.ORG and download the form for Level One Amateur Boxing Coach,, also check to see where the LBC...

Boxing: equipment (gloves)., hand speed, coach rick
hand speed, coach rick, gloves: Hi Jay, I would suggest 12oz training gloves for bag work and sparring,, you can go a little lighter for mittwork and double end ball work.. Its not completely true about the weight of the gloves that makes your hands faster, it may do so immediately after...

Boxing: BOXING, professional trainer, 10 months
Boxing: BOXING, professional trainer, 10 months, boxing

Boxing: University student query, usa amateur boxing, amateur boxing association
Boxing: University student query, usa amateur boxing, amateur boxing association, inner city kids

Boxing: fighting unattached, open tourney, amateur boxing
open tourney, amateur boxing, t training: Unattached only means that you have not registered with a gym. However, in order to compete in sanctioned amateur shows, you must have a registered and certified coach in your corner. If you aren t training with anyone - and you really should since you...

Boxing: height/weight, heavyweight boxing, coach rick
heavyweight boxing, coach rick, puncher: Hi Luke, To compete with the tall heavyweights out there (6 2 and up) no a days you need some height or you have to be a really good boxer and excellent puncher...A lot of welterweights 147lbs, superwelterweights154lbs and middleweights 160lbs are around...

Boxing: Jr. Olympics eligibility, olympic boxer, olympic tournament
olympic boxer, olympic tournament, junior olympic: The rule is as follows: Restriction. Junior Olympic boxers may not enter or compete in any open class (age 17 and up) boxing tournament, championship or boxing contest, except as mentioned in 101.7(2)(a). If they do compete, the boxer is no longer eligible...

Boxing: Mouth Gaurd, upper teeth, liquid solution
upper teeth, liquid solution, mouth guard: Aiden, What you need for boxing is a mouthpiece that will stay lodged in your teeth when you open your mouth. In a perfect world boxers would keep their mouths closed for the entire fight. But that just doesn t happen. When you get tired you tend to open...

Boxing: New to Boxing trainings, building muscles, calories per day
building muscles, calories per day, muscle weight: I am sorry 6 pounds of solid muscle weight takes more time than that to add on, but perhaps you are consuming allot more water and you have water weight. Remember a quart of water weighs 2 pounds. This may be what you are adding on, but will disappear if...

Boxing: numbering system for boxing punches, boxing punches, left jab
boxing punches, left jab, right hook: Mike, Yes, it goes like this: assuming the boxer is righthanded 1 left jab 2 right cross 3 left jab 4 right uppercut 5 left uppercut 6 right hook Keep in mind there is no rule on these numbers. Trainers may make up their own system. I like...

Boxing: Power, target area, amateur boxing
target area, amateur boxing, time robert: In amateur boxing, a legal scoring blow is one that lands with the white knuckle surface of the glove, with the weight of the shoulder behind it (no pitty-pats), in the scoring area. Every legal punch counts as one point. Power, ring generalship and aggression...

Boxing: Pro boxing, pro boxing, coach rick
pro boxing, coach rick, 45 years: Hi Roland, Its a BIG decision, turning pro is no joke especially for guys our age,, I would say to really take everything into consideration before making that choice,, then train hard and get with a really good coach to make sure your truely ready to make...

Boxing: pro coach/trainer license, boxing commissions
boxing commissions: Hey Tommy States that honor or issue licenses for sports, including events, participants, coaches or officials, normally route all of that through their own states government office for that. Each state organizes their state sports oversight office differently...

Boxing: RE:Boxing with eye contacts, boxing rules and regulations, professional wear
boxing rules and regulations, professional wear, eye contacts: Cory, Yes to all. Although you have to wear soft contacts. The fight will not be stopped if your contacts come out during the action (which happens often). But, if you indicate that you cannot see or see well enough to fight and protect yourself, the...

Boxing: Slipping and InFighting, dempsey roll, coach rick
dempsey roll, coach rick, infighting: Hi Darian, The perfect time for a slip is right before you would actually get hit, a good way to practice is with the Maze Ball, as it swings back and forth you have to slip or get hit,, The key is try not to make your slip move until the very last second,...

Boxing: sex, highest energy, energy level
highest energy, energy level, boxer: You can answer your own question. Would you want to fight anyone when you have burned energy that you could have used for your fight. That goes for sex or anything too active. You should go into a fight at your highest energy level and at the top of your...

Boxing: starting up, golden gloves, speed training
golden gloves, speed training, half the battle: Andy, I would try to find a golden gloves facility in your area. They have the best trainers and all the registration info you will need to compete. You ll have to call some gyms and ask them if they are golden gloves affiliated. On your own time I would...

Boxing: time to go pro, golden gloves, honest opinion
golden gloves, honest opinion, bouts: Xavier, There is no way I could say unless I saw you fight. Most of those fights had to of been novice bouts unless your trainer turned you open very early. If you have a fight on youtube send it to me and I ll give you an honest opinion. late...

Boxing: University student query, internet research assignment, liability insurance policy
internet research assignment, liability insurance policy, national governing body: I definitely believe that boxing should be taught in schools, starting at the level when the athletes are 10 years old. In the U.S., our boxers can start competing at the age of 8. I believe that the sport of amateur boxing teaches good sportsmanship, self-esteem...

Boxing: Age, boxing trainers, boxing coach
boxing trainers, boxing coach, amateur boxer: Hi Michael, Your definitely not to old to start training as an amateur boxer,, I would suggest you find a good gym nearby and go with one of your parents to check it out.. Make sure they have real boxing trainers there and not kick boxing or thai boxing...

Boxing: Age limit for professional license, golden gloves, cutoff age
golden gloves, cutoff age, boxing license: Hi Luis, I do not believe there is a specific cutoff age to turn pro within reason of course, as long as you pass all physical test requirements mandated by the state you live in... The testing my be a little more rigid for men older than 35yrs, but there...

Boxing: age, amateurboxing, boxin
amateurboxing, boxin, usa boxing: Depends on what you want to do in amateur boxing..... 8-) If you want to try for the Olympic team, it s probably a bit late since most Olympians have been boxing for 9 or more years and have lots of national and international experience. However, 19 is...

Boxing: Being an amateur boxer, amateur boxer, amateurboxing
amateur boxer, amateurboxing, usa boxing: Hi Bobby - you ll need to register with USA Boxing in your area and have a registered and certified coach work your corner in competitions. Please email me at mel@amateurboxing.com and tell me the city and state you live in and I ll send you a contact...

Boxing: Boxing, olympic boxing team, 2012 olympics
olympic boxing team, 2012 olympics, participate in the olympics: Most boxers who participate in the Olympics have at least 9 years local, national and international experience. It would be almost impossible for you to make the 2012 India Olympic boxing team. And, unfortunately, by 2016 you will be too old (maximum age...

Boxing: Boxing = Fairness, philadelphia pa area, coach rick
philadelphia pa area, coach rick, san antonio tx: Hi Elizabeth, I would be glad to look into the matter and try to find out who you can contact in San Antonio TX,, I am based out of the Philadelphia PA area, but I have also seen some very poor judging on the part of USA Boxing s Officials so I am not completely...

Boxing: boxing, one of the lucky ones, amateur boxer
one of the lucky ones, amateur boxer, golden gloves: Boxing is such an alternative sport not many towns have a gym. The only thing you could do is find the nearest gym and travel there once in awhile depending on how far it is. You could get registered there, train on your own and only travel when you have sparring...

Boxing: boxing, jab, best time
jab, best time, ropes: Tom, You have to learn how to use that jab to create opportunities to get inside. Sparring is the best time to practice sneaking in behind the jab. You have to move your head well too. If you don t move your head you will get jabbed all night long by a...

Boxing: boxing, amateur boxing, boxing gym
amateur boxing, boxing gym, great sport: Elmer, You can box amateur until your 34. It is normally a good idea to start in your teens or early 20 s as it takes years to become an accomplished boxer. But there has been plenty of people start late and still get plenty of enjoyment out of our great...

Boxing: boxing leagues, coach rick, amateur boxing
coach rick, amateur boxing, aiba: Hi Marco, I do not know of any semi pro boxing leagues here in the US, I know they have them in the UK. As far as amateur boxing goes, USA boxing pretty much has it on lock here in the US, I dont know of any other amateur sanctioning bodies in the US outside...

Boxing: boxing leagues, atlanta ga area, usa boxing
atlanta ga area, usa boxing, boxing matches: Marco, USA Boxing is the governing body over all of amateur boxing. So those rules would apply to any boxing outside of the pros. Toughman contest are not considered amateur boxing matches and are not sanctioned by USA Boxing so they would likely not...

Boxing: boxing license, amateurboxing, usa boxing
amateurboxing, usa boxing, january to december: Hi Bret - you will need to register with USA Boxing in your area (yearly fee, January to December) and find a gym and registered and certified trainer to help you learn. Please email me at mel@amateurboxing.com, tell me the city and state you live in, and...

Boxing: boxing record plus notable wins, oscar de la hoya, de la hoya
oscar de la hoya, de la hoya, accurate number: Hi Vince - unfortunately records were not kept before 1987 - that s when the passbook became mandatory. I also didn t join amateur boxing until 1987 and never had the chance to see Ruben box. I do know he is one of 4 people to have decisioned Oscar De La...

Boxing: Age limit for professional license
Boxing: Age limit for professional license

Boxing: Need Help, amateurboxing, olympic tournament
amateurboxing, olympic tournament, junior olympic: If you are talking about your Association Junior Olympic tournament, there is no reason that they can t go to the Championships unless your LBC doesn t want to pay their way. As long as they weighed in at the District and Regional tournaments they qualify...

Boxing: getting a pro bout, matchmakers, promoters
matchmakers, promoters, promoter: You really need a trainer at least. If you did it yourself they wouldn t take you serious and you might sabotage your rep as a fighter. Eventually you need a manager to negotiate contracts. He would contact matchmakers and promoters to get your name in...

Boxing: Re: Boxing handspeed, shadow boxing, compitions
shadow boxing, compitions, hand speed: Hi Gaurav, Thank you for the compliment on my videos , very much appreciated.. For hand speed, you need to start doing your shadow boxing with 1 or 2 lb weights for 3 - 5 rounds, during those rounds alternate the speed of your combinations in 30sec intervals...

Boxing: son boxing, talented youngster, wrath of god
talented youngster, wrath of god, liverpool england: Hi Colin, Sounds like you have a talented youngster.. As far as your role as parent in the gym, stay as close as you can to your son while he is training so he can see and hear you while he is going through the drills (Bagwork, Padwork, Shadow boxing etc),,...

Boxing: Getting started, boxing coach, usa boxing
boxing coach, usa boxing, amateurboxing: You will need to register with USA Boxing in your area and have a registered and certified USA Boxing coach work your corner when you compete. Please email me at mel@amateurboxing.com, tell me the city and state you live in, and I will send you a contact...

Boxing: age and liscense, michael moorer, amateur fights
michael moorer, amateur fights, dleg: Anwar, You have to get a license in any state you fight in from the state athletic commission. Each state has different procedures. Here is the link to Michigan: I suggest emailing them on their requirements and they will guide you thru. http://www.michigan.gov/dleg/0,1607,7-154-35299_35414_35453-114229--,00.html...

Boxing: BIG problem, passbooks, local show
passbooks, local show, safety reasons: A 16 year old can compete with a 17 year old only at a local show but can t compete against anyone older at all. That s a pretty big rule that was broken. Have your coach check passbooks from now on for age. If either one of you had been hurt, your insurance...

Boxing: boxing, roadwork, 33 years
roadwork, 33 years, punches: The main part of training is the roadwork. You have to get used running. You will normally run at least 3 miles depending on your weight. In the gym you will learn fighting skills and some more conditioning. You learn all the punches, how to put them together...

Boxing: license for managing a boxer, bantam weight, cutman
bantam weight, cutman, usba: Joe, You have to contact your state s athletic commission as far as getting a license. It is usually referred to as a combination Boxing and wrestling or Boxing and Racing License. Every state has something different. This license is really more like...

Boxing: protein powder use, protein powder supplement, protein supplements
protein powder supplement, protein supplements, protein powders: If you go to www.aiba.org and scroll down on the right hand side to the Documents section, you will see a link to the list of banned substances. I didn t see any heading for protein powders so I m guessing it s probably okay. However, just to be on the safe...

Boxing: sparring, heat exhaustion, degree sun
heat exhaustion, degree sun, time and patience: Marco, Yes I would spar you the day after a 30 minute run as long as you didn t have a fight in the next few days. Yes I would spar you the same day as a 30 minute run but it would be two different workouts. I run you early in the morning, you eat and...

Boxing: weight, weight class, opponents
weight class, opponents: When you fight, you do not want useless unwanted fat on your body that may slow you down. To fight at the lowest weight class that you can make without being uncomfortable is advisable this will give you an advantage even in the height department which usually...

Boxing: Youth Boxing Program, amateurboxing, usa boxing
amateurboxing, usa boxing, postal address: It would be a very good idea to register your club and your trainers with USA Boxing. All of your athletes should also be registered with USA Boxing so they can compete in local shows. Please email me at mel@amateurboxing.com, send me your postal address,...

Boxing: How much do boxers make?, professional boxers, cruiserweight
professional boxers, cruiserweight, featherweight: Nog, Less than 1% of all professional boxers make 100K per fight. You have to be ranked in the top 5 or 6 (at least) of a division to pull 100K per fight or more. Usually it is the top five. The only exceptions are big name former champions who retired...

