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SI.com: Chris Mannix: Ireland's Taylor may be most popular athlete at Olympicsupdated: Wed Aug 08 2012 17:59:00

LONDON -- Katie Taylor popped out of the tunnel and, suddenly, you couldn't hear your mother if she was standing in front of you with a bullhorn.

SI.com: Chris Mannix: Diaz, Hunter, Breazeale fall on rough day for American boxersupdated: Wed Aug 01 2012 13:56:00

LONDON -- Three things we learned from a rough day for USA Boxing on Wednesday:

Afghanistan's first female Olympic boxer eyes London dreamupdated: Tue Apr 03 2012 08:57:00

An arena where the Taliban used to execute women provides a chilling and incongruous setting for one teen girl's unlikely Olympic dream.

SI.com: Chris Mannix: Helenius emerging as likely candidate to end Klitschkos' reignupdated: Fri Dec 02 2011 13:50:00

HELSINKI -- Robert Helenius stared out an open window, momentarily transfixed by the cold, concrete jungle of his home country and its quickly fading light. After answering questions for nearly 45 minutes in a dimly lit lounge tucked inside the Radisson Hotel, Helenius had one of his own: Why are Americans so down on boxing?

Boxing saving young lives in Karachi, Pakistanupdated: Thu Oct 27 2011 20:52:00

CNN's Reza Sayah reports on the boxing phenomenon in Karachi, Pakistan, that is keeping kids safe and off the streets.

SI.com: Brian Cazeneuve: Boxer Warren makes record third Olympic team and might not be doneupdated: Wed Oct 05 2011 20:37:00

U.S. boxer Rau'shee Warren made history at the world championships this week, becoming the first athlete to qualify for three U.S. Olympic boxing teams. The 24-year-old from Cincinnati locked up an Olympic spot for the U.S. in the 114-pound flyweight division this week by winning his third-round bout at the world championships in Baku, Azerbaijan. After beating Shawn Simpson in the finals of the U.S. trials in Mobile in August, Warren needed to finish among the top 10 at worlds to secure his third Olympic berth. He outpointed Rey Saludar of the Philippines, 22-12, to guarantee a top-10 finish in his weight class and, therefore, a U.S. slot in that class.

Latina Olympic hopefulsupdated: Sun Oct 02 2011 13:09:00

CNN's Soledad O'Brien introduces us to Olympic hopeful Marlen Esparza, a Mexican-American from Houston.

How sports can open doors for young Latinasupdated: Sun Oct 02 2011 13:09:00

U.S. boxing history reveals that it is a sport that has traditionally been the "bluest" of blue-collar athletic endeavors.

Boxing: IOC wait on corruption inquiry updated: Fri Sep 23 2011 12:23:00

The International Olympic Committee told CNN Friday that they are waiting on the result of an investigation by amateur boxing's world governing body into allegations that huge bribes were paid so Azerbaijan can win gold medals at the London 2012 Games.

Pediatricians seek to KO youth boxingupdated: Mon Aug 29 2011 07:19:00

Steven Galeano was a problem child. He couldn't stay out of fights and was "off the hook," his father Edwin recalls.

Indian pair add table tennis gold to host nation's medals haulupdated: Fri Oct 15 2010 09:16:00

Indian pair Achanta Sharath Kamal and Subhajit Saha added another Commonwealth Games gold to the host nation's collection on Wednesday, beating Singapore in the men's doubles table tennis final.

SI.com: Brian Cazeneuve: Is Bolt in or out of Commonwealth Games, 3 cities bid for 2018 Winter Gamesupdated: Tue Jun 22 2010 15:33:00

Usain Bolt may bolt from another event, depending on the source you choose to believe. Although Bolt's coach, Glen Mills, says the sprinter will not run in the Jamaican team trials for the Commonwealth Games next week, Mills now says the quadrennial competition, set to open in Delhi on Oct. 3, was never actually on his schedule in the first place. That comes as news to organizers, who have been promoting Bolt's appearance since last year.

SI.com: The Bonus: The tragic story of Charlie Mohrupdated: Fri Apr 16 2010 13:51:00

The thing about Charlie Mohr was that never looked much like a fighter. He was long and lanky, and he wore horn-rimmed glasses and jackets and ties. For much of his short life, he dreamed of becoming a priest. It was easy to misjudge him. One day more than half a century ago, he showed up at a community center in Red Hook, Brooklyn, at an informal program of unsanctioned boxing matches. He toted his gym clothes and his books in a valise, and when a neighborhood tough guy spotted this square peg amid the crowd, he said, "I want that bleeping bleep."

Cuban boxers eye return to gloryupdated: Fri Jul 24 2009 12:41:00

Sharp jabs and crushing body blows echo across a boxing gym in downtown Havana.

