HEAVY HITTERS: Italy's Roberto Cammarelle (right) fights Britain's Anthony Joshua in a super heavyweight over 91-kg gold medal boxing match at the 2012 Olympics in London. Joshua won the gold.
HEAVY HITTERS: Italy's Roberto Cammarelle (right) fights Britain's Anthony Joshua in a super heavyweight over 91-kg gold medal boxing match at the 2012 Olympics in London. Joshua won the gold. Patrick Semansky

IBF will strip titles if pro boxers fight at Rio Olympics

BOXING: The International Boxing Federation will take titles off professional fighters if they take part at the Rio Olympics.

It also confirmed that non-title-holders who go to the Games will be taken off the IBF ratings for a year.

The Amateur International Boxing Association approved a rule change in June allowing professionals to compete, but the IBF said there was a safety risk.

“We felt it was important for the IBF to take a stance due to safety concerns, as part of our commitment to this sport is to promote the health and well-being of the boxers,” IBF president Daryl Peoples said.



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