Amir Khan, said Ching-Kuo Wu, the AIBA president, hinted to him that there could be a chance pro boxers might be allowed at Olympics. Ching-Kuo Wu went on to explain how they are thinking about changing the current rules to bring a wider audience.
Britain’s youngest ever Olympic boxing medalist and professional welterweight star Amir Khan has hinted to the media recently that the AIBA (International Boxing Association) are in talks to allow professionals to enter events like the Olympics. This would open up a massive opportunity for mass ticket sales reports The Hindu.
This would be a huge move, the likes of Anthony Joshua, Wladimir Klitschko, Gennady Golovkin and Vasyl Lomachenko could add to their Olympic medals. On an even more positive note, Guillermo Rigondeaux might even get a fight!
“The AIBA wants professional boxers to work with the AIBA and they will allow them to go to the Olympics. So imagine, I may have a second chance at the Olympics. That will be amazing and massive because everybody wants to go to the Olympics.” Said Khan.
“I have heard that they are changing the rules and this would be a great thing because pro boxes want to compete in the Olympics. I think it’s very good that they are thinking of bringing amateur and professional boxers together because at the end of the day it’s boxing and people want to watch good fights.” Khan concluded.
If this ‘change of rules’ is to happen, I’m sure it would generate large amounts of money, but surely it’ll change a working setup that has been in place for many years.
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