Boxing: boxing, golden gloves, mouth piece
golden gloves, mouth piece, headgear: Jermeisha, At a Golden Gloves registered gym, here is the money you will spend: Approximately- because every gym has it s own prices.... Hand wraps $10 (should last you years) mouth piece $10 (should last you years) annual registration to compete...

Boxing: Permanent Residency, olympic national championships, usa boxing
olympic national championships, usa boxing, boxing events: Permanent residency was never a consideration for senior national tournaments - have always had to be a U.S. citizen. Some years ago it was okay for the Junior Olympic National Championships (ages 15 and 16), but that was changed. Now - any athlete participating...

Boxing: how to start boxing?, amateurboxing, deep passion
amateurboxing, deep passion, usa boxing: You will need to register with USA Boxing in your area so you can compete in sanctioned amateur bouts. Please send me at email at mel@amateurboxing.com, tell me the city and state you live in, and I ll send you a contact - who can also refer you to a gym...

Boxing: Training young fighter, good sportsmanship, minute rounds
good sportsmanship, minute rounds, conditioning program: Juan, Actually you don t even bother with conditioning for those ages. They only fight one minute rounds and they are physically not matured enough for a safe conditioning program. The normal workout their doing in the gym with heavybag, hand pads etc...

Boxing: weight, amateur boxing, bodyfat
amateur boxing, bodyfat, good luck: Roman, It depends on your bodyfat. If you are lean then stay where your at or drop to 152. There is no 147 division in amateur boxing. Unless you are pro. If you have a lot of fat on you then you should look at 141. It s hard to say say without knowing...

Boxing: amature boxing record, needle in a haystack, golden gloves
needle in a haystack, golden gloves, passbooks: Unless you participated in any national or international events, or won a Golden Gloves championship, it would be like look for a needle in a haystack. Records were not kept until the use of passbooks in 1987; anything before that would be just a guess...

Boxing: attending boxing referee training, referee training, amateurboxing
referee training, amateurboxing, boxing commission: If you are interested in amateur boxing (where it will be about a year after you join before you start training as a referee), please email your question to me at mel@amateurboxing.com and I will send you a contact. If you are interested in the pros, you...

Boxing: Boxers Diet plan, jump rope, diet plan
jump rope, diet plan, soft drinks: Leroy, I would suggest you focus more on a training regimen for your weight control than a diet. A diet is just a temporary solution to an ongoing issue. You can t diet forever. So you need to step up your running distance and your jump rope. There are...

Boxing: Boxing Official, volunteer amateur, amateurboxing
volunteer amateur, amateurboxing, boxing commission: Hi Carla - if you are interested in becoming a volunteer amateur boxing official (on-the-job training), please email me at mel @amateurboxing.com, remind me the city and state you live in andthat you want to become an official and I ll send you a contact....

Boxing: can boxing be good for females, amateur boxer, amateurboxing
amateur boxer, amateurboxing, professional women: Yes, there are quite a few professional women boxers. You re better off if you get your experience as an amateur boxer before turning pro. If you are interested in registering as an amateur boxer, please email me at mel@amateurboxing.com, tell me the city...

Boxing: defense, floyd mayweather, ear muffs
floyd mayweather, ear muffs, amateur fights: In addition to training, I am also a judge and in order to be counted as a point it has to be a clean solid blow. This doesn t happen as often as you think. So if your rolling with punches or catching on your shoulder they won t even consider them even though...

Boxing: Finding Records, needle in a haystack, amateur boxer
needle in a haystack, amateur boxer, boxing records: There is no archive for amateur boxing records. I keep track of boxers at the national and international level, from 1987 to present. If the boxer has been a registered amateur boxer since 1987, he or she should have a passbook with a record of all their...

Boxing: Finding Records, juvenille, ahold
Boxing: Finding Records, juvenille, ahold, boxing

Boxing: hi, carbohydrate meal, pasta chicken
carbohydrate meal, pasta chicken, turkey sandwich: John, Pre-fight meals and such are basically the same for all fighters as you are trying to accomplish the same 3 things-- energy, hydration and a settled stomach. You will be fighting on the meal you ate the night before. So let s start with the dinner...

Boxing: history, national golden gloves, sugar ray leonard
national golden gloves, sugar ray leonard, national champs: Beyond Sugar Ray Leonard I could not tell you. I believe he was from Wilmington. A stat like that you would have to get from the national golden gloves archives I would imagine. Your welcome and glad to help. I love the sport and anytime I can point somebody...

Boxing: pre fight meal, carbohydrate meal, porrage
carbohydrate meal, porrage, pasta chicken: Eddie, You will be fighting on the meal you ate the night before. So let s start with the dinner from the previous night. You need dominantly a carbohydrate meal. A pasta-chicken combination with a baked potato. No carbonated drinks, no tea, no coffee....

Boxing: purses, national champ, amateur experience
national champ, amateur experience, golden glove: In the beginning, you would make between 500 to 800 a fight as a no name guy. A GG champ might make 1000 to 2500 per fight. But it jumps faster for the GG guy. If both guys got to 10-0, the no name guy would still be making about the same. The GG guy...

Boxing: turning pro, fighting bums, judgement call
fighting bums, judgement call, amateur fans: Jeffrey, The answer is kind of a judgement call. I can tell you what I would do in your shoes knowing what I know about the pros. First of all you have to consider you can usually fight into your late 30 s. So at 27 you probably have around 10 years...

Boxing: I want to know., amateur boxer, respectable career
amateur boxer, respectable career, good luck: Willie, You can turn pro at 28 and still have a respectable career. Most guys fight into their late 30 s if they have good defense. The less you get hit the longer your career. The later you start though the more important your team becomes. You need...

Boxing: weight loss, fight 2, bouts
fight 2, bouts, aerobics: It is not so much in your exercise or type of exercise that is the main thing for weight loss. It is diet and what you eat. Fighters vary on how many bouts per year. The factors are how many round fights and their conditioning. It is not unusual for a...

Boxing: working out, weighted gloves, push ups
weighted gloves, push ups, jump rope: If you are over 16 I would get about 2 miles, 3 or 4 days a week. Do 3 sets of 25 situps... 3 sets of pushups for 30 seconds each.. In front of Mirror for 15 minutes working on your form and combinations.. The main thing you want to do is condition...

Boxing: diabetes, reply thanks, boxing fights
reply thanks, boxing fights, goggle search: Keith, Each state has it s own policy on granting a license to boxers. So you would have to inquire to whichever state you wanted to fight in. Every state has an athletic commission . Just add that phrase to whichever state you want in the goggle search...

Boxing: What are some "fast" speed bags, speed bags, boxing equipment
speed bags, boxing equipment, punching bags: Hi Steve, Sorry for being late getting back to you. I was out over Labor day and didn t change my settings here. You are correct in the smaller bags are generally faster due to a shorter rebound arc. The bag that came with that set is probably...

Boxing: a healthy diet (:, workout regimen, jumping rope
workout regimen, jumping rope, healthy diet: Chris, At your age a diet is not necessary. Your workout regimen should be controlling your weight. A little more jumping rope, a little more running, a little longer on the heavybag. If you are walking around at more than 6 or 7 pounds more than what...

Boxing: Knockouts, lasting in ring, bad intentions, buying time
bad intentions, buying time, different game: Jay, Assuming your right handed. From the outside, you are trying to set up a clean righthand. The answer depends on what your opponent is doing and how experienced he is. A novice fighter will likely not be moving his head correctly if at all. He also...

Boxing: training, nairobi kenya, jump rope
nairobi kenya, jump rope, training shoes: Kevin, I would suggest ringside.com for some good training shoes. They have mid-cut and high-cut boxing shoes. If you need good ankle support you should try the high-cut. I would recommend the everlast or the adidas. As a beginner the main things you...

Boxing: truth, amateurboxing, amateur boxer
amateurboxing, amateur boxer, professional boxing: Hi Josh - it is very hard to make a career and living out of professional boxing unless you are a heavyweight and/or are in the top 1% of the really good boxers. Did you box while you were in the Marine Corps? Have you had any experience at all? My suggestion...

Boxing: Age, amateur boxer, professional fighter
amateur boxer, professional fighter, amateur record: No, you should be fine. If your amateur record was 100-2 you would actually be in far worse shape to be just turning pro. Typically a fighters reflexes and speed begin to slow at thirty+, but you should have even longer than that because of the limited wear...

Boxing: is it age 25 too old to be pro Boxer, pro boxing, physicals
pro boxing, physicals, good health: Waqas, There is no age limit on pro boxing in the USA. Most guys fight into their mid 30 s. As long as you maintain good health and pass the physicals you can fight. The state athletic commissions have the right to refuse you a license as they see fit....

Boxing: Becoming A Boxer, amateur fights, usa boxing
amateur fights, usa boxing, best route: Cornelius, The best route to take is to find a boxing gym that is registered with USA Boxing. Because not only can you train here, they will also have all the paperwork you need to register as an amateur fighter. They will get get you fights when your ready....

Boxing: Beginning Boxing / Women's Boxing, amateurboxing, boxing women
amateurboxing, boxing women, amateur boxing: Please email me at mel@amateurboxing.com so I can refer you to a contact. Amateur boxing is very safety oriented for all boxers, male or female. Everyone starts out in competition as a beginner/novice and your weight class will be determined by your current...

Boxing: Boxing, amateur experience, mitchel
amateur experience, mitchel, ufc: Its good to see that the ufc hasn t stolen all of our young prospects. To answer this I would need to know a little more about you. Any amateur experience? Have you located a gym? I am always available for anyone attempting to be involved in the sport I ve...

Boxing: Boxing, interval training, punches
interval training, punches, bari: Bari, Generally speaking, the running is the most important thing you can do outside the gym. Eventually as you get more experienced you should include some interval training. At this point in your boxing you should focus on technique. Make sure all...

Boxing: becoming a boxer, amateurboxing, salisbury md
amateurboxing, salisbury md, amateur boxing: The best thing you can do is start out in amateur boxing where you will be trained correctly and become experienced. You ll need at least a year of experience; more would be better. If you are interested please email me at mel@amateurboxing.com, remind me...

Boxing: boxing, floyd mayweather, amateur boxer
floyd mayweather, amateur boxer, amateur background: Elijah, You need to get as many amateur fights as possible. If you turn pro without any amateur background your road to success will be extremely long, difficult and unlikely to happen. Almost all great champions had an extensive amateur career. You also...

Boxing: Golden Gloves age 35 and up, international boxing association, golden gloves tournament
international boxing association, golden gloves tournament, maximum age limit: The maximum age for amateur boxers is determined by AIBA, the International Federation who regulates the rules. You can reach them as follows: AIBA - International Boxing Association Maison du Sport International Avenue de Rhodanie 54 1007 Lausanne...

Boxing: illegal alien wants to compete, amateurboxing, illegal alien
amateurboxing, illegal alien, amateur ranks: Hi Eric - he will be able to register with USA Boxing as long as he has a birth certificate. He can box at local shows and in non-advancing tournaments only. His coach will also have to be registered with and certified by USA Boxing. Please let me know...

Boxing: milatary boxing, army team, boot camp
army team, boot camp, recruiter: Are you in the military now? If not, you will need to enlist (preferably the Army, who has a year round boxing team) and tell your recruiter that you are a boxer. After going through boot camp and AIT, you should be able to try out for the All Army team...

Boxing: NYS Certification to train boxing, gym members, local gym
gym members, local gym, rochester ny: Peter, I don t think anything is required unless the rules are different in NY State, although I would suggest getting a certification from USA Boxing. It will give you more respect in the eyes of your students. You have to attend a clinic and pass a written...

Boxing: staying calm, real fight, shadowbox
real fight, shadowbox, nerves: Stevie, This is very common. It s just nerves from performing in front of s crowd. Every experience boxer has a routine he goes through to help relax. You are learning what calms you down at this point and eventually you ll find what works for you. A...

Boxing: Turning pro boxer, amateur experience, pro debut
amateur experience, pro debut, amateur fights: Most states in fact don t require any amateur experience. That s how ex tough man fighters turn pro. You re allowed no more than three sanctioned amateur bouts in order to enter the tough man. However once you ve fought in the tough man and received money...

Boxing: training and eating, workout regime, soft drinks
workout regime, soft drinks, bloated feeling: Scotty, I would start by just cutting back on a few things your used it rather than trying to pull of a cold turkey. When your throwing back a few cold ones stick light beer. Premium beer has way too many calories. Drink more water. Even when you don t...

Boxing: Weight, ringside tournament, physical specimen
ringside tournament, physical specimen, vital nutrients: Welterweight is physically attainable, but not a good idea. You have to keep in mind that weight loss is never one hundred percent fat. You will lose muscle as well, and losing such a large amount so quickly will also effect your cardiovascular system. You...

Boxing: Weight Classes, ringside tournament, novice division
ringside tournament, novice division, physical specimen: Corey, Sure you can fight in the tournament. You would be fighting in the novice division so you will know that none of your opponents will have over 15 fights. I would get down to your most comfortable weight before then and try to get a couple of fights...

Boxing: becoming a pro, national golden gloves, amateur experience
national golden gloves, amateur experience, couple more years: Hello Eric, Ideally you would want to start boxing in your teens. But 23 is not out of the question. You can typically box until your mid 30 s or even later if you have good enough defense to minimize head shots over the years. Here is what you need...

Boxing: Boxing event., coach work, bottle water
coach work, bottle water, athlete: At local shows, most LBCS allow any boxer to work as a second, as long as they are currently registered. At a national tournament, a boxer may work as a second as long as he or she is currently registered, 18 years old or over, and has been certified as a...

