Becoming a fighter depends on you and your work towards it. You need to know that the training is tough as well and the hours are long. When you become a champion, everyone is out to draw blood from you.
How do you prepare to stand toe to toe with someone? It is simple, you train and you train intensively. Combat sports are not for the feeble hearted. You need to first make the decision to dedicate yourself to the sport.
It doesn't stop there, once you have made this commitment to train. You have to also dedicate yourself to a certain level of discipline. You need to eat well and in return your body will grow and become more powerful. You must sleep right so your muscles can rest.
Pride must not get in the way of your progress. This might be the most difficult part of your fighting journey. When you first step into a gym or work out on a boxing bag with no experiences you're not a boxer just yet. In time you will develop abilities and the skills needed needed to become a great fighter. Remember Rome was not built in a day.
Now that you have understood all that you have to sacrifice and have made the dedication to train your way to becoming a boxer. The following step in the procedure is starting your training. Remember when training to work into it, most trainers won't let you in a ring to spar until you have been training for 3-6 months.
Keep in mind there's a logical reason for this. Throwing an inexperienced fighter against and seasoned fighter is throwing the sheep to the wolves. When training, always remember that cardio is important. Most fights are lost when a fighter becomes winded. Remember to train with intensity, when you train.
Push yourself when working the bags or running on the path for that instant burst. The harder you train the more you sweat the less you'll bleed. So a successful fighter is a conditioned combatant. Most times the better conditioned athlete wins. Even in rare cases being in great shape will never damage a combatant.
Before you run, you should walk. This is crucial to remember as all great fighters had to start somewhere. The moment you assimilate the basics, you are ready to spar and don't be frightened. This is common as I still remember the panic that rushed in my head whenever I stepped in the ring. It took countless sessions of practice before I could calm my nerves in the ring.
When you get a little experience in the ring, never become fed-up and always train with better fighters. Train with fighters who are better than you they will only make you better. Before each sparring session speak to your trainer or the man you're sparring with on something you want to work on.
This is important because sparring is the closest thing you've got to the real thing to becoming a fighter. So pick out particular things you would like to work on like counter punching and focus on such while sparring. Every now again do a few rounds trying to throw everything together.
In short it takes willingness to learn, discipline, dedication and heart to be a boxer. If you can embody all these core values then you are on the right track. With these characteristics you'll easily withstand the rigorous training and sacrifices that need to be made. The nice thing about boxing training is these traits tend to transfer into your life outside boxing.