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Oscar De La Hoya: Keep professional superstars out of Olympic boxing

Oscar De La Hoya: Keep professional superstars out of Olympic boxing

In its latest scheme to “revitalize” a sport that remains popular around the world, AIBA — the organization that governs international boxing — has decreed that it will hold a vote at the end of May to potentially allow professional boxers to compete in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. But I hope they come to their senses and keep superstars out of the ring.

Imagine you're a young amateur boxer and you've worked your entire young life with one goal in mind: an Olympic medal. You've done hundreds of miles of roadwork; you've lived in the gym; you've sacrificed youthful indiscretions; you've missed school; and you've counted calories to keep...

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