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  • Indian boxer faces action after refusing medal

    By Julian Linden INCHEON South Korea (Reuters) - Indian boxer L Sarita Devi could face disciplinary action after being reported to Asian Olympic officials for refusing to accept her bronze medal at the Asian Games on Wednesday. Sarita refused to wear the medal when it was presented to her on…

    Reuters
  • Don King liable for canceled title fight after boxer's drug test

    By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge found boxing promoter Don King liable for breach of contract over an April 25 World Boxing Association cruiserweight championship bout that was canceled after one of his fighters, challenger Guillermo Jones, failed a drug test. U.S. District…

    Reuters46 mins ago
  • Rashad Evans wants Alexander Gustafsson upon UFC return

    Former champ Rashad Evans wants to fight contender Alexander Gustafsson.

    Cagewriter
  • Beltran will fight Crawford for lightweight title

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Ray Beltran knows he'll be facing a monumental task when he steps into the ring at CenturyLink Center on Thanksgiving weekend.

    The Associated Press
  • Magnificent Mary wins boxing gold for India at Asian Games

    By Julian Linden INCHEON South Korea (Reuters) - M.C. Mary Kom gave India's battered boxing team something to celebrate when she won the women's flyweight gold medal at the Asian Games on Wednesday. Kom came from behind to beat Kazakhstan's Zhaina Shekerbekova on a split decision in the 51-kilogram…

    Reuters
  • India's Devi refuses Asian Games boxing medal

    Incheon (South Korea) (AFP) - Celebrated Indian women's boxer Mary Kom won her first Asian Games gold Wednesday but a team-mate sensationally refused to accept her bronze medal in a bruising row over judging standards.

    AFP
  • Games-India fumes at "robbery in the ring" in Korea

    NEW DELHI, Oct 1 (Reuters) - India's media and the country's boxing community both believe that L Sarita Devi was "robbed in the ring" by biased judges in her lightweight semi-final bout at the Asian Games in South Korea. Local favourite Park Ji-na was declared a unanimous 3-0 winner of Tuesday's…

    Reuters
  • Indian boxer facing action over Asian games medal snub

    Incheon (South Korea) (AFP) - Indian boxer Sarita Devi was facing the prospect of disciplinary action Thursday after she refused a medal at the Asian Games, as organisers called for "fair play" following a series of controversies.

    AFP
  • Drama and controversy reign at Asian Games

    By Julian Linden INCHEON South Korea (Reuters) - Cries of foul play took over the Asian Games on Wednesday when an Indian female boxer refused to accept her medal and Malaysia lodged a formal complaint after one of its competitors failed a drugs test. An Iraqi runner was also awarded a gold after a…

    Reuters
  • Asian Games marred by track, medal and doping rows

    All three top finishers in the men's 800 metres final were disqualified and an aggrieved Indian boxer turned down her bronze medal as disputes flared at the Asian Games Wednesday.

    AFP