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Breakaway group aims to save boxing’s Olympic status


LONDON (AP) — American and British boxing officials are among the leaders of a breakaway group which hopes to save boxing’s place at the Olympics. The new federation is to be called World Boxing. It is a rival to the 77-year-old International Boxing Association. The IBA has been excluded from organizing the sport at the Olympics amid longstanding concerns about fair judging and the body’s ties to Russia. A standoff between the IBA and the International Olympic Committee meant boxing was left off the initial program for the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles. Boxing is part of next year’s Paris Olympics but will be organized by the IOC.

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