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AIBA & WBA collaborating on ways to unify amateur & professional boxing scene

Having ended 2016 in a spirit of unity, AIBA’s President Dr Ching-Kuo Wu welcomed WBA President Mr Gilberto Mendoza to Taipei for a meeting to discuss the areas in which they can unify the boxing family at large. Mr Mendoza cited a family motto, ‘We can do it, let’s do it, let’s do it together’ as the organisations looked to ways of sharing their expertise for the good of the sport.

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World Series of Boxing season 7 week 2 results

WSB Season VII – Week 2 Results Clemente Russo seals dramatic comeback as Italia Thunder beat British Lionhearts 3-2 in Rome The Italia Thunder team made their triumphant return to WSB on Thursday night with a thrilling 3-2 win over British Lionhearts in Group B. After four close contests had left the score at 2-2 with one bout remaining, Italy’s veteran heavyweight star Clemente Russo comfortably saw off the challenge of Josip-Bepo Filipi to raise the roof of Rome’s Palasport Vespucci.

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Olympic silver medalist Shakur Stevenson signs with Top Rank

Top Rank and Antonio Leonard Productions announced its latest signing and it’s a sterling one — 2016 U.S. Olympic silver medalist Shakur Stevenson. Stevenson, 19, from Newark, NJ, sailed though every stage of his Olympic competition in Rio De Janeiro last summer before losing a close split decision in the bantamweight championship fight to 2012 flyweight Olympic gold medalist Robeisy Ramirez of Cuba.

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World Series of Boxing season 7 week 1 results

​Colombia Heroicos shine on WSB debut with 4 – 1 winover Argentina Condors in Buenos Aires Season VII of the World Series of Boxing began in style in Buenos Aires on Friday night, as Argentina Condors faced WSB newcomers Colombia Heroicos at the National Boxing Stadium. The Colombian side showed that they mean business in their first campaign as they delivered a superb away victory, led by their Olympic stars Yurberjen Martinez and Jorge Vivas.

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Haitian Olympic boxer Richardson Hitchins signs with Mayweather Promotions

Mayweather Promotions continues to set the bar in the boxing industry through promoting successful sellout shows and signing the hottest budding talent in boxing. The past, present, and future of sports and entertainment has officially signed Brooklyn-born Richardson Hitchins. The 19-year-old boxer represented his parents’ home country of Haiti in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

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AIBA investigation finds “detrimental effect” on competition at Rio 2016 Olympic boxing tournament

The AIBA Special Investigation Committee (SIC), consisting of experts from its Refereeing and Judging (R&J), Technical and Rules, as well as Disciplinary Commissions, has concluded its investigation into the practices and procedures of officials during the Rio 2016 Olympic Boxing Tournament. The SIC’s recommendations for improvements to R&J structure for the Tokyo 2020 Cycle are already being put in place.

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