Boxing: IBF tell Foreman to fight Schulz again

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George Foreman must give the German Axel Schulz a rematch or forfeit his heavyweight title. The fight must be held within 120 days, the International Boxing Federation's executive committee decided at the organization's convention in Atlanta yesterday. Foreman beat Schulz on a controversial decision 12 April, and has said he will not fight Schulz again. The IBF will give promoters for Foreman and Schulz 30 days to reach agreement. After that, they would be called to the IBF offices to bid for the right to promote the fight. The IBF lifted Schulz's ranking from No 9 contender to No 2.

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