"Amateur" boxing ceases to exist.

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  1. STB

    STB #noexcuses Full Member

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    Watching the Commonwealth boxing this week, trhe commentators mentioned that the boxing that we have always referred to as amateur boxing will from now on be referred to as "olympic style boxing"

    So, there will be no more Amateur World Boxing Championships, they will simply be referred to as The World Boxing Championships.

    I assume this the segue into the new pro league, and the WSB has already muddied the water.
     
  2. Skins

    Skins Well-Known Member Full Member

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    They can just call it Cuban Style Boxing
     
  3. Scorpion

    Scorpion Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I don't know why the word amateur is so looked down upon. I actually prefer amateur boxing over pro's generally. Kinda like College basketball or football vs the pros.

    I think amateur boxing has a much better ring that olympic style boxing.
     
  4. DKD

    DKD Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Why can't they just leave things alone?

    Anyway, I'll no doubt keep referring to the amateurs as 'the amateurs' regardless of any changes to the name.
     
  5. boxeo#1

    boxeo#1 Boxer-Puncher booted

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    It was called Olympic Style Boxing for the last decade or so :roll:
    Since about a year it's called AIBA Open Boxing (AOB). Then there's WSB and APB.
     
  6. captain hook

    captain hook Well-Known Member Full Member

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    no headgear, pro scoring system - they cant leave things the same
     
  7. Joejr

    Joejr Boxing Addict booted

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    Because they want to take over pro boxing too
     
  8. rampant

    rampant Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Doesnt really make sense they are still amateur boxers, doesnt matter wethere wearing headgear, how they score the fights etc.

    They can call it what they want it's amateur boxing!
     
  9. STB

    STB #noexcuses Full Member

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    But they're not amateur anymore, thats the point.

    They're setting up a pro league and most of the top guys fight in the WSB which is a pay per fight competition.

    They've been amateur in name only for quite a while, and now the AIBA are just phasing the word out.
     
  10. MrSmall

    MrSmall Member Full Member

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    Phasing it out for those top guys.

    For the average joe doing a bit and having 8-10 fights in his lifetime, he is still an amateur boxer. Or is he an "Olympic style boxer"?
     
  11. STB

    STB #noexcuses Full Member

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    I think all competitive amateur boxing will be referred to as "olympic style"...

    Dont think it means you have to be an Olym[pic level boxer, its the actual style(3 rounds, IBA rules) that make it olympic style.
     
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    Competetive amateur boxing has been called OSB for about a decade (if not longer) now..

    Since about a year it's called AOB.

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  13. STB

    STB #noexcuses Full Member

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    Good to know.

    Didnt realize they had dropped the "amateur" moniker
     


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