Some advice for a student?

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Hi all. I have boxed a bit in the past, but I'm moving 2 mins from a good club in a few weeks and want to start properly and compete . I'm at uni and aiming to do a PhD. I am of course aware I'll take hits to the head and that there are consequences to this, but do you think that these will be noticeable enough to have an impact on my studies? Thanks a lot people.
 
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On a more serious note, you will not be getting in the ring right away if the gym is like most boxing gyms I know of. The trainers will evaluate your technique, conditioning and go from there. Once in the ring sparring, you will likely be using 16 oz. gloves, have good headgear and a cup on, so the blows to the head will be dulled quite a bit, especially if sparring with an opponent of equal or lesser weight.

I really wouldn't worry much about getting onset pugilistic dementia or having some sparring rattle the old gray matter enough to affect you. The only thing it may do is humble you, embarrass you a bit if getting schooled, but also motivate you to do better in the future.
 
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Hi all. I have boxed a bit in the past, but I'm moving 2 mins from a good club in a few weeks and want to start properly and compete . I'm at uni and aiming to do a PhD. I am of course aware I'll take hits to the head and that there are consequences to this, but do you think that these will be noticeable enough to have an impact on my studies? Thanks a lot people.
Watch this video.

 
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Hi all. I have boxed a bit in the past, but I'm moving 2 mins from a good club in a few weeks and want to start properly and compete . I'm at uni and aiming to do a PhD. I am of course aware I'll take hits to the head and that there are consequences to this, but do you think that these will be noticeable enough to have an impact on my studies? Thanks a lot people.

You'll never know how good you are or could have been unless you try.
 
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On a more serious note, you will not be getting in the ring right away if the gym is like most boxing gyms I know of. The trainers will evaluate your technique, conditioning and go from there. Once in the ring sparring, you will likely be using 16 oz. gloves, have good headgear and a cup on, so the blows to the head will be dulled quite a bit, especially if sparring with an opponent of equal or lesser weight.

I really wouldn't worry much about getting onset pugilistic dementia or having some sparring rattle the old gray matter enough to affect you. The only thing it may do is humble you, embarrass you a bit if getting schooled, but also motivate you to do better in the future.
THIS.
 

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Scaremongering.

Ignore the above 'advice'.
Its more like watch what kind of club you walking in. If they're fuckwits like the uni club the poor fella was in, walk out right quick and go to a proper gym.
 
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Scaremongering.

Ignore the above 'advice'.
Bullshit. The first few minutes of that video talking about the kid, Tony, at the university in Colorado, his sparring partner at the time said they were sparring with bag gloves and torn equipment. That's total bullshit to have guys doing that. You don't spar with bag gloves.

Add the fact the guy said Tony was very easy to hit and you have a recipe for problems, especially when he said they went 4 rounds before he started complaining of a headache. That's 12 minutes of pounding on each other.