Originally Posted by Jolly Roger
I don't get what the fuck amateur boxing is, I always thought it was a place for young boxers to learn the craft before they turn pro. Now it seems some are tempted to be CAREER amateurs. Now that is fine if you are from somewhere like Cuba, and I expect it is hard to get into the pro ranks if you are from somewhere like Kazakhstan, but we have UK Olympics medalists umming and ahhing over whether to turn pro. I can't get my head round it. I haven't heard of any Olympians from any country turning pro yet, even that Lomachenko guy.
AIBA are paying the top amateurs fuckloads to compete in that World Series of Boxing shit.
I can understand why some of the younger and less talented lads would choose the WSB but I read Lomachenko signed a 5 year deal with the WSB and he's a fucking world class amateur who could make millions in the pros. Waste of talent.