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Team GB hopeful, Muhammad Ali, plans to do justice to the greatest name in boxing at Rio Olympics

British boxer Muhammad Ali might share his name with The Greatest but insisted he is doing a good job of living up to his hero, who won Olympic gold in 1960. The 20-year-old flyweight, who was given the name by his boxing loving father Shahid, wants to emulate the success of his namesake in Rio next week. ‘Everyone asks me if it’s a good thing,’ said Ali. ‘But why would it be a bad thing? He’s the greatest athlete of all time. ‘They ask, ‘Is it not too much pressure?’, but I’m the youngest on the British squad so...

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USA 2016 Women’s Olympics Boxing Team Trials set to begin on Monday in in Memphis, Tennessee

Twenty-four female boxers are in Memphis, Tennessee, ready to compete in the 2016 USA Olympics Team Boxing Trials vying for the right to represent the USA at the 2016 Olympics Boxing competition in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. One winner will be crowned in each of the three women’s Olympic weight divisions of flyweight (112 lbs.), lightweight (132 lbs.) and middleweight (165 lbs.). Below are the listed the USA Womens Olympic Trials qualified boxers. Flyweight (112 lbs.) Marlen Esparza (Houston, Texas) (2012 Olympics Bronze Medalist), Virginia Fuchs (Kemah, Texas), Christina Cruz (New York, New York), Amanda Pavone (Burlington, Massachusettes), Alex...

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Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino: “I am clean, and am willing to prove it with a year of Olympic Testing before any fight”

Earlier today a report came out showing that Vitor Belfort had tested positive for high testosterone levels three weeks before his title with Jon Jones and the UFC knew. They also accidentally sent the info to a group of people who weren’t supposed to see the results. After that the UFC sent out another email telling the recipients to ignore the email and delete it ASAP. So, according to the report, it seems as though the UFC knew about the test results and didn’t want anyone else to. Well Invicta FC featherweight champ Cris Cyborg caught wind of the...

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Tokyo 2020 organizing committee pulls controversial Olympic logo at request of designer

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic organizing committee announced Tuesday it will no longer use the controversial logo for the Games that sparked accusations of plagiarism and nationwide scorn. In yet another public relations fiasco for organizers, who are under fire over plans for the main Olympic stadium, Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto said the committee decided to pull the logo at the request of designer Kenjiro Sano. Muto said Sano made the request in a meeting Monday not because he confessed to plagiarizing, but because he felt his design did not have the support of the public and was marring...

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