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Only 3 pros
In this June 20, 2015 file photo, Hassan N'Dam, right, throws a punch at David Lemieux during the fifth round of their boxing match for the vacant IBF world middleweight championship, in Montreal. Lemieux won the bout with a unanimous decision.
 
The International Boxing Federation will punish pro boxers who compete in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics by removing them from the sanctioning body's rankings or vacating their titles.
 
Street fighter, MMA pioneer Kimbo Slice dead at age of 42
Kimbo Slice, the bearded street fighter who parlayed his internet popularity into a mixed martial arts career and worldwide fame, has died. He was 42.
 
'He will never die': World mourns Muhammad Ali — 'The Greatest'
Tributes to Muhammad Ali poured in from across the sporting, cultural and political world after his death at age 74 with many saying there would never be another one like "The Greatest."
 
Muhammad Ali, who riveted the world as 'The Greatest,' dies
He was fast of fist and foot -- lip, too -- a heavyweight champion who promised to shock the world and did. He floated. He stung. Mostly he thrilled, even after the punches had taken their toll and his voice barely rose above a whisper. He was The Greatest.
 
Professional boxers can compete at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, if they qualify. An overwhelming vote by the sport's governing body, known as AIBA, on Wednesday allows any boxer to try to qualify next month and earn selection for their national team. But AIBA's plan has been criticized across the professional ranks as a move toward dangerous mismatches between established boxers and inexperienced amateurs.
 
'Rocky' actor Bellew wins title, turns fantasy into reality
LIVERPOOL, England- British boxer Tony Bellew turned a Hollywood fantasy into reality by becoming a world champion for the first time on Sunday.
 
An Olympics first
Boxer Chen Nien-chin (陳念琴), right, stands with International Boxing Association President Wu Ching-kuo (吳經國) in this file photo. Wu yesterday praised the 19-year-old boxer for an historic achievement: On Tuesday she overcame Morocco's Khadija Mardi 3 to 0 at the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships to book Taiwan's first-ever spot in women's Olympics boxing.
 
Are martial arts clubs adding punch to jihadist cause?
Combat sports are booming around the world but in France increasingly draw the attention of intelligence services hunting potential jihadists.
 
Although Badou Jack didn't get the decisive victory he was looking for Saturday night, he's still planning on a unification bout with James DeGale next.
 
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