Amity school of Physical Education and
Sports Psychology and Sociology(PEDU 247)
Presentation on Difference between Professional and Amateur
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SARTHAK SHARMA A3013821067 Dr. Ajit Kumar
DEEPANSHU SHEORAN A3013821068
Difference between Professional and Amateur
Amateurs wait to feel inspired.
Professionals stick to a schedule.
• Amateurs only work and practicewhen they feel motivated
to do so.
• They wait for inspiration, or permission from somebody
else, to take action towards their goals—to exercise,to
write more and so on.
• Professionals don’t let their feelingsdictate their actions.
• They intentionally create and stickto a schedulecome rain
Amateurs strive to achieve.
Professionals strive to improve.
Just like a recreational runner preparing for a marathon,
Amateurs strive for the achievement of finishing the marathon.
After the marathon, the recreational runner no longer strives to
improve their running. The achievement has now been
reached, so the incentive to stay consistent with practice is very
The professional understands that an achievement is simply an
indication of how much they’ve improved.
They are focused on continuous growth and seek to find new
ways to improve themselves.
Amateurs focus on goals.
Professionals focus on habits.
• Amateurs are obsessed with the outcome.
They seek the instant gratification of quick
results and look to ‘sprint’ to success.
• They struggle with ‘resistance’ and
procrastination because of their intense focus
on the end result.
• Professionals treat success like a marathon
and not a sprint. They focus on developing the
habits that will naturally help them to achieve
their goals as a by-product.
Amateurs stall after failure.
Professionals grow after failure.
Amateurs try to avoid failure at all costs. They fear
criticism and worry too much about what people
would think if they failed.
Amateurs give up when faced with adversity and
tough challenges. They lack the mental toughness to
push forward and succeed.
Professionals understand that failure is an inevitable
and necessary part of growth.
They treat failure and criticism like a scientist—
discarding the irrelevant information and using the
relevant feedback to become better at what they do.
Amateurs live for opinions.
Professionals live for the truth.
• Amateurs are easily swayed by the opinions
and ‘best practices’ of the majority of people in
• The basis of an Amateur’s decision-making is
their belief that “I’m right because I believe I
• Professionals actively question widely held
assumptions about how things should be done.
• A professional’s decision-making process is
based on objectivity, not opinions. This type of
thinking prevents them from making bad
Many great boxers like Muhammad Ali,
Oscar De La Hoya, Evander Holyfield,
and Sugar Ray Leonard got their start in
amateur (Olympic) boxing. They used
their success in amateur boxing as a
platform for launching
their professional boxing careers and
went on to become household names
that shaped the boxing industry. Despite
the popularity of both amateur boxing
and professional boxing, most boxing
fans don’t know the vast differences
between the two sports.
In amateur boxing,
one needs to have
fast hands and feet to
do well. The amateur
boxing style involves
because the boxer
will be throwing one,
two, or jab, then
move in and out of
boxing, a boxer looks
for the big shot and
knocks out more often.
The boxers plant their
feet more and throw
powerful shots at their
opponent. An amateur
must land his punch
directly on the closed
glove, but a
professional can hit the
opponent on his back
or the kidneys’ area.
In professional boxing, the main objective is to
earn more money by knocking out their opponent,
whereas, in amateur boxing, the boxer aims at
scoring as many points as possible. In professional
boxing, there is no prize money. The boxer is paid
through purse money. Purse money is the amount
of money agreed upon before the fight that each
fighter is to be paid for completing the fight. They
do not win or lose money based on the result of
the fight. The amount of money to be settled
between each boxer can be different and can
include various clauses. In amateur boxing,
fighters are awarded a fixed amount if they win.
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