"Amateur boxers are not getting the proper exposure they deserve," said Mahvan. "Every other sport has a farm system they use to build their athletes. We don’t take proper care of our farm system with boxing. To keep it alive, we have to do some more work and that’s why I formed the AWR."
To maintain their rankings, the AWR will track all registered fighter’s successes and failures against other open-class fighters around the world. Additionally, fighters registered and ranked with the AWR will have searchable information online in the AWR database with their record, national and world titles, home gym, coaches and contact info. Once registered as a member of the AWR, fighters will be eligible to fight for AWR World Titles.
Mahvan also says he is working with professional boxing promoters and television networks to get them to begin featuring AWR-ranked fighters and AWR World Title matches as opening bouts on nationally televised professional boxing cards.
"The benefits of this would go both ways," he explained. "I want young amateurs to get a first-hand feel of what it’s like to be a professional boxer. I think it will inspire them. And on the other end, the promoter will get access to a whole new group of fans and sell all the additional tickets that come with it for almost no additional overhead. It’s win/win. The fighters get the exposure they deserve and for the promoter it makes good sense business-wise and serves as a way to motivate and develop new talent to the sport."
Fighters: Register now at www.amateurworldrankings.com.