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Boxing Returns to Wisconsin University

Immediate gratification. Not only can you read the results of a fight after the final round, but you can physically feel the consequences of your actions, good and bad. If you duck left when you should have moved right, you’ll … Continue reading

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Four US Boxers Claim Berths in 2011 Pan American Games

Four U.S. boxers officially punched their tickets for the 2011 Pan American Games at the second Pan American Games qualifier in Quito, Ecuador. Female flyweight Christina Cruz (New York, N.Y.), lightweight Queen Underwood (Seattle, Wash.), female middleweight Franchon Crews (Baltimore, … Continue reading

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Mercy College Student Krystal Correa Has Olympic Boxing Dreams

Krystal Correa wants to go to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, not for its beaches and nightlife, but to fulfill her quest to be an Olympian. Correa, a 20-year-old from Yonkers and sophomore at Dobbs Ferry’s Mercy College, is working … Continue reading

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2011 USA Nationals Competition Begins in Colorado Springs June 20

The 2011 USA Nationals Boxing Tournament begins next Monday June 20, 2011, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with superb amateur boxing action that will go a long way in selecting our 2012 Olympic Boxing Team members. (l-r) Lenroy ‘Cam’ Thompson, ‘King Louie’ Byrd, Coach Stephen … Continue reading

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Pacquiao Still Wants Mayweather Fight

The big question had to be asked after Manny Pacquiao pulled off a unanimous victory over Timothy Bradley last night and became the new WBO welterweight champion. It was about Floyd Mayweather Jr. and the super-fight that has yet to … Continue reading

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At the Fights: American Writers on Boxing

Today, championship boxing is lucky to win half a column in the sports pages. There was a time, though, when things were otherwise. In one of two introductions to At the Fights, George Kimball, who edited this anthology with John … Continue reading

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Why American Boxing Is Struggling

What’s the problem with the state of American boxing? Is it that the best athletes are in the NFL? A shortage of top quality boxing coaches as astute as Eddie Futch, Emanuel Steward and Cus D’Amato? A decline of mental … Continue reading

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Win a trip to the London 2012 Olympic Games (Sponsored Video)

Got skills? Show them in a video and you could go to the London 2012 Olympic Games and be a part of the action. Whatever you’re skilled at or would like to try, film your personal best on your camera … Continue reading

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Teófilo Stevenson, Cuban Boxing Great, Dies at 60

Teófilo Stevenson, one of the greatest amateurs in boxing history, the winner of three Olympic gold medals for Cuba and a national hero who shunned the prospect of turning pro, possibly fighting Muhammad Ali and becoming rich in the United … Continue reading

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Women One Year Away from Olympic Trials

For women boxers, 2011 is the year to qualify for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials.  Only boxers who qualify in an Olympic weight category may earn a right to participate in the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials. Four events … Continue reading

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USF Women Make Boxing History

Two USF students were the first women ever to be crowned national champions in collegiate boxing at a first-of-its-kind tournament hosted by USF in April. More than 80 male and female fighters from 24 colleges participated in the tournament, the … Continue reading

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Oakland’s King’s Gym: A Temple to Boxing

King’s Gym is a temple to the sport of boxing. It can be tough to find, nestled away on a dead-end street next to Highway 880 in Oakland. But for people who love boxing, it’s worth it. The no-nonsense King’s … 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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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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2012 National PAL Championships Results

The first round of national champions following the 2012 Olympic Games were crowned at the 2012 National PAL Championships on Saturday night at the Seagate Centre in Toledo, Ohio. All of the open division and 15-16-year-old boxers competed in final … Continue reading

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Marines Oust Army, Take Gold in 2012 Armed Forces Boxing Championship

The Marine Corps team won the 2012 Armed Forces Boxing Championship Feb. 3, ending the Army’s 20-year winning streak. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif. hosted the Armed Forces Sports event this year. Marine Sgt. DeJesus Gardner holds up his … Continue reading

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Olympic Boxing Drops Head Guards, Changes Scoring

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, but the two … Continue reading

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2012 USA Boxing Team to Redeem Lost Olympic Glory

Andre Ward wins gold in Athens The United States boxing team will be sending a large number of boxers, nine men and three women in the 2012 London Olympics. After years of dominating Olympic boxing, the Americans were not doing … Continue reading

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AIBA Bans Headgear

A major sports federation has mandated banning headgear in amateur boxing competition in an effort to reduce concussions and head trauma, a decision that is thought to be a first in the sports world. Starting June 1, amateur, elite male … Continue reading

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New Amateur Boxing Scoring System Rewards Active Fighters

There’s a revamped scoring system in amateur boxing that rewards fighters for throwing more punches, landing more combinations and doing battle more often along the ropes – exactly what Caroline Barry needs in a final push for a long-awaited Olympic … Continue reading

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