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Old 03-31-2016, 02:15 PM
Location: Bel Air, California
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as I age, I find myself gravitating towards places where older people like to hang out, in case, you know, one of them wants to try some funny business. I found that finding where the pigeons and ducks congregate is a good place to find older people...or look for vultures circling overhead.
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Old 12-20-2017, 08:49 PM
Location: Australia
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Age is no barrier when it comes to boxing training. Fitness is the key requirement. I still train twice a week, including a few rounds of sparring and I'm older than I am prepared to divulge.
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Old 04-27-2018, 02:36 PM
Location: Ft. Laudedale
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Originally Posted by ItsRick24 View Post
Hey, rpc, as a former amateur boxer myself, I can understand your desire but also consider the residual suffering as you get even older. At 37 you're relatively still young but think of a lot of your sparring opponents - younger guys in their 20s - who may be able not only to withstand the blows but can recover a bit quicker. Also, believe me, you'll feel the residual discomfort in time. I'm 51 now and I feel it in my shoulders and neck - all those blows I took in my teens and twenties.
I am also 51 and still boxing. True, it takes more time to recover, but these days we have much better gear. Look at modern boxing gloves like Top Ten. They have soft padding that don't hurt your hands at all, even if you go 20 rounds on the heavy bag. I remember in my teens my hands hurt on Fridays. My knuckles needed 2 days of rest to be ready for the Monday workout again.
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Old 07-05-2018, 12:50 PM
Location: Colorado Springs
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Originally Posted by Heath V View Post
I'm sorry but 37 is old?
In boxing yes your body takes a nasty beating. Most pros are done by the time they are 35.
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Old 06-25-2019, 10:54 AM
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I dunno. If you have not competed in boxings lower levels 37 YO would be a challenge at best and dangerous to the health at the worse, IMHO.

Perhaps you would gain some satisfaction working with young and coming boxers in some capacity. Establishing yourself in a gym environment may give you the exposure to be around the sport in the real world. The contacts and knowledge gained may foster instructional opportunities.
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Old 06-30-2019, 07:07 PM
Location: Jersey City
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Well this is a 3-year old post, but I don't think there's anything wrong with starting boxing when you're older. You don't have to compete, you can also just train and spar.
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Old 07-02-2019, 03:34 PM
Location: Israel
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I agree with the previous comment. Age is not a problem. You can train, and eventually compete as an amateur in the Masters division (35 years old and older).

However, if you are thinking more in terms of the world-famous pros, then yes you're too old.
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