Boxing

Boxer Barnes takes to Twitter to vent fury over drugs test ahead of Glasgow 2014

By Gary Anderson at the Main Press Centre in Glasgow

Northern Ireland boxer Paddy Barnes was furious at timing of drug tests as he prepares to box in the Commonwealth Games ©Getty ImagesNorthern Ireland's Paddy Barnes has expressed his fury at being forced to undergo a drugs test early this morning after an initial test had to be scrapped last night when he was unable to provide a sample due to dehydration.

Double for St Petersburg as host cities announced for major AIBA events up to 2016

By Gary Anderson

Russian city St Petersburg will host two major AIBA World Championships in 2015 and 2016 ©AIBARussian city St Petersburg is set to stage the 2015 Junior World Boxing Championships and the 2016 Youth World Boxing Championships as the International Boxing Association (AIBA) announced the host venues for a number of upcoming Championships as well as Olympic qualifying events.

World Series of Boxing champions Cuba Domadores pick up cool $500,000 for debut season win

By Gary Anderson

AIBA President C K Wu (right) presents a winners cheque to President of the Cuban Boxing Federation, Alberto Puig ©WSBInternational Boxing Association (AIBA) President C K Wu has handed over a cheque for $500,000 (£293,000/€370,000) to the Cuba Domadores after their stunning debut season in the World Series of Boxing (WSB) saw them power their way to victory over the Azerbaijan Baku Fires last month.

AIBA Boxing Marketing Arm clinches historic CHF35 million investment deal

By Emily Goddard

C K Wu and Di Wu shake on the historic CHF35 million investment deal ©AIBAThe International Boxing Association (AIBA) has revealed it has signed a landmark CHF35 million (£28 million/$39 million/€29 million) deal to support its global marketing company, the Boxing Marketing Arm (BMA), with First Commitment International Trade (FCIT).

Draw made for Season V of World Series of Boxing as new format revealed in expanded tournament

By Gary Anderson

The draw has been made for Season V of the World Series of Boxing ©WSBThe draw has been made for the fifth season of the World Series of Boxing (WSB) which will see 16 teams competing across an expanded regular season, while changes have been made to the format of the knockout stages.

Pakistan's boxers to train at Amir Khan's gym ahead of Glasgow 2014

By Danyal Khan

Amir Khan's gym will be a training base for Pakistan's boxers, as they gear up for competition in Glasgow ©Getty ImagesPakistan's boxing team will be training for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games at the personal gym of two-time world light welterweight champion Amir Khan, the Pakistan Boxing Federation (PBF) has announced.

Wales forced to drop boxer from Commonwealth Games squad after ordered to by AIBA

By Duncan Mackay

Ashley Brace has been dropped from Wales' team for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow after complaints from the International Boxing Association ©Welsh BoxingWales have dropped Ashley Brace from their squad for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow later this month after the International Boxing Association (AIBA) refused to sanction her involvement. 

Olympic champion Adams in search of more history as picked for Glasgow 2014

By Gary Anderson at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield

The 11 members of the Team England boxing squad were unveiled in Sheffield today ©World Wide ImagesOlympic champion Nicola Adams will be aiming for more gold medal glory at Glasgow 2014 after she was named here today as part of an 11-strong Team England squad for the Commonwealth Games.

British Amateur Boxing Association appoints company to deliver new commercial strategy

By Gary Anderson

Sport and entertainment agency Generate has been appointed by BABA to develop a new commercial strategy to cash in on the success of Team GB at London 2012 including gold medallist Nicola Adams Getty ImagesThe British Amateur Boxing Association (BABA) have appointed sport and entertainment agency Generate to develop and deliver a new commercial strategy.
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