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I wouldn't go as far as calling it a science, but it is, in my personal opinion, a form of art. It requires so much dedication, effort and training from the boxers, they put their health at risk, and it is so much technique in it.

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I wouldn't go as far as calling it a science, but it is, in my personal opinion, a form of art. It requires so much dedication, effort and training from the boxers, they put their health at risk, and it is so much technique in it.

 

 

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--- Boxing is the study of human physiology and anatomy to design various styles and techniques on how to deliver punches, how to avoid punches, and various footwork techniques coordinated with the hands and body.

 

The same efforts go into training techniques and nutrition and fight plans, so yes in all it is a science even if many of the practitioners and trainers were often uneducated. There's certainly an element of instincts and intuition also involved, so the psychology and mental confidence is equally important. Money ain't bad if you're half good and exciting though there are notable exceptions where even the best can be poorly compensated.

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--- Boxing is the study of human physiology and anatomy to design various styles and techniques on how to deliver punches, how to avoid punches, and various footwork techniques coordinated with the hands and body.

 

The same efforts go into training techniques and nutrition and fight plans, so yes in all it is a science even if many of the practitioners and trainers were often uneducated. There's certainly an element of instincts and intuition also involved, so the psychology and mental confidence is equally important. Money ain't bad if you're half good and exciting though there are notable exceptions where even the best can be poorly compensated.

 

15 a good age to start boxing

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--- Knowing what I know now about boxing, I would chose age 21 to allow full brain development before turning pro. In the mean time a kid could study boxing, train and even get in some light sparring against really quick, light hitting boxer types and work on his overall physical development with other sports like soccer, baseball, swimming, some light running, but not on pavement. Ping Pong would be perfect and the Klitschkos keep tables in their training quarters for fun games involving quick hand reflexes and timing.

 

I wouldn't be in the amas but for a few moments if any. I'd pick a good trainer and pay him well as a good manager. No scrimping as you either go full on to be the best for best money or forget about it. I wouldn't be shy about retiring when the time was ripe either.

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In my opinion, boxing is not an art. Art is something you create. Boxing is something you learn. But we all have our own definition of what is artistic.

 

I have to disagree, although it is a skill to obtain, some fighters create amazing experiences for those watching. There is also science to both technique and the physical rammifications so that definition wouldn't be too far off perhaps.

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I wouldn't go as far as calling it a science, but it is, in my personal opinion, a form of art. It requires so much dedication, effort and training from the boxers, they put their health at risk, and it is so much technique in it.

 

 

I completely agree that it's more of an Art than a Science.

 

I think it got the name Sweet Science long ago, when the boxing crowd was trying to convince the general public that boxing wasn't just some savage thing. But it's actually more of an art, because it has a lot to do with instinct, heart, feel, intuition, etc.

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--- The scientific study or application of those things is a science, and if you know anything about great scientists, they have an art to their methodology.

 

Issac Newton used to do some bareknucks in his youth as many other great inventors and scions who did some boxing back in their day. Boxing is more than just science or art, it's whatever anyone wants to make of it in the moment.

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hmm 21 thanks for answer

 

21 is way too late to start boxing. You need years of amatuer fights before you should consider turning pro....if you expect to get anywhere that is.

Wilfred Benitez won a world title at age 17, and went on to become a three division champ. My advice would be that defence is more important than offence.

My friends son has been doing martial arts since he could walk. He is now a British junior Thai boxing champ, and by the time he is an adult, he will have so much experience, it will give him a massive advantage when he turns pro

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There is definitely some science behind boxing. As Frankie Dunn said it in ‘Million Dollar Baby’ everything happens backwards in boxing. It’s unnatural and yes, there is science involved. It's just that, it takes some time to notice it.

 

A quote from a movie doesn't really add much weight to the debate though.

If boxing is a science, isn't every other sport?

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I cannot imagine any spectators in the colloseum exclaiming, look at the science on display here Claudius!

However men have fought, since they have been on the planet. They developed new and varied forms of combat to gain an advantage, so science and research obviously were applied at some stage.

To say boxing is not an art, must be incorrect, because of the word martial art. Surely boxing is a western version of martial arts. Thai boxing is boxing Thai style. Kick boxing is boxing Karate mixed with boxing. Boxing is seperated (by some) from martial arts just because it is not oriental, however there are many martial arts that are not oriental, and basically they are all forms of defence and attack.

So in summary, it would appear that boxing is a scientific art....everyone is right.

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21 is way too late to start boxing. You need years of amatuer fights before you should consider turning pro....if you expect to get anywhere that is.

Wilfred Benitez won a world title at age 17, and went on to become a three division champ. My advice would be that defence is more important than offence.

My friends son has been doing martial arts since he could walk. He is now a British junior Thai boxing champ, and by the time he is an adult, he will have so much experience, it will give him a massive advantage when he turns pro

 

Sergio Martinez didn't start boxing until he was 20 years old, probably takes a special kind of athlete though, atleast in boxing. Martial arts is another matter.

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Sergio Martinez didn't start boxing until he was 20 years old, probably takes a special kind of athlete though, atleast in boxing. Martial arts is another matter.

 

Oh I know there are ALWAYS exceptions to the norm, but check the ages of all the top fighters of all time, and I am sure that nearly all, will have started young.

I know martial arts is a different matter, but Thai, is not that different. I did it for years as well as boxing and many other sports.

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So many do call it a science, but the best fitting will be "Art" it requires dedication, , training, skills:acquired or talented. It's a process, a kinda development but not a natural phenomenon. It's beauty makes it more uniquely an art of strength and commitment

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In my opinion, boxing is not an art. Art is something you create. Boxing is something you learn. But we all have our own definition of what is artistic.

 

Nice one! A sport where two opponents punch each other with gloved fists, the object being to score more points by the end of the match or by knockout, or technical knockout. Much of creativity is involve, even sometimes you learn to create

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In my opinion, boxing is not an art. Art is something you create. Boxing is something you learn. But we all have our own definition of what is artistic.

 

To me boxing is an artform if anything. Atleast if done right. It's athletics at it's finest that inspire us and creates amazing stuff!

 

I agree with you pal, creativity at it's peak, even if you learn it will be left for you to develop yourself. Attain great Heights, win with ur tactics, & be creative... It's entertaining and it's not always about learning. Its purely artistry

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Boxing is the sport to which all other sports aspire.” -George Foreman"

How can one sport aspire to be another sport? This is not like one man wanting to be like another -better- man, aka aspirations. If soccer aspired to be like boxing..

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