TOKYO - Aidan Walsh has been forced out of his semifinal bout at the Tokyo Olympics after the Irish welterweight injured his ankle while celebrating his quarterfinal victory.Boxing officials announced on Sunday that Walsh did not attend the medical check and weigh- ...
2 days ago
TOKYO - When professional boxers were first welcomed into the Olympics a half-decade ago, many people around the sport hated the idea - and many still do."I think it messes things up," said Freddie Roach, the famed pro trainer who was an ...
Jul 24, 2021
TOKYO - Olympic medal predictions by Associated Press beat writers:Mixed TeamGold: South KoreaSilver: IndiaBronze: United StatesMen's IndividualGold: Brady Ellison, United StatesSilver: Kim Woojin, South KoreaBronze: Mauro Nespoli, ItalyWomen's IndividualGold: Kang Chae Young, South KoreaSilver: Deepika Kumari, IndiaBronze: An ...
Jul 20, 2021
FILIPINO boxers fell by the wayside one after the other Friday night in the semifinals of the ASBC Elite Mens and Womens Boxing Championships in Dubai.And Eumir Marcial was the biggest casualty out of the three who failed to advance to ...
May 29, 2021
LAS VEGAS - Leon Spinks, who won Olympic gold and then shocked the boxing world by beating Muhammad Ali to win the heavyweight title in only his eighth pro fight, has died. He was 67.Spinks, who lived his later years in Las ...
Feb 7, 2021
EUMIR Felix Marcial admits he is feeling some pressure a day before he makes his highly-anticipated ring return.But the thought of winning his upcoming fight as a birthday gift to his promoter Manny Pacquiao is helping Marcial loosen up a ...
Dec 16, 2020
WITH tears in her eyes, Nadine Apetz asked herself "why not one more day?"The German boxer had waited four years, and a ticket to the Tokyo Olympics was tantalizingly close when the qualifying tournament in London was suspended because of the ...
Apr 25, 2020
LOS ANGELES - Keyshawn Davis took several weeks to choose his path to boxing stardom after the Tokyo Olympics were postponed.Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, the top professional prospect on the US Olympic qualification team was suddenly facing nearly a year without ...
Apr 21, 2020
EUMIR Felix Marcial added icing on the cake by winning the middleweight gold in the Asia-Oceania Olympic Boxing Qualification Tournament early Thursday in Amman, Jordan.The Filipino pug eked out a 3-2 decision against Abilkham Amankul of Kazakhstan in the ...
Mar 12, 2020
GENEVA - Amid growing concern at the spread of a new virus outbreak in China, international sports have been postponed and Olympic qualifying tournaments are being taken elsewhere.The decision on Tuesday by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) to postpone Pro League games ...
Jan 29, 2020
JORDAN will be the new host of the Asia-Oceania Boxing Qualifying Tournament for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Boxing Task Force announced the selection of the Arab country as host of the event set March 3 to ...
Jan 25, 2020
THE Asia-Oceania Tokyo 2020 Boxing Qualifying event to the Tokyo Olympics set in Wuhan will not push through amid growing concerns over the outbreak of the corona virus in the Chinese city.The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Boxing Task Force made ...
Jan 23, 2020
RIO DE JANEIRO - Floyd Mayweather Jr. dropped in to see the next generation of Olympic boxers in Rio.The US bronze medalist at the 1996 Atlanta Games stood on a platform at Riocentro Pavilion Six to watch Saturday evening's fights ( ...
Aug 14, 2016
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado - Although Antonio Vargas still thinks about the cut that nearly ended his Olympic dream, his unprotected head will be clear when he steps into the ring in Rio de Janeiro.Vargas grew up sparring and competing in protective headgear, ...
Jul 27, 2016
IF we are among the handlers of Manny Pacquiao, we'd be fervently praying right now that a last-ditch push by the president of the International Boxing Association (Aiba) to open the Rio Olympic Games door for professional boxers succeeds. ...
Feb 26, 2016
IT didn't take Mike Tyson very long to get involved in controversy in his new role as a boxing promoter.The head of USA Boxing came out swinging Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time) with an open letter to Tyson - a former ...
Oct 2, 2013
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