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Baffles me why e not turning pro and doing this skating rubbish. Surely he is the hottest ticket in British boxing to come out of the Olympics. Was told yesterday by a relation of his e wants to go to rio 2016 to try and win gold again. Personally I think e is risking his reputation also does anybody no if a british boxer has won gold in consecutive olympics????

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Luke is a good boxer, at a good age to stay as an amateur, earning money on the back of his gold will keep his dream of rio alive.

DOI is great exposure for the lad, It'll improve his people skills and become a more likeable household name.

Good luck to the lad I say.

Not sure if any Brit has won back to back golds - most turn pro after the mega bucks once Olympics are over.

Degale and Harrison examples of gold medalist who then get chewed up and spat out.... Amateur to pro is massive.

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Thank you Sir.

Get a room! ;)

i think you've also got to ask who else is in his weight division,no good turning pro if you are going to be the bottom of the pile and make little money.

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Luke is a good boxer, at a good age to stay as an amateur, earning money on the back of his gold will keep his dream of rio alive.

DOI is great exposure for the lad, It'll improve his people skills and become a more likeable household name.

Good luck to the lad I say.

Not sure if any Brit has won back to back golds - most turn pro after the mega bucks once Olympics are over.

Degale and Harrison examples of gold medalist who then get chewed up and spat out.... Amateur to pro is massive.

I agree with everything you said, i just think the next step in his career is surely to have a go in the pro game. They must be promoters out there throwing al kinds of offers at him!!!! O does e believe he wouldn't make it has. Pro, if that's the case then I support what e is doing by cashing in on his Olympic fame good luck Luke

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I would also like to point out that the late GREAT Teofilo Stevenson (72/76/80) won 3 consecutive Golds for Cuba, as did Felix Savon (92/96/2000) all at Heavyweight, the same weight as George Foreman & Joe Frazier.

If only the Cubans allowed professional sports, what a meeting Stevenson v Ali would have been. Two of the all time greats in Boxing.

"What is one million Dollars compared to the love of eight million Cubans?" That's why he stayed Amatuer

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Luke is a good boxer, at a good age to stay as an amateur, earning money on the back of his gold will keep his dream of rio alive.

DOI is great exposure for the lad, It'll improve his people skills and become a more likeable household name.

Good luck to the lad I say.

Not sure if any Brit has won back to back golds - most turn pro after the mega bucks once Olympics are over.

Degale and Harrison examples of gold medalist who then get chewed up and spat out.... Amateur to pro is massive.

How lucrative would a pro career at his weight division be? Is he better off doing what he's doing?

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I agree with everything you said, i just think the next step in his career is surely to have a go in the pro game. They must be promoters out there throwing al kinds of offers at him!!!! O does e believe he wouldn't make it has. Pro, if that's the case then I support what e is doing by cashing in on his Olympic fame good luck Luke

I agree going pro is a massive draw, Luke will obviously know the big names in his weight category, I'm sure he's had offers, but he's more interested in retaining his Olympic title.... Based on reports of course.

In his weight there isn't many big names that we would know, so where would he have to go to be to earn his money??

Japan or South American looking at the rankings.

Other options are going up or down a weight, which is a danger in itself.

How lucrative would a pro career at his weight division be? Is he better off doing what he's doing?

I think so, DOI is rising his profile and I'm sure he'll be getting offers for adverts, promotions or other tv shows.

At 25 he should go pro, but it's not the bigger draw due to his weight division.

Heavy and middle weight has always drawn amateurs as there's loads of money in the weight category

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Professional ... boxing someone who wants to rearrange your face.

...or Audley Harrison. ;)

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Surely he is the hottest ticket in British boxing to come out of the Olympics.

Made up he won gold but pro ranks aint for him,he was absolutely shattered after 3 rounds wearing a headguard,if promoters thought he had any chance in the pro game they would have snaffled him up,some amateurs have glittering careers as amateurs but the step up to the pro ranks is a step to far.Luke is a prime candidate.Enjoy you Land Rover Luke

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Made up he won gold but pro ranks aint for him,he was absolutely shattered after 3 rounds wearing a headguard,if promoters thought he had any chance in the pro game they would have snaffled him up,some amateurs have glittering careers as amateurs but the step up to the pro ranks is a step to far.Luke is a prime candidate.Enjoy you Land Rover Luke

Shattered after three rounds I agree, but he only trains for three rounds!!

Going up to pro means sparring, training, muscles conditioning and diet etc is changed, accessed and reviewed as he gets stronger, fitter, wiser and ready to fight 4, 6,8,10 or 12 rounds, it's still gradual, even through the pro ranks!!

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Also, with the state of pro boxing and the funding he gets in the amateur game, it might be more financially expedient to remain in a vest.

He'll also be matched against better opposition in international amateur competition - and therefore learn more - than he might do in the first 18 months as a pro

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Boxing is the only true amateur sport left in the Olympics, many Boxers have proper jobs, most other sports are full time pro's

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And this is important because?

God knows. It's clearly factually incorrect though. Many top amateurs have a better guaranteed income than a great many pros.

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