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Mike Tyson calls pro boxers in Olympics 'foolish' for different reason

Critics of professional boxers potentially being allowed in the Olympics (more likely in full for 2020 than 2016 at this point) have mostly cited a disadvantage for inexperienced, less talented amateur fighters at the Games. 164 more words


A Moment of Glory Under a Cloud of Shame: A Brother of Belgian Suicide Bomber Advances to Rio

It is hard to imagine. You train and train in relative anonymity, hoping for a spot on the team that takes you to the Olympics. And when you finally make the team, you become the topic of terrible news. 295 more words


First 14 Irish Olympic athletes for Rio 2016 named

The Olympic Council of Ireland have named their first 14 athletes for the Rio Games.

The rest of the team will be named in the run-up to the Games. 96 more words


Kung Fu and Western Boxing

Quick quiz! What do Chan Tai-San, Huang Xiao-xia, Xia Bai-Hua, Wong Shun-Leung, Chu Kao-Lou, and a plethora of other Chinese martial artists all have in common? 671 more words

Kung Fu

Manny Pacquiao: I need to ask Filipino people about Olympics

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Boxing great Manny Pacquiao told reporters he was still thinking whether to participate in the Olympics in August after he was proclaimed Thursday a winner of a Philippine Senate seat, bringing him closer to a possible crack at the presidency. 128 more words


Fighting Words: Lara/Martirosyan, Charlo Brothers Showtime Boxing Preview

Showtime and HBO seem to continue to swing wildly back and forth in the boxing world. A couple of years ago, the pendulum seemed to be swinging Showtime’s way, as they signed Floyd Mayweather, Canelo Alvarez and even, albeit for just one fight, Manny Pacquiao.   2,834 more words


Fluid balance and hydration assessment during the weight-stable preparation phase in elite youth boxers.

This study investigated (i) the prevalence of hypohydration and (ii) association between urinary indices of hydration status and confounding factors (e.g., urine protein content, water intake) in elite youth boxers during their weight-stable phase before competition. 253 more words