Boxing Page 185

  • challenge_hanukkah 4 Dec 2018 09:35:57 8,799 posts
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    I'm too blue collar and Fight Club wasn't that good a film.
  • The-Bodybuilder 4 Dec 2018 10:05:37 17,409 posts
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    GoatApocalypse wrote:
    Anyone done any white collar boxing? Tempted to give it a go...
    Noticed its growth in the last few years. Become very popular and a money spinner. For "charity" ofcourse.

    Deffo give it a try, it's a fun experience. I sometimes coach and prep the white collar guys at my gym (not mine, just where I train). It's generally good natured.
  • ibenam 4 Dec 2018 18:13:15 3,184 posts
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    @GoatApocalypse I've had a few white collar fights. It varies depending on who's running it. Some of the companies don't give a shit and just want your ticket money, others will match you up properly and won't let you fight unless you train hard.
  • challenge_hanukkah 4 Dec 2018 18:21:34 8,799 posts
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    Have you won any?
  • FromTheHalfWayLine 4 Dec 2018 18:45:54 301 posts
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    Unprofessional, "Professionial" Boxing.
    Never imagined Boxing could be made so pretentious.

    Edited by FromTheHalfWayLine at 18:46:13 04-12-2018
  • Dougs 4 Dec 2018 18:57:40 87,358 posts
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    Prize fighting then?!
  • challenge_hanukkah 4 Dec 2018 19:35:41 8,799 posts
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    FromTheHalfWayLine wrote:
    Unprofessional, "Professionial" Boxing.
    Never imagined Boxing could be made so pretentious.
    Wat
  • GoatApocalypse 4 Dec 2018 20:07:57 4,920 posts
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    @ibenam

    This is what I'm a little wary of. The one I'm looking at is Ultimate White Collar Boxing, but 8 weeks to go from beginner to bout sounds a bit iffy...

    Edited by GoatApocalypse at 20:08:21 04-12-2018
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 4 Dec 2018 20:14:48 17,136 posts
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    Why not just join a boxing gym and see if you like it?
  • GoatApocalypse 4 Dec 2018 20:23:30 4,920 posts
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    To be frank, I need something to be training for - I need a goal.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 4 Dec 2018 20:28:20 17,136 posts
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    To get good at boxing?
  • GoatApocalypse 4 Dec 2018 21:18:13 4,920 posts
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    Too intangible.
  • GoatApocalypse 4 Dec 2018 21:18:37 4,920 posts
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    Like, how will I know if I've achieved it?
  • elstoof 4 Dec 2018 21:20:28 21,919 posts
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    You’ll know if you’ve managed to become a boxer in 8 weeks alright
  • AddyJB 4 Dec 2018 21:38:53 526 posts
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    GoatApocalypse wrote:
    Like, how will I know if I've achieved it?
    You will stand in the ring Victorious with your arm raised as you blurt out "ADRIAAAAAN"
    Tracy from accounts will then run into the ring and embrace.

    CROWD GOES FUCKING WILD!!
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 4 Dec 2018 21:40:48 17,136 posts
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    GoatApocalypse wrote:
    Like, how will I know if I've achieved it?
    Because you'll feel yourself becoming better. Your technique will get better, your speed and power will get better, you'll get better in sparring. You don't need a pat on the head and a certificate to know you've achieved something.
  • nickthegun 4 Dec 2018 21:44:23 75,837 posts
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    Why don't you set yourself a Google calendar alert to walk through Brixton in a tophat and monocle for around June 2019?
  • elstoof 4 Dec 2018 21:49:46 21,919 posts
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    You’d fit right in these days
  • GoatApocalypse 4 Dec 2018 21:56:54 4,920 posts
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    @Decks

    I'm not very good at training just to improve. It just doesn't stick with me. I need to feel like I'm working towards a defined endpoint and having to go through three rounds on a particular date is a pretty good motivator.
  • GoatApocalypse 4 Dec 2018 21:57:38 4,920 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    Why don't you set yourself a Google calendar alert to walk through Brixton in a tophat and monocle for around June 2019?
    Reckon I'd need krav maga for that
  • fontgeeksogood 4 Dec 2018 22:02:56 3,715 posts
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    Someone at any boxing gym will be more than happy to knock you out during light sparring, if that's what you're after.

