Argentina uses boxing match to spot tax dodgers

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LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 03: (L-R) Marcos Maidana and Floyd Mayweather Jr. exchange blows during their WBC/WBA welterweight unification fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 3, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 3: Floyd Mayweather Jr. (green/white flag trunks) and Marcos Maidana (blue trunks) during their WBA/WBC welterweight unification fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 3, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ed Mulholland/Golden Boy/Golden Boy via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 03: (R-L) Floyd Mayweather Jr. knocks back Marcos Maidana during their WBC/WBA welterweight unification fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 3, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 03: (L-R) Marcos Maidana and Floyd Mayweather Jr. exchange blows during their WBC/WBA welterweight unification fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 3, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 03: (R-L) Floyd Mayweather Jr. knocks back Marcos Maidana during their WBC/WBA welterweight unification fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 3, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 3: Floyd Mayweather Jr. (green/white flag trunks) and Marcos Maidana (blue trunks) during their WBA/WBC welterweight unification fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 3, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ed Mulholland/Golden Boy/Golden Boy via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 3: Floyd Mayweather Jr. (green/white flag trunks) and Marcos Maidana (blue trunks) during their WBA/WBC welterweight unification fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 3, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ed Mulholland/Golden Boy/Golden Boy via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 03: (L-R) Marcos Maidana and Floyd Mayweather Jr. exchange blows during their WBC/WBA welterweight unification fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 3, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 3: Floyd Mayweather Jr. (green/white flag trunks) and Marcos Maidana (blue trunks) during their WBA/WBC welterweight unification fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 3, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ed Mulholland/Golden Boy/Golden Boy via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 03: (L-R) Marcos Maidana and Floyd Mayweather Jr. exchange blows during their WBC/WBA welterweight unification fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 3, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 03: Floyd Mayweather Jr. smiles while taking on Marcos Maidana during their WBC/WBA welterweight unification fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 3, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 3: Canadian pop musician Justin Bieber (right) and American rapper Lil' Wayne (left) in the ring before the start of the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Marcos Maidana at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 3, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ed Mulholland/Golden Boy/Golden Boy via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 03: Singer Justin Bieber and Floyd Mayweather Jr. celebrate after Mayweather Jr. defeats Marcos Maidana by majority decision in their WBC/WBA welterweight unification fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 3, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather took Maidana's title by majority decision. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Argentina's tax agency says it used a boxing match in Las Vegas to identify 17 tax evaders.

The agency released a statement Monday titled "A Knockout for Taxpayers."

It said it is investigating people who claimed to have small incomes while paying up to $7,500 each to travel to Nevada to watch Saturday's fight between world welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Argentine boxer Marcos Maidana.

The agency says those 17 people have since been removed from a list of low-income Argentines and must now pay taxes consistent with their large expenses. It says one also has a $150,000 Porsche.

The agency says it will now enforce stricter controls on Argentines attending sporting events abroad, including the soccer World Cup in Brazil that kicks off on June 12.

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