Why Amateur Boxing?

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Amateur Boxing?! Why would you want to do that? Aren’t you concerned about you face? You don’t actually get hit though?!…Right?


This is basically the reaction that I get from most people when I tell them that I’m an amateur boxer. And then a lot of them just don’t believe me and think that I’m joking.

I had always wanted to do some sort of martial arts as a kid, and I was involved in many sports from basketball, to floor hockey, sailing and playing soccer on two teams. I would like to think that I am a natural athlete.

As a child, that’s what I wanted to be…an Athlete. But I soon realized that it was too late to be a soccer star, and I was too short to be a pro basketball player. So my dreams of being an athlete disappeared.

It all started about 4 years ago. My previous roommate was taking this beginner boxing class and asked me if I’d like to drop in for a free class.  It was nearing the summer break of my first year in college and I thought that it would be a good break. Being in college, I had decided to stop all sports to focus on studying. This was probably the worst decision I could have made, because there really was no balance between work and play.

After the first class I was hooked. I was so sore the next day, that I could hardly lift my arms. It wasn’t like any other sport I had ever done…and I knew that I wasn’t going to stop doing it anytime soon.

Four years later, I am now training full time, improving every day and getting ready for more competitions!

Have a great day! -Ev


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