Olympic team in 2016. According to ESPN.com , USA Boxing head Dr. Charles Butler said in an open letter that Tyson’s recently formed Iron Mike Productions has been offering money to the best amateur fighters to turn pro — including 18-year-old Florida fighter Erickson Lubin, 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.” Iron Mike Promotions signed Lubin on Tuesday (October 1), his 18th birthday. He’s 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, the teen prospect 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. In the past, USA Boxing was passive and just accepted it.” While Tyson has yet to respond, he did retweet comments from his followers, one of which accused USA boxing of trying to “pimp young boxers w/o @mikeTyson interfering.”
Thousands mourn USA President Emeritus Gordon Moulton at community memorial service
The uncertain road to USA She remembered coming with him when he was offered a position as a professor at the University of South Alabama. They traveled in an un-airconditioned Volkswagen Beetle and stopped at a fuel stop along Battleship Parkway. He asked the attendant for directions to the University of South Alabama, chest swollen with excitement and waited for a response the attendant at the service station looked puzzled and said Ive never heard of it. On October 18, 2012, she and Moulton attended homecoming festivities at the same area in which she delivered her speech on Wednesday. “Egypt 43” They stayed late into the night enjoying fireworks and festivities. That next morning, she said they registered him as Egypt 43 at the University of South Alabama Medical Center. We learned that we were facing a deadly brain tumor, Moulton said. When her husband heard the news, she says he chose to believe otherwise. The most poignant moment of the night came next. “If you hug me, I can do it” Mrs. Moulton said that two days before he died he uttered his coherent last sentence to her. For weeks he had been unable to speak clearly or even sit up. It was 9 a.m. that morning that he was struggling to put his feet on the floor as she choked back tears when he screamed in pain. He tried for 40 minutes, she said. After much effort, he sat suddenly still.