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Professional boxers will compete at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics after the international boxing association AIBA approved a constitutional change Wednesday, its president said.Some 26 Olympic spots will be up for grabs when fighters compete at a qualifying tournament in Venezuela next month, with a total of 286 boxers – 236 men and 50 women set to compete in Rio's boxing events.It's just going to happen, I really believe that," the 49-year-old told Reuters last week.He said the three rounds in the Olympics would work in favor of the amateurs, with professionals used to fighting as many as 12 rounds.Amateur boxing had its share of Olympic champions who went on to become top professionals.
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