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    ive always wanted to fight but have always been too scared....scared to fight on street --ever since i was a kid im 32 now and very successful career, family--except ive always had low self esteem and i am having a hard time shaking the fact ive been a coward most of my life theres good boxing gym where i live and a new co-worker i have befriended, who is a former boxer, says he'll join with me. i really want to give it a shot and try to exocise these demons once and for all. im a goog athlete, former college baskeball player, 6'3 about 255 lbs and in decent shape. ive done alot of weightlifting and am pretty strong

    should i give it a try or is it too late?

    ant serious responses/advice

    thanx

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    Default Re: want to box but scared

    My wife is having her second pro fight tonight
    She's 36
    Stick em up

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    Default Re: want to box but scared

    What's the worst that could happen?

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    Default Re: want to box but scared

    getting hurt i gues humiliated too

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    Default Re: want to box but scared

    Quote Originally Posted by twistedsteel
    getting hurt i gues humiliated too
    No,getting humiliated is not having the guts to get in there.And you would have done it to yourself

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    Default Re: want to box but scared

    thats true

    maybe im stupid but part of me truly thnks that if i could gt iver the fear i could kick a little tail

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    Quote Originally Posted by twistedsteel
    thats true

    maybe im stupid but part of me truly thnks that if i could gt iver the fear i could kick a little tail
    Then go and find out.
    Trust me,Ive suffered more flash knockdowns then you care to count
    Brush yourself off,and continue
    YOu'll allways wonder otherwise

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    Default Re: want to box but scared

    i found that when i fight, it never really hits me till i get to the ring, then i ignore it cause lets face it what you are about to do is crazy...sorta. but by all means test yourself as long as you fight amateur rules, and take the time to train you probably won't get any more hurt than a bruised ego...

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    The fear is only in the anticipation. You are afraid now and that is normal, especially in somebody starting late. That's why most fighters start young: kids are stupid and fearless. But even then, and this tends to be real true among guys that act very tough, that fear- knowing on Monday that you spar (or fight) such-and-such on Thursday chases lots of guys out of the gym.
    I never tell anybody not to box so take this in that light: Find a gym that has sparring, even if its a "white-collar" type gym and get in shape. Learn the punches, put your work in, and stand at ringside and watch other guys spar (this is where a "fighting" gym is better- you see it for real). Get close so you get a real feel for it. If that doesn't make you want to get in there and try your hand, then you ain't cut out for this and that's that. No shame in it because it isn't for everybody, and at least you got into condition. But, most likely, after you've put in several weeks on the bags and jumping rope, it'll pull you in and you'll have to give it a try.
    If you do, you'll get it, but you'll have your chances to return the favor, and, at the end of the day, you'll have answered questions about yourself you haven't been able to answer elsewhere. That's worth a couple punches in the mouth and a nosebleed. Any day.
    Good Luck.

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    Default Re: want to box but scared

    Quote Originally Posted by greynotsoold
    The fear is only in the anticipation. You are afraid now and that is normal, especially in somebody starting late. That's why most fighters start young: kids are stupid and fearless. But even then, and this tends to be real true among guys that act very tough, that fear- knowing on Monday that you spar (or fight) such-and-such on Thursday chases lots of guys out of the gym.
    I never tell anybody not to box so take this in that light: Find a gym that has sparring, even if its a "white-collar" type gym and get in shape. Learn the punches, put your work in, and stand at ringside and watch other guys spar (this is where a "fighting" gym is better- you see it for real). Get close so you get a real feel for it. If that doesn't make you want to get in there and try your hand, then you ain't cut out for this and that's that. No shame in it because it isn't for everybody, and at least you got into condition. But, most likely, after you've put in several weeks on the bags and jumping rope, it'll pull you in and you'll have to give it a try.
    If you do, you'll get it, but you'll have your chances to return the favor, and, at the end of the day, you'll have answered questions about yourself you haven't been able to answer elsewhere. That's worth a couple punches in the mouth and a nosebleed. Any day.
    Good Luck.
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    Default Re: want to box but scared

    Quote Originally Posted by greynotsoold
    The fear is only in the anticipation. You are afraid now and that is normal, especially in somebody starting late. That's why most fighters start young: kids are stupid and fearless. But even then, and this tends to be real true among guys that act very tough, that fear- knowing on Monday that you spar (or fight) such-and-such on Thursday chases lots of guys out of the gym.
    I never tell anybody not to box so take this in that light: Find a gym that has sparring, even if its a "white-collar" type gym and get in shape. Learn the punches, put your work in, and stand at ringside and watch other guys spar (this is where a "fighting" gym is better- you see it for real). Get close so you get a real feel for it. If that doesn't make you want to get in there and try your hand, then you ain't cut out for this and that's that. No shame in it because it isn't for everybody, and at least you got into condition. But, most likely, after you've put in several weeks on the bags and jumping rope, it'll pull you in and you'll have to give it a try.
    If you do, you'll get it, but you'll have your chances to return the favor, and, at the end of the day, you'll have answered questions about yourself you haven't been able to answer elsewhere. That's worth a couple punches in the mouth and a nosebleed. Any day.
    Good Luck.
    Nicely said
    About all Ill add,is once the bell rings,you dont have time to think about anything but the buisness at hand

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