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IBF: Professional boxers in Olympics will lose titles

The International Boxing Federation plans to strip any titles from professional boxers who compete at the Rio Olympics.
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Professional boxers who compete at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will be stripped of their International Boxing Federation titles, the governing body announced on Monday.

A decision was made earlier in June to allow professional boxers to compete at the Summer Olympic Games; however, the IBF has voiced its concern over pitting professionals against amateurs in competition.

The IBF also plans to remove any Olympic fighters from its rankings for a year.

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