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IBF: Any Pro Entering Olympics Gets 1 Year Ban From Rankings!

Springfield, NJ - Last week the IBF’s Executive Officers and Board of Directors conferred to discuss the organizations stance on AIBA’s and the IOC’s decision to allow professional boxers to compete i...Read More

'Fighting Words' - T-Rex: Not All Was Golden For Claressa Shields

'Fighting Words' - T-Rex: Not All Was Golden For Claressa Shields

by David P. Greisman - Claressa Shields found solace in a boxing gym for the same reason so many others have. It was a positive outlet, an escape from negative influences, a place where hard work trul...Read More

Gary Russell's Brother Moves Forward in Olympic Qualifiers

Three American boxers earned victories in second round competition at the World Olympic Qualifying Event on Sunday in Baku, Azerbaijan. Flyweight Antonio Vargas (Kissimmee, Fla.), light welterweight G...Read More

Syrian Boxer Quits Qualifiers For Olympics Over Israeli Opponent

Ala Ghasoun, a boxer from Syria, quit Saturday the world boxing championship taking place in Azerbaijan this week for refusing to compete against an Israeli rival. The bout between Ghasoun and the Isr...Read More

Anthony Joshua Explains Why He Won't Accept Olympics Offer

ANTHONY JOSHUA insists he would never be tempted to box at the Olympics again. After winning super-heavyweight gold at London 2012, Joshua has KO’d all in his way in the professional ranks and won a v...Read More

Golden Boy's 7/1 LA Fight Club To Feature LAPD vs. NYPD Bouts

LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles-based officers featured on the RingTVLive.com live stream on the undercard of the July 1 edition LA FIGHT CLUB visited the Golden Boy Promotions office and the Ring TV Live s...Read More

Artur Beterbiev Passes on Olympics, September Return Planned

MONTREAL, Canada - After careful consideration, rising Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM) star and double Russian Olympian, Artur Beterbiev, will not take part in the qualifying process to earn a spot to compet...Read More

Amir Khan Won't Be Ready For Qualifiers, Passes on Olympics

Amir Khan has decided not to pursue the chance to represent Pakistan at this summer's Rio Olympics, according to Press Association Sport. Khan, who won a silver medal at the 2004 Athens Games, had sai...Read More

Taylor Says Critics Will Be Shocked When Pros Struggle in Olympics

Olympic champion Katie Taylor has warned professionals to expect a few eye-openers if they take up the contentious option to fight at this summer's Rio Olympics. ...Read More

Chris Eubank Jr. Olympic Bid Rejected For Rio Games

GB Boxing have rejected an approach by Chris Eubank Snr regarding a place for his son on the team for Rio 2016, according to a statement from the British amateur governing body. ...Read More

Amir Khan Rejects Claim He Betrayed UK, Will Not Risk WBC Ban

Former world champion Amir Khan (31-4, 19KOs) has denied betraying his British upbringing after being criticised for saying he would represent Pakistan at the Rio Games, insisting he only wanted to bo...Read More

Mike Tyson, De La Hoya, Hatton Stand Against Pros in Olympics

Amateur boxing's decision to allow professionals into the Olympics for the first time drew fighting talk on Wednesday from champions and sanctioning bodies opposed to the break with tradition....Read More

Amir Khan Faces 2-Year Ban in Rio, WBC Prez Firm With Ruling

If former world champion Amir Khan (31-4, 19KOs) goes through with his desire to represent Pakistan in the Rio Olympics, he would face a two-year ban from the World Boxing Council, according to WBC pr...Read More

Pakistan Embraces Amir Khan's Interest in To Rep Them in Olympics

Pakistan Boxing Federation (PBF) secretary Iqbal Hussain has said that British boxer of Pakistan-origin Amir Khan is a Pakistani hero and they will be happy if he is allowed to fight under Pakistan's ...Read More

WBC, British Board, ABC, FECOMBOX Unite Against AIBA's Decision

The WBC has expressed its opinion with total opposition towards AIBA’s decision to allow professional boxers to fight amateur boxers during the Olympic games in Rio 2016 . The WBC has voiced the opini...Read More

Audley Harrison Feels Pros Going in Olympics Will Be Tough

Audley Harrison believes it would be very difficult for a professional boxer to compete at the Rio Olympics "from an infrastructure point of view". The sport's governing body, the International Boxing...Read More

Is AIBA Making a Play to be Boxing FIFA-dom?

Is AIBA Making a Play to be Boxing FIFA-dom?

By Cliff Rold - Paraphrasing HBO’s Max Kellerman, who has made the point many times in the past: when people say ‘they’ in boxing, who are ‘they?’ ‘They’ should examine the officials… ‘Boxing’ should ...Read More

Lomachenko: Pros In Olympics Good Idea; Making Weight Tough

There might not be a greater authority than Vasyl Lomachenko on what it takes to become an elite amateur and professional boxer in the 21st century. The AIBA announcement Wednesday that revealed boxin...Read More

Carl Froch Shakes Head, Says Olympics Are No Place For Pros

Carl Froch has criticised the move to allow professional boxers to compete at the Rio 2016 Olympics, believing it would reduce the "prestige" involved in winning a gold medal....Read More

Amir Khan Applauds Decision, Wants Rep Pakistan in Olympics

Former world champion Amir Khan (31-4, 19KOs) Wednesday hailed the decision to allow professional boxers at the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, saying he would love to represent the country ...Read More