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How much money do amateur boxers make?

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By definition, an amateur boxer makes no money from the sport. Professional boxers (who earn money for their fights) are not allowed to compete in the Olympics.

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How much money do amateur boxers make?
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Amateur and Olympic boxing is governed by the International Boxing Association (AIBA), a Swiss organization. Professional boxers - or those who earn money for their bouts - are not permitted to compete in the Olympics.

In 2010, the AIBA initiated a semi-professional league called the WSB or World Series of Boxing which would pay competitors but still allow them to qualify for Olympic competition. Salaries in the league range from $25,000 to $300,000 per year.

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