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Iran's Ghorbani to box in Beijing Olympics

Iran's boxer Mehdi Ghorbani
Press TV -- Legendary Iranian slugger Mehdi Ghorbani has out-powered his Jordanian contender so that he can take part in the 2008 Olympic Games.

Boxer Ghorbani's move into the final in Almaty, Kazakhstan, secured the 81 kg class boxer a much-coveted berth at the Olympics in Beijing.

On Saturday, the Iranian pugilist knocked out his Jordanian rival 27-8 to eventually take the ticket for the Chinese Games.

Ghorbani's teammate Homayoun Amiri was battered by his Indian contestant in the 75 kg category to capture the third spot.

The first title holder and the runner-up will go to the Olympic Games.

Iran's 64 kg class boxer, Morteza Sepahvand, had previously breezed into the Olympics in the US World Boxing Championship, along with Ali Mazaheri, the 91 kg champion who took the Olympic quota in the Thailand games.

... Payvand News - 03/25/08 ... --

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