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Allowing professional boxers compete at Olympics will ruin amateur game

Planned change is nothing short of bonkers

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

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.

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