Boxing: boxing(marciano), workout routine, dumbells
workout routine, dumbells, marciano: Marciano was an animal in the ring no doubt. I think his rating is because of the people he fought and at the time he fought them. Who he would beat is speculation at best, but use the modern training methods as they are improved over the old time boxers...

Boxing: Too late to start at 20?, half my life, hurdle
half my life, hurdle, martial arts: Hi Jonathan - Considering that most amateur boxers start between the ages of 8 and 10, starting at 21 means that you will be competing mostly against athletes who have many more years of experience. However, if you have the desire and will, and are dedicated,...

Boxing: Is it too late to start boxing at a serious level?, amateurboxing, amateur experience
amateurboxing, amateur experience, catskills: It isn t too late, but you are starting at an older age than most. :) I would suggest that you get in three to four years of amateur experience and then turn pro. Please email me at mel@amateurboxing.com, tell me the city and state you live in and I ll...

Boxing: muscles, deltoid muscles, tricep muscles
deltoid muscles, tricep muscles, minor muscles: Well for a professional boxer the twist of the hips is key so the oblique muscles come in to play, then for the snap the deltoid muscles need to operate, then you have your tricep muscles as well as the teres major and minor muscles of the back. Jo...

Boxing: Slip bag filling, volleyball court, handfuls
volleyball court, handfuls, swimming pool: Hello Eduardo, Those bags are normally filled with sand, so as long as you can funnel the sand back into the bag I don t see any problem with dumping the sand out. Check to see if there is a way to empty and refill the sand then you should be good to go....

Boxing: boxing, amateur boxing, kick boxing
amateur boxing, kick boxing, great shape: The difference between boxing and kickboxing is obvious in that you use your feet, but there is a difference in the persons balance with the kickboxer being in position to kick. Professional and amateur boxing vary many ways in rules and rounds. There are...

Boxing: boxing training, workout intensity, boxing workout
workout intensity, boxing workout, rope work: Hello Eric, That is a good question. There is a fine line between pushing yourself and over-training. So you have to find that gray area. You should get a hard boxing workout 3 days a week. On the off days, you should be running 3 of those days. On the...

Boxing: Any Tips?, amateur boxing, boxing gym
amateur boxing, boxing gym, jump rope: Hi Steve, There are two main things you can do until your schedule opens up and you can get to the gym. One is get started on your cardio. Running will be your new best friend. I would start with 3 miles, 3 times a week. Also, I would get about 20 minutes...

Boxing: Boxing Fitness, biceps curls, david haye
biceps curls, david haye, hammer curls: Hello Dany, It looks like you have a pretty good handle on things already. David Haye the last I heard fights at about 215 lbs at 6 3. This is pretty lean for 6 3. From looking at his body I m guessing he is less than 12% bodyfat. So start off with...

Boxing: Boxing Referee, professional referee, amateurboxing
professional referee, amateurboxing, volunteer member: If you want to become a professional referee, you need to check with your State s boxing commission and see what their requirements are. For amateur boxing, you will need to become a volunteer member of USA Boxing (yearly fee, January to December) and attend...

Boxing: Boxing for getting in shape, getting in shape, boxing trainer
getting in shape, boxing trainer, mid section: As long as you are throwing punches correctly by using your whole body this will get you in shape, but if you do not diet then you will have problems, so the diet is as important as the boxing is. Also it would not hurt for you to find a boxing trainer to...

Boxing: As a foreigner amateur boxer, how can I fight in the USA?, motorbike accident, amateur boxer
motorbike accident, amateur boxer, pro boxing: My first answer is - if you re going to stay amateur, you need to remain where you are. In order to turn pro in the US, you will need to get here on some kind of visa - takes several years or more to get a green card. You d be able to compete here, but...

Boxing: speed bag problems, speed bag, speedball
speed bag, speedball, bag punching: Hi Mike, This sounds like you are describing a free standing floor bag stand that has a single vertical pole up the middle with a speed bag rebound board attached. There are several models of these available and it is my experience that NONE of them are...

Boxing: weight lifting, heavy weights, weight class
heavy weights, weight class, boxers: Well it really depends on your own body and what you are trying to accomplish such as going up in weight class, but generally speaking lower weight and higher reps are usually preferred for boxers. There are just too many factors to say for sure. Jo...

Boxing: Amateur boxing status, mixed martial arts, man events
mixed martial arts, man events, cage fighting: Unfortunately not. The rule is: Professional boxers and other individuals who have competed as professionals in combat sports, including, but not limited to mixed martial arts, Tough-Man events, kick-boxing, and cage fighting, are prohibited from competing...

Boxing: Amateur Eligibility, usaboxing, golden gloves
usaboxing, golden gloves, amateur status: Ken, This is a little bit tricky. I could tell you my thoughts but that would be pointless. You need to know for sure. I am directing you to USA Boxing which I would would submit this question membership services . This is the governing body for all amateur...

Boxing: amateur boxing, golden gloves tournament, novice tournament
golden gloves tournament, novice tournament, new comers: The Golden Gloves hosts two tournaments at the local level. There is a non-advancing novice tournament for athletes will 10 or less bouts experience. The open tournament is for boxers with 11 or more bouts experience and winners advance to state and the...

Boxing: amateur boxing golden gloves, golden gloves, amateur boxing
golden gloves, amateur boxing, fight game: To answer your question honestly...no it wasn t ethical. But be aware that the fight game rarely is. I fought as a junior when the amount of bouts you had before you turned sixteen didn t count, and as a result my first sub-novice bout I had actually had 48...

Boxing: boxing, devon area, steve walters
devon area, steve walters, bouts: It s not too late. Just don t totally depend on boxing alone to make a living. Boxing is a long shot. So you always need to have something else setup. It s not based upon how good you are alone. Your location, trainer, manager, promoter and connections all...

Boxing: Chronic wrist pain, chronic wrist pain, pinky side
chronic wrist pain, pinky side, case surgery: Thank you for clarifying that. Well, if it is indeed tendonitis it could be a pretty pesky and nagging injury. I had it in my left elbow and throwing a jab was at times very painful. Stretch before and after you train, and ice down immediately after. And always...

Boxing: Fighting stronger, aggressive guys, punch combination, counterpunch
punch combination, counterpunch, copete: Dimitrij, keep in mind, you don t want to go step back, you want to move to the side. Lateral movement is key. Keep him at the end of your jab and as soon as he gets inside of your reach, that s when you move to the side. He will manage to get inside...

Boxing: fight week, cage head gear, good luck jack
cage head gear, good luck jack, light workout: EFF, All weight lifting should be stopped for the week. All sparring should be done with a face cage head gear. No sparring after Tuesday. Get full 8 hours of sleep every night....get up and go to bed at the same time ...eat at the same time everyday...

Boxing: Golden Gloves/Olympic Trials, national golden gloves, usa boxing
national golden gloves, usa boxing, amateur boxer: Hello, In order to qualify, first he has to be an open division fighter. Since he has 18 bouts, then he should be fighting open already. He has to qualify for his regional tournament. There should be a smaller local tournament that is a qualifier for...

Boxing: Jab with a Pivot, feeler, pivots
feeler, pivots, jab: There are a number of ways to use a jab. Sometimes as a feeler, sometimes to drive an opponent back, etc. Plus there is a jab that is known as a power jab or shotgun jab in which you put more shoulder into it while spinning or pivoting the foot. Jo...

Boxing: Jab with a Pivot, left hook, pivots
left hook, pivots, jabs: The idea behind the jab should never be power! A jab should be used as a range finder, a deterrent, and to pre-occupy your opponent, power is inconsequential. Keep in mind also that the more you commit to any punch the more of a window you leave for a counter....

Boxing: Jab with a Pivot, left hook, jabs
left hook, jabs, pivots: John, First let me tell you a little bit about coaches. Every coach teaches each punch a little different. Some are slightly different and some vary quite a bit. Any coach who is a former boxer will teach you to punch the same way he punched. Everybody...

Boxing: Pro-boxing license for a trainer, boxing license, boxing trainer
boxing license, boxing trainer, good luck: Sam, You do not need certification to be a pro trainer. But you do need a license from each state you fight in to work the corner. The license does not qualify you as a coach or trainer, it just says you can work the corner. The license involves a fee...

Boxing: pro debut, pro debut, business skills
pro debut, business skills, promoter: It depends on which state you are fighting in. You have to get a license to fight in each state. Most fights are in about 6 or 7 states so boxers usually just apply for a license in each state ahead of time. Most of the time it involves just filling out...

Boxing: training, sugar ray leonard, shannon briggs
sugar ray leonard, shannon briggs, felix trinidad: Looseness comes mostly with knowing how to relax in the ring. Some fighters look great but get tired quickly, and others look fat and out of shape but can fight all day. Shannon Briggs is diesel but falls apart in three rounds. James Toney is a big mac short...

Boxing: Boxing, professional baseball player, professional boxer
professional baseball player, professional boxer, 2012 olympics: To begin it is not too late to start. However the idea of training yourself is not a good idea at all. Could you teach someone to be an astrophysicist, or a professional baseball player? You cant teach what you don t know and believe me there is alot more...

Boxing: Boxing
No its not too late. You are a bit long in the tooth to be just getting started, but as long as you re dedicated you should be fine. And to answer your other question you have an outstanding frame for boxing. You ll be looking down on everyone you fight...a...

Boxing: How much do boxers really get paid, mike tyson, mayweather oscar
mike tyson, mayweather oscar, promoters: Standard manager cut is 33 1/3%. Then you have to pay your corner and cut man at 5% each, and some promoters take up to 10%. Then there are training expenses such as sparring, traveling, hotels, etc. So, yes 200,000 out of 1,000,000 is about right. As far...

Boxing: How much do boxers really get paid, assistant trainers, espn
assistant trainers, espn, mayweather oscar: Eli, It depends on your contract. Your assessment on 1 million is pretty close. But you should end up something closer to 350 if you did your homework on your contract. Your trainer/manager gets the next biggest cut. Assistant trainers get a cut. ...

Boxing: boxing, bearer of bad news, pro debut
bearer of bad news, pro debut, amateur fights: Thank you for the info. He has outstanding height for his weight. One thing you always have to do is pick your opponents carefully. especially at first when he is just discovering his own weaknesses. At first you may even need to dig into our own pocket to...

Boxing: boxing age limit for female, female divisions, compitions
female divisions, compitions, southpaw: Absolutely not. Yours is a good age to start, especially for a female. There are far fewer competitors in the female divisions and you will have an advantage of having a young body. A fighter that starts at eleven may have an experience advantage but given...

Boxing: how to determine weight class, cardio boxing, passport type
cardio boxing, passport type, usa boxing: Hi Alex - First of all, in order to compete in sanctioned events you will need to be registered with USA Boxing as an athlete (membership fee January to December, and you ll need a copy of your birth certificate and two passport-type pictures). Exact weights...

Boxing: weight training, quality fitness equipment, weights bench
Boxing: weight training, quality fitness equipment, weights bench, external weights

Boxing: fitting out a small boxing facility, medicine balls, speed balls
medicine balls, speed balls, heavybags: Sorry for the delay in responding. To begin, it sounds like you ll be a little short on floor space. I would eliminate the four way station because you ll find it cumbersome and not very effective. The remaining list sounds good though. As far as floor layout...

Boxing: Knockout Points - Head and Body, chest muscle, temple area
chest muscle, temple area, knockout: William, Catching he bottom of the chin from any angle will usually render an opponent anywhere from buzzed to knocked down. A shot to the temple area can also stop an opponent although it doesn t normally have the lasting effect that a chin shot does....

Boxing: Too late?, weight divisions, 22 years
weight divisions, 22 years, good luck: Manny, You are not too young to start boxing. You can fight amateur until your 34 so you have plenty of years left. There is no such thing as too thin in boxing. You fight in weight divisions so you always fight guys who are the same weight as you. There...

Boxing: Masters Boxing Tournament, kci expo center, ringside world championships
kci expo center, ringside world championships, ambassador drive: Augie, Location and date is below. You will have to email ringside.com for a pdf of the rules. Masters is usually 35 and up with normal weight divisions. good luck 12th Annual Ringside World Championships August 1st - 6th, 2011 KCI EXPO Center...

Boxing: How old is too old?, national golden gloves, gabe gabe
national golden gloves, gabe gabe, realistic attitude: Gabe, You can fight amateur until your 34. It is not uncommon to have a 30 year old at the national golden gloves. It is a great advantage that you are in good shape and no stranger to working out. Half the job of a trainer is to get their boxer to follow...

Boxing: Which path should I choose?, lean muscle mass, least five years
lean muscle mass, least five years, amateurboxing: Hi Kurt - to answer your preference question, I am not a fan of UFC or any other toughman-type sports. I prefer boxing. I would suggest that you start out in amateur boxing and compete for at least five years before going pro. The more experience you have,...

Boxing: Which path should I choose?, lean muscle mass, mixed martial arts
lean muscle mass, mixed martial arts, mma: To begin allow me to apologize for not responding sooner.Both have their distinct appeal but for my money I would say boxing. While both are difficult you should keep in mind that there is alot more to learn in mma than in a one dimensional sport like boxing....

Boxing: Which path should I choose?
Kurt, If you really want to challenge yourself you should stick with boxing. Boxing requires a lot more skill and conditioning. UFC is more like a street fight and you are likely have a short career since safety is not stressed as it is in boxing. I...

