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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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.
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!
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!