Japanese boxers fearful of dashed dreams at 2020 Games

More Sports / Boxing Dec 20, 2018

Japanese boxers fearful of dashed dreams at 2020 Games

Yudai Shigeoka has long dreamed of becoming a world boxing champion, but a decision that could see the sport excluded from the 2020 Olympics might deal his hopes a knockout blow. The International Olympic Committee said last month it was suspending preparations for boxing at ...

More Sports / Boxing Jul 28, 2017

AIBA chief Wu responds to ongoing rift, crisis

by Ed Odeven

In the midst of an organizational crisis, the president of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) is fighting back. After AIBA employees were shut out of their offices on Wednesday, according to an AFP report, Wu Ching-kuo, who has been president of boxing's global amateur governing ...

Experts decry bringing pro boxers to Rio

Olympics | OLYMPIC NOTEBOOK May 28, 2016

Experts decry bringing pro boxers to Rio

by Ed Odeven

Whether or not the International Boxing Association (AIBA) allows professional boxers to compete at the Olympics for the first time at the upcoming Rio de Janeiro Games, the idea has sparked widespread criticism. The sport's world governing body reportedly plans to finalize its decision on ...