Originally Posted by IntentionalButt
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.
i think its a loss maker bankrolled by oil rich ex soviet states so it could stick around for a while.from what I see on it doesn't get great fan interest.look in the brit forum nobody is bothered about their team
btw american commissions decided to count wsb fights as pro fights I believe