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IOC strips Olympic status from troubled boxing body AIBA

Jun. 26, 2019 2:27 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Troubled boxing body AIBA was stripped of Olympic status on Wednesday and the IOC will now organize qualifying and final tournaments for the 2020 Tokyo Games. AIBA had created "very serious reputational, legal and financial risks" for the IOC and its stakeholders, not just the...

Timeline of boxing body AIBA's problems

Jun. 26, 2019 9:51 AM EDT

The International Boxing Association has been told it cannot participate in the 2020 Olympics after years of financial chaos and allegations of corrupt judging. While boxing remains on the program, the IOC will organize the competition itself. Here is a timeline of AIBA's problems inside and outside the ring:...

Wladimir Klitschko rescued at sea after yacht fire off Spain

Jun. 25, 2019 6:50 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Former heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko says his boat trip off Spain with family and friends was cut short after a fire broke out on board. The 43-year-old Ukrainian said in a tweet Tuesday the group was evacuated from the motor yacht in the Mediterranean Sea on Sunday night....

Champion boxer balances training with day job at gas company

Jun. 20, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andrew Cancio gets up around 4 a.m. every weekday and goes for a pre-dawn run near his home in Oxnard. He drives 30 minutes to Simi Valley, changes into his uniform and starts his shift as a technician for the Southern California Gas Company at 6:30 a.m. Cancio finishes work at 3 p.m.,...

Group seeks hate crime probe of Ali mural vandalism

Jun. 18, 2019 6:33 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Muslim advocacy group wants Kentucky authorities to investigate vandalism on a mural of boxing champ Muhammad Ali as a possible hate crime. The Kentucky chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations made the request in a news release Monday. CAIR-Kentucky chair Waheedah...

Tyson Fury stays unbeaten, stops Tom Schwarz late 2nd round

Jun. 16, 2019 12:55 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tyson Fury put on a show before, during and after his first bout in the fight capital of the world. The British heavyweight star stopped Tom Schwarz with 6 seconds left in the second round Saturday night, packing plenty of entertainment into his brief Las Vegas debut. Fury (28-0-1, 20 KOs)...

Sin City suits him: Tyson Fury makes Vegas debut vs Schwarz

Jun. 14, 2019 2:31 AM EDT

Although Tyson Fury is the heavyweight division's lineal champion and one of its best fighters in recent years, this British behemoth would be a gifted entertainer in just about any arena. Whether he's performing with brute grace inside the ring or poignantly retelling the story of his battles with substance...

Mural of Muhammad Ali vandalized in Kentucky

Jun. 13, 2019 11:28 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A vandal has painted the words "racist," ''antisemitic" and "homophobe" on a mural of boxing champ Muhammad Ali in Kentucky. The words were painted in orange over Ali's portion of the "Kentucky Rushmore" mural that features other icons from the state, including Abraham Lincoln. The...

Claressa Shields set to fight Ivana Habazin in August

Jun. 12, 2019 12:12 AM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Claressa Shields is set to fight Ivana Habazin on Aug. 17 on Showtime for the vacant WBO junior middleweight title. The vacant WBC women's diamond super welterweight championship will also be at stake. This will be Shields' first professional fight in her hometown of Flint. Shields...

James McGirt struggles with emotions at Boxing HOF induction

Jun. 9, 2019 9:00 PM EDT

CANASTOTA, N.Y. (AP) — Tough guy in the ring, James "Buddy" McGirt was not so tough on his special day. McGirt struggled repeatedly with his emotions on a sun-splashed afternoon, at times barely managing to keep it together as he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame on Sunday. "I warned...