Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Shaw Backs WBC's Fight Against Pros in The Olympics

NEW JERSEY - Promoter Gary Shaw is standing behind Jose Sulaiman and the WBC's stance against AIBA (International Amateur Boxing Association) and its ruling to have professional boxers at the Olympic Games.

"I would like to respectfully inform you that the WBC has expressed its opposition to the monopoly to be instituted at the Olympic Games, by a ruling of AIBA to have professional boxers at the Olympics, but exclusively with those that have signed for AIBA, no one else." said Suliman.

"They have also publicly expressed that they will not allow in the future having promoters of professional boxing, sign Olympic fighters.  They claim that professional promoters come to sign boxers using their Olympic medals to take them for their promotions to exploit them." Suliman concluded.

 "As a promoter in professional boxing, I'm disturbed by the ruling come forth by the AIBA and its decision to have professional boxers at the Olympics.  All fighters who have come from the amateur ranks try to achieve the goal of becoming an Olympian to represent their respective country.   That dream will now die with professional boxers being able to compete in the Olympics." stated Shaw.

"It appears to me that the AIBA wants to have a strangle hold on the sport of boxing." Shaw continued. "The AIBA has no right to exclude any professional boxing promoter from singing an Olympic fighter.  We promoters go to great lengths and take enormous risks to promote our fighters in hopes they become stars in the sport.  Olympic boxing should be solely for amateur competition and all fighters should have the right to pursue the professional career as they see fit, once their amateur career is over."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 06-27-2013

many others needs to join WBC in this fight...keep it pure amateur...since the pro's are being used in other sports @ Olympics, I don't watch it, just not fair, or logical...

Comment by tostao on 06-26-2013

olympic boxing is much more corrupt than professional , aiba president wu runs aiba like chinese sweatshop .

Comment by OnePunch on 06-26-2013

Gary's on point here.........

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (3)
Top Headlines Alexander Povetkin vs Andriy Rudenko Finalized For July 1 Tyson Fury Will NOT Receive License Until UKAD Case is Resolved Errol Spence: I Have To Prove What Mayweather Says is True McGuigan Tabs Groves as Best Super Middleweight in The World Head-to-Head With HBO, PBC on FS1 Peaked at 580K Viewers Cotto vs. Kamegai Set For August 26, With Golden Boy, on HBO Julius Indongo is Ready To Fight Terence Crawford, Broner Too Spence on Boxing Brook in Sheffield: What Real Fighters Do! Arum on Crawford Plans: Indongo Fight First, Then Pacquiao Froch: Groves Must Block Out Tragedy of Last Fight To Win Title Coldwell Fears Kell Brook Will Suffer Same Fate as Roy Jones Jr. Tyrone McKenna To Return On June 17 In Belfast Logan Yoon To Return on June 3 After Picking Up Second KO Win WBC May Order Interim-Title Fight Due To Keith Thurman's Injury Robert Stieglitz Retires From Boxing, Boesel Will Now Face Murat UFC's White Admits: Mayweather Could Be McGregor's Last Fight Sugar Ray: Brook-Spence Can Show What Boxing Used To Be Like DeMarcus Corley Gets Off The Floor To Decision Vivian Harris Michael Conlan: I Just Want To Be Great For My Country Danny Garcia Hungry To Regain Belts, Says Brook-Spence is 50-50 Cotto vs. Marquez Being Targeted For December, Says Beltran Photos: Michael Conlan Putting in Work For Second Pro Fight Uzcategui: In a Rematch - I'd Knock Andre Dirrell Out in a Round! Spence Hotel About Block Away From Manchester Terror Attack Arum: Murata-N'Dam Decision - Worse Than Pacquiao-Bradley 1! Bivol vs. Agnew to Round out Ward-Kovalev Pay-Per-View Card Christopher Diaz, Teofimo Lopez, Rivera Return on UniMas, 6/23 Max Becerra Grabs Decision Over Martinez in Palm Springs Sugar Ray Leonard: Canelo-Golovkin is 50-50, Not Easy To Predict Figueroa-Guerrero, Monaghan-Browne 7/15 at Nassau Coliseum Kell Brook: I'm in a Better Place Than Errol Spence Is, I'll Beat Him Roach Very Worried - Pacquiao Looking Bad in Camp, Sparring Rob Brant Must Consent To N'Dam vs. Murata Rematch Crawford-Diaz Fight Peaked at 1.036M Viewers, Averaged 961K Spence: In Beating Kell Brook I'll Prove That I'm a Top 5 Fighter! Prograis-Diaz Doubleheader Set Down For ShoBox on June 9 George Groves Views Chudinov as Best Chance To Win World Title Brook: This Will Be a Prince Naseem vs. Kevin Kelley Type of Fight Joshua: Klitschko Should Leave on Positive Note, Forget Rematch Sanchez: When Golovkin Goes To 168, Jacobs Will Be Dominant
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement