Women's boxing

July 23, 2019 - 6:07 pm
CANASTOTA, N.Y. (AP) — The International Boxing Hall of Fame is making changes to its voting process, shortening the retirement time for consideration and creating two categories for female fighters. The categories for female boxers are Trailblazer, boxers whose last bout was no later than 1988,...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016 file photo, France's Tony Victor James Yoka, right, fights Britain's Joe Joyce during a men's super heavyweight over 91-kg final boxing match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The International Olympic Committee has kicked the International Boxing Association out of next year’s Olympics after years of financial chaos and allegations of corrupt judging, it was reported on Wednesday, June 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
June 26, 2019 - 2:27 pm
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...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016 file photo, France's Tony Victor James Yoka, right, fights Britain's Joe Joyce during a men's super heavyweight over 91-kg final boxing match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The International Olympic Committee has kicked the International Boxing Association out of next year’s Olympics after years of financial chaos and allegations of corrupt judging, it was reported on Wednesday, June 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
June 26, 2019 - 9:50 am
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...
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June 12, 2019 - 12:11 am
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...
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International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach, from Germany, arrives for the opening of the executive board meeting of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at the IOC headquarters, in Pully near Lausanne, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)
May 22, 2019 - 2:29 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Dealing a blow to Olympic boxing officials after months of investigations, the IOC has set up a vote next month on removing the sport's governing body AIBA from organizing bouts at the 2020 Tokyo Games. The International Olympic Committee's executive board on Wednesday...
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May 16, 2019 - 8:01 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian boxing powerbroker behind a $16 million offer aimed at keeping the sport in the Olympics has denied the government is funding his campaign. Umar Kremlev is due to present his offer when the International Boxing Association's executive committee meets on Saturday, four days...
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May 02, 2019 - 9:10 pm
In a column May 1 about South African runner Caster Semenya, The Associated Press erroneously referred to Fordham as Fordham United instead of Fordham University. A corrected version of the story is below: Column: Welcome to the world of performance-reducing drugs Column: Ignoring the genetic gifts...
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In a Feb. 26, 2019, Photo, Claressa Shields attends a news conference in New York for her upcoming boxing bout against Germany's Christina Hammer for the middleweight championship.Shields and Hammer are the first female boxers featured on Showtime’s All Access, with the next episode Friday on its YouTube sports channel. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
April 05, 2019 - 3:07 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Claressa Shields and Christina Hammer mostly feinted trash talking, using a few long glares and verbal jabs ahead of their showdown. They're the headline event for the undisputed middleweight championship on Showtime on April 13 in Atlantic City. "Guys are disrespectful to each...
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International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach, left, from Germany, speaks with International Olympic Committee (IOC) Vice-President Zaiqing Yu, right, from China at the opening of the first day of the executive board meeting of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), in Lausanne, Switzerland, Tuesday, March 26, 2019. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)
March 28, 2019 - 12:32 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A Russian official has offered to pay the International Boxing Association's $16 million debt if the IOC keeps the sport in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Umar Kremlev, an AIBA executive committee member, made the offer in a letter to senior IOC officials overseeing an...
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February 26, 2019 - 6:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Claressa Shields is participating in another first for women's boxing. The two-time Olympic gold medalist and Christina Hammer will be featured in "All Access" episodes on Showtime Sports' social media platforms. Showtime announced Tuesday that the episodes will premiere March 29...
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