I have an amateur boxing match in 13 days.

I have an amateur boxing match in 13 days. I have little to no boxing experience, I'm 5'8", 180lbs, and I'm boxing a guy who is 5 pounds lighter and 2 inches taller than me. Good news is he has the same amount of experience, which is to say pretty much none, and we're both right-handed. How do I best prepare for it to clench a victory?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    learn the basics and be super offensive and aggressive in the first round
    usually that takes out all the wind of an inexperienced opponent
    at this level it's all about mind games and shutting him down in the first will demoralize him even if you don't get a KO or anything wild

    plus chances of you getting knocked out be him are also almost zero

    • 1 month ago
      FIGGY The Fisticuffer

      Cardio for 12 straight days and for the love of shit practice STRAIGHT punches a lot. Most utter n00bs swing fists around like dorks, this is not very effective AND leaves you wide open "down the middle." So if your opponent is waving around, you will simply be able to pound him down the middle (no homo). So practice jab and straight right quick and stiff, from where your hands are in your stance straight to the bag, no "chambering" or anything. And STRAIGHT I cannot stress that enough.

      Also probably drill a make-believe slip or block and responding immediately with two punches on the bag. Like if whatever slip/block/roll you mimic "loads" you for a right hand, hit the back with a quick straight right and left hook. If the defense sets to you throw the left, throw either a left hook or left uppercut followed by the straight right. If you can make him miss, or correctly block a punch, and then respond immediately with two crisp punches, you outta win every exchange at a n00b level.

      This is also good advice. Random boxing judges at an amateur level are absolute fricking morons who wouldn't know a quality blow from a hole in their ass. All 95% of them see is Moar Punches and give the round to that guy, even if he didn't actually HIT anything. So DEFINITELY make sure to throw more punches than the other guy. Especially since this is probably 1 minute rounds, there's not much time to really BOX, you need to be pressing. Though don't go TOO crazy, running at him like a windmill jackass. Mind the basics of footworks (no crossing feet, etc), and move your head while you come forward with jabs and rights. "Change levels" with the straight punches too. Jab at the body as you dip your head offline to your right, then straight right at the head, stuff like that.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    why do amateur boxing without training at a boxing gym? at least train for like 3 months or something at an actual boxing gym.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Not OP at all but for me, actual "training" and not just punching things would require a 40 minute drive each way for the nearest dedicated gym with actual coaches/teachers.

      I'd barely be able to afford the trip once a week let alone the 4-5 days a week I'd prefer to train.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    remember to carbo load right before the match for optimal energy

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    This sounds absolutely moronic. You both are just as likely to hurt yourselves than each other. Get the first hit in. Neither of you are capable of taking a punch.
    >inb4 ya but...
    No, you can't. If you're not conditioned in the ring to take a punch, you're not going to shrug it off as much as you think.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Why the frick are you competing with no experience?
    You're a fricking moron.
    Watch Rocky 1 and prepare to get brain damage

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You sound fat or a moron who doesn't do any sports. Is practically impossible to get brain damage in amateur fights. Unless your opponent is a monster with 10 years of experience and you have 0. Also in amateur matches they use these anyway, so yeah brain damage is not possible.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Studies show that head gear takes just enough off that fighters don't go down, so it compounds the brain damage

        Amateur boxers actually suffer more trauma to their head then pros and MMA

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Amateur boxers actually suffer more trauma to their head then pros and MMA
          The headgear protects more against cuts and fracturing your skull when crashing headbumps

        • 1 month ago
          FIGGY The Fisticuffer

          >Studies show

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Nope. They don't use helmets anymore. They used to but they disbanded that a couple of years ago. Now only minors and w*men fight with helmets. Men fight without.

          You are right about the helmets, that being said serious injuries rarely happen in amateur fights. Is there a risk? Of course, they don't happen as often as you think. Is probably going to be 1-minute rounds, of 3 rounds something along those lines.

          T. Have sparred and fought in amateur fights for MMA more than 50+ times and don't have any serious injuries or brain damage.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Best of luck OP, don't let the nay-sayers get you down!

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Nope. They don't use helmets anymore. They used to but they disbanded that a couple of years ago. Now only minors and w*men fight with helmets. Men fight without.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Headgear is irrelevant. No standing 8 count and maximum 2 downs is what saves amateurs.

