European-Lost years leave Cuban-born Trevejo feeling sprightly (Reuters)

By Justin Palmer BAKU, June 23 (Reuters) - The road to Baku has been harder than most and come at a huge personal cost for naturalised Frenchman Ivan Trevejo who ranks among a number of Cuban-born athletes at the European Games in the Azeri capital. At 43, Trevejo is the oldest competitor in the fencing competition and his belief that "I feel like I'm only 30 years old" can be traced to his lost time in the sport after defecting from Cuba in 2002. Trevejo, who will compete in the men's individual Epee on Wednesday, enjoyed success for his country of birth, winning Olympic silver in Atlanta in 1996, followed a year later with world championship gold in the team epee and a bronze at the Sydney Olympics in 2000.

Timothy Bradley makes significant changes after questionable draw (Yahoo Sports):
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 13:  Timothy Bradley Jr. (L) punches Diego Chaves during their welterweight bout at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on December 13, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 12-round fight ended in a draw.  (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)
Bradley's training techniques and diet were altered as he prepared for Saturday's fight with Jessie Vargas.


European-Russian boxer taken to hospital with head injuries (Reuters):
By Tom Hayward BAKU, June 26 (Reuters) - Russian boxer Gasan Gimbatov was taken to hospital on Friday after suffering head injuries during his gold medal bout against Britain's Joe Joyce at the inaugural European Games. Gimbatov won silver in the super heavyweight division but was unable to attend the medal ceremony having been taken to hospital for scans after he was struck with a string of powerful blows in the second round of his defeat by Joyce. "We sent the boxer to hospital No.1 for examination by a neurologist for possible head trauma and concussion," Gunay Ibrahimov, chief medical officer at the Crystal Hall venue told reporters.

Boxing-India's Olympic hero Vijender Singh turns pro (Reuters):
India's Olympic hero Vijender Singh has signed a multi-year promotional agreement with Queensberry Promotions and turned professional, the boxer announced on Monday. Singh's middleweight bronze at the 2008 Beijing Olympics helped raise the game's profile in the country and the 29-year-old has since been the face of Indian boxing. "I'm excited to turn pro and looking forward to the new chapter of my life," Singh, who was expected to represent India at the Rio Olympics next year, said in a statement.
'Golden' oldie De La Hoya '50-50' on fight comeback at 42 (Reuters):

Boxing Hall of Famer and former Olympic champion Oscar De La Hoya is considering a return to the ring at the age of 42 after overcoming substance abuse, the fighter told ESPN.com on Monday. De La Hoya, who quit boxing soon after retiring on his stool at the end of the eighth round of a lopsided 2008 defeat against Manny Pacquiao, said he was "50-50" about fighting again following two spells in rehab. "I feel amazing," De La Hoya said.


De La Hoya says he has decided against making a comeback (Reuters):

(Reuters) - Boxing Hall of Famer and former Olympic champion Oscar De La Hoya, after pondering a return to the ring, said on Monday that he would remain retired. "As a professional athlete and someone who has spent almost his entire life in boxing, not a day goes by when I don't think about coming back," De La Hoya, 42, said in a statement. "But I am retired, and after speaking to my family and following a great deal of introspection, I have decided to stay retired." De La Hoya, who recently spent two spells in rehab to battle substance abuse, told ESPN last Monday that he was "50-50" about fighting again.


Tim Bradley survives weird finish, beats Vargas for WBO belt (The Associated Press):
Timothy Bradley, left, connects with Jessie Vargas during a welterweight boxing match for the interim WBO title, Saturday, June 27, 2015, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Timothy Bradley got rocked in the final minute and survived a confusing finish to beat Jessie Vargas by unanimous decision Saturday night, claiming the interim WBO welterweight title. Bradley (32-1-1) controlled most of his bout against the previously unbeaten Vargas, but the former two-division champion was hurt by a hard right that nearly knocked him down. The fight went on as Bradley recovered somewhat, but referee Pat Russell apparently stopped the fight 10 seconds early, thinking the 10-second warning was the bell to end the bout.
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