Good for you. I dont' know whether or not you plan to publish the article on Fighters with no Amatuer experience, but i'd read it. Be sure to send me a copy after all your rough drafts. I like reading stuff like this. It gives me inspiration and motivation to keep striving for my dream in life.
I'm currently a struggling amatuer boxer (5-6) training one day to be a prizefighter. I just can't catch a fcukin break. It's quite frustrating in fact, cus i know i'm not a scrub however, there's plenty of scrubs in the pros. And i'm breaking my back just to get something goin.
Anyways, good luck and happy research on your article. And make sure you send me a copy.