Allowing professional boxers compete at Olympics will ruin amateur game

Planned change is nothing short of bonkers

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
28th February, 2016
Katie Taylor won gold for Ireland in London 2012 Pic: Getty

Change can be a good thing for sport. It points to progress, development and a quest for excellence. Many of the changes in what is commonly known as amateur boxing have been positive and driven by the grassroots. But the latest plan for change is nothing short of bonkers and could harm the development that has boosted the sport’s profile over the last 20 years.

Olympic boxing could, in theory, soon be home to...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Get basic

*New subscribers only

You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly

€315

€248

Unlimited Access for 2 Years

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

Tom Maguire: Tax changes we make now could help business for years

More Business Tom Maguire 9 months ago

The Daily Briefing

The Daily Briefing