Originally Posted by bald_head_slick
That is more indicative of recent changes in the sport than an assessment of the quality of US (pro) program. Amateur Boxing no longer resembles Boxing. It is a fencing match. It doesn't translate well to the pros. A pro style doesn't translate well to it.
This is why previous years' Olympic rosters read like a who-will-be-who in pro Boxing. Now? Who are the gold medalists and what have they done? The winners are a bunch of nobodies on the pro scene.
You haven't heard of the gold medallists but you will do soon. You say they're nobodies because they're not American, the US can't win anything. Amateur boxing hasn't resembled fencing since 2004 so I don't know what you're talking about. Even those boxers from the 'fencing' years such as Golovkin, Dirrell etc. managed to do well in the pros with the exact same style they used as amateurs.
Here are two top amateurs from the last worlds. Where are the American equivalents? This doesn't look like fencing to me