Boxing: signed a pro fighter from another country, exposure basis, fight cards
exposure basis, fight cards, basis one: I suggest starting him in the states on a very limited exposure basis. One reason being that if he is in fact good you don t want the wrong manager or promoter seeing him and trying to step on your toes. Also, once the cat is out of the bag its very tough...

Boxing: Putting On Wieght And Growing Tall, crushed almonds, boxing gym
crushed almonds, boxing gym, exercise routine: Zubair, You are only at the very beginning of your major growing years. Some people grow slowly and others grow a lot in only a year or two so it s way too early to worry about how much you will grow. Just eat normal and continue on your exercise routine...

Boxing: weight training, fast twitch slow twitch, dodge hemi truck
fast twitch slow twitch, dodge hemi truck, offensive lineman: I m sorry for my delay in responding to your question but i didn t receive the question e-mail. To answer you specifically, light weight, and high reps for tone and endurance. The explanation why is that in every human body there are three different types...

Boxing: body blows, hole in the middle, fighting style
hole in the middle, fighting style, caleb: Caleb, You should never have to lower your arms to block a body shot. You can bock from your starting position especially the style your fighting because both arms should be tucked in tight to your ribs. There will be a hole in the middle. There has...

Boxing: boxing licence, personal license, club license
personal license, club license: You would need a personal license, and if you are starting your own club, or fighting without any club you would also need either a club license, or an un-attached license. Chances are though, if you need to ask that you may not be qualified to teach it. What...

Boxing: "nevermind" on my earlier question, extreme circumstances, web thanks
extreme circumstances, web thanks, fight scene: Thank you for letting me know that you found what you were looking for. I actually know someone that knew Bill Miske. My father in law knew him from around the fight scene when he was young and fighting. On that topic...you would think that given the higher...

Boxing: Does a novice need to hire a personal boxing trainer?, proper fundamentals, boxing trainer
proper fundamentals, boxing trainer, personal trainer: Now is the most important time to learn the proper fundamentals to start your career on the right foot. If you have the funds you should definitely find a reputable personal trainer. After all, if you start off as a tree the chances of you becoming a house...

Boxing: the peekaboo style and stance, square stance, punches
square stance, punches, peek: It should always be used with a slant stance because when you throw your hook it will be too long. Also, everything is coming in at the wrong angle with no leverage. When you roll under punches you need to torque your body and you can t do this if your...

Boxing: Regisering Boxers, registration chair, passbooks
registration chair, passbooks, passbook: Your can ask your LBC registration person & president to let you register at your gym for your boxers and others in your area. Your registration chair is the person in charge of the stickers and passbooks and would have to (1) train you and (2) give you the...

Boxing: How to get started?, boxing gyms, baseball basketball
boxing gyms, baseball basketball, football program: Jordan, In the USA there is a baseball, basketball or football program in every town of every state. And since those are the top 3 sports the scouts will seek out the talent no matter where they are. Boxing is different, you have to be somewhat proactive....

Boxing: starting boxing, south paw, speed accuracy
south paw, speed accuracy, learning experience: Going Amateur is a good decision. First and foremost it gets him exposed to the crowds and fighting before them. Also he can fight some good competition there. It will help him develop even more confidence and if he does lose it will not be as important...

Boxing: my style, damn referee, amateur boxer
damn referee, amateur boxer, amateur fights: Luke, Many former boxers will teach all their fighters to fight the way THEY fought. Although in the beginning, a coach should be able to tell by your natural characteristics what your natural abilities are. Then you take your natural abilities and advance...

Boxing: Amateur Boxing, national golden gloves, boxing organizations
national golden gloves, boxing organizations, tim tim: Tim, I can help you. There are four amateur boxing organizations. Military Boxing, PAL Boxing, Golden Gloves and USA Boxing. Although there can only be one governing body with one set of rules, so USA Boxing is that governing body. So all of these organizations...

Boxing: Amateur/Pro, chin ups, amateur background
chin ups, amateur background, amateur boxing: Thomas, A pro boxer usually has a career lasting into their mid to late 30 s. The better defense and conditioning you have the longer your career. It takes years to become a quality boxer and unless you have an amateur background you will not be taken...

Boxing: boxing, time world champion, anne wolf
time world champion, anne wolf, champion female: Manuel, What I would suggest is finding a boxing gym in your area that is registered with USA Boxing. They will have the forms you need to register and should have good trainers. I would fight amateur for 2 years and get some experience and then try my...

Boxing: boxing, boxing commission, anne wolf
boxing commission, anne wolf, amateur boxing: If you want to start in amateur boxing, 28 is a bit old since you would be competing against boxers who have had many years of experience. My suggestion is to find a gym and train and see what your coach recommends. If you want to box professionally, you...

Boxing: the "smash", mr rose, question thanks
mr rose, question thanks, firing range: The reason guys get caught there is because they let their elbows drift out away from their body. That punch gets dug up under the elbows. Plus you should be doing the punching and when your not punching you should be smothering him which shuts down his inside...

Boxing: Training for speed, bruce lee books, shoulder rotation
bruce lee books, shoulder rotation, proper layout: Nishant, It is hard to describe the mechanics of speed without showing you but I will give you the basics. Speed is how fast you can rotate your hips and shoulder which make the punch leave home faster. At that point it s your ability turn the punch over...

Boxing: Training for speed, bruce lee books, proper layout
bruce lee books, proper layout, bruce lee: Well there is a certain amount of speed that is just natural and not everyone has but I find that in order to pick up the speed that you are capable of it is not so much in the training as it is in the form. Take a close look at your punching and ask are...

Boxing: Advice, couple shots, bare minimum
couple shots, bare minimum, jabs: Austin, You have to be first behind the jab or you have to master your timing to counter. When you come in behind the jab you have to explode in and be first. If you are slipping your way in you have to counter immediately after you make him miss and this...

Boxing: amateur boxing, amateur experience, good luck
amateur experience, good luck, 18 years: Hi Jose - the more amateur experience you get, the better you will be when you turn pro. My suggestion is that you stay amateur for at least 4 years and compete in as many national tournaments as you can so you gain the experience needed. Good luck...

Boxing: Amateur registration, groin protector, soft soled shoes
groin protector, soft soled shoes, birthcertificate: No, you just need to register ($50 per calendar year, January to December; you ll also need a copy of your birthcertificate) and you must have a registered and certified coach work your corner when you compete. You will need to have a groin protector, soft-soled...

Boxing: Managing my nephew, boxing commission, amateur boxing
boxing commission, amateur boxing, nephews: I m guessing you are asking about managing a pro career, since amateur boxing doesn t have managers. You can contact the boxing commission in your state and see what their requirements are. If you don t wish to get licensed as a manager, they can probably...

Boxing: managment and age of a boxer, conneaut ohio, amateurboxing
conneaut ohio, amateurboxing, usa boxing: If your brother is planning to compete as an amateur, he won t need a manager. He will need to register with USA Boxing, as will his coach, who must also be certified. You can email me at mel@amateurboxing.com if you are interested in amateur boxing and...

Boxing: OPEN DIVISIONS, novice tournaments, silver gloves
novice tournaments, silver gloves, golden gloves: If you want to qualify for, say, the US Championships - you must win your LBC tournament and your regional tournament. For Golden Gloves, you must win your LBC tournament and then your franchise regional tournament - which could be your state only or could...

Boxing: Am I too old to boxing?, depression cause, golden gloves
depression cause, golden gloves, training camp: 26 is a bit old to start actively competing - but there isn t any reason you shouldn t, if it s your dream. But the only way you re going to accomplish this is if you train and compete consistently. Experience makes the difference. Hopefully, at this time,...

Boxing: Old School Boxing, defensive tool, left hook
defensive tool, left hook, time and patience: The bob and weave that Jack Dempsey used was primarialy for positioning him for his powerful left hook and the bob and weave today is not only a defensive tool but positions someone for more powerful punches either with the right or left depending on the weave....

Boxing: Old School Boxing, time and patience, waist level
time and patience, waist level, chest level: Austin, Actually bobbing to waist level is not legal in the amateurs anymore and I also don t recommend it. It is unnecessary to go any lower the punch itself. It causes many problems. You take your eyes off your opponent when you go that low. It also disrupts...

Boxing: Pain in Thumb when punching bag, boxing gloves, sporting good store
boxing gloves, sporting good store, hand injuries: Lewis, You have to wear hand wraps UNDER the gloves. You can buy them at any sporting good store or order from online. These are mandatory for any hitting the bag. They help keep you wrist, thumb and knuckles from getting injured. You have likely strained...

Boxing: pro, ringside world championships, pace system
ringside world championships, pace system, chasing a dream: Thanks... and yes, you need to get lots of sparring. The more time you spend in the ring the better. Spend all your time in the gym working on boxing skills and sparring. Do all of your cardio and exercises outside the gym. Meaning, take full advantage...

Boxing: Son wants to box, boxing gyms, sir jonathan
boxing gyms, sir jonathan, amateur background: Jonathan, Amateur experience is the single most important aspect of boxing if you plan to fight pro. A pro career usually lasts into the mid 30 s. Only the guys who go broke fight longer. So he needs to get started as soon as possible. It will take at least...

Boxing: am i t0o old for boxin, age to start boxing.
age to start boxing. : Hi Tenzin, No you are NOT too old for boxing. In fact taking up boxing in you teens is a perfect time to begin. I am not familiar with the amatuer boxing rules and systems of your country but finding qualified coach in your local area would be a great...

Boxing: HUNGRY BOXER, amateurboxing, amateur competition
amateurboxing, amateur competition, best bet: Your best bet is to start in amateur boxing and participate in amateur competition for at least 4 years. This will give you the best experience. If you are interested in amateur boxing, please email me at mel@amateurboxing.com and tell me how old you are...

Boxing: i am from india and want to become aboxer, muscular endurance, jumping rope
muscular endurance, jumping rope, olympic association: Sudhanshu, I am not sure of how amateur boxing is managed in India so it would be impossible to give you any specific advice. In order to increase your stamina you need to increase your muscular endurance and cardio. Running is the most important aspect...

Boxing: Olympic trials, double elimination tournament, loser bracket
double elimination tournament, loser bracket, olympic trials: Yes, the Olympic Trials is a double elimination tournament. The winner of the Champions bracket will box the winner of the Challenger s bracket to determine who is on the U.S. Olympic team. Yes, you can switch weight classes for individual tournaments. ...

Boxing: running, interval training, yard sprints
interval training, yard sprints, marciano: Caleb, Back in the day trainers didn t have access to the knowledge we have now. We now know that you need both. With the exception of a few, most of the fighters in those days fought at one pace, flat footed and stalking in nature. It was a methodical...

Boxing: Sex & boxing, personal belief, boxing match
personal belief, boxing match, psychological effect: Mo, I have read multiple studies that there is no proof that sex decreases your athletic performance. My personal belief is that it has no physical effect but does have a psychological impact. I think it does have a psychological effect. I believe it makes...

Boxing: shoes, tennis shoes, caleb
tennis shoes, caleb, promoter: Caleb, Well, each state has their own rules. I can tell you I HAVE SEEN pro boxers fight in tennis shoes. I doubt they could stop you anyway if you have a special issue with your feet. If you are fighting in a televised fight, my guess is the promoter...

Boxing: 45 with detached retina, detached retina, shane
detached retina, shane, good luck: Shane, You cannot box with a detached retina at any level. If you have the surgery to repair the retina then you must have your doctor s signed approval stating can continue to box with no limitations. Your age is not an issue for the master s. As long...

Boxing: hitman style, title fight, jabs
title fight, jabs, traditional style: Caleb, Well overall his style is totally based around his jab. Inside fighting is practically nonexistent. If he got close he would just hold. Your going to get away with holding a lot more in the pros, especially in a title fight, so sometimes it s used...

Boxing: I want to be a boxer. Suggestions/advice?, boxing gyms, golden gloves
boxing gyms, golden gloves, professional fighter: Jeremy, I am sending you a link to some boxing gyms. Choose your state and then look at the list of gyms near you. If you really want to box competitively you should choose a gym that is associated with one of these three: P.A.L. (Police Athletic League),...

Boxing: boxers diet, soft drinks, fried foods
soft drinks, fried foods, dillon: Val Dillon, If you are an amateur heavyweight then you have to make weight at 201...if you are a pro heavyweight then you don t have to make weight so the advice would be different for each. Generally speaking, you want to stay as lean as possible. You...

Boxing: Boxing, wet socks, professional boxer
wet socks, professional boxer, amateur fights: Eric, What I can do is give you some things to consider. First, a pro boxing career usually lasts into the mid to late 30 s, occasionally early 40 s depending on how much punishment you ve taken. Unless you have at least 40 or 50 amateur fights you...

Boxing: boxing, lifting weights, local gym
lifting weights, local gym, good shape: Jerry, You will have to get a coach in your area to register you, train you and then decide when your ready to compete. It takes many weeks of training to prepare for your first amateur fight and the coach has to be right there to know where your skill...

Boxing: boxing, high grades, black eyes
high grades, black eyes, noses: Rob, If you are good at managing your time you can box and maintain high grades in school. There are hundreds if not thousands of teenage boxers in the USA that do it successfully. Just remember that keeping your grades up are always more valuable than...

Boxing: Do I have a chance at 23, muscle movement, rashid
muscle movement, rashid, axe: Hi Rashid - in order to make boxing your job, you will have to fight as a professional and get paid. This is very hard to do unless you have at least 4 or 5 years of amateur boxing experience. You aren t too old to learn how to box but you will need a coach...

