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Added September 5th, 2016 by Ian

Mike Tyson accused of stealing ice cream bar at U.S. Open

Mike Tyson has probably done quite a few regrettable things in and out of the ring during his lifetime, such as biting a part of Evander Holyfield’s ear off during a heavyweight title fight back in 1997. His latest indiscretion has also made the headlines across the globe even if it is quite mild in comparison. It seems the former heavyweight champ was at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York City watching the U.S. Open tennis tournament and apparently stole an ice cream bar from a freezer. Yes, you read it right. Tyson was accused of taking the ice cream from a Ben and Jerry’s stand, which was worth $5.50, and walking away with it.

 
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Added August 29th, 2016 by Ian

WBC says Olympic boxing needs to reinstate headgear

Mauricio Sulaiman, the president of the professional World Boxing Council, is pushing for headgear to be reinstated in amateur Olympic bouts. This comes after the AIBA (International Boxing Association) allowed male boxers to compete in the recent 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil without the traditional headgear. However, female boxers still fought with it on. Sulaiman said too many boxers received facial and head cuts during their bouts and this was because their heads were unprotected.

Sulaiman told the Los Angeles Times newspaper that he believed before the Olympics that the AIBA should think twice about their decision since it could be a dangerous one. He said the number of cuts suffered by boxers down in Brazil proved that he was right. Bantamweight Vladimir Nikitin of Russia was cut in his quarterfinal bout against Michael Conlan of Ireland and couldn’t continue in the competition. He had to pull out of his semifinal match against American Shakur Stevenson. Ironically, there was an uproar after Nikitin was handed the decision against Conlan as most observers felt the Irish boxer had clearly won.

 
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Added August 1st, 2016 by Ian

Boxing champion robbed of $70,000 cash from his luggage

Pro boxer Jonathan Guzman of the Dominican Republic celebrated his 26th birthday in fine fashion recently as he traveled to Japan and knocked out Shingo Wake in the 11th round to win the vacant IBF World Super Bantamweight Championship on July 20th. Guzman was reportedly paid $90,000 for his efforts and $20,000 of that went towards his management and training expenses. That still left Guzman $70,000 in cash, which he received by the way of 3,500 $20 bills. Guzman placed the cash in a carry-on bag and headed to the airport. However, when he arrived in Miami for the final leg of his journey he was told he had too much carry-on luggage, for the short flight to Santo Domingo and would need to check in one of his carry-on bags.

 
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Added July 25th, 2016 by Ian

Former world boxing champion Israel Vasquez to lose his eye

Pro boxer Israel Vasquez of Mexico City, who is a former junior featherweight world champion, is about to lose his right eye and have it replaced with a prosthetic one. The 38-year-old last fought in 2010 when he was stopped by Rafael Marquez in the third round. He turned pro back in 1995 and has a record of 44-5 with 32 Kos and his career is now unfortunately over. Vasquez said he has no regrets though about his boxing career and deciding to replace his eye. Vasquez had four epic bouts with Marquez as each boxer won two of them, but it was the last meeting that damaged Vasquez’s eye.

 
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Added June 6th, 2016 by Ian

Pro boxers allowed to fight in Olympics

 
Added May 23rd, 2016 by Ian

America’s Charlo twins make boxing history