Career In Boxing


When boxing comes to mind, names like Mohammed Ali, Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao and Wladimir Klitschko come to mind. These were boxing greats who made the sport popular and intriguing to watch.

Boxing is a sport or practice of fighting with the fists, especially with padded gloves in a roped square ring according to prescribed rules. Professional boxers tend to compete in one specific weight category, e.g. flyweight, bantamweight or heavyweight. It is interesting to not that some boxers control their weight, purposefully increasing it or decreasing it, so that they can compete at different weight levels in an attempt to win more titles and belts.

Making a living from boxing is very difficult. At amateur level, it’s very unlikely that you will be paid for a fight. Even once you have become a professional, you will only be paid a small amount, perhaps a few hundred pounds, for each fight. Indeed, many boxers have part-time jobs to fund their training and equipment costs. Eventually, if you hit the big time, you could end up earning millions of pounds for just one boxing match.



  1. A boxing glove and outfit
  2. Training is not only part of your career but an everyday lifestyle.
  3. Taking part in boxing matches


There are no educational qualifications required to begin or make it in boxing but one needs to be knowledgeable about the sport.


To begin training for the sport, one needs;

  1. Boxing gloves
  2. Boxer shorts and vest
  3. Mouth guard
  4. A punch bag
  5. A gymn
  6. Occasional boxing matches to review progress
  7. Watch boxing Videos matches and tutorials or attend boxing matches to familiarize yourself with the sport


To be at the top of your game as a boxer, you require;

  1. Great physical health
  2. Swift and light on your feet
  3. Commitment to continuous training
  4. Master of the sport to know the techniques
  5. Endurance
  6. Psychologically sound
  7. Natural talent or skill
  8. Ability to land a well-timed and powerful punch


As good athlete can seamlessly translate their skills in the same sport as a coach, trainer or mentor.

  1. Endorsements
  2. Sponsorships
  3. You can also become a boxing promoter