Now that the hyperbole bait title caught ur attention. There is 100% no reason for anyone who's over the age limit of a pro for his country should have amateur matches. This may have inspired by a bias at first that makes me hate older guys who stay amateurs forever and beat up kids, but this is unrelated to this threat.( Damn you CHE!) Humor me... 1-"but but.. it can really give you a good base to prepare".. umm no, it can only get u more used to amatuer boxing style, and everyone is forced to adapt. The arguable Amateur boxing Goat Loma even after a decent pro boxing debut KO still had an awakening facing the dirtiness of Solido's pro experience. And this guy is even an exception... striking majority of accomplished amateurs still are forced by their trainers to pad record a bit to get more comfortable in pro boxing style and improve. An extreme rough example to that would be the example of Jushua, none of us with a brain thought he was ready for a title shot early on obviously. 2-"How about the glory that can get u under the radar " ... eh no, not even close. If I've learned anything from RR, is that amateur wins mean shit on a negotiation table. He has stated so many times. 1 example is when Queen B suggested some guy that beat Williams and Marcus in ammies, and thus might deserve a shot at Bowne again as a pro. RR stressed it's impossible. Example 2 when I asked if Ryota Murata could be considered to face BJS, as he's not only an olympic gold medalist, but fucking ranked 3rd in WBO which is the belt Joe holds... Yet RR stressed it was impossible and that it was no offense to the fighter... not only that, but that BJS would be more likely to fight a can. Hype of piling up pro wins would be more relevant. EDIT: Beterbiev's win over Krusher aint doing him shit either, no matter how many times he spouts it to teh media. Egor Mekhontsev isone of the greatest amateur HWs of all time, probably the best one not from cuba arguably, he's signed by Top Rank, didn't do his reputation shit even after 12 pro wins... oh and he just got a draw with a bum.