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Boxing’s fate known next month

Boxing’s fate known next month

NEW DELHI (AFP) – Controversial newly-elected amateur boxing chief Gafur Rakhimov Wednesday said the Olympic-threatened sport was now “100 percent compliant with anti-doping” rules. And addressing a press conference in New Delhi, the 67-year-old vowed that “boxing will always stay in the Olympics”. His pledge came 48 hours after the International Boxing Federation (AIBA) submitted […]

Asiad controversies up in AIBA congress

  By Nick Giongco   JAKARTA – Philippine boxing officials will make a lot of noise when the AIBA World Congress takes place in Moscow in November. ABAP president Ricky Vargas, also the Philippine Olympic Committee president, and secretary general Ed Picson, will raise a howl over the officiating that marred the Asian Games. The […]

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Boxing prexy  steps down

Under investigation for unethical conduct by Olympic boxing’s governing body AIBA, C. K. Wu resigned as its president on Monday and also gave up his seat on the IOC’s executive board.

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Even on the local front, personages from professional boxing lashed out at the decision of the AIBA to allow pros to fight in the Olympics, starting with Rio this August, citing the difference in skills and experience and safety as primary reasons for their disapproval.

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Professional boxers can compete at the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the sport’s governing body ruled in a landmark decision on Wednesday.

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