The days of a father running the corner of his son during boxing matches could very well be numbered, at least according to the World Boxing Council - whic is currently scrutinizing the parental role.
Mindful of the implications of the father and son dilemma, the WBC conducting an ongoing pilot program, doing interviews, gathering data - following a proposal made during the WBC's Miami convention, regarding parents in the corner of a fighter as chief seconds.
The WBC has concerns over a a potential mental conflict, where a fighter will continue to push himself - even with their health at risk - because their parent is in the corner.
WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman said: "We believe there is a natural obstacle and we are evaluating what is happening. There is a situation which mixes emotions, and it`s our experience that it not recommendable to have fathers in the corner. Having said that, there are many fighters today, who are working with a parent for a long time, so we are carefully looking into it.
"You are much more demanding of your son for school grades and in any sport, and the son has much more pride in the presence of his father, so he doesn`t give up as dad is right there."
Ironically, this coming Saturday night at the Barclays Center in New York - two boxers, who are trained by their respective fathers, are colliding for the vacant WBC welterweight title. Shawn Porter, who is trained by father Kenny Porter, is going to trade punches with Danny Garcia, who is trained by father Angel Garcia.