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MOSCOW, June 23. /TASS/. Professional boxers from Russia will not be included in the national Olympic team for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro, Alexander Lebzyak, the coach of the Russian national boxing team, told TASS on Thursday.
Thursday is the deadline for international boxing federations to submit lists with names of their professional boxers for the Olympic qualifying tournament to be held in Venezuela on July 3-8.
"We will be not making additions to the entry list," Lebzyak said in an interview with TASS when asked whether professional boxers of Russia would supplement the national roster.
The International Boxing Association (AIBA) announced on June 1 that professional boxers were allowed to take part in the Rio Olympics.
According to the previous AIBA regulations, introduced in 2013, professional boxers were allowed to compete in the Olympics only if they had less than 15 career bouts, for which they received prize money, and if they had a special short-term contract signed with AIBA.
In line with AIBA’s decision as of June 1, any professional boxer is eligible to participate in the 2016 Summer Olympics, scheduled to be held in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro between August 5 and 21.