You can start as an amateur boxer by joining a local boxing club or gym.
Clubs usually offer ‘taster sessions’ so you can try the sport before deciding if you want to continue.
As well as fitness, strength and endurance, you’ll need to develop the technical boxing skills needed in the ring, along with the right attitude towards training and preparation.
You'll compete in your chosen weight division and represent your club in competitions.
If you show exceptional talent and potential, you may be selected to join the England Talent Pathway. This will offer you tailored training and support to help you compete in national, European and world amateur championships, and international events like the Olympics.
With experience, you could turn professional by joining a sports management company. They will organise competitive bouts for you and deal with the event's promotion and marketing.