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Michael Conlan to make pro debut on St. Patrick’s Day at MSG, Conor McGregor to walk him to ring

Ireland’s Olympic hero Michael “Mick” Conlan will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by making his professional debut headlining a special card at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. Conlan’s pro debut, which will be as a junior featherweight, in a six-round bout against Tim Ibarra (4-4, 1 KOs), of Denver, is set for Friday, March 17 at the “O’Mecca of Boxing.”

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AIBA awards gala includes USA Boxing coach Billy Walsh being named trainer of the year

AIBA celebrates 70-year anniversary with Gala Dinner in the company of Boxing Legends AIBA celebrated its 70th anniversary on Tuesday evening with a Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony in the Swiss city of Montreux sponsored by TaiShan. This year’s awards saw the launch of the AIBA Legends programme, honouring the personalities and talents that have blessed the sport over AIBA’s seven decades as world boxing’s governing body. Ukraine’s Wladimir Klitschko, India’s MC Mary Kom, Cuba’s Felix Savon and France’s Brahim Asloum were recognised for their achievements, and the great Muhammed Ali’s life and legacy were affectionately remembered with the first ...

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AIBA agrees to system tweaks leading up to Tokyo 2020 Olympic boxing

At the AIBA Extraordinary Executive Committee Meeting in the Swiss city of Montreux on Monday, the collective strength of AIBA and the unswerving support of President Dr Ching-Kuo Wu were underlined by all Executive Committee (EC) members on the eve of its 70th anniversary. Technical and AOB rules, financial updates and the calendar for the new Olympic Cycle to Tokyo 2020 were all unanimously agreed upon during a session that underlined the integrity of the institution, the EC and all who represent AIBA’s forward-looking direction.

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