Boxing officials fight over including pros at the Olympics

For Gabriela Fundora, boxing is a family affair

and Wladimir Klitschko will be competing under their national flags. The AIBA is creating a pro boxing organization in which member fighters canbe paid while still retaining their Olympic eligibility. The so-called APBwill officially begin competitions next year. In the alphabet soup world of boxing, thishas raised the ire of the existing powers that be.World Boxing Council President Jose Sulaiman and prominent boxing promoters have complained theAPB is trying to muscle in ontheir territory. This weekend, the AIBA fired back with a statement asserting that it is merely looking out for the best interests of fighters who, through its new organization, canearn a living while continuing to pursue Olympic aspirations. “AIBA understands the dreams and hopes of current professional boxers to compete in the Olympic Games,” the statement read. Professionalsat the Olympicsare nothing new.

She hits the speed bag and runs three laps around the block. She does 100 situps and 14 pullups, which “are easy,” she says. Wearing padded mitts, her father teaches her to throw and duck combinations. Some nights she climbs into the ring to spar. About half the time her sparring partners are boys.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. credits once estranged father for his boxing longevity

celebrate the victory over Robert Guerrero in May’s WBC welterweight title bout in Las Vegas. It was the first time father and son had come together for a fight since they fell out in 2000. The return of Floyd Sr. came at the expense of his brother Roger, who had been his nephew’s long-time trainer. Floyd Jr.

The Best Knockout of Each Boxing Superstar’s Career

With its long prestigious history in the sport, many have tipped the Cubans to go far this year, and excitement is starting to build around the clash between these two global powerhouse teams. But both Franchises will have to keep their wits about them as the draw placed them in an extremely difficult group. In addition to Cuba and Kazakhstan, Group B also contains Season III semi-finalists Mexico Guerreros, itself of course a country with a notable boxing heritage, along with Season III quarter-finalists Azerbaijan Baku Fires and Hussars Poland. Surprisingly, perhaps, given the quality of those teams, much of the hushed talk among the Team Managers present was about the final member of the group, Russia. The Russian team utterly dominated this years European Championships and as one team manager told us, Much depends on the Russian Team that is selected. If they select the Sborna (national side), every team will need to watch out, they could cause a shock upset. For Baku Fires meanwhile, it seems as though the team got its wish, with Managing Director Rizvan Genzhiyev saying last week that he hoped they would draw the strongest teams in the Regular Season.

Gennady Golovkin the Best Pound-for-Pound Fighter in Boxing?

Golovkin’s destruction of Macklin made a huge statement and proved to many that he is currently the best middleweight in the world. Does Gennady Golovkin belong in the top 10 pound-for-pound rankings? Yes Submit Vote vote to see results Does Gennady Golovkin belong in the top 10 pound-for-pound rankings? Yes Total votes: 234 But where does he stand in the pound-for-pound rankings? There is no doubt that Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Boxing: WSB draw pits holders Astana Arlans against Cuba Boxing’s Domadores

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Williams crumpled to the mat, unconscious from the instant the punch landed, and you could have counted to a thousand. It was one of those knockouts that even the most ardent boxing fans would call scary. Floyd Mayweather Pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather is the first name most people think of when you mention the sweet science of boxing. He’s one of the best technical fighters of all-time and wins most of his fights with defense, footwork and counterpunching.


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