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    This is the Future of amateur boxing

    actually the present.thought you guys might be interested. this is what Rio should look like.check out the match from today. no headgear. no jerseys. BASHENOV vs LOMACHENKO - Team Finals - Day 1 - WSB ...
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    Re: This is the Future of amateur boxing

    Good stuff, Deepwater. Thanks! Way to school the slow to know. Holla!

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    Re: This is the Future of amateur boxing

    What size gloves will they be going with.

    16?

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    Re: This is the Future of amateur boxing

    Just as the pros, amayseng -- flyweight to welterweight 8oz; middleweight to super heavyweighf 10oz. Holla!

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    Re: This is the Future of amateur boxing

    Then what makes it amateur if they are taking all of the amateur

    elements out?

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    Re: This is the Future of amateur boxing

    Good question. Lesser rounds, another level of judgement, regulatory details - but since AIBA have even thrown the name "amateur" out of the ring, it's no surprise. AIBA has in effect used its unique monopolic status - thru its national federations - to take current and future olympic boxers (the former amateur version of the sport is now called olympic boxing, no matter if a fighter actually apperats in the Olympics) hostage, cuz: what boxer will not sign the dotted line the same day as, say, a final in an international tournament, knowing that the same guys wanting your signatur appoints the judges? And so, a boxer is groomed from being a junior in the local gym to the major stages of olympic boxing, gets signed, passes thru the semi-pro version called WSB and is then, the same way as earlier, forced to sign for APB. Via their unique position in the world of former amateur boxing, AIBA has the potential to become the powerbroker of powerbrokers in all of boxing. GBP and Top Rank better take some quick bites of the Asian market now, cuz when AIBA get its proship rolling, they will rock and roll and rule world wide - really worldwide.

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    Re: This is the Future of amateur boxing

    Amateur is just a name. And for only 29 years did the power that be require for boxers to have on head gears. Before 1984, only in peewee and military competition were head gears and 10oz gloves required. And in the National Golden Gloves 10oz gloves, but no head gears.

    Nothing under the sun is new. Amateur boxing is simply going back to the future. BTW, letting the fighters openly fight pro is good too, because quite a few of money-needing amateurs fought for money under pseudonyms in backwoods of their countries, particularly in the U.S.A., Mexico, Brazil, Central American countries and the Pilipinas. And then they back fought amateur in national and international competition. Holla!
    Last edited by Radam G; 05-11-2013 at 04:11 AM.

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    Re: This is the Future of amateur boxing

    Da BobFather is already in that Asian market. That is what he is during in China. And Big Money O is handling Latin American. There is no standout yet in the European market. And the Middle East market is getting rapped up by the BobFather and the now-weak Don King. Holla!
    Last edited by Radam G; 05-10-2013 at 09:39 PM.

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    Re: This is the Future of amateur boxing

    I can dig it.

    However what about minors, children and the effects it will have

    on not only concussions but the brain taking damage?

    As a pro, an adult, u are at the level to protect yourself.


    As a child coming up thro the teens you are taking excessive shots while you learn.


    This may cause some controversy.

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    Re: This is the Future of amateur boxing

    My son is 14 an he ha been sparring me with head gear

    Since he was 12.

    So head gear say 12-17 is healthy compared

    to thousands of punches without headgear for those boxers competing

    in amateur fights.

    Some guys fight 300 amateur fights.


    Radam do u see this being a health risk for kids?

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