Originally Posted by The Kurgan
Sad to think that Shannon Briggs was the most successful of the lot! At any moment in time, most heavyweight prospects aren't going to make it.
I remember that article!
This is the truth, however I do think if you win a gold or silver medal in either the Olympics or World Amateur championships, you are likely a top 10 contender, with close to 50% chance of winning an alphabet title.
The good news for heavyweight fans is the 2012 class at super heavyweight is loaded with young talent. This is the deepest class in many years. Deeper than 2008, 2004, 2000, 1996, 1992, and 1988. Wether the 2012 class has dominating talent in the professional ranks like Bowe, Lewis, or Klitshcko remains to be seen.