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. And Caggiano admitted to paying him for the bout, indeed all his supposed amateur bouts. (Lords of the Ring; The greatest fighters since 1950 pages 44 to 4
The facts are Marciano made his pro debut in March 1947 and loss a decision in March 1948...
Pros play in the Olympics all the time in many sports.