How to amateur boxers get fights?

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b_irnmn1812
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How to amateur boxers get fights?

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Generally promoters and matchmakers are the ones who set up the fights for the pros. But how do amateurs get fights that'll count on their record?
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Sign up at a local gym, find a trainer there and train. When your trainer thinks you're ready for a fight, they'll enter you in a local show or some novice tournament. It's not rocket science.
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b_irnmn1812 wrote: 24 Feb 2023, 06:49 Generally promoters and matchmakers are the ones who set up the fights for the pros. But how do amateurs get fights that'll count on their record?
Amateur boxers accrue fights by participating in Golden Gloves tournaments. Those competitions are organized on the local, regional, and national level. Aside from these tournaments - to the best of my knowledge - amateur fighters compete in off-tournament matches too.

There are other local, regional, and national amateur tournaments aside from Golden Gloves. There used to be the Amateur Athletic League (AAU), but if I'm not mistaken, that organization has been renamed or blended in with some other amateur boxing organization.

Aside from these fights, which are "official" bouts that go on a boxer's permanent record, there's something called a "smoker." That's an unofficial amateur bout which is arranged by trainers and gym owners, conducted very much like real bouts (including a referee and timekeeper), but which don't count on a boxer's permanent record.
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Amateur boxers accrue fights by participating in Golden Gloves tournaments. Those competitions are organized on the local, regional, and national level. Aside from these tournaments - to the best of my knowledge - amateur fighters compete in off-tournament matches too.

There are other local, regional, and national amateur tournaments aside from Golden Gloves. There used to be the Amateur Athletic League (AAU), but if I'm not mistaken, that organization has been renamed or blended in with some other amateur boxing organizationsnow rider 3d

Aside from these fights, which are "official" bouts that go on a boxer's permanent record, there's something called a "smoker." That's an unofficial amateur bout which is arranged by trainers and gym owners, conducted very much like real bouts (including a referee and timekeeper), but which don't count on a boxer's permanent record.
I still don't understand why it doesn't count towards the fighter's fixed performance. It's also a kind of achievement.
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As fighters don't get paid they will only take a fight they think they can win.

Pros happily take fights for the money.

Therefore amateur fights are typically well matched.

If you start getting really good, then you take part in open tournaments like the championships or international tournaments
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b_irnmn1812 wrote: 24 Feb 2023, 06:49 Generally promoters and matchmakers are the ones who set up the fights for the pros. But how do amateurs get fights that'll count on their record?
Amateur boxers typically get fights through their boxing clubs or gyms, which are often connected to amateur boxing associations. These associations organize competitions and bouts where boxers can register to participate. Coaches also play a crucial role in matchmaking, ensuring fighters are paired with opponents of similar skill and experience levels. Additionally, participating in local tournaments and championships can increase visibility and opportunities for more fights. It's all about staying active in the community and continuously training to be ready for the next bout.

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Typically your coach will tell the promoter your age, weight, and experience level (how many fights, or how many years in the gym). car games
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