Boxing weight classes http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/64460/all en Boxing: Mundine to face Mosley in October http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130814/boxing-mundine-face-mosley-october <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Former world middleweight champion Anthony Mundine announced Wednesday he will fight legendary American boxer "Sugar" Shane Mosley, calling the bout a "huge and defining moment".</p> <p>It will be the first fight for Mundine, a former rugby league footballer who switched to boxing in July 2000, since losing an IBF world middleweight title bout to fellow Australian and arch rival Daniel Geale in January. </p> <p>The fight will reportedly be held in Sydney in October. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130814/boxing-mundine-face-mosley-october" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Boxing Boxing weight classes Shane Mosley Sports AFP Wed, 14 Aug 2013 05:49:08 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5909520 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing champ Taylor may forgo Rio after 'terrible year' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130920/boxing-champ-taylor-may-forgo-rio-after-terrible-year <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Padraic Halpin</p> <p>DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish Olympic boxing champion Katie Taylor may abandon a planned defense of her title in 2016 to turn professional after enduring a "terrible year" which she said saw women's boxing take a step backwards.</p> <p>Taylor, a sporting icon in her country, became one of the faces of the London Games last year by playing the lead role in a stunningly successful Olympic debut for women's boxing, one that firmly left the men in the shade.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130920/boxing-champ-taylor-may-forgo-rio-after-terrible-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Amateur boxing Boxing weight classes Katie Taylor Sports Thomson Reuters Fri, 20 Sep 2013 14:47:50 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5939881 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Mosley pulls out of Mundine fight http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131021/boxing-mosley-pulls-out-mundine-fight <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Legendary American boxer "Sugar" Shane Mosley on Tuesday called off his fight with former world middleweight champion Anthony Mundine in a row over money.</p> <p>The pair were due to face off in Sydney on Wednesday but Mosley pulled out just hours ahead of the weigh-in, leaving Mundine demanding answers.</p> <p>"I'm very disappointed with this turn of events because I was planning on making a big statement by beating Mundine, but I was left with no choice but to withdraw," Mosley said in a statement.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131021/boxing-mosley-pulls-out-mundine-fight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anthony Mundine Boxers Boxing weight classes Sports AFP Tue, 22 Oct 2013 02:02:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5967083 at http://www.globalpost.com Cuba to host first professional boxing match in 52 years http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/131206/cuba-host-first-professional-boxing-match-52-years <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Cuba to host first professional boxing match in 52 years</p> <p>HAVANA, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) -- The match scheduled here Friday night between Cuba and Russia, both world boxing powers, as part of the World Boxing Series (WSB), will be the first professional one, marking a discreet return of professionalism to the island after 52 years of its abolition.</p> <p>This is for the first time that the Caribbean country holds an international competition under the rules of professional boxing since former Cuban President Fidel Castro eliminated that sportive modality in 1961.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/131206/cuba-host-first-professional-boxing-match-52-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxing weight classes Flyweight Socialism Sports Xinhua News Agency Fri, 06 Dec 2013 22:02:04 +0000 Xinhua News Agency 6012196 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Huck targets Nelson's record before heavyweight switch http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140207/boxing-huck-targets-nelsons-record-heavyweight-switch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Germany's world cruiserweight champion Marco Huck has said he wants to equal ex-British fighter Johnny Nelson's record for the most WBO title defenses before stepping up to heavyweight.</p> <p>The 29-year-old Huck will defend his cruiserweight title for the 13th time in Ludwigsburg, near Stuttgart, on May 3 and victory would see him match Nelson's record, which the British ring star enjoyed over seven years, before he retired in March 2006.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140207/boxing-huck-targets-nelsons-record-heavyweight-switch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Boxing Boxing weight classes Marco Huck Sports AFP Fri, 07 Feb 2014 16:01:51 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6064333 at http://www.globalpost.com Five Cuban boxers to attend Pan Am Sports Festival http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140710/five-cuban-boxers-attend-pan-am-sports-festival <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>HAVANA, July 10 (Xinhua) -- Cuba picked five national boxing medalists for the tournament of the discipline at the Pan American Sports Festival, the national commission said here Thursday.</p> <p>The island's team for the competition on July 17-20 in Mexico City is headed by the national silver medalist in the flyweight category Jorge Luis Cordero, said the commission cited by the sports site "Jit".</p> <p>Other called up athletes are the lightweight Jorge Moiran, the welter Reinier Palacios, the cruiser Frank Sanchez, and the super heavyweight Yoandris Maceo.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>Xinhua is China's state-run news agency.</p> <p>All rights reserved. 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