Asloum out after Canal Plus dispute
PARIS -- Former French Olympic champion Brahim Asloum is retiring from boxing.
The 30-year-old boxer said on French television that he is ending his career after a bitter dispute with cable channel Canal Plus, the longtime promoter of his fights.
Asloum became the WBA light flyweight champion in December 2007 with a unanimous decision over defending champion Juan Carlos Reveco of Argentina.
Asloum, a gold medalist at the 2000 Sydney Games, became the first Frenchman to win Olympic and professional world titles.
Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press
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