With the 2012 London Olympic games just a few short days away, FightHype UK presents it's "Tales Of Olympic Glory" series. This series will focus on a number of boxers all over the world who have represented their countries at the Olympic games before progressing to the professional ranks.
Understandably, not all boxing legends went to the Olympic games, but they still went on to have a successful career within the sport. For many, however, the Olympic games proved to be a platform maximize the exposure of individuals, which ultimately translated to success in the pro ranks. While fight fans will have their eyes firmly fixed on the Olympic games to see if they can identify a superstar in the making, it is important to note that the success of previous athletes is what inspires most of the young prospects today. Names like Muhammad Ali, Floyd Mayweather, Oscar De La Hoya, Roy Jones Jr, Lennox Lewis, Sugar Ray Leanord, and Amir Khan, are just a few of the successful Olympians from both the past and present. You will notice not all of those guys won Olympic gold, but all went on to have to successful careers as world champions and beyond.
Part 1 of the Tales Of Olympic Glory series focuses on the man who is widely regarded as the best in the world today...the undefeated Floyd "Money" Mayweather.
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