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The head of USA Boxing came out swinging Tuesday with an open letter to Tyson — a former Olympic hopeful himself — that accuses the former heavyweight champion of trying to poach fighters who might be candidates for the U.S. Olympic team in 2016. [+] Enlarge AP/Richard Shotwell/Invision USA Boxing sent an open letter to Mike Tyson, asking him to wait until after the 2016 Rio Games to sign the country’s top amateur fighters. Dr. Charles Butler said in the letter that recently formed Iron Mike Productions has been offering money to the best amateur fighters to turn pro, in particular an 18-year-old who some in amateur boxing believe to be the country’s best hope for a gold medal at the Rio Games. He says the money being offered is “pennies on the dollar” of what the prospects could be worth with an Olympic medal. “Mike, USA Boxing does not have the funds to compete with your offers,” the letter said. “If you have money and would like to assist these young athletes and the sport, you should donate for athlete stipends to support the training of these boxers and help your country regain its prominence on the medal stand. Please do not take them from us. If they win a medal for their country, you can always sign them to professional contracts at that time.” Tyson did not immediately return a phone call, and publicist Joann Mignano said he would not be commenting. Mignano confirmed, though, that Iron Mike Promotions signed Florida fighter Erickson Lubin on Tuesday, his 18th birthday. Lubin is a two-time Junior Olympic national champion and won the 152-pound division at the National Golden Gloves this year. In his USA Boxing bio, he said his goals were to win a gold medal at the Olympics, turn pro and win every title possible. “We want to be competitive and we want to increase our overall performance in the Olympic Games,” said USA Boxing executive director Anthony Bartkowski. “This is a new strategy of trying to make sure our Olympic-aged athletes are not poached by promoters.


Now, Sito is partnering with Geared Up Powersports in an exclusive distribution agreement. Since 2004, Fusetta LLC (formerly operated as Sito USA LLC) was the US marketing and sales organization that sold and managed the LeoVince brand for the US and Canadian markets. On June 28th, 2013, Geared Up Powersports purchased the assets of Fusetta LLC under the direction of Calhoun. Geared Up Powersports will continue to do business as LeoVince USA with no interruptions in its current business operations. For Calhoun, who has run LeoVince USA since its inception over nine years ago, this is the next step toward expanding the operations of LeoVince USA and continuing to expand sales of the LeoVince family of brands throughout the North American market. Its important to Sito to standardize global operations, and it was an exceptional opportunity for myself and the company. Our goal is to continue growing LeoVince USA, which has established itself as a premium source of exceptional motorcycle exhausts and carbon fiber protective pieces in the North American market, Calhoun says. This change will have a positive impact for the riders and dealers who have come to expect the quality and care our staff and brand offer. We now have the ability to react swiftly to changing markets, address emerging opportunities and expand our US operation to include additional premium brands. LeoVince USA expanded its distribution in 2012, adding a second warehouse in Indianapolis, Indiana, to offer expedited deliveries of products to the eastern United States and improved delivery times throughout Canada. Now, the company has warehouses on both coasts and is poised for increased growth of their distributed brand partnerships. LeoVince will continue its dealer and racing support programs with increased efforts and additional brands to grow both of these key areas going into 2014.

Conference USA preview: Can anyone replace Memphis as the league’s flagship program?

Memphis took out its frustration over being left behind on its lower-profile C-USA peers, capturing six league titles and amassing an absurd 113-13 conference record. The era of Memphis dominance is over now that the Tigers have also left the league, which raises an obvious question entering the new season: Can any of the remaining teams take advantage of the power vacuum and emerge as C-USA’s new flagship team? It will take a few years to answer that question in the long-term, but the short-term answer appears to be no. Even though UTEP and Southern Miss are poised to build on their recent success, newcomer Louisiana Tech is on the rise and former powers Charlotte and UAB are taking strides toward recapturing their glory days, the 2013-14 edition of C-USA figures to feature a jumble of decent teams but none among the nation’s elite. The best bet to emerge from the morass and take control of the league may be UTEP, which returns five of its top seven scorers and its four leading rebounders from last season’s 18-14 team. The Miners’ upside would be higher had McDonald’s All-American Isaac Hamilton not backed out of his letter of intent over the summer and transferred to UCLA, but the returning talent is accomplished enough that it would be a surprise if UTEP isn’t in league title contention. Small forward Julian Washburn is formidable perimeter defender who blossomed into a scoring threat late last season, though his outside shooting remains a major weakness. Veterans John Bohannon and Cedrick Lang, 7-foot-1 Matt Willms and top freshman Vince Hunter combine to form a strong frontcourt, but the Miners have questions at point guard, where a replacement for last year’s starter, Jacques Streeter, must emerge. In addition to UTEP, it would be a surprise if Southern Mississippi and Louisiana Tech weren’t factors in the league title race. Three starters return for Southern Miss from a 27-win NIT team and the Golden Eagles also add 6-foot-5 wing Aaron Brown, a Temple transfer who led the team in scoring during its five-game August exhibition tour of the Bahamas. Four starters including standout guards Kenneth “Speedy” Smith and Raheem Appleby return for Louisiana Tech from a team that also won 27 games last season but must prove it can handle a step up in competition from the WAC to C-USA. If one or more of the three leading contenders falter, there are a handful of teams more than capable of taking advantage. Tulsa returns three starters from Danny Manning’s inaugural season and gets back forward Rashad Smith , a sophomore who led the Golden Hurricane in scoring through four games before suffering a season-ending foot injury. Charlotte should also be strong in its first season back in C-USA thanks to the return of guard Pierria Henry, forward Willie Clayton and two other starters from a 21-win team that advanced to the NIT. And Middle Tennessee and UAB also could factor in the league race if the Blue Raiders’ eight newcomers prove ready to contribute immediately or the Blazers’ five key returners make significant progress.