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19! I wish I had started training at 19. I am 33 and I just started boxing a few months ago. Of course I'm just trying to get back into shape and don't have any aspirations of going pro. I've noticed that just by paying close attention to my coach and doing what he tells me, I get exponentially better than 1/2 the guys in my gym who have been doing it longer. Look at Rich Franklin. Practically taught himself and within a year was kicking the snot out of people. Hell, I've seen bad muthas with no training destroy guys with 10 black belts in every martial art. I think that is why I love MMA so much.