ROME - The election of an Uzbek businessman accused of ties to organized crime as president of AIBA isn't the IOC's only problem with the amateur boxing association.Gafur Rakhimov, who is on a U.S. Treasury Department sanctions ...
Nov 9, 2018
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Three dozen boxing referees and judges who officiated at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics have been barred from working at further world-level events until an investigation is completed.The international boxing association said Thursday (Friday, Manila time) the 36 ...
Oct 7, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Olympic boxing is bloody again.Men are fighting without headgear for the first time in 36 years, making the sport debatably safer and undoubtedly more attractive to fans. But the most tangible consequence is gore: More than a dozen ...
Aug 12, 2016
LOS ANGELES - Two-time Olympic gold medalist Vasyl Lomachenko thinks professional boxers should wait four years to pursue their gold medal dreams.The most successful amateur boxer in recent history voiced his support Thursday (Friday, Manila time) for the decision by the ...
Jun 3, 2016
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Professional boxers can compete at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, if they qualify.An overwhelming vote by the sport's governing body, known as Aiba, on Wednesday allows any boxer to try to qualify next month and earn ...
Jun 1, 2016
ROGEN Ladon and Charly Suarez believe amateur boxers still have an advantage over professional counterparts should the International Olympic Committee (IOC) allow pros in the Olympics.The International Boxing Association (Aiba) is serious in its bid to bring in professional boxers to ...
May 13, 2016
IT'S 2016 Rio De Janeiro Olympics or bust for Manny Pacquiao.Philippine amateur boxing officials are hoping that Pacquiao will be interested to compete in the Olympics following an offer by Aiba president Wu Ching-Kuo, strengthening the country's chances ...
Apr 28, 2016
LONGTIME boxing impresario Antonio 'Tony' Aldeguer believes professional fighters will be finally allowed to participate in the Olympic Games.But he doesn't see the grand plan implemented in the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro or even in Tokyo four ...
Mar 5, 2016
DOHA, Qatar - The Aiba World Boxing Championships saw the Philippines score a second win in as many outings as welterweight Eumir Felix Marcial walloped Egyptian Said Mohamed Walid in a TKO victory.The hard-hitting Marcial took his time and baited the ...
Oct 8, 2015
DOHA, Qatar - Boxing star Manny Pacquiao will attend the World Boxing Championships which got underway on Monday in this Gulf nation.No less than International Boxing Federation (AIBA) president Dr. Ching Kuo Wu made the announcement during his meeting with national federation ...
Oct 6, 2015
JEJU Island, Korea - Nesthy Petecio dug deep and engaged Russian Zinaida Dobrynina in four rugged rounds in the final before settling for the silver medal on Monday in the featherweight division (57 kg.) of the Aiba World Women's Championships.The ...
Nov 25, 2014
ON the day Manny Pacquiao demolished USA's Chris Algieri in Macau, Filipina boxer Nesthy Petecio also upended an American, Tiara Brown, in the semifinal round of the Aiba World Women's Championships in Jeju Island, South Korea.Brown, the ...
Nov 24, 2014
BEVERLY HILLS, California - Vasyl Lomachenko is meeting with several top boxing promoters while the two-time Olympic gold medalist considers launching a professional career, his adviser told The Associated Press.Egis Klimas said Lomachenko is meeting with promotional companies Top Rank, Golden ...
Jun 21, 2013
LOS ANGELES - Olympic boxers will fight without head guards in a pro-style scoring system starting this year after several significant rule changes by the sport's international governing body.The International Boxing Association (Aiba) unveiled several rule amendments this week, ...
Mar 22, 2013
YOUNG Filipino boxers are in for a tough campaign in the ASBC Asian Confederation Youth Boxing Championships as boxing powers from around the region are expected to see action in the meet set next week at Subic gym.Association of Boxing Alliances ...
Mar 5, 2013
JADE BORNEA has reached the semifinals of the Aiba World Youth Championships on Tuesday in Yerevan, Armenia.Bornea, seeing action in the 49 kilogram class, beat Jack Samuel Bateson of England 16-12 to continue to carry the fight for the Philippines ...
Dec 4, 2012
YEREVAN, Armenia - Eumir Felix Marcial beat Tajikistan's Mumin Mukhtorov, 22-8, to stay on course for the gold medal in the Aiba World Youth Championships at the Karen Demirchyan Sports Complex.Ian Clark Bautista and General Santos native Jade Bornea ...
Dec 3, 2012
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