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Cost of Being a Pro Boxer

April 19, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 187

Boxing can be an expensive sport, especially for someone who is trying to go pro. There are a lot of necessities needed to become a great boxer, many of which requires money to get. Some of these necessities cost only a few dollars. However, some can cost hundreds or even thousands. Here is a small brake down of what one may need and the cost associated with them.

Coaching fees

First thing an inspiring pro boxer will need, is a coach. This can cost as low as forty-five dollars a month if he or she is going to a boxing gym. However, to become a great boxer, an inspiring pro would want a little more one on one attention. This can cost hundreds of dollars an hour, unless the coach feels that a student has enough talent to make it to the top. However, this is rare and serous competitors shouldn't count on this.

Gym fees

Pro boxers have to keep up on their fitness. To achieve this, most boxers will opt to pay for a gym membership. Gyms offer a ton of exercise equipment that most people will never be able to afford on their own. Exercise machines like treadmills, rowers, weight lift devices and more, can be found at gyms. This equipment is usually up to date and state of the art. Because of this, future pros are willing to pay 40 to 150 dollars a month to be a member.

Equipment cost

There is some equipment boxers just need in order to compete. Equipment like boxing gloves, hand wraps, head protectors, and a mouth guard all has to be bought. Boxing students should avoid borrowing or buying use equipment do to the number illnesses that can be spread. Here is a brake down of this stuff can run in price.

Gloves and head gear can cost between 20 to 100 dollars a piece for a good set.

Hand wraps will cost around 10 to 40 dollars depending on the type and brand.

Mouth guards can cost seven dollars for a pre fitted one and up wards of a couple of grand for a custom one.

Supplements

Although I don't believe that too many supplements actually help people. A few of them maybe needed to help a future champ recover and build more power. Protein shakes can help build muscle, while a supplement like cherry tart can help repair it and vitamins can increase energy and keep the boxer's immune system strong while he or she trains.

Supplements can get very expensive however. Protein shakes can cost hundreds of dollars a month. Vitamin s aren't that cheap neither and can run about 20 dollars or more for a thirty-day supply. Boxers looking to go pro should expect to pay between a hundred to two hundred a month for supplements.

Food

Most people don't associate food as an expense with boxing. Mainly because they buy it regardless if they are competing in a sport or not. However, boxers have to eat healthy, which can increase the cost of their grocery bill. On the bright smart shopper can limit this increase just by using coupons and looking for sales. To be safe though, it would be smart for one to put an additional fifty bucks a month aside for food.

Pain relief

Yet another expense no one seems to think about. Boxers do a lot of drills and take a lot of beatings, which means they will need a lot of pain relief. Items like a first aid kit, ace bandages, aspirin, and some icy hot patches are all commonly used by boxers. Cost for these items can between 30 dollars or more a month.

Boxing license

Once a boxer is ready to compete, he or she will need a boxing license. This usually cost only about fifty to sixty dollars and have to be renewed every year. Physicals are also required to get a boxing license and may cost a little more money depending on the state.

Most costs associated with boxing are mostly yearly and one off fees, but there are a lot of monthly expenses that those looking to go into boxing should be sure to account for.

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