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Olympic Gold Medals for Cash


Olympic boxing has been in the spotlight for the wrong reasons before...poor old RJJ.

Just wondering if any of you guys picked up on this story (hyperlink above)? On top of this, there have been further accusations that AIBA (the Amateur Boxing Association) have given Azerbaijani fighters preferential seeding in the World Champs which are being staged in Bacu, Azerbaijan at the moment and which qualify fighters for the Olympics in London 2012.

I don't think it's going to be long before we see professional fighters boxing for Gold given the above - imagine a USA (Floyd) v Phillipines (Manny) gold medal bout...


Please. These guys won't fight each other for $40 mil, what makes you think they'd do it for free?