Professional boxers to compete at Rio Games -AIBA

By Karolos Grohmann LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Jun 1 : Professional boxers will compete at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics after the international boxing association AIBA approved a constitutional change today, its president said. AIBA boss Ching-Kuo Wu said the change of the AIBA constitution was approved with 95 per cent in favour — 84 of 88 […]

New Povetkin doping test negative, promoter says

By Dmitriy Rogovitskiy MOSCOW, May 31 : A repeat drug test of Russian heavyweight Alexander Povetkin, who is the official challenger for the World Boxing Council (WBC) title, has returned a negative finding, the boxer’s promoter said today. “We received Povetkin’s new official tests. They are clean,” Andrei Ryabinsky wrote on his Twitter feed. On […]

Tyson lands knockout blow against professionals at Rio

By Guan Yongning BEIJING, May 25 : Mike Tyson has branded the Amateur International Boxing Association’s (AIBA) decision to let professional fighters take part in the 2016 Rio Olympics as “ridiculous” and “foolish”. Professional boxers would feature at the Olympic games as long as a constitutional change went through in June, AIBA said earlier this […]

American Wilder eager for ‘Rocky’ moment in Russia

By Frank Pingue Undated, Apr 21 : It may not be the same plot as the Cold War-themed “Rocky IV” movie but Deontay Wilder is deterimined to emerge victorious when he becomes the first reigning American heavyweight champion to travel to Russia to defend his title. Wilder will defend his WBC title against Russia’s Alexander […]

Ruthless Joshua claims IBF world heavyweight crown

By Ian Chadband LONDON, Apr 10 : Britain’s Anthony Joshua lived up to his billing as the new superstar of heavyweight boxing when he stopped Charles Martin in the second round with a demonstration of brutal power to claim the American’s world IBF title . Joshua became the first boxer in history to hold the […]

Bradley takes ‘way different’ approach for Pacquiao bout

By Mark Lamport-Stokes LOS ANGELES, Mar 16 : American Timothy Bradley says he will rely on a “way different” strategy built on a highly detailed game plan when he defends his WBO welterweight title against Filipino Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas next month. The two boxers will be meeting for a third time, Bradley having […]