T Nation

'Original Toughman Contest'


#1

Anyone ever worked with this promotion? From what I can tell, it's an all-amateur multi-bout event with 16 oz gloves, groin guard and headgear. Just trying to figure out if they're legit, and since they're advertising a purse whether this would kill my ammy status.


#2

if you're in Texas it would.


#3

If there is a cash prize, you can say good bye to your amatuer status


#4

See, NC calls Toughman events "amateur" but with a purse. Not sure if it means that's an exception to the usual rule of "if you get paid, you lose your amateur status" or not.


#5

Not an exception in Massachusetts


#6

Did the smart thing and talked to my coach. It's a tournament only for amateurs, but the winner gets a purse, and even in NC if you win the purse, you're not an amateur anymore.

Seems like an odd way to do things, but I've been told it's just a bunch of country boys beating on each other with pillows (16 oz. gloves and headgear).

Guess I'll be avoiding this one.