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Posted: 2014-04-04 04:45:56
I know the AIBA have been allowing boxers to compete on the World Series of Boxing, which i think is an amateur tourney without headgear. I've noticed that they're also going to be running Pro boxing as well now.

Anyone's opinions/thoughts on this? Wonder if it will affect the BBBoC licensing, or if they're working in partnership with them?

I think it could be a good thing.
Posted: 2014-04-10 01:39:09
The intention from IABA is to govern everything themselves. AIBA will have their own set of titles in 10 weight classes and will not be recognising existing titles such as WBC, WBA, WBO and IBF.
Essentially they are attempting to hold on to their am boxers for longer.
Posted: 2014-04-11 03:52:24
Got it. Suppose it's a good move from a business point for them.
Seems a bit backwards though to not recognise those big-4 championship bodies though. I can't see the standard of pro being the same. Wonder if an AIBA pro could fight a non-AIBA pro, or would it just be a case of a non-AIBA pro buying a licence?
Posted: 2014-04-18 13:02:38
I suspect that AIBA would allow previously unaffiliated boxers to apply for an AIBA license and box however would revoke the license of any boxer competing outside their jurisdiction. It all remains to be seen though.
The AIBA pro programme will not be an appealing prospect to current pros or many American or European amateurs turning over.
Posted: 2014-06-15 13:00:09
I think that apb pros will be allowed to enter olympics
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