Boxing: license, passport type, amateurboxing
passport type, amateurboxing, golden gloves: Both you and your son will need to have membership in USAB boxing. In order to register your son, you will need to have a copy of his birth certificate and two passport-type pictures. You will also need to take part in a 6-8 hour certification clinic before...

Boxing: managing and training fighters., wa state, nev
wa state, nev, good luck: Chris, You need a license in each state for both a manager and a trainer. Some states you can get both in one stroke. You get these thru each state s athletic commission. There is a form you fill out, you will need a photo and pay a fee. Each state has...

Boxing: mike tyson.holyfield,and lennox lewis, mike tyson holyfield, lennox lewis
mike tyson holyfield, lennox lewis, blood and guts: Val Dillon, This is always an interesting question. The ultimate fighter has learned skill, natural skill, athleticism, a good chin and alot of heart. Heart (to me) is a desire to be the best. Once you start fighting for money it s all downhill. You find...

Boxing: going pro boxing, pro boxing, t rush
pro boxing, t rush, time is on your side: Marlon, It is hard to predict because so many things factor into this decision. I always suggest that you don t rush turning pro. Older guys turn pro quick because they are running out of time and want to jump in and build a record. You are at the perfect...

Boxing: style, winky wright, offensive battle
winky wright, offensive battle, caleb: Caleb, Many from the old days used the style. When I say old, before that there wasn t much defense at all, it was mostly an offensive battle. Modern day the first name that comes to mind is Winky Wright. Although he doesn t move his head like Tyson and...

Boxing: Warrior - who won?, nick nolte, boxing match
nick nolte, boxing match, scores table: David, I have not seen the movie. Although, in a real match, the referee does not have to raise the hand of the victor for it to be an official win. The scorecards are tabulated at the scores table which signifies an official winner. The announcer informs...

Boxing: Do I have hope?, heavyweight boxer, muhammad ali
heavyweight boxer, muhammad ali, sport life: Emmanuel, Yes, of course there is hope for you. There is only one person who can stop you from pursuing a dream, and that is you. You are still young enough to learn the craft. And it sounds like you have the right attitude for the sport. Life only goes...

Boxing: Body-weight workouts, 100 pushups, body weight workouts
100 pushups, body weight workouts, heavy weights: Kurt, All these exercises using your own bodyweight are excellent. Anyone will increase strength doing these exercises. At some point you will plateau and just be maintaining what you have gained. This is because as you get stronger your muscles will need...

Boxing: boxing, zab judah, going in the right direction
zab judah, going in the right direction, big dogs: Jake, At 17 you have plenty of time to train and see what happens. Once you turn open amateur, (if your not already) I suggest getting at least 50 fights and then re-evaluate at that time. Experience is extremely important before turning pro. If you don...

Boxing: frame-size and punching power, thin arms, punching power
thin arms, punching power, body muscle: Morris, there will be no disadvantage. The good thing about boxing is that you are matched with someone of the same weight. So even know someone may have different characteristics, you always have an opportunity to win. The key is to train and develop a strategy...

Boxing: need help7, roadwork, bunches
roadwork, bunches, punches: You are not too old to fight. A good variety of mostly calestetics such as pushups, pullups, dips, situps and of course roadwork are the best exercises. practice combination punching on a double end bag, and always remember it is punches in bunches. Try...

Boxing: getting started, fight history, true sport
fight history, true sport, odd reason: Well I never encourage someone to go against their parents but perhaps if you were to show them the discipline it takes for the training methods, which in turn would show them that it is a true sport, then possibly they would see the good in it. Jo...

Boxing: diet and training, oil rig, wide variety of food
oil rig, wide variety of food, shadow boxing: The thing that bloats you the most is probably the starches you consume. Cut back on that stuff, and stick to mostly lean protein. Intense shadow boxing is a great tool, and bodyweight type exercises such as pushups, pullups, dips, situps, etc. Jo...

Boxing: Obtaining a professional trainers license for boxing., boxing coach, boxing license
boxing coach, boxing license, boxing commission: Hi Eddie - I m not really sure what you are asking. If you want a pro boxing license, you ll need to contact the boxing commission in your state and see what their requirements are. I doubt that having the various USA Boxing certifications levels will help...

Boxing: amateur coach license, boxing commission, pro boxing
boxing commission, pro boxing, amateur boxing: If you are asking about amateur boxing, you do not need to belong to a club in order to register as a non-athlete. You will need to attend a 6-8 hour certification clinic before you can work the corner. If you are referring to pro boxing, you will need to...

Boxing: Boxing, boxing gyms, double sessions
boxing gyms, double sessions, amateur tournament: Yes, tournaments can be held in boxing gyms. Of course, if the gym is small it can t accommodate a large number of spectators. A large gym, such as one for basketball, is better. The number of bouts is determined by the number of entries. If you have a...

Boxing: Boxing Competition, national golden gloves, championship bouts
national golden gloves, championship bouts, usa boxing: Hello Henrik, A boxer can only fight one fight per day under any circumstances. If it is a week longer tournament like you referred to, like the USA Boxing Nationals, National Golden Gloves or the PAL Championships the boxer will need to win 5 bouts...

Boxing: Leg conditioning, amateur boxer, leg exercises
amateur boxer, leg exercises, strength endurance: Well I dont know the current condition of your legs so to tell you how long would be just a mere guess. Some common leg exercises are squats, lunges, leg extensions, and duck walk, but if you do them just remember not too heavy and high repetitions is the...

Boxing: Leg training, medicine balls, amateur boxer
medicine balls, amateur boxer, strength endurance: Calvin, You just need to build a little strength back in your legs and also the stamina that was there before. This will only take a few weeks of steady work. Here is what you should do: Layout 4 or 5 medicine balls or objects that size in a row about...

Boxing: I'm 22 with no experience and want to go far, boxing gym, gloves
boxing gym, gloves, last time: If you are atarting to go to a boxing gym next week then I would rely on their expertise. If they are any kind of gym at all they will know the best approach for you. If they do not answer your question based on your ability I can help. Just keep in mind...

Boxing: I'm confused, great boxers, heavyweight boxer
great boxers, heavyweight boxer, professional boxer: My best advice to you is to pursue your boxing in Nigeria. For information on training in your country, you can contact the Nigerian Amateur Boxing Assn. as noted below: Brai Ayonote Boxing Complex National Stadium Lagos Nigeria Email : patrickuwagbale@yahoo.com...

Boxing: Professional Trainer Contract, professional arena, professional trainer
professional arena, professional trainer, right direction: Hi Rhonda, Thanks for the question. I think I can point you in the right direction. I can suggest a site online. I have not used them personally but they get a good endorsement from someone I trust and respect. It s inexpensive, straight forward and will...

Boxing: going rounds, sport training, great sport
sport training, great sport, second wind: Hello Robert, Thanks for the kind words, boxing has really become a part of my life over the past couple of decades so I enjoy helping as many boxers as I can. In a 10 round fight your strategy is the major aspect. That s because your strategy should...

Boxing: amateur boxing, golden gloves tournament, novice division
golden gloves tournament, novice division, usa boxing: Both USA Boxing and Golden Gloves have local level tournaments that advance to national championships. The novice division is for athletes with 10 or less bouts experience and does not advance. The open division is for athletes with 11 or more bouts experience...

Boxing: can i be a heavyweight ?, shoulder bones, boxing coach
shoulder bones, boxing coach, thicknes: You would be better off getting answers from a boxing coach or a doctor. However, in order to be the size you want you would have to put on 70 to 90 pounds and that just doesn t sound healthy to me. If your normal weight is around 165 Lbs., sounds like that...

Boxing: i need help, best gloves, boxing products
best gloves, boxing products, leather gloves: Mike, This is normal to have some wrist pain when you first start hitting the bag. They are not used the impact yet. If the pain bad you need to stop until it goes away. Make sure you wrap your hands good and get plenty of wrist support. Your wrist will...

Boxing: rules, boxing shoes, five fingers
boxing shoes, five fingers, wrestling shoes: I have my doubts, since the soles are not totally smooth. I would also think that there would be no protection if your feet were stepped on by your opponent, which does happen. In order to not cause any problems, I suggest you stick with regular boxing shoes....

Boxing: shadow boxing, elbow joints, shadow boxing
elbow joints, shadow boxing, full speed: Srinu, I am glad you asked this ask this question before you injure yourself further. You should never throw full speed when shadow boxing. Half speed only. The purpose of shadow boxing is to work on your technique and the rhythm of your combinations and...

Boxing: speed bags, rubber bladder, speed bags
rubber bladder, speed bags, quality speed: To get some moderately priced equipment, and yet good quality, try going to Ringside or title. Ringside also sells other name brands but their own is just fine. Definitely a rubber bladder is what you need and those bladders are also replaceable. Anywhere...

Boxing: boxing, technical knockout, standing 8
technical knockout, standing 8, knockdown: Mark, In this case it would be a TKO (Technical Knockout). Anytime a guy is standing and the referee stops the bout it is a TKO. The only exception is when the boxer is disqualified usually for an excessive foul. It is a knockout when the boxer is...

Boxing: Boxing certification, amateurboxing, certified personal trainer
amateurboxing, certified personal trainer, certification clinics: USA Boxing has 6 to 8 hour coaches certification clinics. You must be registered with USA Boxing in your state in order to attend a free clinic. There is a yearly membership fee (January to December). Please email me at mel@amateurboxing.com and let me...

Boxing: mentally, survival mode, minute rounds
survival mode, minute rounds, smokers: Eric, This is a normal feeling you have. It goes away as you continue sparring. I m not talking about a few weeks of sparring but more like many months or a year of sparring. Open level fighters become seasoned when you start climbing into the ring relaxed....

Boxing: Boxing, professional boxer, boxing match
professional boxer, boxing match, longshot: George, I think with your previous background you could develop into a professional boxer at 26. To say how successful I think you would be I would have to see video of you in action to give an opinion. A pro career can last into the late 30 s if you...

Boxing: boxing records, boxing records, usa boxing
boxing records, usa boxing, passbook: Hi Todd - there is no archive for amateur boxing records. The most accurate record, if you are registered with USA Boxing, is your passbook. You will need to register, or re-register, with USA Boxing in Florida in order to compete in sanctioned events. ...

Boxing: hours, professional boxer, jump rope
professional boxer, jump rope, little jump: Caleb, You should only train 3 days a week in the gym. Boxing training is very taxing so it is easy to over train and this would have a major negative effect on your development. Aside from a little jump rope, you should do all your cardio and roadwork...

Boxing: Punching Injury, sprains, xray
sprains, xray, harbinger: I am not sure the way kickboxers punch but their balance and punching points are quite a bit different than the boxer, and my expertise is really with boxing. I can guess it could be a number of things, one of which is are your hands wrapped properly? This...

Boxing: Registration, boxing gym, usa boxing
boxing gym, usa boxing, january to december: Gym registration is different than registering to box. Your USA Boxing membership is good from January to December no matter where you are. If you end up having to move, all you would need to do is transfer to your new location. If you do find a new gym,...

Boxing: boxing stance, 45 degree angle, foot position
45 degree angle, foot position, boxing stance: Jason, Yes, 45 degree angle. Although coaches opinions vary on this. I think it is correct because this position gives you the best balance. It also allows you to rotate in both directions without losing any leverage. In addition, it allows you to create...

Boxing: Career oppurtunity, volunteer amateur, south carolina professional
volunteer amateur, south carolina professional, boxing commission: Are you interested in becoming a professional boxing official or a volunteer amateur boxing official? If professional, you need to contact the South Carolina professional boxing commission. Their web site is http://www.llr.state.sc.us/POL/Athletic/. Amateur...

Boxing: Need XXL gloves, title boxing, amateur boxing
title boxing, amateur boxing, kick boxing: Hi Todd - I am not at all familiar with kick boxing. I m only involved with amateur boxing. However, I believe that any of the companies that sell kick boxing equipment can probably help you out. You can try www.ringsideboxing.com, or Title Boxing, or Everlast....

Boxing: Novice fighter, training to be a boxer, novice division
training to be a boxer, novice division, usa boxing: Hi Darius - once you are registered with USA Boxing, you can compete in any sanctioned bout anywhere in the U.S. You should train for at least 8 months before you have your first match - the more training you have, the better you will be in competition. Until...

Boxing: pro, amateur background, amateur experience
amateur background, amateur experience, contract attorney: Jason, Every state has a different procedure for acquiring a pro license. You have to have a separate license from every state you plan to fight in. There will always be a form to fill out with a couple of photos and a fee. Some states require a physical...

Boxing: turning pro, giant pile, amateur titles
giant pile, amateur titles, experien: Kurt, Sparring is always an issue for heavyweights. You just get what you can and have a lot of little guys throw at you while you work on defense. Conditioning is always a chalenege for the big guys. One thing you need to work on as a heavyweight is...

Boxing: amature boxing, amateur boxer, golden gloves
amateur boxer, golden gloves, registration chair: Hi Lee - web sites with local boxing shows listed are rare to non-existent. However, if you are a registered boxer in the Niagra LBC, you can contact Michelle Hill by emailing her at genevaboxing@hotmail.com. She is the Registration Chair and will be able...

Boxing: mental, punch combo, couple rounds
punch combo, couple rounds, combonation: Eric, You need to spend as much time in the ring as possible when your not sparring. Do your footwork in the ring. Many rounds. Everytime you step in the ring you want it to seem like no big deal. When you spar. Start off just going to the body for a...

