If you really love it then you should already know what to say. Its a good sport, teaches discipline, keeps you in shape, teaches self defense. If ur parents dont want you boxing, most likely its because they think ur gonna get hurt. Tell them that u'll be wearing a lot of protective gear while sparring ( mouthpiece, headgear, cup protecter, hand wraps, gloves )Anyone get asked this question? How do you answer it? My friends, family, and loved ones are absolutely flabbergasted and all I know to say is that I love it.
um i did muay thai for a year (quite awhile back granted) and i can assure you a properly trained muay thai fighter would drop a boxer in 10 seconds flat, it is so rugged and vicous of a sport that boxing just cant compare in terms of damage output, cop repeated knees to the face, and elbow to the face a kick to just below the knee and u are down for the count. but thats entirely why i love amature boxing. unlike muay, when you go out to fight you arnt going to seriously hurt the other guy or get seriously hurt yourself, but at the same time u really get to give your all and see how you come out. again thats why i prefer amature boxing to proper boxing, i want to fight a guy to see how i compare but i dont want to cause serious injury or be seriously injured in return. just my 2 cents.You are now walking with a very elite group my friend. MMA, bjj, karate, muay thai, all these can not compare to two men going toe to toe, slugging it out. I'm 50 and I still LOVE to spar. These other sports may talk **** about us but they respect us because they know we will drop their ass with a three punch combo.
I tell people I box becauseAnyone get asked this question? How do you answer it? My friends, family, and loved ones are absolutely flabbergasted and all I know to say is that I love it.