Hey Guys, i'm thinking of starting boxing but worried I'm the wrong shape/size/weight. I'm 5'11", broad and 14.6 stone. I'm 16, and judging from family I'll probably end up about 6'/6'1" at 18. After looking at weight classes I'd be in heavyweight, and even if I dropped down to about 14 stone I'd be in cruizerweight, so up against some still massive guys. So, if I want to fight should I weight till I'm 18/at uni, or would I stand a chance in cruiser weight as I am now.
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Wrong size/shape to box??? watch
- Thread Starter
- 22-07-2009 11:18
- 22-07-2009 20:32
More to do with body proportion really.
Long shin bones,short torso ,wide clavicles, narrow hips and waist would aid the biomechanics of a punch. Long arms would help in tagging an opponent from a distance. A short neck would help in taking a punch.
Of course,you'd best be going to a gym,getting a good trainer and finding out for yourself how much talent you have for the sport.
BTW in boxing endurance and conditioning are vital and far more important than weightlifting strengthLast edited by Arka; 22-07-2009 at 20:40.
- 22-07-2009 20:38
thai boxing instead?
- 22-07-2009 22:07
I wouldn't let it stop you to be honest. I train with a guy in MMA who's about 5' 6" and weighs about 13st, but he's pretty damn handy when he boxes, just stay close. Having short limbs just forces you to get in close and be an infighter rather than throwing long punches from outside their range.
Weight categories could be an issue, but I'd go for it anyway.