2/24/2010 7:47pm, #11
ah, the infamous unlicensed boxing match.. some of them are as proficient as the ABA with rules, but others i've seen you'd have a hard time distinguishing them from MT matches the amount of dirty **** going on
2/24/2010 8:00pm, #12
Of course this has its own problems, we have guys who go over to Thailand and have a bunch of FTR fights then come home and keep fighting amateur 3*2 without counting their Thai fights."Boxing is the art of hitting an opponent from the furthest distance away, exposing the least amount of your body while getting into position to punch with maximum leverage and not getting hit."
2/24/2010 9:10pm, #13
I'm sure things are zany and different over in other countries, but doing any sort of professional fighting of any kind (if there's any record of it) will keep you from being able to do legitimately sanctioned events. Promoters of legit events tend to take the whole pro/am thing pretty seriously. If word gets out that you've fought professionally you simply won't be allowed to fight. Some times things do slip through the fences, but if you fight professionally, don't count on doing anything more than a smoker at an amateur level.
Kat had a problem a few years back with getting suckered into a professional fight she was told was amateur and when word got out she started getting pulled from the amateur fights she was scheduled to compete in. Fortunately things got resolved and she got her amateur status back, but promoters and sanctioning officials DO care.
edit: There are a lot of short sighted fighters out there who accept professional fights after having only a few amateur fights. These people are essentially shooting themselves in the foot and cheating themselves out of free fight experience. This is especially the case in MMA.
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2/24/2010 10:30pm, #14
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