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  • #11
    Originally posted by I have no ears View Post

    Do u live under a rock?? Excluding the football world cup it's the biggest sporting event in the world, when u say nobody cares about it, u really mean yourself, and u think so highly of your opinions that u assume everyone else must feel the same way and agree with your stupid thoughts and opinions
    It's meaningless for major sports. The Football (soccer at Olympics doesn't matter, nobody cares about it, I'm a massive soccer fan and could not care less. The boxing doesn't matter compared to pro boxing, Audley Harrison and his gold medal means nothing, he was a bum, we all saw it in the pros. The tennis means nothing compared to winning a major tournament. It's just fluff, just hype, just a money-making exercise. Nobody really cares about rowing, or jumping, or running fast in a straight line, or firing an arrow, or flipping through the air, or skating, or whatever other **** they do. Nash out is here to educate and speak the truth. Nash out.

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    • #12
      Originally posted by Nash out View Post

      Multisport event, yes, but I don't get why a boxer would put that much stock into it. Audley Harrison won Olympic Gold, but he was never even top 30 in the world HW as a pro. I really like Price, I watch all of his fights and I root for him, I also think he is a great pundit, but that he won a Bronze at the Olympics just doesn't mean a thing as far as achievements in boxing go.
      I am surprised with your statement "A bronze medal at the olympics doesn't mean a thing in boxing" .
      It doesn't guarantee success in the pros, but its used as measuring stick by top promoters, managers
      and trainers and I am not a self proclaimed boxing Historian.

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      • #13
        An olympic medal is the pinnacle of a lot of sports, just not for boxers, tennis, football etc, but id watch any sport in the olympics personally as i realise how difficult it is to get there for a lot of olympic sports where it is the top prize

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        • #14
          Originally posted by Bornboxingfan View Post

          I am surprised with your statement "A bronze medal at the olympics doesn't mean a thing in boxing" .
          It doesn't guarantee success in the pros, but its used as measuring stick by top promoters, managers
          and trainers and I am not a self proclaimed boxing Historian.
          Being a good amateur to me is not as important as others may consider it to be. It can be helpful, but so can become a pro early. Sure promoters do want to land on medallists, but that's mainly cashing on the current hype around the guy. Everybody wanted Audley, yet he was an absolutely garbage professional boxer, though he did talk himself into one of the most undeserving title shots ever, where he landed a grand total of 1 punch, before being knocked out in the 3rd round.

          Having a lot of amateur fights can be important to build up that in ring experience, but that absolutely does not need to involve going to the Olympics. Canelo and Tyson Fury aren't walking around with Olympic medals, but they are the two hardest guys in the world to beat P4P today. Nash out
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          • #15
            Originally posted by Nash out View Post

            Multisport event, yes, but I don't get why a boxer would put that much stock into it. Audley Harrison won Olympic Gold, but he was never even top 30 in the world HW as a pro. I really like Price, I watch all of his fights and I root for him, I also think he is a great pundit, but that he won a Bronze at the Olympics just doesn't mean a thing as far as achievements in boxing go.
            Yes, naturally, it's a given that amateur boxing is a different beast to professional and being good in the former only sometimes translates into success in the latter.

            From Ali to Foreman to SRL to Loma to Joshua, there's enough big name boxers that went down this route -- though you're absolutely right that the Olympic achievement is not what makes them of note -- that I think a lot of people still look to the Olympics to get a glimpse into who might possibly be some of the stars of the future.

            I'm sure a gold medal certainly helps to open a few doors. It's like a promotional stepping stone.
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            • #16
              Originally posted by jjho View Post
              This guy is a joke does anyone care what he says
              He was a world class amateur and won domestic titles as a pro. That’s a great career for most guys.

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              • #17
                Is it harder to win a pro championship or to become an Olympic gold medalist?

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                I love Olympic boxing.

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                • #18
                  WarPrice4Ever!! Hope to see Big Dave return to the ring soon to smash some souls!

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                  • #19
                    Originally posted by Toffee View Post
                    Is it harder to win a pro championship or to become an Olympic gold medalist?

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                    I love Olympic boxing.
                    At least in olympic boxing you can't avoid opponents and you are not protected by managers. The fact is that not all the best boxers stay at the am level and prefer to move immediately to pro.

                    Ps Italian Cammarelle never turned pro yet he was gold + silver (losing to aj...yet winning)

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                    • #20
                      Originally posted by Tecnoworld View Post

                      At least in olympic boxing you can't avoid opponents and you are not protected by managers. The fact is that not all the best boxers stay at the am level and prefer to move immediately to pro.

                      Ps Italian Cammarelle never turned pro yet he was gold + silver (losing to aj...yet winning)
                      That's right. Everyone on here complains about the right fights not being made. Amateur boxing is a much purer form of the sport. Though they've made a mistake allowing pros in.

                      You look at Frazer Clarke. He could be a decent pro right now, but he's been pushing for that Olympic chance. In a sport that's so rotten at the pro level, you've got to respect those kind of stories.
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