Whitlock: Neglect leaves USA boxing on the ropes
This Jason Whitlock fella is one of the dumbest sacks of shit ever to write an article. I'm not certain about what anyone else thinks, but that is my view of the situation.
What's wrong with the United States amateur boxing system is that there is corruption, incompotence, and we've apparently run out of good solid amateur trainers. People have been blaming the NFL, NBA, MLB forever and it's just a pathetic excuse. What would Mike Tyson do in the NFL or NBA? Evander Holyfield? Riddick Bowe? Joe Frazier? Those guys are fighters, what has happened is that people are so scared of the head injuries boxing causes (which is no worse than football) that they have kept their kids & students from participating in the sport. There are very few places where a young kid can go and get good training or good fair fights in, there's a lot of travel involved and very little if any reward. Changes must be made, but at a grassroots level to start.