Posted: 20/08/2016 at 19:33
No. The professionals were invited at one stage just as prof tennis players were.
It is a different "game" in the amateur ranks......less skill and refinement but more guts and energy. Not sure the professionals could do that.
Over the years the Cubans have had sensational heavyweights who would have won the heavyweight championship of the world but, possibly for political reasons, they were encouraged to remain in the amateur ranks