I agree that if it's in the olympics, they should be really careful about not stopping it too early or, obviously, too late. There's A LOT at stake in a gold medal bout in terms of professional contracts and future earnings. The gold got Rademacher a shortcut to a title shot. Leon Spinks, too. It got Ali and Frazier big time management straight out of the gate. Look at the 1984 olympians turning pro on the prime time tv extravaganza in November. Who was on TV? The gold medal winners: Breland, Whitaker, Taylor, Biggs. Who wasn't on TV? Silver medalist Virgil Hill. Okay, bronze winner Holyfield was on, but due to his being jobbed in the olympics, he had enough fame to join the gold medal winners. I was in the Navy in 1988, so I don't know if Riddick Bowe's debut (on the Camacho-Mancini card) was televised or not. I tend to think not. Or maybe highlights were in a "this also happened tonight" segment. But I'm pretty sure Lennox Lewis' debut was televised in the UK. Gold shines brightest.