Boxing: olympics, golden gloves, elite level
golden gloves, elite level, olympic boxing team: Any female interested in trying out for the Olympic boxing team in 2016 needs to be at least 17 years old and a citizen. The more national level experience, the better: Golden Gloves, National PAL, U.S. Championships. It depends on what the 2016 qualifying...

Boxing: Punching power, punching power, thanks in advance
punching power, thanks in advance, many thanks: Neal, There are two things that can help. As far as technique, the key is in the rotation of your body. Practice rotating your body on your left and right combos without moving forward and backward, just stand in place. Most guys aren t turning their body,...

Boxing: Trainer's License, usaboxing org, dick jones
usaboxing org, dick jones, amateur boxing: Hi Cesar - there will be a coach s certification clinic on Saturday, September 8, beginning at 8 a.m. If you are not already, you will need to be registered as a coach with USAB Boxing. The cost is $98, January thru December. You will need a background...

Boxing: Weight, light heavyweight division, amateur boxing
light heavyweight division, amateur boxing, good luck: Johnny, You are 168 pounds which is the 178 Light-Heavyweight division in amateur boxing. Although whoever trained you would have you drop the three pounds to make the 165 (middleweight) division. In the pros the limit is 168 which is called super-middleweight....

Boxing: Wrapping hands for speed bag, alan rose, work gloves
alan rose, work gloves, speedbag: Alan, Sorry for delay. Wrapping your hands does three things: Keeps your wrist stable, protects the metacarpals on top of hand and protects the knuckles. You don t need gloves for the speedbag, just the wraps. You ll be faster and more accurate with just...

Boxing: amateur and professional license and registration procedure, boxing commission, amateurboxing
boxing commission, amateurboxing, usa boxing: In order to compete in sanctioned amateur bouts, the athletes and trainers must be registered with USA Boxing. Coaches must also attend a 6-8 hour certification clinic before they can work corners. There is a yearly membership fee (January to December)....

Boxing: Amatuer boxing, amateurboxing, usa boxing
amateurboxing, usa boxing, coach: Hi Carlos - if you haven t already, you will need to register with USA Boxing and your coach must also be registered and certified in order to work your corner. The Los Angeles area has two local shows every weekend so there is plenty of opportunity for you...

Boxing: boxing pros, tyson lennox lewis, lennox lewis
tyson lennox lewis, lennox lewis, lb bags: Hello, Most of the time the heavyweights trained on 130 lb bags. This is so the bag wouldn t move so much when they hit it. The funny thing is how trainers would use tactics when the media would show up for public training sessions. They would actually...

Boxing: obliques, excersies, burning calories
excersies, burning calories, sit ups: Aris, This is pretty typical of males. The very last part of your body that holds fat is the mid section, more specifically the lower stomach and lower back. When you get to this area of fat on your stomach it relates more to what your eating. You should...

Boxing: age limit restrictions, elite division, golden gloves
elite division, golden gloves, usa boxing: Hi Mike - the current rule is as follows: Elite (17‐34 years old): Athletes must be 17‐34 years old in the year of 2013 to compete in the Elite Division. This means they must be born in 1996‐1979 to be eligible. Athletes cannot turn 35 anytime...

Boxing: US Amateur boxingteam, usa amateur boxing, power punches
usa amateur boxing, power punches, usa boxing: Patrick, USA Boxing has been in turmoil. The entire qualifying process for the national teams as well as the Olympic teams was/is a sham. The organization that governs boxing had people that were not qualified who were calling the shots. They have also...

Boxing: boxing, national olympic committee, amateur boxing association
national olympic committee, amateur boxing association, palestine street: Hi Saif - the best thing you can do is find a coach and a gym where you can begin to train as an amateur boxer. I don t know anything about boxing in Iraq, but that country does have an amateur boxing association you can contact (see below). You might want...

Boxing: Boxing coach, amateurboxing, boxing instructor
amateurboxing, boxing instructor, amateur boxing: In order to be a certified amateur boxing trainer/coach, you will need to have membership (fee paid yearly, good January to December of the year you join) and attend a 6-8 hour coach s certification clinic. I don t have information for any other kind of training....

Boxing: What boxing gloves to wear?, weight gloves, lightweight division
weight gloves, lightweight division, sparring partners: Richard, I would recommend 16 oz sparring and 14 oz for everything else. The reason you wear 16 oz is to save your hands and to preserve your sparring partners. Be good to your sparring buddies, they are your ticket to getting better. Right before the...

Boxing: Boxing Seattle area., boxing gyms, boxing skills
boxing gyms, boxing skills, golden gloves: Steven, Try to find a golden gloves or PAL facility. They will be legit. Stay away from health clubs and boxing for fitness joints. I am not from the area but there is a place called White Center PAL Boxing in Seattle. I know nothing about this place other...

Boxing: Starting Boxing, boxing gyms, doing weights
boxing gyms, doing weights, muhammad ali: Unfortunately you will not have much success if you attempt things on your own. You will just develope bad habits that a trainer would have to break. Go to www.boxinggyms.com to find a possible gym near you and you may also be able to find a trainer on this...

Boxing: Weight Lifting, weight training routines, ross enamait
weight training routines, ross enamait, fighter fitness: Hello Richard. Sorry for the delay, I had a bit of new years family emergencies so I have not been checking all emails lately. It is very difficult to tell a specific person how much to lift or at what fitness level to design a workout, for I don...

Boxing: Face Savers
Hi paul. If you have a sensitive nose, or any facial area for that matter, it is best to use headgear designed to protect that area. Although I have not used the face save headgear myself, I have seen those that do and they work fairly well, however -...

Boxing: Face Savers
Hello Paul, We wear the face savers all the time and it s completely normal. There s never been a word uttered about being less cool or whatever. It s a legit piece of equipment. Most boxers if not all have worn this at different times because of a soft...

Boxing: Face Savers
Your first step should probably seek the advice of a doctor as you may have a deviated septum or another problem that would affect you very much when sparring. Title boxing as well as Ringside sell excellent face savers and the fit is most important to you...

Boxing: boxing and concussions
Azar, Yes it is possible you could have concussions. Although there is a lot of safety measures followed in the amateurs, it is always possible to be injured. It s a fight, so you have to go in knowing what the risks are. The type of injuries that are...

Boxing: parry/catching/knockdown, natural abilities, knockdown
natural abilities, knockdown, different style: Caleb, Every coach has a different style they teach. More than one style will work in some cases. The most important thing is that the style their teaching you fits your natural abilities. You should be coached around your strongest skills. Older...

Boxing: Boxing basics, double world champion, boxing basics
double world champion, boxing basics, core strength: The answer is somewhat subjective because nobody knows your natural talent and skill level. Everybody is different and so is their training. Some people need more and some need less. Just a simple answer based on the average is yes it is possible, but no...

Boxing: learning, wrestling match, boxing skills
wrestling match, boxing skills, right cross: Frankie, Boxing becomes very effective once you reach the open level. Until then you don t have enough confidence and experience to use it In a street situation. There are certain times when it would become less useful. If two guys came together or went...

Boxing: goin distance, jump rope, going the distance
jump rope, going the distance, mitts: If you are speaking of building endurance for a fight other than running and rope jumping, I would suggest 200 punches per round on a heavybag,also if you have a good person on the mitts, they can really where you down with the mitts and a punch shield. ...

Boxing: goin distance, jumping rope, jump rope
jumping rope, jump rope, fatigues: John, It s going to be more about what you do out of the ring. You have to hit the road...on foot. It s a combination of running and jumping rope at this point. You need to be able to run 3 miles at least 3 times a week. Jump rope for 20 minutes 3 days...

Boxing: Sub novice eligibility, novice division, usa boxing
novice division, usa boxing, golden glove: Every LBC usually has a novice division in their Golden Glove and USA Boxing tournament for boxers 17-34. You are considered a novice until you have your 11th scored bout - at which time you become an open boxer. Since sub-novice generally means no bouts,...

Boxing: training methods, champion boxer, left hook
champion boxer, left hook, european champion: First try working on combinations using the same hand such as left hook to the body then to the head, but a drill you can use is throwing and blocking combination punches with a partner where you throw say a one two combo which he blocks then he returns immediately...

Boxing: training methods and weight loss, punch combination, amateur boxer
punch combination, amateur boxer, boxing titles: Hello James, It s a lack of complete comfort throwing in combos. You need to train your brain to throw longer combinations so it becomes more second nature. This will allow you to throw with more confidence because you not thinking so much about it. Two...

Boxing: question, licensure, boxing
licensure, boxing: Hello Andrew, I m sorry but I am not exactly sure what kind of license you are talking about, but I will assume you are talking about registering as a boxer in the state of New York. I don t really know the specifics of registration and competitive...

Boxing: help(?)
Boxing: help(?)

Boxing: help(?), boxing, right hand
boxing, right hand: Hello Trolstover, There could be many reasons why you hestitate to throw the right. As you mention fear, that could be because you feel it is not strong enough, or perhaps there is a pain somewhere in the movement or on contact that you are not aware of,...

Boxing: Moving weight class, long journey, lean mass
long journey, lean mass, weight class: Chris, I don t know the rules in your country but in the USA the next class up is 201 which is the longest increment of all divisions. Unless you are walking around at 195 I do not recommend going up. You need to carry lean mass on the top of your chosen...

Boxing: boxing 12 rounds, 12 rounds, final bell
12 rounds, final bell, three minutes: Hector, Not sure I understand your question but if I am correct, you are asking if a fight can be called a 12 round fight before the final bell after the 12th round. No it cannot. You can only say a fight goes 12 rounds when the 12th round has been completed...

Boxing: routine
Azar, 1. Yes you only need to do calesthenics in boxing. It s ok to lift, but you have to keep an eye on your weight to make sure you don t start gaining and go over your target fight weight. Your looking to be the strongest and fittest you can be at your...

Boxing: Teaching
Hello Fred, There is a series of videos at ringside.com that might be helpful. Just go to the website and search for instructional videos. They start at volume 1 and go from there. I may start a you tube series myself in the coming weeks. I will keep...

Boxing: None
Boxing: None

Boxing: joe louis vs ali tyson dempsey and marciano
Hello, Actually Louis did fight Marciano. He lost the bout but I think it might have gone different earlier in his career. He tried to come out of retirement to fight Marciano, probably for money, which is usually ill-advised. I think if they had fought...

Boxing: None, home training, boxing training
home training, boxing training: Hello Dan. After re-reading your post a few times, I would break this down to three separate areas. (1) You want to learn a few boxing (punching) techniques to defend yourself, but (2) you also consider yourself a bit lean and weak. Lastly, (3) you...

Boxing: Boxing
Daniel, Awesome. Glad to hear she did so well. Remember, the girl lost the last fight doing what she does best. So if she changes something it s going to be something she s not comfortable doing and likely not very good at. Your daughter will be...

Boxing: speed bag set up
Hello Robert, From the center of the platform where the bag will hang, I would clear out 4 feet all the way around the standing area. When you get to the advanced stage of hitting the bag you will start moving around a lot more. Hope this helps. Thanks...

Boxing: ali vs lewis
Val, It would be interesting. Lewis is much bigger than Ali and has some boxing skills. But he is much slower. If Ali was in top shape he may be able to stick and move his way to a win. But he would have to move all the time because Lewis s power would...

Boxing: boxing
Hello Daniel, Definitely keep pressure on her, but she needs to come in with control. Letting your daughter be the aggressor is giving you half the fight before it even starts. She needs to do two things when she comes in. 1. Fake and then come in...

Boxing: lewis and tyson
Val, I m not sure that Rooney had any intention of teaching Tyson a plan B. Every trainer has a different philosophy. He probably does things I would not do and vice versa. To me it s only logical. Well as you know Tyson beat Tucker in the 80 s. Tucker...

Boxing: rock vs tyson
Well I m afraid the size issue is too much to overlook. Tyson and Marciano are the same height. Tyson fought at 220 and Marciano at 185. You can overcome 10 maybe 15 pounds, but 35 is too much. When you get hit by someone who outweighs you by 35 pounds, even...

Boxing: rocky vs dempsey
This is probably the best match of the group. Because they have similar styles. They both are aggressive. Dempsey is faster. Neither really holds much inside which is key for a good fight. If only one of them held it would make the fight boring. I would give...

Boxing: roy jones vs floyd mayweather
The problem with great fighters fighting each other is by the time you get to that level your defense is so good you rarely get hit. You are also very ring savvy. All three of these guys are smart boxers. They also would have lots of respect for each other....

Boxing: tyson and lewis
Hello Val, I think it would go very similar to the fight in 2002. A healthy 35 year old boxer is pretty close to being prime, not to mention you are much more relaxed and mature in the ring than you are in your early 20 s. I think that Buster Douglas...

Boxing: 24 punching Tec & Proper Dieting, two fists, punching techniques
two fists, punching techniques, striking techniques: Hi Danny When you ask of the 24 punch technique you must realize that what that means is 24 different individual techniques that are possible. Each technique is a separate movement on the speed bag using either one fist, two fists, or various elbow...

Boxing: 33-years-old and looking to box, white collar job, bloody noses
white collar job, bloody noses, groin area: Hi Hank, Well, if you plan to fight pro there is less protective gear allowed than the amateurs. One piece of gear is the headgear which protects your face from headbutts, cuts and bruises not to mention cushions all blows to the head. The amateurs require...

Boxing: @38 wanting to compete for fun, boxing women, amateur boxer
boxing women, amateur boxer, professional boxer: Hi Jackie, At a USA sanctioned event you would be boxing women in your age group. There are only a few tournaments for the older age groups in the amateurs but I understand they are pretty fun. The women in their 20 s will only be boxing women from 17 to...

