The recent signings of top Rio Olympians to professional boxing contracts offers a glimpse of how promoters view the money-making prospects of medalists and non-medalists.
Just because some haven’t yet signed — such as American silver medalist Shakur Stevenson — doesn’t mean they’re less valued. In some cases, bidding wars are in place.
The Los Angeles Times’ boxing writer, Lance Pugmire, canvassed some boxing experts who followed the Summer Games, and established the top five boxing prospects from the Olympics.
1. Tony Yoka, super-heavyweight gold medalist, France: He’s 24, 6-foot-5½ and looked impressive in...