Originally Posted by TBooze
It was not amateur as you cannot turn amateur again after being a pro, hence no pro's in the Olympics.
Marciano took his first profesional fight while he was still an amateur to make some money on the side and concealed his identity to retain his amateur status.
That dose not mean that all his subsequent amateur fights are converted into profesional fights by default. They were fought under amateur rules and sanctioned by amateur comissions.
It dosn't work like that.