Boxing: 4 tapes mentioned in dvd, alan kahn, mitem
alan kahn, mitem, ringside: Hi Ray. For the Four-tape series, go here: http://www.ringside.com/store/prodinfo.asp?number=SBV%20S&variation=&aitem=14&mitem=105 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ for descriptions of each tape, look on the bottom of this page: http://www.ringside.com/store/products.asp?dept=2...

Boxing: 4 tapes mentioned in dvd, alan kahn, mitem
alan kahn, mitem, ringside: Hi Ray. For the Four-tape series, go here: http://www.ringside.com/store/prodinfo.asp?number=SBV%20S&variation=&aitem=14&mitem=105 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ for descriptions of each tape, look on the bottom of this page: http://www.ringside.com/store/products.asp?dept=2...

Boxing: 70lb heavy bag mounting, floor joists, lag screws
floor joists, lag screws, lag bolts: HI Dan, I can t ever be too specific about a home heavybag setup for I don t know your wall or ceiling construction. Your written plan seems solid, putting 2x6 between 2x10 s on 16 inch centers. I would certainly us the longest screws available, and would...

Boxing: What do I do with an 80 pound bag?, ringside boxing, punch techniques
ringside boxing, punch techniques, straight punch: Hi Charles You can do a lot with your 80lb bag. You can work your Jab, straight punch and hook punch techniques and combinations. These will tone your arms and shoulders. Work each punch individually and then develop two and three punch combinations. Mix...

Boxing: 8OZ Gloves have i got it WRONG!!, oppinion, kickboxing
oppinion, kickboxing, good question: Hi Nathan, I am assuming that you are talking about gloves for your hands and not for your feet. Actually 8oz is a little small for working out. You need plenty of protection in your workouts so you don t bruise your hands. If you are sparring then you...

Boxing: Age 40, local boxing gyms, usaboxing org
local boxing gyms, usaboxing org, registration chairperson: Hi Rich, Thanks for the question. I m about to turn 40 as well, so maybe we can box? :) If not, you can still register with USA Boxing as a master boxer, but there are significant restrictions on such participation, and the likelihood of ever getting...

Boxing: Age, lifting wieghts, alan kahn
lifting wieghts, alan kahn, skipping rope: HI Pooch, Wow, your 11 years old and in great shape! It s great to know some of our youth are in good physical condition and trying to be healthy. Lifting wieghts and skipping rope are both great activities for your age, - just take care to have some...

Boxing: Age and boxing, conditions of participation, boxing rules
conditions of participation, boxing rules, dvision: Hi Bobby, Thanks for the question. Technically, yes, you could compete as an amateur, but per USA Boxing rules, you would be in the Masters dvision. That significantly restricts the conditions of participation. For example, at 47, you would need to pass...

Boxing: Age limits, international governing body, usa boxing
international governing body, usa boxing, amateur boxing: Hi Roger, Thanks for the question. After the age of 34, USA Boxing ( the governing body for amateur boxing in the United States) allows competition only in what is called the Masters Division. There are significant restrictions placed on these boxers, as...

Boxing: Age restrictions in boxing, amateur boxing association, boxing club
amateur boxing association, boxing club, usaboxing org: Hi Simon, Thanks for the question. Under USA Boxing, you can still compete at and beyond the age of 35. You would, however, be designated as a master boxer, and subject to some restrictions as outlined in the USA Boxing rulebook. The rulebook can be...

Boxing: Age, little league baseball, pop warner football
little league baseball, pop warner football, amateur boxers: Hi Edward, Thanks for the question. It s not completely unusual for a boxer to begin his or her career at age 20; it s probably not the norm, though. If you consider that athletes in other sports often begin when they re old enough to particpate in their...

Boxing: Ages allowed in the Training Gyn, pertinent rules, professional fight
pertinent rules, professional fight, local show: Yes, young people can train at the same time as adults. Most laws in the U.S. state that a boxer can t be a pro until he or she is 18 - there might be a few states that will register at 17; in sanctioned amateur boxing, a 16 year old can box a 17 year old...

Boxing: Aggressive, aggressive fighter, quiet confidence
aggressive fighter, quiet confidence, gut reaction: Justin, a great question! It s really all about controlled aggression. You always want to be the aggressive fighter as it is very difficult to win any fight if your backing up. But there s two kinds of aggression: anger and intensity. You want the intensity...

Boxing: AMATEUR TO PRO, amateur experience, amateur circuit
amateur experience, amateur circuit, boxer: Hi Michael, Thanks for the question. I m not aware of any state that requires a boxer to have amateur experience before turning professional. Usually, a state athletic commission will require a boxer to have a physical and complete an application before...

Boxing: Amateur Boxing Registration, amateurboxing, chicora pennsylvania
amateurboxing, chicora pennsylvania, ellsworth: Yes, but you will be announced as unattached when you compete. You will also need a registered and certified coach to work your corner. Having participated in unsanctioned competitions may bar you from membership in USA Boxing. Please email me at mel@amateurboxing.com,...

Boxing: Amateur boxing tournaments, amateur boxer, golden gloves
amateur boxer, golden gloves, amateur boxing: Hi Rafael, Go to golengloveofamerica.com and shoot them an email regarding shows in the area. You can also click on franchises and find the nearest gym for your training. It is usually free and the training is good. They can get you registered and get you...

Boxing: Amateur Career, golden gloves, usa boxing
golden gloves, usa boxing, amateur boxing: You will always need to purchase your own headgear, shoes, trunks and tank tops. Any show host, including the local level, supplies the gloves - you don t have to purchase those. Golden Gloves might give you a tank top and trunks if you reach the championships;...

Boxing: Amateur Experience, golden gloves tournament, national level competition
golden gloves tournament, national level competition, amateur experience: As a registered boxer, if you have 5 or more scored bouts in your passbook (walkovers and unopposed don t count), and your coach thinks you can handle national-level competition, you can enter your local Golden Gloves tournament in the open division (advancing)....

Boxing: Amateur and professional licenses and registration, state government agency, boxing commission
state government agency, boxing commission, texas department of licensing regulation: Thanks for the question. For the professional part, you ll need to get in touch with Texas boxing commission, which I believe is called the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation. In all likelihood, you can track down the number and address in your...

Boxing: Amatuer Boxing weight divisions?, boxing weight divisions, metropolitan life insurance company
boxing weight divisions, metropolitan life insurance company, metropolitan life insurance: Hi Johnathan, The 11 weight classes of Amateur Boxing ( for the Olympics..) are: 106 lbs, 112 lbs, 19 lbs, 125 lbs, 132 lbs, 141 lbs, 152 lbs 165 lbs 178 lbs 201 lbs 201+lbs. Check http://www.amateurboxing.com/ for a...

Boxing: Amatuer Boxing., amateurboxing, amateur boxing
amateurboxing, amateur boxing, usa boxing: In order to compete in amateur boxing, you will need to get registered with USA Boxing in your area. You will also need a registered and certified coach to work your corner. The best thing you can do is find a gym and train for around 8 months before you...

Boxing: Amatuer boxing, usaboxing org, amateur boxing
usaboxing org, amateur boxing, amateur boxer: Hi Robert, Thanks for the question. At age 32, you ll still be eligible to compete as senior amateur boxer with USA Boxing. Your age would not disqualify you from being eligible to compete in local, regional or national competitions. After age 34, however,...

Boxing: Amatuer Weigh In, double sessions, local show
double sessions, local show, amatuers: At a local show, you can weigh in anytime between 9 and 11 a.m. and box anywhere between 1 and 4 p.m. At a tournament, you will weigh in at 7 a.m. and if there are double sessions, you could box anywhere between 1 and 4 p.m. or not box until 6 p.m. or later...

Boxing: Amature Boxing, amateurboxing, usa boxing
amateurboxing, usa boxing: In order to host a sanctioned amateur boxing show, your club must be chartered with USA Boxing in your area. If you need to know who to contact, please email me at mel@amateurboxing.com, tell me your city and state, and remind me what your question is. 8-...

Boxing: Amature boxing trunks, boxing trunks, usa boxing
boxing trunks, usa boxing, waistline: Hi Riley, Thanks for the question. The USA Boxing rulebook states: Boxers must wear a pair of loose-fitting trunks that provide a contrasting colored waistline and reaches halfway down the thigh, no lower than the knees. I hope that helps, Riley. Thanks...

Boxing: Amature Competitions, competitions, long time
competitions, long time, body type: Hi Oscar, You might want to ask other experts about competition coming up in New York, I m sure they can help you with that. I don t know enough about your techniques or experience to say if your ready for it. Need more info containing to boxing not just...

Boxing: Amautur, amateurboxing, secondary sports
amateurboxing, secondary sports, sports insurance: Age 16 is a good time to start boxing. You will need to find a gym and a coach in your area. You will also need to register with USA Boxing so you will be able to compete eventually. Membership also gives you secondary sports insurance in case of injury...

Boxing: adjustable speed bag/heavy bag wall mount, vertical adjustment, adjustable speed
vertical adjustment, adjustable speed, hb: HI Steve, here is a video clip I made reviewing the model 400 by primefighter.com http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXG5ckFW1BI I hope it helps. You will notice now it allows you to hang a heavybag very easily, and could really serve as a dual purpose...

Boxing: What advice can you give me on turning pro?, usaboxing org, registration chairperson
usaboxing org, registration chairperson, hotmail: Hi Jason, Thanks for the question. My first piece of advice would be to start by competing as an amateur. Even though 23 is relatively late to start a career in boxing, you ll have the opportunity to potentially gain very valuable experience competing as...

Boxing: age, ringside, boxers
ringside, boxers, opponents: After the age of 34, boxers are confined to the Masters Division, i.e., can only box other Masters 35 and up and must have an extensive physical in order to get registered. There is very little competition - an annual tournament sponsored by Ringside where...

Boxing: age, physicals
physicals: I do not believe there is a specific numerical age however it becomes more difficult after age 35 in most states as there are so many requirements regarding physicals and what not. Also it would be very tough getting fights because most states would have...

Boxing: age, amateurboxing, amateur career
amateurboxing, amateur career, amateur boxing: It is a bit late, considering that most boxers start in the amateurs between the ages of 8 and 10. If you want to start a successful amateur career, unless you weigh 201 Lbs. or up, it will be rough. However, if you are planning to turn pro, several years...

Boxing: age, blanket statement, 23 years
blanket statement, 23 years, rationale: Hi Rhean, Thanks for the question. I don t recall ever telling anyone that 23 is too old to start. In fact, I usually answer that type of question using the rationale that you included in your question: what is the person s physical condition, determination...

Boxing: age, gyms?, amateurboxing, amateur boxing
amateurboxing, amateur boxing, gyms: Hi Amanda - 17 is not too late, especially for a female. And amateur boxing is good conditioning if you decide not to compete. I think you have already emailed me, right? If not, please do so at mel@amateurboxing.com and tell me the city and state you live...

Boxing: age requirments, olympic boxer, usa boxing
olympic boxer, usa boxing, kick boxing: Hi Sean, Thanks for the question. I m not sure to which specific age requirement you re referring, but essentially amateir boxing has a range from 8 years old to 34 years of age. Boxers are matched based on age, weight and experience up through the age...

Boxing: age, natural instinct, tons of time
natural instinct, tons of time, fing: Hi Jamie, you are not too old at all..... you are a great age for starting... you can fight amateur until your 34 so you have tons of time.....if you learn quick and have natural instinct then you could jump up quick and be fighting open division in no...

Boxing: agility training, hand eye coordination, foot quickness
hand eye coordination, foot quickness, agility training: Hello Ryan, You are not alone. Boxing has become very popular among football players in the off season. We get University of Tennessee players every year and they all see a big difference in their agility during play. I would suggest a drill we do for...

Boxing: amanature boxing events, amateur boxer, golden gloves
amateur boxer, golden gloves, handwraps: hello Connie, he needs to get registered as an amateur boxer at a local golden gloves. Go to goldenglovesofamerica.com and click franchises to see if there is a location near you. He can get registered there for about 40 bucks... it will last one year...the...

Boxing: amateur Boxing, amateurboxing, usa boxing
amateurboxing, usa boxing, amateur boxing: You will need to get registered with USA Boxing and have a certified coach work your corner. Best thing to do regarding a sponsor is to ask around your local area and see if you can get a business interested in helping you. Please email me at mel@amateurboxing.com...

Boxing: amateur boxing, registration chairperson, amateur boxing
registration chairperson, amateur boxing, amateur boxers: Hi Clay, Thanks for the question. To get involved in amateur boxing, you ll need to register as an athlete with USA Boxing. Wherever you live, there is what is known as a Local Boxing Committee (LBC) that regulates amateur boxing in your area. To get...

Boxing: amateur boxing, good luck jack, fight gear
good luck jack, fight gear, usa standards: Hi Ryan, Yes, it is allowed, just rememember there are two types of headgear....training and competition and almost all of the brands are making both...fight gear does make both...all the competition types meet USA standards...In most USA competitions you...

Boxing: amateur boxing, usa amateur boxing, amateur boxing association
usa amateur boxing, amateur boxing association, registration chairperson: Hi Josh, Thanks for the question. You need to register with the Local Boxing Committee (LBC) in Nebraska. The registration chairperson is Kenny Eckmann at (402) 373-4978. He should be able to give you the information regarding upcoming amateur boxing events....

