Originally Posted by pong
i hate this keeps good ams from turning pro
That is one way of looking at it, but for better or worse we're stuck with it for now. AIBA is really invested in it and probably won't throw in the towel any time soon, so long as it's even vaguely popular (even if only in a few of the participating countries).
To put a positive spin on it, this does help prep top amateurs for the transition into the pro game and help them "shed" that ugly amateur style and bad habits that many retain well into their pro careers, and to acclimate to the pro style & scoring system.