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- Latest news about Olympic Boxing
Will Boxing, one of the six original sports of the ancient games, be absent from the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020?
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has shown “extremely worried” by the problems of governance of the International Federation of Amateur Boxing (AIBA) and threatened to withdraw the boxing program of the Olympic Games, Tokyo 2020, after which the institution will designate to the employer Uzbek Ghafoor Rakhimov as president ad interim. “We are extremely concerned about the government of the AIBA,” stated the president of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach. The IOC “reserves the right to re-examine the presence of boxing at the Olympic Youth Games in Buenos Aires (October 2018) and the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games,” added Bach. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) hopes to have the final research report on the International Boxing Federation (AIBA) on May 22, and we will know if the boxing will be there or not in the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020.
- Berchelt and Vargas promise another war in their rematch
Miguel Berchelt defends the results of WBC World Cup this Saturday in Arizona against Francisco Vargas, who was snatched away in 2017 in an epic battle. Anyone who on January 28, 2017, saw the match between Francisco ‘Bandit’ Vargas (25-1-2, 18 KO) and Miguel ‘Alacrán’ Berchelt (35-1, 31 KO) plans to miss the rematch that both will hold this Saturday, May 11 at the Convention Center in Tucson, Arizona. As happened that day, the World Heavyweight Championship by the World Boxing Council will be in liza. In 2017, Berchelt won by KO in the eleventh round and dethroned The Bandit, now Mexico City’s púgil wants revenge, but Cancun’s is not for the job. A duel of Mexicans always promises and this more, as it was a war in its first chapter and looked the same in the second. Both have been promised, for added excitement.
With the statements of both, in which they promise “war from the very beginning,” the reading of the fight seems clear. There’s no color in gambling. Berchelt is very favorite and is logical. The champion arrives very fast, showing improvements in his defense in each match and with the score intact: he has knocked out 13 of his last 14 rivals. If they cross, blow it seems favorite, but Vargas is a veteran, he knows how to move in the battles at short notice and make his job profitable.
- Crawford overtakes Khan and keeps his belt
Boxing-American Terence Crawford retained his WBO welterweight title by defeating British referee Amir Khan in the sixth round on Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York. Crawford didn’t waste any time: he sent his opponent, 2004 Olympic vice-champion, down for the first time. He then clearly dominated the debate to achieve a logical victory, although the circumstances of the end of the fight were controversial.
Khan, 32, had to throw in the towel after getting hit low, near the belt, after 47 seconds of fighting in the sixth round. The referee gave him time to recover but the British, former WBA champion and IBF super-light champion, decided to give up after consulting with his coach, the respected Virgil Hunter. Bolton’s former prodigy conceded his fifth career loss at 32, the fourth before the limit, for 33 wins, and now posts in his record in fights with a world title on the line six wins for four losses.
While Khan may have fought his last high-profile fight, Crawford has confirmed that he is one of the best boxers in the business. He was never worried about his opponent, if not very briefly in the third round, and signed his 35th victory, the 26th before the limit, in as many fights at 31 years old. He now hopes to challenge his compatriot Errol Spence, the IBF champion of the category, who is still undefeated (25 wins, including 21 before the limit). “This is the only fight I’m interested in: as soon as it’s ready, I’ll be ready. I’m sure this will happen eventually,” insisted the boxer from Omaha, Nebraska, already crowned in three different weight categories.