how does gear sponsorship work?

Discussion in 'Gear & Equipment Discussion' started by nhbjpj, Jan 7, 2006.

  1. nhbjpj

    nhbjpj Banned Banned

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    Are you considered a pro if you recieve money or free gear from a company If your still an amateur fighter and have not become licenced by the state?Or is there amatuer sponsoship that still allows you to keep amateur status?
     
  2. Foppa21

    Foppa21 Black Belt

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    I'm of the assumption that you can be sponsored as with gear and stuff just not cash. And the big definition is that you don't get paid to compete or win.
     
  3. KOU In3

    KOU In3 Orange Belt

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    Although I am sure there are much more informed opinions than mine in here, I believe that pro status has more to do with being paid for the fight itself. A lot of amateurs receive free equipment in a lot of sports. Some can even be paid by their sponsors while retaining that amateur status.

    In some events, you can receive prize money (if you win) and still retain amateur status. The big difference is if you are being paid to show up and fight (even if you lose). This makes you a professional fighter as opposed to an amateur competing for prize money.

    Note: Different sports, different orgs, and different states can all have different rules here so please don't take my post as gospel.
     
  4. scorcho

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    Ask Ron, he sponsors some fighters and can give you the inside scoop.
     

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