Volcano eruption forces USA Boxing team to bow out

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The large Icelandic volcano eruption has caused the U.S.A Boxing team to withdraw from the International Boxing Association World Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan.

The decision was made because of threats to travel safety.

“While this is a very important competition and our staff is very disappointed for our athletes, the continued uncertainty of the volcano’s impact on air travel, both domestically and internationally, made the decision to cancel our team’s entry into the tournament the right decision,” Interim Executive Director Mike Martino said. “I can only imagine what problems this natural disaster would have created had it occurred two years from now, during the 2012 Olympic Games in London.”

The volcano has disrupted major international events throughout the world.