In order to become an amateur boxer, athletes first have to become members of one of our affiliated boxing clubs. See below on how to contact a club. The athlete trains for approximately 6 — 12 months at the club learning the fundamentals of boxing; stance, defense, ring craft, offense, combinations, rules, and shadow boxing non-contact boxing. Once this is completed the coach can arrange sparring sessions for the boxer, which are contact boxing trainings that are not scored. When a boxer has developed a sufficient skill set to begin boxing, the coach then arranges to bring the athlete to club shows and matches them up with an opponent of similar age, weight, skill level, and gender. The next step from club shows is novice developmental tournaments. If you win a provincial championship you become part of a Provincial Team that competes at National Championships hosted by Boxing Canada.
What Is the Path to Becoming a Professional Boxer?
How to Become an Olympic Boxer
Learn the various steps necessary for becoming a boxer. Research the training, career requirements, and experience required for starting a career as a boxer. Boxers are career athletes who compete individually in hand-to-hand fighting matches within a square ring encased by parallel rows of rope. Matches are officiated by referees within the ring and consist of pre-determined periods of time called rounds. The winner is determined by knockout, injury, technical knockout TKO , judges' scores, or referee decision. Because of the violent and potentially harmful nature of the sport, injury is common. Boxers wear cushioned gloves and also protective headgear at the amateur and Olympic levels.
Are You Ready For Amateur Boxing?
Show less For many people, boxing is a way of life and extreme sacrifices are made in pursuit of becoming a professional fighter. Whether you're already doing this or want to begin to pursue your boxing dreams, there's no better time than now to start taking the steps you need to take in order to become a professional boxer. To become a professional boxer, start doing cardio and weight training exercises to build your strength and endurance. Make it a goal to work out 4 times a week for 90 minutes at a time.
Becoming an amateur boxer requires outsize ambition, physical skill and a serious commitment to the sport. To be successful at boxing, even at an amateur level, you must be in tip-top shape and be willing to work long hours for little to no pay, especially if you're just beginning your career. Amateur boxers are career athletes who get paid to compete individually in hand-to-hand fighting matches. It's a physically rigorous job that requires years of intensive training and near-daily sessions in the gym to build stamina and strength and improve fitness and fighting skills.