Boxing: amateur boxing licence, boxing forum, amateur boxing
boxing forum, amateur boxing, 4 months: Hi Rob - First of all, I hope you re training in a gym with a coach? If not, you should find one in your area. Your best best for answers would be to post your questions at www.warriorboxing.com - THE best forum in the U.K. There is an amateur boxing forum...

Boxing: amateur boxing tournaments, national golden gloves, golden gloves tournament
national golden gloves, golden gloves tournament, amateur boxer: Do you know what city you are moving to? We have many gyms to choose from in the Los Angeles area and it would be helpful for me to know which would be the closest to you. In order to enter an advancing tournament you have to have a minimum of 5 scored bouts...

Boxing: amateur boxing, alan kahn, competition organizers
alan kahn, competition organizers, amateur boxing: Hi Ryan, I am glad you are doing a project on Boxing. That is a great subject and you ask a very interesting question. However, I can t answer that because I don t know. I never really thought about the opposing colors but the rules I found at the link...

Boxing: amateur glove size, amateur boxers, amateur boxing
amateur boxers, amateur boxing, glove size: Hi Ryan, Thanks for the question. Amateur boxing does not utilize 8 oz. gloves at all. Boxers up to 152 pounds use 10 oz. gloves, and boxers greater than that weight use 12 oz. gloves. The weight classes for senior amateur boxers in the weight range you...

Boxing: amateur handwrapping, usaboxing org, cotton gauze
usaboxing org, cotton gauze, amateurboxing: The official rule is as follows: Each boxer shall wear hand wraps that are made of cotton gauze, soft surgical gauze or velpeau - cotton/soft surgical gauze - 15 yards of 2 gauze and 3 of 1-inch adhesive tape per hand. The tape must be applied 1 inch behind...

Boxing: amateur medicals, optometrist or opthamologist, boxing license
optometrist or opthamologist, boxing license, amateur contest: Hi Matt, Thanks for the question. You would have to pass a pre-bout physical to participate in an amateur contest, and that physical includes a vision-testing component. What you really need to do, it seems, is get an actual eye exam by an optometrist or...

Boxing: amateur, superheavyweights, golden gloves, amateur boxing
golden gloves, amateur boxing, usa boxing: Hi Jim - First of all, Golden Gloves is a group member of USA Boxing and must abide by all the rules governing amateur boxing. The heavyweight division in amateur boxing is from 179 to 201 Lbs. Super heavyweight is 201+ lbs. The maximum age for a boxer...

Boxing: amateur weight divisions, amateur boxers, amateur boxing
amateur boxers, amateur boxing, usa boxing: Hi Rae, Thanks for the question. As opposed to rewriting the relevant sections of the USA Boxing rulebook here, I ll guide you directly to the information you seek. Point your browser to www.usaboxing.org, and click on Rulebook. A .pdf file (Adobe)...

Boxing: amatuer boxing, amateur boxer, assistant coach
amateur boxer, assistant coach, thanks for your support: Hi Sam, Thanks for the question. A registered amateur boxer can serve as an assistant in the corner of a boxer from his or her own club. Otherwise, the assistant must be at least 18, and registered as an assistant coach. I hope this helps, Sam. Thanks...

Boxing: amatuer boxing medical, amatuer boxing, random drug test
amatuer boxing, random drug test, pan american games: Hi Jordan, the amatuer medical is straight forward... they only do random drug test in major competitions such as the Olympics and possibly the international competitions such as the goodwill or pan american games..... other than that, it s very basic...if...

Boxing: amatuer boxing, amateurboxing, usa boxing
amateurboxing, usa boxing, speed ball: You might be too old to consider boxing in the Olympics, but certainly not for local or national competition. You must be registered with USA Boxing and have a coach who is both registered with and certified by USA Boxing work your corner. Please email me...

Boxing: amatuer match-ups, leona brown, amateurboxing
leona brown, amateurboxing, boxing gym: No, there isn t any web site where matches can be made. However, please email me at mel@amateurboxing.com and I ll give you a contact for your area. Leona Brown, and many other women in their 30 s, were the pioneers of the women s program. They did...

Boxing: getting into amature tournaments, boxing gyms, registration chairperson
boxing gyms, registration chairperson, boxing events: Hi Joel, Thanks for the question. First, don t have the young man compete in any additional smokers. Chances are there s no insurance for such events, and the emphasis on safety that exists in sanctioned USA Boxing events is probably lacking. Next, he...

Boxing: If someone has ashma, could..., good luck jack, ringside
good luck jack, ringside, inhaler: Hi Miguel, yes....he can box, but he has to get an OK from a doctor to in order to box. It just needs to be kept under control and when you are getting the pre-fight physical before a bout you need to inform the ringside physician of your issue just so...

Boxing: Bag, gloves, swivel, light machine oil, gorilla glue
light machine oil, gorilla glue, metal shank: Hi Paul I ll be happy to answer your questions: #1: Myself and many speed baggers like the plastic ballhook swivel, and have found it works fine IF you use some type of superglue or gorilla glue or plastic to steel adhesive. Apply the glue, stick the...

Boxing: Bag Mitts, boxing gloves, speed bags
boxing gloves, speed bags, sports shops: Hi Bruce, Thanks for the question. Competition boxing gloves are designed to provide protection for the hands of boxers, so they are more heavily padded than most bag gloves. The bag gloves are also designed for hand protection, but since punching bags...

Boxing: Bag size, sporting goods store, speed bags
sporting goods store, speed bags, hi mike: Hi Mike, for the kids you would go with the larger sizes and for adults as yourself you want the smaller speedbags and double end bags. the smaller bags are faster and more difficult to hit. Go to www.ringside.com and check out there selection. Their products...

Boxing: How To Become A Boxer, golden gloves gym, how to become a boxer
golden gloves gym, how to become a boxer, girard ohio: Hi Chris, If you are consistant at the gym and get some rounds of sparring in, your trainer may let you fight after about 6 weeks... I suggest that you go to www.goldenglovesofamerica.com.... click on franchises and look up your state to find a gym...

Boxing: Becoming an Amateur, regional competitions, passbook
regional competitions, passbook, national championships: Hi Pedro - In order to tell you where to register, I need to know what city and state you live in. May I also ask where you ve been training and still haven t had a bout? In order to compete in the 2007 National Championships (possibly rescheduled to...

Boxing: Becoming a Boxing Judge., department of labor and economic growth, boxing judge
department of labor and economic growth, boxing judge, pro boxing: Hi Al, Thanks for the question. Pro boxing in your state is regulate by the Michigan Boxing Commission. Here s a link to the commission s page: http://www.michigan.gov/cis/0,1607,7-154-35299_35414_35453---,00.html Go to that page and scroll down to...

Boxing: Becoming a Pro Boxer ASAP, national golden gloves, record fo
national golden gloves, record fo, amateur experience: Ray, It is very important that you get as much amateur experience as possible before turning pro. There is much to learn as an amateur that will advance you quicker thru the pros. You are only 20 and still young with plenty of time to get some experience....

Boxing: Becoming a Professional, boxing commission, professional boxer
boxing commission, professional boxer, west randolph: Hi Ron, Thanks for the question. You need to contact the Illinois Boxing Commission. Here s the necessary information: Illinois - 312-814-2721 ILLINOIS BOXING COMMISSION 100 WEST RANDOLPH SUITE 9-300 CHICAGO, IL 60601 They should be able to guide...

Boxing: Becoming a pro fighter, amateur fights, amateur level
amateur fights, amateur level, crowd: There is not a set number of amateur fights that you must have and in fact I know of some that never had an amateur fight before turning pro. I do not recommend this, as having some amateur fights is good. It is important to perform in front of a crowd in...

Boxing: Becoming A pro, amateurboxing, international competitions
amateurboxing, international competitions, boxing gym: If you want to be competitive in amateur, and later pro, boxing you will need a trainer who can teach you the basics and make sure you don t fall into any bad habits. Gyms are the best place to train as they have all the equipment you need and other boxers...

Boxing: Beginning Boxer a bit confused, dealing cards, playing pool
dealing cards, playing pool, uppercut: Hello Miguel, The name for the ability you descibed is called ambidextrious. It s when you can use both hands with the same amount of skill and agility effectively. It is a great advantage to have this skill. There are a few guys who switch up during a...

Boxing: Beginning boxing, left jab, skill emphasis
left jab, skill emphasis, minute increments: hello Xthejesta, you should get used to hitting the bag in 3 minute increments with one minute rest between... when you hit the bag, skill emphasis means that you are focusing on your form and trying to put combinations together in a good rhythem... throw...

Boxing: Beginning Speed Bag, speed endurance, little critters
speed endurance, little critters, mark case: Hi Mark. Yes, these speed bags can be pesky little critters, but they are NOT that hard to figure out or understand. It may be faster for me to give you some links to websites that can help you out. here is an article I wrote for beginners: Speedbag...

Boxing: Beginning, south florida boxing, sure what kind
south florida boxing, sure what kind, boxing gloves: I am no shoe expert, but I suspect Boxing shoes have evolved to their present style because of comfort, function and style. Most dedicated sport shoes have surfaces that work best in their special area or surface. The tread and soles of boxing shoes are most...

Boxing: Best Size Of Gloves For Heavy Bag Work?, cleto reyes, handwraps
cleto reyes, handwraps, smart cookie: Hi Julian, Sounds like you are smart cookie....you almost answered the question yourself, definately on target. I am a little surprised those guys are using 8oz. gloves. It s actually not even allowed in my gym for the very reason you mentioned. It is...

Boxing: Best Speed Bag Platform, alan kahn, professional drummer
alan kahn, professional drummer, playing drums: Hi Eric, So, you brother is also a drummer? Great. I spent many years playing drums. That is why I see the speed bag as a Punch Drum and use the rythmic sound to hit to music. Here are a couple of wall speed bag units you may find modern looking...

Boxing: Best, boxer muhammad ali, rocky marciano
boxer muhammad ali, rocky marciano, muhammad ali: Hi Bob, Thanks for the questions. I ll preface my response by disclosing that I ve always been a huge fan of Muhammad Ali, so consider that bias. Having said that, anyone s answer to these questions would be purely speculative. So, in my mind s eye, a...

Boxing: Bias in Present Format, sugar shane mosley, oscar delahoya
sugar shane mosley, oscar delahoya, professional boxing: Hi Willis, Thanks for the intriguing questions. Scoring in professional boxing always has been and always will be one of the most subjective and controversial aspects in all of professional sports. I ve seen many decisions with which I ve disagreed, and...

Boxing: Big Zo training, push ups sit ups, light weights
push ups sit ups, light weights, heavy weights: Mike, Zo does a combination of everything you mentioned and then some. We incorporate boxing specific routines to improve every individual aspect of his skills. Once we got him to the size he needed to be we backed off the heavy weights and now go light the...

Boxing: BOXING, usaboxing org, lithia springs georgia
usaboxing org, lithia springs georgia, skilled athlete: Hi Nick, the desire to start a career in boxing might depend on a few things, such as your age, your physical condition, your location and ability/desire to travel, your financial situation (to pay for lessons from a legitimate boxing coach) etc. Since...

Boxing: BOXING CAREER, boxing training, featherweight
boxing training, featherweight, bone structure: Without seeing how your build is it is hard to tell what would be your ideal weight. At the height you are at though you would probably do well at Jr. Featherweight or lower meaning 122 lbs. Again, I do not know for sure because your bone structure and genetics...

Boxing: BOXING INTRO, best of both worlds, luck steve
best of both worlds, luck steve, amateur boxing: Hello Mohammed I would recommend you get into amateur boxing and let the coaches advise. If you feel you would like to be fitter before starting amateur boxing, then by all means sharpen up for several weeks, but a good coach would sharpen you up physically...

Boxing: HOW DO I GET BOXING LISENCE I WANT TO FIGHT IN THE CONTENDER, cincinnati ohio, contender
cincinnati ohio, contender, florida state: Hi Jason, my understanding is that you have to audition for the show. They called and ask two boxers from our gym to come down and audition for the show a couple of years ago. They watch you spar, workout and interview you. Of course you would need a license...

Boxing: BOXING, marco antonio barrera, world featherweight champion
marco antonio barrera, world featherweight champion, prince nasim: Hi Syed, Thanks for writing. Prince Naseem Hamed, the former world featherweight champion, has not fought in about 2 years....and has only fought once since losing to Marco Antonio Barrera. The most recent information I ve heard is that he has not been...

Boxing: Body frame/type, thin frame, great shape
thin frame, great shape, winning the title: Hi Rohin, You do not have to start boxing early in order to become an accomplished pro. It sounds like you are learning quick so as long as you keep putting out the effort you will get the same back in rewards. Most boxers you face will be about the same...

Boxing: Bout frequency, boxing rules, boxing events
boxing rules, boxing events, usa boxing: Hi James, Thanks for the question. The answer is not really. Per USA Boxing rules, boxers are prohibited from competing more than twice in any seven day period, except for in a tournament setting. The likelihood of competing that often is restricted by...

Boxing: Boxer's Knuckle, knuckles, bruise
knuckles, bruise, jeremiah: Hello Jeremiah, I would suggest icing the knuckles down and continue not hitting anything until they heal. There is no special formula except to just not use it and some ice. They are bruised and slightly swollen. Your knuckles shouldn t bruise with good...

Boxing: Boxers fracture, quality gloves, improper technique
quality gloves, improper technique, hand injuries: Hi Larry, The hands of a boxers ( and martial artists) can really take a beating during a regular workout. I don t know how long you mean when you state you have been boxing for a little while but the problems you state could certainly be the mark of...