USA Boxing swings at Mike Tyson
Charles Butler said in the letter that recently formed Iron Mike Productions has been offering money to the best amateur fighters to turn pro, in particular an 18-year-old who some in amateur boxing believe to be the country’s best hope for a gold medal at the Rio Games. He says the money being offered is “pennies on the dollar” of what the prospects could be worth with an Olympic medal. “Mike, USA Boxing does not have the funds to compete with your offers,” the letter said. “If you have money and would like to assist these young athletes and the sport, you should donate for athlete stipends to support the training of these boxers and help your country regain its prominence on the medal stand. Please do not take them from us. If they win a medal for their country, you can always sign them to professional contracts at that time.” Tyson did not immediately return a phone call, and publicist Joann Mignano said he would not be commenting. Mignano confirmed, though, that Iron Mike Promotions signed Florida fighter Erickson Lubin on Tuesday, his 18th birthday. Lubin is a two-time Junior Olympic national champion and won the 152-pound division at the National Golden Gloves this year. In his USA Boxing bio, he said his goals were to win a gold medal at the Olympics, turn pro and win every title possible. “We want to be competitive and we want to increase our overall performance in the Olympic Games,” said USA Boxing executive director Anthony Bartkowski. “This is a new strategy of trying to make sure our Olympic-aged athletes are not poached by promoters.
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‘The X Factor USA’ 2013: Is Simon Cowell Turning to One Direction to Pump Up Ratings? Band Set to Perform Live on Fox Show [PHOTOS/VIDEO]
“TXFU” is on its third season. The soon-to-be-dad, however, played down any advice to maximise 1D fanbase to benefit his show. “They’re all One Direction fans and I don’t like the idea of databasing and all that kind of stuff, because I like people to make their own mind up,” SiCo added, noted Mirror UK . It is an open secret that Simon plays a big role for the creation of One Direction on the UK edition of “The X Factor. The British mogul suggested that the group be formed. Though Harry Styles gave the name of the group, it was Simons idea that each teen members who auditioned as individuals at that time be organized as a group and the brilliant idea made 1D one of the most successful boy bands today. Billboards 21 Under 21 even listed One Direction as the No. 1 Most Powerful Young Artists today, beating out Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus. SiCo, however, leaves it up to the group to pay forward (should they wish). After all, as SiCo noted, the group knows what hes been up to and the show he has been holding on to. Simon said in the interview with Hitflix that he has constant communications with One Direction through the social networking site Twitter and the boy band is well aware of whats going on on the show. “I communicate with them through Twitter and stuff like that.