What Is a Good Age to Start Boxing?

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A good age to start boxing is around eight to 10 years of age, although boxers can't box professionally until they're 18 years old. Learn about boxing as an apprenticeship with help from a former heavyweight boxer in this free video on boxing and boxing training.

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In this segment, I will explain to you what a good age to start boxing is. Lot of amateurs will start young, from eight years of age and up. OK? I'd use an age from up right through to thirty-five is the cut off for the amateurs, OK. As a professional, you can't start boxing til you're eighteen. Eighteen will run through to depends on the ability of the fighter and who you are and how much you train and what not. One of the limits on what sort of age you can go to these days are later. The heavy weights are moving into later, early to late forties. The younger fighters, bigger , faster, bigger, smaller, faster division, a lot more intense. Their burnout rates around mid to late thirties. So the best way to start is in by eight, get your ground work in with your amateurs, OK. And your amateurs will be your apprenticeship into your professional ranks. But we will say eight to ten years of age is a good age to start boxing.


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