Originally Posted by Clovis Sangrail
First, a proper boxing regimen will require a weights, track-work and stretching. A proper boxing gym will have weights etc.
True. In addition to bag work and focus pads and sparring and all the stuff one would imagine, training for an actual fight requires running every morning/day. This can be easily done on one's own, though, if you don't need someone prodding you to go. My old trainer had us warm up for about 1-2 miles on the track and then run the stadium steps/bleachers repeatedly followed by wind sprints.
Originally Posted by jase12
it seems like in Perth if you've ever been to an MMA class you have to walk around with a Tapout shirt on and picking a fight with as many bouncers as you can see. think i'll give boxing a try to start with, I like the history around it and think it may be a useful skill to have. might go check out a couple of crossfit sessions as well just to see what its all about. thanks for your responses
Just know that taking boxing classes and training to fight are two totally different things. Boxing (group) classes won't really teach you how to fight--they will give you a good workout, help your balance and coordination, and give you a foundation of basic moves, all rewarding things. You will feel stronger, fitter, and more confident. But these skills don't automatically translate into ring proficiency though and actually fighting can often feel like starting back at square one.