To become a professional boxer, one must have skill and experience, be in good health at a healthy weight and have an excellent trainer. Once a person has these things, constant rigorous training is required.
Most, if not all professional boxers begin their careers as amateurs, and they have already made a name for themselves before they hit the pro circuit. Hiring a professional manager is an important step to becoming a pro and a manager can help schedule a boxer's first professional fight.
Training for a professional boxer happens outside the ring as well as inside. Dance classes like ballet can be very beneficial to fighters because it improves balance, agility and physical strength.Learn More
As of December 2014, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao have not fought. No fight is scheduled at present, but there are rumors of one occurring at some point in 2015.Full Answer >
Muhammad Ali, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Mike Tyson and Naseem Hamed are some of the most famous boxing professionals to ever grace the ring. Ali, arguably the most famous boxer of all time, was not only a champion boxer but also a political activist and motivational speaker. Ali became the heavyweight champion in 1964 after beating Sonny Liston and coining the still-popular phrase "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee."Full Answer >
Muhammad Ali began boxing in order to learn how to defend himself and stand up to others. He was just twelve years old when he began fighting.Full Answer >
In boxing, reach is measured by extending one arm to the side, perpendicular to the body, then measuring the distance between the armpit and the end of the fully closed fist. The boxer must remove his shirt and warm up for an accurate measurement of his reach.Full Answer >