Originally Posted by dealt_with
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).
I agree USABOXING, has ruined amateur boxing in the US. Our boxers turn pro too early. This current crop of USA Olympians are totally underwhelming.
I really would like to learn about boxing in the UK, how it compares to to US boxing. What do you emphasize in training skill-wise. Where I live the emphasis is on body punching and power, more offense then defense. I would think they are more technical in the UK.
The UK puts US pro boxing to shame, the crowds and the support for your fighters is truly amazing. Ogogo turning pro with Goldenboy I dont know if that was the best idea. The UK would have done a better job, oh well time will tell.