THe Val Barker trophy is awarded every four years to the "pound for pound" best boxer at the olympics. It encompasses style, result, skill etc... Several of the guys who won it (mostly Cubans and ex-USSR fighters) were not able to go pro, but some did. Here are some of them and their results: Lou Laurie (16-11-1 (0)) http://boxrec.com/boxer/75504 never seemed to amount to much in the pros. George Hunter (13-6-0 (0)) http://boxrec.com/boxer/181364 Like Laurie, never seemed to amount to much, fought for a few regional titles, but that's it. Nino Benvenuti (82-7-1 (0)) http://boxrec.com/boxer/8999 generally considered an ATG. Had some great fights with Griffith and Rodriguez. Famous for a classy, elegant style and a deadly left hook to accompany his ranginess. Was never the most focused fighter out there, so he has some results that probably shouldn't be there, but overall a widely accepted great MW and JMW. Waruinge Nakayama (14-10-1 (0)) http://boxrec.com/boxer/13990 Wasn't actually the gold medalist in his olympics (represented Kenya), not sure why, but presumably there was some robbery involved. Not a great pro career, fought mostly out of Japan and lost to the only two titlists he faced (Riasco and the great Carlos Zarate). Still, a classy, skilled fighter, surprising he didn't amount to more. Howard Davis Jr (36-6-1 (0)) http://boxrec.com/boxer/554 Davis's career was something of a let-down. He lost every shot he had at a title and never beat a great fighter. For a man projected for greatness, he fell short, but always had a classy, versatile style. Patrizio Oliva (57-2-0 (0)) http://boxrec.com/boxer/4575 A good boxer, but not much of a puncher. Had good speed and toughness, and was able to put together a brief fun as a titlist, but never turned out great as hoped. Spent most of his career fighting local European style candidates, but did fight a Buddy McGirt and a few other good fighters. Paul Gonzales (16-4-0 (0)) http://boxrec.com/boxer/508 Lost his only shot at a title against Canizales, who was, to Gonzales's credit, a very good boxer (Gonzales would take a decision over him earlier on). Sadly, a pretty unremarkable pro career Roy Jones Jr (65-9-0 (0)) http://boxrec.com/boxer/774820 Not much needs to be said here. A certifiable ATG with one of the most spectacular highs in boxing history, period. Vassiliy Jirov (38-3-1 (0)) http://boxrec.com/boxer/7121 Jirov was a pretty memorable cruiser. A good pressure fighter with endless stamina and heart and combination punching skills, his war with James Toney will always stand out as one of the best fights of modern times. Legends surrounded Jirov and his intense training regimen and he had a decent amount of hype. Ultimately, he never lived up to it hype, but his career was a good one and one of the better ones in cruiserweight history. Vasyl Lomachenko (8-1-0 (0)) http://boxrec.com/boxer/659771 well, I don't think he needs to be introduced. After a setback against Salido, he has turned his career around pretty well and now seems to be on most people's P4P list. We'll see where he goes, but his career has already been pretty good.