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Rau'shee Warren Headlines a Strong Contingent of U.S. Boxers Signing on to the World Series of Boxing

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – Ten U.S. boxers have signed on to participate in the World Series of Boxing, the new professional league created by AIBA, which allow boxers to maintain their Olympic eligibility and compete in a modified pro set-up. Two-time Olympian Rau’shee Warren (Cincinnati, Ohio) headlines the list of U.S. athletes joining the World Series of Boxing..

The bantamweight is joined by Siju Shabazz (Las Cruces, N.M.), Lamar Fenner (Chicago, Ill.), Robert Brant (Oakdale, Minn.), Adrian Martinez (Milwaukee, Wis.), Javonta Charles (Memphis, Tenn.), Anthony Campbell, Russell Lamour (Portland, Maine), Anthony Mack (Plano, Texas), and Javier Torres (Commerce, Calif.) Additional boxers from the United States are expected to join the World Series of Boxing ranks over the next two months.



The World Series of Boxing draft will take place in May and each of the boxers has signed on for three seasons. World Series of Boxing competition will start on September 10 and events will be contested in a franchise format with the squad from North America facing off with other teams from around the world, beginning with regional competition. Boxers will compete for both team titles as well as individual championships with the top two boxers from the regular season competing for an individual world title.



World Series of Boxing Competition Rules

Competition will be contested in five weight classes – bantamweight, lightweight, middleweight, light heavyweight and heavyweight
Each bout will consist of five, three-minute rounds
A manual scoring system will be used with three judges operating on a 10-point system
The scores will be announced at the end of each bout but there will not be any live scoring during the bout itself.
The boxers will not wear vests or headgear.
The glove weights will be 8 oz. and 10 oz. (depending on weight categories)
The ring size will be the same as for AIBA competitions

For more information on the World Series of Boxing, go to www.worldseriesofboxing.com.



USA Boxing, as the national governing body for Olympic-style boxing, is the United States’ member organization of the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) and a member of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). It is responsible for the selection and management of the United States Olympic Boxing Team, and for the governance and oversight of USA Boxing’s national organization of 38,000 members, 1,400 individual boxing clubs, and 1,600 sanctioned events annually.

Article posted on 14.03.2010



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