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Amateur boxing and professional boxing (Part 1)

For amateur boxing (3 rounds, helmet and jersey), the Olympic gold medal is always the desire, the highest goal in amateur competition, and the key to opening the door to by winning the professional contract quickly.

Since 1904, Boxing has been present at the Olympic Games, and since then, boxing has grown, and the Olympic has been a better step for the boxer to go deep into the road. Professional boxing later. So let’s put aside the top professional boxers aside, this article will talk about amateur boxing, also known as Olympic boxing, another world of boxing but no less attractive.

Boxing is divided into 2 levels, professional and amateur. Professional boxing is directed to the championship belt (WBC, WBA, WBO, IBF…) amateur boxing is mostly present in the Olympic, Asiad Games…

Amateur boxing fighters are directly managed by the Boxing Federation The International Excess (AIBA), this makes boxing a fairly complicated management problem, because it does not unify a common boxing organization.

Back to the topic of boxing in the Olympics. As a boxing fighter, the Olympic gold medal is a special sacred thing. With so many sports (Athletics, Swimming, Shooting …), the Olympic has always been the number one goal in the athlete’s life. However, with boxing it is different.

The # 1 goal of good fighters in countries where Boxing is not Olympic, but the championship belts of Boxing organizations. In this case boxing like football, tennis, when the goal of the players life is the World Cup or the Grand Slam.

However, Olympic boxing still has its own appeal, as the matches are always exciting with the fighters coming to compete are excellent fighters, carefully selected from the qualifiers, and from the main. countries with boxers participating in the Olympics. 

At the Olympics, the only difference with professional Boxing, aside from costumes, is time. Within 9 minutes on the ring, fighters have to punch as many points as possible, because it is difficult to KO in the Olympic and not like a professional, even knockout is only counted as 1 point.