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[POLL] Do You want Boxing to be included in the Summer Olympic Games 2020 Programme?


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Do You want Boxing to be included in the Summer Olympic Games 2020 Programme?  

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  1. 1. Do You want Boxing to be included in the Summer Olympic Games 2020 Programme?



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1 hour ago, Jur said:

No. Rio was a robery, half of the matches were fixed. And nothing is inproved since.

 

IMO Rio results should be cancelled and medals returned.

artistic gymnastics also is fixed, look what is happening with US women team from 2004 and afterwards

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6 hours ago, AlFHg said:

I voted yes. Although a lot of problems affected it, it is not correct to destroy history. 

Having it out of one Olympics so that maybe the mess can finally get cleaned up is not destroying history. I voted no, because boxing needs to be very severely cleaned up and that's simply not going to happen when it stays in the Olympics, but I do want it to come back after major cleaning operations.

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9 hours ago, JoshMartini007 said:

Yes, but it needs fewer events. 10 was a lot considering what the other combat sports had. Even 8 for men is pushing it. They also need to bring back real-time scoring and give professionals the same qualifying rights as amateurs.

Totally disagree on your first point. If anything, to be a fairer and safer tournament you need more weight divisions. Maybe 12-14 would be best (but not realistic) for each sex. 8 is the absolute minimum for safety reasons.

The difference is, unlike other combat sports, you're primarily using your bulk to generate power rather than speed.

You put a guy who naturally weighs 60kg against someone who weighs 48kg and, if you're lucky you get a quick and painful knockout.

If you're unlucky you get a sustained beating that seriously harms the loser's health.

 

Agree with the other points you make although pro boxing would have to be cleaned up a lot before they can let them fight at the Olympics.

 

For 2020 it would be unfair to rob boxers who have trained  for many years to throw the sport out of the Olympics - but all the people at the top of the AIBA have to go quickly.

2020 would be their final chance. Any problems and they are automatically banned from Paris and LA

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24 minutes ago, Dragon said:

Totally disagree on your first point. If anything, to be a fairer and safer tournament you need more weight divisions. Maybe 12-14 would be best (but not realistic) for each sex. 8 is the absolute minimum for safety reasons.

The difference is, unlike other combat sports, you're primarily using your bulk to generate power rather than speed.

You put a guy who naturally weighs 60kg against someone who weighs 48kg and, if you're lucky you get a quick and painful knockout.

If you're unlucky you get a sustained beating that seriously harms the loser's health.

 

Agree with the other points you make although pro boxing would have to be cleaned up a lot before they can let them fight at the Olympics.

 

For 2020 it would be unfair to rob boxers who have trained  for many years to throw the sport out of the Olympics - but all the people at the top of the AIBA have to go quickly.

2020 would be their final chance. Any problems and they are automatically banned from Paris and LA

 

Except most boxers are near the maximum weight, you aren't typically going to see an 82kg boxer in the heavyweight. There's a three kg difference between the light flyweight and flyweight, that's having events for the sake of having events.

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