Originally Posted by scrap
In reality thats not true, Body shots are not scored as such now. Plus the scoring procedure has changed, Also when Headguards came in, it altered things a great deal. In the 30s there were 5 million Boxers in the States. Now most athletic Guys go into other Sports because of the money and Risk, same in Britain. Amatuers in the podium Bracket are on amazing money without paying percentages to anybody, so they stay amatuer longer.
The scoring changes all the time, you don't get points in the amateurs for glancing blows or pitter pat shots. Bodyshots do score when they are hard and clean, same as headshots. Headguards are gone next year and fyi boxing is one of the fastest growing sports in Britain, they've been very successful in recent years in the amateur game. Amateur boxing is also one of the safest sports in the world. USA amateur boxers go for the stick and move stylish style, that's not a successful style in amateur boxing anymore. Even Cuban boxers who use that style have been forced to adapt to a harder punching, pro style that gets rewarded now in the amateurs. That's why the slick boxing countries have fallen behind and the countries with the harder punching, more traditional style boxing are leading the amateur game (Eastern Europeans).