Originally Posted by TBooze
I fully agree, but on top of this Marciano was paid to fight Wallace, thus it was a pro fight under a universal definition...
Following an occupation as a means of livelihood or for gain: a professional builder.
It has been said I have a standard that only applies to Marciano. That is completely true, and that standard is there because Marciano was the only fighter with (a legitmate) claim to be great because of a supposed unbeaten pro record.
And you must be able to deduce that if he fights and is not paid, that
is an amateur fight, by you own definition.
There is no universal agreement and never has been on constitutes an
amateur. The sanctioning body in charge determines the definition.