2 time Olympic gold medalist Vasyl Lomachenko's pro debut

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  1. BomberMan

    BomberMan Brown Belt

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    2 time Olympic gold medalist Vasyl Lomachenko making his pro debut, it'll be real interesting to see how he does in the pros.

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    This guy is a beast of a fighter, ridiculous amateur career, check out his training, insane..

     
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    XCuTioNeR Mundo Hispano FECARBOX Champion

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    Beast of a fighter, you say?
     
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    XCuTioNeR Mundo Hispano FECARBOX Champion

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    Inform me when he leaves AIBA.
     
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    MC Paul Barman Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    Was that considered a pro fight?

    I read that it's still considered ammy.
     
  5. BomberMan

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    In the intros it states his record as 0-0, makes sense that he's making his pro debut.
     
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    It's not a pro debut, he's fighting in the World Series of Boxing. It's a new amateur system with 5 rounders, no headgear and a tenpoint must scoring system.

    They are essentially pro fights, it's a great new setup.
     
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    I don't think that was a pro fight. That guy he was fighting was too good for a first fight anyways.

    That was one of those world series of boxing cross over things.

    Although I know they are doing away with head gear and changing the scoring style to a professional 10 point system in the ammies. I can't wait for that.
     
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    He was fighting against the British Lion Hearts 61kg fighter Sam Maxwell, who is also an amateur.

    American's probably won't know much about this new World Series of Boxing, because they've been getting demolished since it began.
     
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    WSB is a dipping pool for ammies. So yes, it's a pro fight. Only thing is I'm not sure if the other orgs will even recognise them. I'll be curious if Boxrec lists it. He doesn't have a boxrec page as of now,
     
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    Sounds awesome, 10 point scoring system for ammys.
     
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    It is NOT a pro competition, it is sanctioned by the AIBA and only amateur boxers can compete. By fighting in the competition, you remain eligible for Olympic selection. The fights are very much like Pro fights, but they are all still amateur fighters.

    Some people consider it to be a pro competition because their is prize money involved, that is the only reason.
     
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    Sounds like a great platform for amateurs to eventually transition into the pros. I've heard about this system but never knew when it was getting implemented, no headgear plus 10 point scoring is great especially for someone like Vasyl who will probably (hopefully) turn pro some day.
     
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    The AIBA is turning pro though.
     
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    http://espn.go.com/olympics/summer/2012/boxing/story/_/id/8256980/ukraine-vasyl-lomachenko-signs-pro-deal-aiba
     
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    That is AIBA Pro Boxing, not the World Series of Boxing. AIBA Pro hasn't even been launched yet.
     
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    consortium11 Slip The Jab

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    Em, it is a pro-debut.

    The ultimate arbiter of whether something is a pro bout or not is FightFax... and Fight Fax view WSoB events as professional contests. Hence the mess when a group of fighters from the first series turned pro and realised they they officially had 3-6 records.
     
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    looks good

    he jabs a lot less than I thought he would though
     
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    If they're still eligible for the Olympics how is it pro fight. Especially considering its not sanctioned by any normal pro boxing governing body.


    Anyway, I am curious to see how Lomenchenko will do in the pros. He's made quite a splash in the ammy scene but I can't help but feel he might not be the best pro. Things change when the headgear comes off.
     
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    Because times are changing
     
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    consortium11 Slip The Jab

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    Rules and times are changing. As soon as the AIBA gets it's professional body set up the vast majority of Olympians will be professional boxers. To quote a post I did for another place (albeit one looking at the funding of elite amateur boxing in the U.K.):

     

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