Lubin is 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, he 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.” Tyson isn’t the only promoter trying to lure amateurs to the pros. Last month, DiBella Entertainment said it signed highly touted 17-year-old Junior “Sugar Boy” Younan of New York to a contract and said he would make his pro debut in late October or early November, after he turned 18. Boxing promoters have long trolled the amateur ranks looking for talent, especially in recent years as the lure of Olympic gold has faded for many fighters. Winning in the Olympics was once a guaranteed way to make millions, but as U.S. Olympic boxing teams have faded so have the prospects for Olympic fighters. The last American man to win an Olympic gold in boxing was Andre Ward in 2004, and last year’s team in London didn’t even medal. USA Boxing, meanwhile, has undergone a series of shake-ups and its funding has been cut by the U.S. Olympic Committee. The executive director of the USOC said Tuesday that boxing, a sport once dominated by Americans, is still trying to find a way to replicate earlier successes.
Miss USA Erin Brady’s stalker found unfit for trial by court doctors
If prosecutors do not challenge the finding, he will be involuntarily committed to a state psychiatric hospital. By Shayna Jacobs / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Friday, October 4, 2013, 2:11 AM Miss USA 2013 Erin Brady was allegedly confronted at her Manhattan apartment in August. Related Stories A homeless nut accused of stalking Miss USA 2013 at her swanky Manhattan apartment has been found unfit for trial by court doctors. Lanre Orimabogunje, 28, allegedly accosted stunner Erin Brady on Aug. 5. I’ve been tracking you since you were born … I have GPS. You wear an invisible crown, he allegedly told her before trying to touch her head. RELATED: MISS USAS STALKER ARRESTED AT BROOKLYN HOMELESS SHELTER Orimabogunje was arrested at a Brooklyn shelter after the creepy encounter. Prosecutors asked for an adjournment Thursday to decide whether theyll challenge the fitness finding. If there is no challenge, or if prosecutors bring one and lose, Orimabogunje will be involuntarily committed to a state psychiatric hospital. He was charged with stalking, harassment and trespassing and would face up to a year in jail on the top count.