WBC Will Ban Pro Boxers

WBC Will Ban Pro Boxers For 2 Years Who Fight In The Olympics

Published On May 17, 2016 | By Niall Doran | Boxing News, Boxing Views and Opinion

The professional boxers entering the Olympic Games story and debate has taken a new, more concrete turn in direction today.

The WBC (World Boxing Council) have come out in conclusive fashion in their stance on the matter, pertaining to any professional boxer who might be thinking about competing in the Olympics in the future:

Talks of pro fighters getting involved in the Olympics go back a couple of months, but the more time has gone on, the less and less likely it looks like it’ll become an actual reality.

While the idea of pro fighters who are up and coming and looking to get more exposure through the Olympics platform might have been nice to some in theory, that tangible roll out of how it would work, the fairness of pros fighting amateurs and the difference that exists between both codes, just seem far too considerable to see this come to fruition.

(Image source and credit: WBC)

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Niall Doran
Founder of Boxing News and Views (@NiallerDoran). Writer at the Huffington Post. Digital marketing guy. Journalist. Irish tech entrepreneur. Avid Yellow M&M's hound. Favourite boxing related quote: "It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen." - Muhammad Ali

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