Want to start boxing, need some hep

May 16, 2015

I've been interested in boxing for over 2 years now, watching fights, see others training etc.
And since I want to gain some weight (I'm a girl and I'm naturally skinny) I wanted to start boxing.
I have a few questions though, hope y'all can help me out a little.

- First of all: can you gain weight by doing boxing? Or do most people lose weight?
- My mom doesn't really like the though of me boxing, I already told her it's about more than just beating eachother etc, anything else I could possibly tell or show her?
- This may seem like a weird question but do they take girls seriously in the boxing scene? Since a lot of people still think fighting sports are just for guys etc.
- Should I work on my condition before I start going to a gym?