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Amateur Boxing Program

1on1 Boxing Fitness' amateur boxing program, is the competitive side of boxing. 1on1 Boxing Fitness is a member of USA BOXING, United States Amateur Boxing,Inc. The national governing body for Olympic-style boxing in the United States. The Arizona LBC puts together matches locally where you can get in the ring. You can register at our gym and work with me as your head boxing coach and personal trainer if this is the direction you want to take your training!

The Focus

What makes our Amateur Boxing Program different from the others, a comprehensive program specifically tailored to improve your unique abilities. Improve Punching Power, explosiveness, speed and agility. 1on1 Boxing Fitness is not just about boxing, It's about being the best in boxing and being in the best shape your could possibly be in to achieve your success in the ring. If competitive boxing is your goal, it is a long, yet satisfying road ahead. Do you have the heart to push yourself past your previously conceived pain threshold? Are you willing to battle through exhaustion and continue working until that final bell? Every sport has its elite athletes, but any of them would reach physical failure after a few rounds in the ring. In a boxing match, you will have two opponents: the boxer in the opposite corner, and fatigue. Boxing takes athletes to a whole new level. Not only must a boxer maintain his physical condition to throw punches and move constantly round after round, but also maintain his mental composure as he rapidly calculates his opponents next moves, as well as his own. This mental and physical combination can take an overwhelming toll on the body of even the most elite of athletes. To combat and prepare for such exhaustion, a boxer must train mind and body alike, drilling cardio and technique religiously. Such training will undoubtedly leave you in the best shape of your life. Although there is no amateur requirement to become a professional boxer, amateur experience is highly recommended. Most successful professional boxers have not only amateur experience, but national and even Olympic experience as well. Above all, the successful boxer, whether professional or amateur, must rely on one key component: a good trainer. No two people are alike, so no two fighters are alike. A good trainer cares enough about each individual fighter to look as deeply as possible and scrutinize every characteristic that makes each person who they are. While some fighters are ready to spar after a month of training, another fighter of the exact same physical condition and skill set may take two or three more months to be mentally prepared. A good, competent coach will recognize this and step back, not pushing the fighter into a sparring match he/she is not mentally prepared for and crushing the spirit, drive, desire, and most of all the confidence of that young fighter.

What You Will Need to Start Amateur Boxing

If you are up to the challenge and wish to become a competitive boxer, the next step on your boxing “to-do” list is to find a boxing gym registered through USA BOXING (luckily, 1on1 Boxing Fitness is just that! So you are one step ahead!) and obtain your USA Amateur Boxing Passbook. Acquiring your boxing passbook is a very simple process. First, ask your coach for an application. Any gym registered with USA Boxing will have applications on hand for you. This is crucial because without a passbook, you can’t fight. When you submit your application, you must include:

  • A notarized copy of your birth certificate.
  • (2)passport photos (these can be taken at Walgreen’s, CVS, or the post office).
  • the name and license number of your gym (if you do not attend a registered boxing club you must specify that you fight “Unattached*”).
  • The cost of registration is $50.00
Registration is payable by money order only and made out to USA BOXING with no exceptions and the registration must be renewed annually.
Once completing all requirements, return your application, payment, photos, and notarized copy of your birth certificate to your coach or club. Approximately two weeks after mailing in your application, you will receive your official Amateur boxing passbook. You are now eligible to enter a sanctioned amateur boxing match.
Click here for information on the required protective gear for amateur boxing

Boxing in Mesa, Arizona

Christopher Terry
Boxing Coach/Personal Trainer

1815 W. 1st. Ave Ste. 145
Mesa, Arizona 85202

Call: 602-422-5245

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