    There's always cunts looking to 'prove' themselves. I can give you a few names of gyms in sarf London with some kickboxing cunts who will offer to go 30% with you and then kick you in the head hard enough for you to do the chicken dance
  • The-Bodybuilder 4 Dec 2018 23:25:36 17,409 posts
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    Decks wrote:
    To get good at boxing?
    I think it's totally fair. I'm pretty much the same.
  • The-Bodybuilder 4 Dec 2018 23:32:08 17,409 posts
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    GoatApocalypse wrote:
    @Decks

    I'm not very good at training just to improve. It just doesn't stick with me. I need to feel like I'm working towards a defined endpoint and having to go through three rounds on a particular date is a pretty good motivator.
    Not sure why you're getting a hard time for this, it's completely valid. In fact it's the major reason why most people don't stick at anything, particularly fitness activities (when friends ask me what to do to keep their gym motivation, my response it usually "pick a sport and do it").

    It also brings focus to other activities, such as healthy eating. Unless you're a complete obese wreck, I feel most younger people struggle with the idea of healthy eating for "good health". Now if you're eating healthy to improve your boxing, that gives you a defined goal and focus.

    Just do the white collar. It's usually a good opportunity to make new friends, most of whom will be beginners (look out for tricky bastards claiming to be noobs but have a boxing pedigree). Most of these events usually have you training and even sparring against the person you'll fight, so you'll know ahead of schedule who you're competing again.

    I've noticed at my gym those who do the white collar generally have a higher ]rate of sticking with boxing for a continued period.
  • The-Bodybuilder 4 Dec 2018 23:33:11 17,409 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    Why don't you set yourself a Google calendar alert to walk through Brixton in a tophat and monocle for around June 2019?
    Guessing you haven't been to Brixton in a while.
  • ibenam 5 Dec 2018 00:26:51 3,184 posts
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    @challenge_hanukkah won 2 and lost one but weirdly enjoyed the loss more than the wins!
  • ibenam 5 Dec 2018 00:29:40 3,184 posts
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    @GoatApocalypse I was exactly the same. I trained in a boxing gym for 3 months and needed an end goal otherwise I had no real long term motivation. Signed up for white collar fighting and 3 fights later I've lost a stone and had some excellent experiences and made new friends.

    I'd definitely recommend signing up. I trained with WCF, I know a guy who trained with Ultra WCF but I get the feeling it's a bit more hardcore whsn WCF.

    Edited by ibenam at 00:30:12 05-12-2018
  • GoatApocalypse 5 Dec 2018 08:20:28 4,920 posts
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    @The-Bodybuilder

    Cheers pal, I reckon I will. I've already been doing some light training - kettle bell drills every other day and 100 press-ups in between, as well as plank exercises - but I need to quick smoking, do some serious cardio work and, err, learn to box...
  • The-Bodybuilder 5 Dec 2018 09:41:40 17,409 posts
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    @GoatApocalypse There's only so much boxing you can learn in 8 weeks in truth, but overall that's not the point of the event anyways. You'll be alongside others learning to box (mostly) and just think of it as a crashcourse in the basics.

    Don't worry too much about learning the basics in just a few weeks. The key on the night is;
    1. Relax and don't get into a swingers match
    2. Just through 1-2s (straights) because 99% of the time, your opponent will come windmilling straight at you for swingers, and in the end will get tired.
  • The-Bodybuilder 5 Dec 2018 09:43:23 17,409 posts
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    ibenam wrote:
    @GoatApocalypse I was exactly the same. I trained in a boxing gym for 3 months and needed an end goal otherwise I had no real long term motivation. Signed up for white collar fighting and 3 fights later I've lost a stone and had some excellent experiences and made new friends.

    I'd definitely recommend signing up. I trained with WCF, I know a guy who trained with Ultra WCF but I get the feeling it's a bit more hardcore whsn WCF.
    What's Ultra WCF? The MMA stuff?
  • GoatApocalypse 5 Dec 2018 12:47:13 4,920 posts
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    @The-Bodybuilder

    My one hope is that I've got decent reach for my height...

    I've signed up. There's a gym near me that does technical classes and HIIT circuits for a fiver a pop, might get into that sharpish.
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