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Olympic vs Professional - Where do they rank?

Discussion in 'Boxing Discussion' started by Adamant, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. Adamant

    Adamant GOLD BELT

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    Getting to the Olympics and/or winning a metal is one of the most coveted things an athlete can do. Whether it's hockey, wrestling, track, or swimming, that seems to be the apex for them all. So, how do Olympic boxers stack up against Profesional boxers? How do Olympic boxing trainers/camps stack up against Professional boxing trainers/camps? Undefeated Gold Medalist vs Pro Champion?

    Also, if an MMA fighter really wanted to improve his boxing, would it be better to call upon an Olympic trainer, or a Professional trainer? (For wrestlers wanting to improve their wrestling, they tend to go with Olympic)

    From what I understand, Olympics are amature, but how come a Gold Metal seems to > pretty much every other championship except in boxing?
     
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  2. dj weird

    dj weird Purple Belt

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    In professional boxing there's no headgear to protect you, and you can win by ko or tko while olympic boxing is point based.
     
  3. Corleone187

    Corleone187 ㄥ8ƖǝuoǝlɹoƆ

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    No way man! Felix Savon!

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  4. smitri6

    smitri6 Blue Belt

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    Headgear true, however you can win by KO and TKO in amateur boxing. KOs are labeled Referee Stopped Contest (RSC) and TKOs as Outclassed.
     
  5. andy-pandy

    andy-pandy Yellow Belt

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    Doesn't mater either way in my view as long as they are thinking about doing it for MMA, training as ammy remember don't aim just for scoring shots and at a pro gym know fighting on inside as pro's are more likely to do will get you clinched and taken down.

    Most sports in the olympics don't get watched or cared about by many people apart from football and boxing, so winning gold here will be there end achievement which will give them the most fame. There's no archery tournament which gunna give you millions like a boxing belt or a wage like a premier league football player.
     
  6. XCuTioNeR

    XCuTioNeR Mundo Hispano FECARBOX Champion

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    Question 1)
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    Question 2)
    Gold medalist is a once in a lifetime moment, unless you can't fight pro. I think it's more coveted.

    Question 3)
    MMA fighter should seek out pro's, example King Mo. His boxing has improve by leaps and bounds, since I first saw him fight.
    Just modify what you learned in boxing to MMA.

    Question 4)
    Depends on who you talk to. It will benefit a fighter financially if he has a medal on his resume(better contract).
    It doesn't seem > because U.S.A. boxing has... frankly sucked in a while.
    De La Hoya is trying to changed that.
     
  7. thirteen

    thirteen Brown Belt

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    Win gold in any Olympic event and you can spend the rest of your life making money from endorsements and speaking tours.
     
  8. LEWIS540

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    Ask any young boxer if his dream is to be world champion or Olympic champion, and I'm sure the vast majority would chose the former.

    In boxing, the Olympics are almost a stepping stone to a pro career. Young fighters fight in the realative safety of the amateur ring to hone their craft without the risk of taking a beating.
     
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  10. ThirdPartyView

    ThirdPartyView Keeping Jack Dempsey from ducking

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    Don't forget Laszlo Papp (although he was briefly allowed to fight Pro after his legendary amateur career).
     
  11. boxasmash

    boxasmash Orange Belt

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    Pro, Amateur boxing nowadays is bull shit, if you are fast, have good reflexes and footspeed without gassing for 3 rounds you'll do well.
     
  12. boxasmash

    boxasmash Orange Belt

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    Agree with you but the sudden influx of pro Cuban boxers in recent years show they are the real deal.

    Casamayor aside we really didn't get to see how good they could be as pros but Gamboa, Rigondeux(sp?), Lara among many are showing how talented they are.
     

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