Woman eyes boxing record

TOKYO - Japanese housewife Kazumi Izaki, 46, can become the oldest boxer to win a world title at overtaking George Foreman.

TOKYO - Japanese housewife Kazumi Izaki, 46, can become the oldest boxer to win a world title at overtaking George Foreman.

But Izaki's future hung in the balance since earlier this year when the World Boxing Council (WBC) ruled she was too old to fight Mexican Ana Maria Torres, 29, for the world superflyweight crown.

WBC officials pulled the plug on the February 28 fight fearing she could get hurt by the hard-punching Mexican.

If Izaki beats the red tape and Torres, she will surpass Foreman, who was 45 when he regained the world heavyweight crown in 1994.

"I don't think about my age," she insisted. "As long as my body works I'll carry on." - Reuter

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