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Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury announces retirement

World heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury on Monday announced his retirement close on the heels of withdrawing from an October 29 rematch because of reported mental health issues.

The 28-year-old withdrew from a rematch with Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko, scheduled for October 29 because of reported mental health issues.


Three boxers reprimanded by IOC for betting on Rio Olympics

Three boxers have been severely reprimanded by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for betting on boxing bouts during the 2016 Rio Olympics.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, the IOC said: "As there was no intent to manipulate any event, all three athletes have been issued severe reprimands and obliged to follow and contribute to various integrity educational programmes."


India to hold National Boxing Championship in November - December

Newly-elected President of the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) Ajay Singh on Wednesday announced that the women's and men's national championships will be held in Uttarakhand and Guwahati in November and December, respectively.

With the Asian Games and the Commonwealth Games coming up in less than two years, these national championships will help identify boxers who can be selected for training and conditioning camps being held in preparation for these Games.


Rio 2016 Olympic Boxing Tournament a grand success

The Rio 2016 Olympic Boxing Tournament brought together athletes from 76 nations and 4 continents to Riocentro Pavilion 6 for 16 days of boxing – one of only two sports to feature on every day of the Games. As the bouts progressed and the first medals were awarded, so records were made and legends written, and Rio 2016 will stand up as one of the most memorable Olympic Boxing competitions since it debuted in St Louis, over a century ago, in 1904.

“We have witnessed one of the greatest-ever Olympic Boxing competitions here in Rio over the past 16 days,” said AIBA President Dr Ching-Kuo Wu. “The high standard of the boxing, with 19 countries participating in the Semi-Final stage, the excellent organisation of the Rio 2016 LOC and the warmth and passion of the Brazilian people all combined to create a truly special tournament. I would like to congratulate all of our 13 Olympic Champions for their remarkable achievements in the ring. They are the best ambassadors for our sport which has again demonstrated its vitality and its unique global appeal.”


Amir Khan hoping to collide with Kell Brook in 2017

Former world champion professional boxer Amir Khan is hoping to bounce back from his defeat to Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez with three fights in 2017.

The Bolton fighter (31-4-KO19) was viciously knocked out by the Mexican in Las Vegas in May with the WBC middleweight title on the line and now seems likely to return to the welterweight division.

"Want to be back in the ring around January. Big fights next year. Who do you think? I'll be ready. #147lbs January, May, December. #3Fights #2017,” Amir Khan tweeted on Wednesday.

Khan, who previously held the WBA and IBF world super-lightweight titles, has been involved in a long-running war of words with IBF world welterweight Kell Brook.

In addition to the possibility of finally settling his differences with Brook in the ring, Khan has been mentioned as a potential future opponent for Danny Garcia and the winner of Jessie Vargas vs Manny Pacquiao.

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