US boxer could be reinstated

DALLAS - Luis Yanez, the 19-year-old light flyweight who was banned from the US boxing team for the Beijing Olympics after skipping several workouts, apparently has reached an agreement to be reinstated, a Dallas newspaper reported early yesterday.

DALLAS - Luis Yanez, the 19-year-old light flyweight who was banned from the US boxing team for the Beijing Olympics after skipping several workouts, apparently has reached an agreement to be reinstated, a Dallas newspaper reported early yesterday.

The Dallas Morning News ' online edition, quoting people familiar with the deal who were not identified, reported that Yanez's reinstatement would be announced .

USA Boxing did not confirm the report and Yanez could not be reached late Tuesday night.

The newspaper said an agreement was reached late Tuesday night requiring Yanez to publicly apologise to USA Boxing chief executive Jim Millman, national director of coaching Dan Campbell and his teammates.

It said he would also have to acknowledge wrongdoing and agree to ongoing psychological evaluation, plus pay back training costs.

Yanez was kicked off the roster on July 1 for skipping more than three weeks of workouts last month at the team's residency training program in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He had left for his home in Duncanville, Texas on June 4. - Sapa-AFP

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