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Is this a good thing? Not a fan of allowing pros to enter, but getting rid of head guards will be good in the long runAmateur boxing faces radical changes after new rules were agreed to scrap headguards and allow some professional fighters to compete at the Olympic Games.
The AIBA, amateur boxing's world governing body, confirmed that some professionals - predominantly those in the early stages of their career - could qualify for future Games, but this would rule out British stars such as Amir Khan or Carl Froch
Men competing in elite competitions might soon fight without headguards, although they will still be used by women and juniors.
President Dr Ching-Kuo Wu plans to introduce these changes as part of the launch of AIBA Professional Boxing (APB).
He said: "In order to truly develop the APB ranking competitions with the best boxers around the world, APB will accept current professional boxers to join APB with limited terms and conditions.
"In addition, most importantly, we will allow these APB boxers to compete in the Olympic Games, and we plan to make this dream come true from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games."
He added: "With the launch of APB, we will change the technical and competition rules for all of our programmes. This means that we aim to take headguards off in all elite men's competitions."