Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics/D3 Rio 2016/Boxing’ Category

Pro boxers’ dilemma: Olympic medal or title belt?

Monday, June 20th, 2016
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The International Boxing Federation announced that any professional boxers who choose to fight in the upcoming Olympics will be stripped of their IBF titles.

Allowing pro fighters at Olympics may ‘ruin amateur boxing’

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
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Canada's Mandy Bujold says the decision to allow professional fighters to compete at the Olympics could be detrimental to amateur boxing.

Controversial move allows pro boxers to fight at Rio Olympics

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
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In a controversial move that critics say could lead to dangerous mismatches, boxing's governing body on Wednesday voted to allow professional fighters to compete at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro if they qualify.

Mike Tyson: ‘Foolish’ to allow pro boxers at Olympics

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016
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Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson says a proposal to let professional fighters compete in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics is "ridiculous."