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Team USA Wins Eight Medals In Europe

Eight U.S. boxers took home hardware from two international events in Europe over the weekend. Team USA won three medals at the Olympic Test Event in London, England and five American athletes advanced to semifinal competition at the World Cup … Continue reading

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Dublin to Host European Youth Championships

The Irish Amateur Boxing Association (IABA) will host the 2011 European Youth Championships in Dublin in August.
 Tommy Murphy, the President of the IABA, confirmed that the tournament would be held in Ireland’s capital between August 15th and 21st.
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Irish Squad Set for European Women’s Boxing Championships

The Irish Amateur Boxing Association have named a nine-strong squad for next month’s European Senior Women’s Championships in Holland. Katie Rowland Lightweight Katie Taylor, the current AIBA World champion, will be aiming for her fifth 60Kg gold medal in-a-row at the … Continue reading

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Chessboxing: Left Hooks, Jabs and Castling, Oh My!

The title highlights a contradiction, pairing an intellectual activity in which the combatants never touch and a combat sport in which opponents aim fists at each other’s chins. There is chess. There is boxing. And then there is Chessboxing. “When … Continue reading

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Boxing’s Great White Hope Problem; or, Why the **** Was Mike Lee in a Super Bowl Commercial?

During last night’s Super Bowl, one professional boxer appeared in a commercial. It was not Floyd Mayweather, and it was not Manny Pacquiao, though they are the two highest-earning athletes in all of sports. It was not any champion of … Continue reading

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Olympic Boxing Must Remain Amateur Despite Moves to Turn it Professional

Frank Warren, one of Britain’s most successful professional boxing promoters, has claimed that the sport at the Olympic must remain amateur despite plans from the International Boxing Association (AIBA) to move it towards professionalism after London 2012. 
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Boxing Club Carries on Despite Club Status

Boxing has been described as the world’s most brutal sport, even when properly refereed. Dating back to the early 20th century, Penn State has trained more than 50 All-Americans and 22 National Champions, and boxing was once championed as the … Continue reading

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Amateur Boxing is Fixed Claims Olympic Boxing Champ

Olympic boxing’s suspect reputation came under withering attack on Friday night from James DeGale, Britain’s middleweight gold medallist from Beijing. DeGale laid bare his mistrust of the sport on the day IOC president Jacques Rogge asked the BBC to furnish … Continue reading

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Sugar Ray Robinson – The World’s Best Fighter

Sugar Ray Robinson was born on this day in 1921. To mark the occasion, we present 21 facts you may not know about the boxer Muhammad Ali once called the greatest fighter of all time. 
 1. He was born … Continue reading

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