I will be doing a 3-part instructional on how to go about training for and competing in amateur boxing over at The Art of Manliness. The first guide, focusing on finding a gym and coach was published earlier today. Check it out if you like.
People come to boxing for a variety of different reasons and goals. Some come to the sport as a tool for self-defense, some come for fitness, and some have aspirations to compete. All are respectable goals, but this three part series will focus on those who plan to compete in amateur fights through USA Boxing.
In this first section, we will discuss how to find and decide on a boxing gym and how to decide on a coach.