SOFIA nike air max 90 ultra essential uomo , April 5 (Xinhua) -- Floyd Mayweather has never lost a professional boxing match with a perfect 46-0 record, but he is a loser to Bulgarian boxer Serafim Todorov in the semifinals of the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.

Todorov was 27 years old then and was considered one of the best and most experienced boxers in the Atlanta Olympics, but Todorov's life couldn't be more different than Mayweather's since the fight.

Mayweather is now the highest-paid athlete in the world, Todorov lives on a monthly pension of 435 dollars. Todorov and his wife are both unemployed after working at supermarkets and sausage factories nike air max 90 leather uomo , according to the New York Times reports.

Forbes calculated this week that Mayweather will likely to earn at least 150 million dollars in the welterweight world title showdown on May in Las Vegas against Manny Pacquiao, who will take in more than 100 million dollars.

Todorov's neighborhood in Bulgaria is ridden with drug dealers and "underworld bosses" who have offered Todorov positions, but he has turned them down.

It's a far cry from where Todorov was in the 1996 Olympics. Todorov beat Mayweather in a close 10-9 decision, which was later appealed by Mayweather and the US team nike air max 90 essential bianche , who believed that Bulgarian judge Emil Jetchev was judging unfairly.

Todorov had a chance to cash in on his win. Todorov says he was approached by three men after the fight who offered him a professional contract, but he turned them down outright.

Todorov says he later had an offer on the table to transfer his nationality to Turkey for the 1997 world championships. If he had won the gold, Turkey would have paid him 1 million dollars. But the deal fell through at the last minute.

He has barely competed since. "It was stupid. I came back and I found hell," Todorov said.

SYDNEY, Aug. 24 (Xinhua) -- Australia's Olympic team have been welcomed home has heroes at a rousing reception at Sydney's international airport on Wednesday.

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull greeted the some 300 Aussie Olympic athletes as they departed the chartered Qantas Airways flight, saying the nation should be proud of their achievements.

"They are all champions, every single one of them," Turnbull told Australia's Seven Network just prior to the plane's arrival.

Australia took a team of 421 athletes, with the remainder to arrive on another charter on Thursday.

The celebration however has been dampened by the public spat between the Australian Sports Commission and the Australian Olympic Committee on funding after Australia failed to achieve its top five ranking.

Australia finished tenth on the medals table with eight gold, the same as its dismal performance at London 2012 following the poor performance of its swim team.

The authors of a landmark 2009 report on the future of Australian sport on Wednesday said despite the athletes doing "incredibly well at Rio," the country needs a rethink on what they wish to achieve as a top-five finish is an "unrealistic expectation" and "hugely unfair to our athletes".

"Our view is we should define the sports we wish to succeed in and back these up with reasonable investment," the authors of the Crawford report wrote in an opinion editorial, published by News Corp on Wednesday.

Investment into the medal count for Australian athletes come at a huge dollar cost that competes for funding with other community and sports programs, the authors argued.

According to Turnbull, Australia spent over 500 million Australian dollars (381 million U.S. dollars) in public funds for its Rio campaign, though funding for Tokyo 2020 could be cut back.

"Resources are scarce," Turnbull said when asked about future funding for Australia's sports programs.

WASHINGTON nike air max 90 premium uomo , Feb. 11 (Xinhua) -- In her first testimony to the Congress, U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reiterated central bank's plan to taper its stimulus exit despite recent weakness in the economy.

The current economic situation and outlook, as well as the monetary policy, were the main focus of the hearing held twice a year.

Yellen told lawmakers she expected "a great deal of continuity" in the central bank's monetary policy nike air max 97 undefeated italia , saying that she served on the Fed policy-setting committee as the bank formulated its current policy strategy and she strongly supported that strategy.

Yellen, 67, took the oath of office to lead the Federal Reserve System on Feb. 3, succeeding Ben Bernanke nike air max 97 donne , who stepped down after eight turbulent years. She was previously the Fed's vice Chair.

In the public debut in her new role, Yellen said while the economy gained steam at the end of 2013, recovery in the U.S. labor market was "far from complete," underscoring the importance of considering more than just the unemployment rate when evaluating the conditions of the labor market.

Her point of keeping an eye on wider range of labor indicators is particularly important as the unemployment rate nike air max 97 uomo nere , now at 6.6 percent, is near the 6.5 percent threshold the Fed once identified as the level that would need to be reached before officials would consider a hike in the interest rates.

"If coming information broadly supports the Committee's expectation of ongoing improvement in labor market conditions and inflation moving back toward its long-run objective, the Committee will likely reduce the pace of asset purchases in further measured steps at future meetings," Yellen indicated steady pullback in Fed stimulus nike air max 97 saldi , referring to the Federal Open Market Committee, which sets monetary policy.

While admitting she was "surprised" by the two recent jobs reports that showed the pace of job creation running under what she had expected, Yellen cautioned against jumping to conclusions of the longer trend. She told the Congress that the Fed needs to see a "notable change" in the economic outlook to consider pausing its withdr.