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Boxing categories altered for '12 Games

Updated: September 7, 2009, 2:54 PM ET
Associated Press

MILAN -- The International Boxing Association has reduced the number of men's weight categories from 11 to 10 for the 2012 London Olympics.

The move was made Monday to accommodate women's boxing at the games, which the IOC Executive Board unanimously agreed on last month. The IOC would not allow the AIBA to add to its total number of boxers.

At the 2008 Beijing Games, there were 286 boxers -- all male. In London the total will remain the same but there will be 250 male boxers and 36 ...

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