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FORWARD THINKING WBC SECURED THE FUTURE OF BOXING FUTURE FOR BOXING

Related imageWWHEN THE DARK CLOUDS LOOMED MENACINGLY OVER BOXING DUE TO THE SHOCKING INTENTIONS OF AIBA THE WBC EMERGED AS THE SAVIOUR OF BOXING FOR BOTH AMATEUR AND PROFESSIONAL BOXERS.

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WITHOUT THE INTERVENTION OF THE WBC THE STORM CLOUDS WOULD HAVE ERUPTED AND BOXING WOULD HAVE BEEN IN DIRESTRAITS.

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Related imageMAURICIO SON OF Dr. JOSE SULAIMAN

THE 12TH ROUNDOUN

Boxing was a founding sport of the Ancient Olympics in Greece and has been an Olympic sport since the first edition of the modern Olympic Games in 1904.

Related imageThe Olympic Gamesis organised by the International Olympic Committee ( IOC ) which is in full control of all aspects of competition, formats, rules, and all the financial and commercial matters of the event which is the most important event in the world .

The IOC is to run its activity based on the Olympic letter which should outline the general spirit of Olympic competition. Today the Olympic letter has become secondary and it is more commercially oriented than ever . The financial impact for host countries is huge but at the same time has become a heavy burden for some since the day after the Olympic games closing ceremony, leaving financial and social trouble like Greece and most likely Brasil. The demands for financial and infrastructure compliance are in some cases unmanageable.

Olympic games were always regarded as the platform for amateurs to compete and make dreams come true. There are so many magic moments which have touched  the hearts of millions and have shaped the spirit of countries , a medal can change the way a country feels inside and outside, a medal is the pride of a whole countryThings have changed dramatically in recent years , it all started in 1992 in Barcelona with the “Dream Team,” basketball, Jordan, Johnson, Bird and friends captured the attention of the World and ran over every opponent capturing gold for the USA. No one remembers the humiliation players from Angola or Lituania received when losing by 68 points or 51 points respectively; at the end the Dream Team won gold with an average of 43 points difference. Then came  Tennis , Golf and most sports are now for Professional athletes to compete.

Football/soccer has the rule of 23 age limit and only 3 pros qre allowed.

The IOC determines which sports are official for Olympic competition. The IOC then recognises an International federation for each sport to be in charge of organising rules for such sport and the Olympic competition. Each International federation then recognises National Federations of each country which are in charge of organising their sport in their country.

Now let us look into boxing and Olympic glory. The IOC recognises as the International federation the entity named AIBA (Amateur International Boxing Association. AIBA recognises national amateur boxing federation’s from each country. AIBA is in charge of making rules , competition format , officiating and all aspects of boxing having to do with the Olympic games.

AIBA´s history has been tainted by scandals since the late 1980´s and boxing has hit rock bottom with the current administration which has proven to have a strong commercial and financial thirst which has moved them to change in very dangerous ways the way boxing is supposed to be. AIBA uses the power of having Olympic games and medals as their vehicle to abuse their power to rule over National federations .

AIBA´s role should be to work with national federations worldwide to make amateur boxing successful. To make boxing programs for youth and to promote the physical activities of juniors through boxing.

Related imageTo promote the good practices of boxing world wide and to create infrastructure.

AIBA is lost in the path . Now AIBA is concentrating on formats to run boxing worldwide in all its forms . They have become promoters, managers and sanctioning organization . They have eliminated the word “amateur” , they truly believe amateur boxing no longer exists.

What is amateur boxing ? Boxing with specific rules designed for kids to start in the sport of boxing. 3 rounds , headgear and mechanics for referees to protect the kids. Amateur fighters compete without financial compensation, to compete often and are constantly in tournaments. Their dream is to conquer a medal in the Olympic Games to put their country in the highest level of glory.