Young Cuban boxers aim for goldupdated: Fri Jul 24 2009 12:41:00

CNN's Shasta Darlington visits one of Havana's most famous boxing halls and talks to aspiring young sluggers.

SI.com: David Epstein: Wilder, U.S. boxers feel the pressure to go proupdated: Sat Aug 23 2008 01:20:00

BEIJING -- Pierce Egan, the famed 19th-century boxing journalist who coined the term "sweet science," wrote that "Drummers and boxers, to acquire excellence, must begin young."

Time.com: US Olympic Boxing: Taking a Beating updated: Fri Aug 15 2008 11:00:00

Greats like Ali and Foreman got their start with Olympic gold. Now US boxers are lucky to make the finals. What's wrong?

SI.com: David Epstein: Body blow to U.S. boxingupdated: Thu Aug 14 2008 11:56:00

With 30 seconds left in the fourth and final round of his Olympic-opening bout, Rau'shee Warren, the U.S.' reigning flyweight world champ, looked to his teammates in the stands. They were gesturing wildly, and Warren swore he heard them yell, "Move! Move!" So Warren danced around on the outside until the referee told him to engage. By then, only four seconds remained.

People.com: Meet Brad Pitt: Olympic Boxer for Australiaupdated: Tue Aug 12 2008 10:41:00

"I've been living with that other bloke's name for years," the athlete Brad says of the actor

Felix Savonupdated: Mon Jul 07 2008 01:21:00

The greatest in an illustrious lineage of Cuban fighters, Savon dominated the amateur heavyweight division between winning his first world championship in 1986 and claiming his third Olympic gold medal in 2000.

SI.com: Chris Mannix: Near tragedy becomes blessing for American boxer Wilderupdated: Thu May 15 2008 18:02:00

The left hook from Deontay Wilder connected quickly and violently, its sheer blunt force sending the recipient of the blow, Chinese Olympic heavyweight Nijiati Yushan, toppling like falling redwood face-first to the canvas. As a dazed and disoriented Nushan staggered to his feet, the referee wisely embraced him, calling a halt to the Olympic exhibition match in the second round.

SI.com: Richard Hoffer: Forged to Fightupdated: Wed Feb 06 2008 09:56:00

At Civics: This is basically a walk-in scrapbook, with the additional advantage of a liquor license. The walls of the Youngstown, Ohio, establishment are covered in framed newspaper pages, all of them narrating the career of a South Side scrapper, pale and bony (so pale, he's called the Ghost), who grew up around the corner. PAVLIK BURSTS ONTO SCENE reads a 2001 headline from The Vindicator of Youngstown. KEYSTONER AREA BOXER IS GETTING A W. PA. FOLLOWING is from a month earlier. PAVLIK SET TO FIGHT JULY 1 AT CAFARO FIELD. And on and on they go, wall after wall, a fight here, an appearance there, some bit of news, a ray of hope. No act of aspiration unpublished.

Fortune: Boxing: Wall Street styleupdated: Fri Nov 02 2007 15:51:00

The crowd of bankers and consultants from Lord Abbett wanted blood and they got it.

Boxers sent home for shopliftingupdated: Mon Oct 29 2007 04:17:00

Three Romanians were thrown out of the World Boxing Championships and banned from amateur boxing for life after being caught trying to steal from a Chicago department store.

CNN Heroes: Fighting for kids' futuresupdated: Mon Oct 01 2007 11:13:00

Monica Lovato knows all too well the pain and destruction of drug and alcohol abuse.

CNN Heroes: Monica Lovatoupdated: Mon Oct 01 2007 11:13:00

Monica Lovato uses the boxing ring to help kids at risk in New Mexico.

SI.com: Intern of the Week: Suzanne Grassel (US Olympic Committee)updated: Thu Aug 02 2007 05:01:00

Name: Suzanne Grassel School: Syracuse Age: 21 Major: Magazine journalism and sport management Job: Media Intern, USA Boxing, USOC Paid/unpaid: Paid School Credit: Yes Hours: 8-5, Monday-Friday Duration: May 30-Aug. 27 (with a week off in the middle)

Fortune: Pat Moynihan gets an update, stormy applause for greed, a morning line on murder, and other matters. ONLY IN AMERICA (Cont'd)updated: Mon Nov 29 1993 00:01:00

LYNNWOOD, WASHINGTON -- Her blue eyes glazed over with a look of fierce determination, 16-year-old Dallas Malloy shuffled her feet back and forth on the way to a boxing ring -- and into boxing hist...

Fortune: S&Ls: A BOXER EYES A K-O COMMISSIONupdated: Mon Jun 18 1990 00:01:00

Joseph E. Robert Jr., a former Golden Gloves amateur boxer who still stays trim by working out in the ring, expects to pocket a hefty purse when the Resolution Trust Corp. begins to unload $100 bil...

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