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Boxing: Indian boxing out in the cold after AIBA decision

The Indian Amateur Boxing Federation (IABF) has been provisionally excluded by the sport's global governing body, the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA), it was announced on Monday. The IABF had already been suspended in December 2012 but the AIBA had promised to review that decision once the International Olympic Committee had lifted its suspension of the Indian Olympic Association, which it did last month just prior to the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Boxing: Khan hits out at Mayweather after snub

Amir Khan unleashed a flurry of verbal jabs Tuesday at Floyd Mayweather after the unbeaten American passed him over for a lucrative May 3 bout and chose Argentina's Marcos Maidana. Mayweather, 45-0 with 26 knockouts, said Monday -- his 37th birthday -- that he would defend his World Boxing Association and World Boxing Council light-middleweight crowns against Maidana, 35-3 with 31 knockouts, and not Khan.

Boxing: Fifty years after world shook, Ali hits Twitter

Muhammad Ali posted his first Twitter message on Tuesday, 50 years to the day after he stopped Sonny Liston at Miami Beach to win his first heavyweight boxing title. "I shook up the world against Liston, now 50 years later I'm taking it to Twitter," Ali wrote with the hashtag AliTweet showing it was from the Ali himelf and a link to a photo of him screaming with his arms upraised seconds after the historic triumph.

Klitschko says will run for Ukraine presidency

Heavyweight boxing world champion Vitali Klitschko on Tuesday announced that he will run for Ukraine's presidency in elections scheduled for May 25. "I will be on the ballot for the post of president of Ukraine," the protest leader told journalists in parliament. str-del/yad

Boxing: Mayweather rejects Khan for Maidana in May

Undefeated welterweight world champion Floyd Mayweather celebrated his 37th birthday on Monday by announcing he'll put his 45-0 record on the line on May 3 against Marcos Maidana. The move comes after weeks of speculation as to whether Mayweather would fill his May fight date with Argentina's Maidana or England's Amir Khan. The brash American even ran an internet poll in which fans voted for the Khan match-up, but World Boxing Council welterweight champion Mayweather instead will take on World Boxing Association champ Maidana in a unification bout.

Mayweather to face Maidana on May 3

(Reuters) - Five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. will face Marcos Maidana of Argentina in a welterweight title fight on May 3, the American announced on Monday. Mayweather, who turns 37 on Monday, revealed the news via Twitter, ending months of speculation about his next opponent. Mayweather defeated Saul Canelo Alvarez in his most recent bout in September and subsequently announced the May 3 fight without identifying his next opponent. The site for the matchup has yet to be announced.

Mayweather to face Maidana on May 3

(Reuters) - Five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. will face Marcos Maidana of Argentina in a welterweight title fight on May 3, the American announced on Monday. Mayweather, who turns 37 on Monday, revealed the news via Twitter, ending months of speculation about his next opponent. Mayweather defeated Saul Canelo Alvarez in his most recent bout in September and subsequently announced the May 3 fight without identifying his next opponent. The site for the matchup has yet to be announced.

Sports: Ali gloves fetch $860,500 at auction

The gloves Muhammad Ali wore when he beat Sonny Liston to win his first heavyweight world title fetched $836,500 at Auction on Saturday, almost 50 years to the day after the fight. The gloves were part of Heritage Auctions' Sports Platinum Night Auction, and the price was posted on their website. The buyer was not identified. The gloves were used by the young fighter from Louisville, Kentucky, then named Cassius Clay, to launch a legendary boxing career that made him a global sport icon.

Boxing: China's Zou stops Yokthong to boost world title chances

Chinese flyweight Zou Shiming vastly improved his chances of a world title shot when he registered the first stoppage win of his professional career against Thailand's Yokthong Kokietgym on Saturday. The two-time Olympic champion controlled the bout at Macau's Venetian casino resort from early on and he dropped Yokthong three times before the referee halted it in the penultimate round, the seventh.

Boxing: China's Zou stops Yokthong to boost world title chances

Chinese flyweight Zou Shiming vastly improved his chances of a world title shot when he registered the first stoppage win of his professional career against Thailand's Yokthong Kokietgym on Saturday. The two-time Olympic champion controlled the bout at Macau's Venetian casino resort from early on and he dropped Yokthong three times before the referee halted it in the penultimate round, the seventh.
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