What is professional boxing? Fighters step in the ring and are paid for their performance. 4, 6 , 8, 10 and 12 rounds of competition. No headgear . Events are promoted by independent companies known as promoters. The dream of every professional boxer is to win a world championship belt.

Professional boxing is regulated by Boxing Commissions, some are National, State or province, depending on the laws of each country. The business side of professional boxing is exclusively run by Boxing promoters and the business structure includes revenue from TV rights, Tickets sales, Sponsors and event sales. 

World Sanctioning Organisations come into play to sanction fights in which their championship is at stake. The WBC is a sanctioning organisation and works with local boxing commissions under their jurisdiction to officially regulate a championship bout organised by an independent boxing promoter .

Rio Olympics have opened the door to very dangerous practices. AIBA determined that Professional fighters can compete in the Olympics. They tried to get Manny Pacquiao , Wladimir Klishtko, Amir Khan, and used their names to publicise their new format , however it was a complete failure and only 3 professional fighters competed in RIO.

Carmine Tommasone a 32 year old Italian fighter with a 15-0 record , 4 ko´s . Hassan N´dam M´jikam 32 year old former champion from Cameroon who had fought vs strong professionals and lost by Ko in Rio I will not comment on that.

Amnat Ruenroeng 36 year old from Thailand a former flyweight champion whose last pro fight was a KO loss in flyweight and competed in Rio as a lightweight.

THE WORLD BOXING COMMUNITY SHARED THEIR DEEP CONCERN OF THIS CHANGE OF HAVING PRO'S COMPETE AGAINST  AMATEURS.

There were so many questions which had no answers from AIBA. No guidelines; certainty and it all was rushed with ultimate goal of creating commercial interest in their competition.

Hundreds of fighters expressed their opinions and how would they themselves would have suffered during their Olympic years had they faced strong, high level Pros …. Lennox Lewis , Tyson , Sugar Ray Leonard, Oscar Delahoya, David Haye, Barry McGuigan , Jeff Fenech and so many others spoke …. Professional fighters do not belong in the Olympic games ….. "BOXING IS NOT A GAME , YOU DONT PLAY BOXING “ … basketball players may go home humiliated but with their physical integrity, an amateur boxer facing a high level Pro could get fatally hurt.

Boxing authorities also came out lashing at AIBA decisions. The British Boxing Board of Control, The Association Of Boxing Commissions in USA, The California State Athletic Commission, Mexico Federation of Boxing Commissions and countless more expressed absolute rejection to allow professional in the Olympics.

The WBC warned they would impose a 2 year ban to any pro participating in RIO. The IBF threatened a 1 year ban.

Another decision which caused tremendous concern was the removal of boxing head gear.

It was pointed out that it would be very unsafe to the boxers and very complex and unfair for those winning a fight but getting a facial cut.

The boxing  ommunity called it and it happened. ~

This had a salutory effect on the better managed boxers and just three less than modest professional 

boxers enlisted i in the highly damaging proposal to abandon amateur boxing and allow AIBA to administrate the one sport of boxing.

The WBC is revealed as the saviour tAMATEUR AND PROFESSIONAL BOXING. Due to exposures related to AIBA , whch are under investigation 

The clear disaster proposals by AIBA to integrate Amateur apro’ boxing. which would have meant AIBA controlled both sports were destructed by the threat by WBC to ban WBC champion or WBC rated boxer.’The present parlous state of amateur boxing partly indicates the dire straits this would have placed boxing.  whaat a sham - just three boxers despite false declarations that Manny Pacquiao; WBC IS REALED AS THE SAVIOUS EV

This had a salutory effect on the better managed boxers and just three less than modest professional boxers enlisted in the tighly damaging proposal to abandon amateur boxing and allow  aiba to administrate the one sport.This llustrates the danger AIBA proposal tooth  AMATEUR and PROFESSIONAL BOXING.

The present parlous state of amateur boxing partly indicates the dire straits in which this this would have placed boxing.

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