      • 1 month ago
        FIGGY The Fisticuffer

        Those really just make your head bigger. And I don't THINK the full chinguard version is allowed in USA Boxing. But yes, they'll be wearing 16 ounce gloves most likely and they most likely don't know how to turn into punches while turning them over while placing them extra accurately very well. And probably fighting 1 minute rounds. They'll get bruises and shit, but not likely a concussion

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          If the fight is sanctioned then amateurs fight with 10oz gloves unless heavyweight who uses 12oz

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          figgy didn't you lost a recent bout? I thought you were a tremendous A T H L E T E

          • 1 month ago
            FIGGY The Fisticuffer

            >figgy didn't you lost a recent bout?
            I am 1-0. What I've been doing RECENTLY is slacking off tbh

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              interesting. word on the street is that you are BOTH washed up, and over-the-hill
              many people think these mean the same thing, but there is actually a subtle distinction
              perhaps you should reflect on this

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        CTE

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    punch yourself a hundred times for conditioning

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    No bullshit, I was in a similar position. Just be ready to get hurt. Hell, be crazy about it. Care not for your safety or anybody elses. Just get in close and let loose on the other guy. Your mindset is more important than anything else

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Once you step in that ring and you look at your opponent, your heart is going to go a million miles an hour. You're going to want to sprint right out the gate and throw fast and hard. You may tell yourself 'it's only 3 rounds 2 minutes long rounds, I can go HAM for 6 minutes' No you cannot. You have no fight rhythm and between unchecked adrenaline and the fear factor (and other guy punching you), you will leak energy at a rate far faster then you'd expect. You need to fight yourself, force yourself to pace yourself because if you go out there and go wild you will gas out and then all the sudden you don't react so fast and now you're getting punched but it's worse cause you're tired and can't defend yourself as well as you could have. The other thing to watch out for is the Get Back. 9 out of 10 times you punch someone they immediately want to 'Get Back' at you and they'll start punching either in the middle of your punches or at the end of your combination. Just be aware that the other person is going to fight back at you so don't stand there like a cigar store Indian after you punch.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Why are you asking a fitness board instead of a boxing gym or coach you prokaryote cro-magnon motherfricker.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    knock him the frick out fatman

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Just throw the jab a lot right out of the get go and then throw it in subsequent rounds. If you land the jab more confidently than the other guy you will control the pace of the fight. You'll be able to gauge the distance of his punches and catch him halfway, make him miss or counter his combinations. You'll be fine man, just let your left hand guide you.

    If you struggle landing the jab due to a reach disadvantage then try slipping to the right as he throws his jab and catch him halfway. Whether you win or lose will all depend on the judges and ref you get anyway and whether they like the cut of your jib because boxing is full of shit.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >subsequent rounds
      it's the amateurs, it's like 3 rounds max, that's the beauty of it, to see a quick slugfest no tactics whatsoever

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        three rounds - fast action

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Why is everyone worrying about brain damage.
    He's like 180lbs, most boxers that level can't turn your lights off. You gotta be like 225 to turn someone's power switch off.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >How do I best prepare for it to clench a victory?
    Do some shadow boxing in the morning to "warm up" technique.

    Follow what your coach tells you and work on your conditioning

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >right handed
    >right handed
    >right handed
    Say orthodox you poser frick, this makes me think this is a bait troll post

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Bite his ear. The referee will call it a no contest but the moral victory will be yours.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >I have an amateur boxing match in 13 days. I have little to no boxing experience, I'm 5'8", 180lbs, and I'm boxing a guy who is 5 pounds lighter and 2 inches taller than me. Good news is he has the same amount of experience
    Why do these threads pop up so often recently? Secret shitskin zoomer fight clubs?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Teenagers trying to learn to fight in a week because they're being bullied at school but they're trying to cover it up in the most ass-tarded way that only IST would fall for it.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        His hat never even budged.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Notice how, after the other guy is downed, the other fella more or less stops his attack, and waits for him to get up again. VGH, White culture.

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Learn how to defend.
    I don't know what rule you gays agreed on but most people will gas themselves out in 2 minutes and will be too tired to even keep their hands up

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    2 punch combos don't swing wildly
    side stepping so u don't get cornered
    body shots

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You have to get into his head. Play mind games with him. Threaten him, act all tough beforehand, make compliments to his gf, stuff like that

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Here's what you do. Initiate a clinch as fast as possible. Start breathing heavily on him. Whisper 'I got COVID b***h!'. When he gets distracted, clock him one.

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Read Hajime no Ippo.

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >clench a victory

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Sounds like your main issue might be stamina. I've known some solid fighters who are a shell of themselves after an intense 45 seconds first round.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >no strength
      Hw is all about first to land. Even someone at 240 you don't wanna get hit by at all.

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Don't even lift for 2 weeks it'll make you weaker. Just work on form hitting the bag for less time as the day comes up, and don't get hit in the head in sparring it'll frick you up especially for the next few days and weeks.

    I'd work on defense combos and footwork.

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