Brian thanks for the compliment I am funny, but I not quite as funny as you. You seem like a nice guy, but you also seem to talk in circles never supporting your claims. You always seem to avoid the issue and jump into another issue, like answering a question with a question lol. Anyways I will not be wasting my time commenting on some of your "funny" topics that you bring up from time to time. Have a good one!
THE WILLIAMS LAKE BOXING STORY
Round 1 - The Introduction
Without a solid foundation there can be no executive suite in the penthouse of boxing. The Williams Lake boxing journey begins with a look back at January 1984. Of interest one of the young boxers was named RICK ALBRECHTSEN. Fast forward to the here and now and Rick is a fine coach and trainer but from 1984 to 2011 there have been and are many more players in the story including those involved in professional boxing such as Battling McLellan
The follow-up, well I have now done a piece on the Williams Lake Boxing and
made a reference to the McLellan family and the Albrechtsen faimily.
I thought it was funny how Battling described the difference between amateur and professional. From my experience, I would not agree on the description of amateur boxing. However, I fought in the Sixties and first few years of the Seventies, so some of my opponents were not there to score points. Take
RAY LAMPKIN in our first fight in the 1968 Tacoma Golden Gloves. When he feinted
a right hand and I weaved into his left hook that did not feel like simple point
scoring after it exploded against my head. Maybe the boxers of the Sixties were
tougher and more durable of the current amateur boxers. We may have moved
around the ring, but we did not run even if we got smashed in the head.
Also, when we fought in 1964, we had no headguards and we wore 8oz gloves.
So, I do not see that different than any beginning pro fight of four rounds. In fact
some of the dudes turning pro were not the toughest or the best boxers. some were catchers in the amateurs and were catchers or soft touches for the pros.
Now, take any hot shot pro from the Pacific Northwest in the Seventies or Eighties and look at their records and then look at the records of their opponents and see how many one-sided mismatches were made.
it is pretty easy to smear amateur boxing, but the crap that happens in amateur boxing in the past is mild compared to some of the nasty stuff that has been churned out it professional boxing.
Brian you are F*cken delusional when you state "it is pretty easy to smear amateur boxing, but the crap that happens in amateur boxing in the past is mild compared to some of the nasty stuff that has been churned out it professional boxing." Either you do not know what you are talking about or have not paid attention. Does 1988 Olympic games bring back memories when most of the judges were paid off by the Koreans and Roy Jones getting robbed of a gold medal only to win Val Barkers award for the best boxer. Then the IOC specifically told AIBA to change their system of scoring do to all the corruption and now we have the computer scoring which is worst. In the pro game you know what you are getting into and ae aware of the unbalance variables. In amateur boxing they try to project an image being clean but behind the scenes are more corrupt than any sport in the world. I would suggest you do more research before you get on here and make blanket statements that are so untrue.
Also, look at the media amateur boxing got in the past. Next to track and field amateur boxing got the most television exposure at the Olympic games, until the corruption and and the scoring system got so bad that it was unbearable to watch. Look at past amateur boxers who were household names such as; Willie DeWitt, Shawn O'Sullivan, Lennox Lewis, and even Scotty Olson. Main steam media does not want anything to do with our sport due to the corruption and scoring system which the average person cannot understand. It is people like you who want to turn a blind eye to the problem instead of ackknowleging it and addressing it, that keeps the state of amateur boxing in the mess that it is in.
Recent link on Article at 2011 World Amateur Championships:
"AIBA Begins Probe Into Gold Medal Corruption Claim"