Tyson is about professionals in the Olympics: It’s stupid

Тайсон о профессионалах на Олимпиаде: Это глупо

Mike Tyson

The legend of Boxing expressed his opinion about the possible participation of professional boxers at the Olympic games in Rio.

Former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson, during his stay in Beijing, gave an interview to the local press. So, the American said that thinking about those professional fighters who intend to go to the Olympics in 2016:

“This is stupid, this is ridiculous. I think some professionals go to the Olympics to be beaten by Amateurs. I do believe that some pros would lose to Amateurs. Professionals will not be able to catch a lover for 3-4 rounds, besides them there will be completely different scoring, and it can be unusual for a Pro-boxer. Fans much faster they will be very quick, and their opponents are not accustomed to these speeds.”

Recall that in June, the AIBA bylaws should be amended to allow boxers-professionals to participate at the Olympics in Rio. Among the most famous fighters that have expressed intentions to join their Olympic teams, the names Manny Pacquiao and Wladimir Klitschko.

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