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  1. Crawford closing in on title shot

    Dan Rafael

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- Lightweight contender Terence Crawford of Omaha, Neb., returns to action with a lot at stake. The 26-year-old Crawford (21-0, 16 KOs) faces Andrey Klimov (16-0, 8 KOs), 31, of Russia, in a scheduled 10-rounder on Saturday night (...

    Blog | October 03, 2013
  2. Orozco, Dirrell added to Cosmo card

    Dan Rafael

    One of my favorite prospects, exciting junior welterweight Antonio Orozco, is getting back to work after being sidelined briefly because of an injury. San Diego's Orozco (16-0, 12 KOs), 25, will face Jose Reynoso (16-4-1, 3 KOs), 28, of Riversid...

    Blog | April 27, 2013
  3. Gamboa on the fast track toward a world title

    Dan Rafael

    Seven months into 2008, Yuriorkis Gamboa seems a lock to win the prospect of the year award. The Cuban's one-round blowout of Al Seeger on Friday certainly bolstered his credentials, writes Dan Rafael.

    Story | Conversation | July 21, 2008
  4. Scorecard: Khan manhandles St. Claire, ready for bigger challenge...

    Dan Rafael

    Congratulations, Mr. Khan. In shutting out former world titleholder Gairy St. Claire, Amir Khan announced his arrival on the world scene -- and made clear his intent to become Britain's youngest-ever world champion.

    Story | Conversation | February 03, 2008
  5. Ruiz to face faded Liakhovich

    Dan Rafael

    A few notes from the boxing world: " Heavyweight prospect Andy Ruiz Jr. (22-0, 16 KOs), 24, will headline a card on Sept. 20 (UniMas) in Phoenix against former world titleholder Sergei Liakhovich (26-6, 16 KOs), who lives in Arizona. Although Liak...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  6. Wilder, Linares in very soft fights

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight contender Deontay Wilder and lightweight contender Jorge Linares now have opponents for their fights on the Aug. 16 Shawn Porter-Kell Brook undercard at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. Wilder (31-0, 31 KOs) is staying busy in...

    Blog | August 08, 2014
  7. Fury likely to stay on Saturday's card

    Dan Rafael

    British heavyweight contender Tyson Fury probably will remain on the card Saturday at the Phones4U Arena in Manchester, England, and face a replacement opponent for injured Dereck Chisora. Fury (22-0, 16 KOs) and Chisora (20-4, 13 KOs) were suppos...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  8. Gatica looks to shine in Boxcino

    Dan Rafael

    The Boxcino middleweight tournament rolls on this week with the semifinals of the eight-man tournament on "Friday Night Fights" (ESPN2, 9 ET). Vitalii Kopylenko (23-0, 13 KOs) of Ukraine takes on Willie Monroe Jr. (16-1, 6 KOs) of Rochester, N.Y.,...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  9. Dereck Chisora gets new opponent in Kevin Johnson

    Dan Rafael

    European heavyweight champion Dereck Chisora, due to defend his title on Feb. 15 at the Copper Box Arena in London, got a new opponent on Monday in American Kevin Johnson.

    Story | Conversation | January 27, 2014
  10. Dereck Chisora seeking new opponent for title defense

    Dan Rafael

    European heavyweight champion Dereck Chisora is on the hunt for a new opponent for his Feb. 15 defense at the Copper Box Arena in London after Andriy Rudenko of Ukraine withdrew from the bout because of an injury on Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | January 16, 2014
  11. New doors open for E. Rodriguez

    Dan Rafael

    Super middleweight contender Edwin Rodriguez's career is going in a new, and almost certainly positive, direction. On July 13, Rodriguez (24-0, 16 KOs), perhaps the best American contender at 168 pounds, scored his most impressive victory by drill...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  12. Cuba's Salinas, Ortiz sign with GB

    Dan Rafael

    A pair of Miami-based Cuban fighters, junior featherweight Yoandris Salinas (20-0-1, 13 KOs) and heavyweight Luis Ortiz (19-0, 16 KOs), have signed with Golden Boy, matchmaker Robert Diaz told ESPN.com. Diaz said the company made a deal with Dream...

    Blog | July 18, 2013
  13. Takashi Uchiyama to defend title against Jaider Parra in Tokyo

    Dan Rafael

    It will be Japan versus Venezuela on May 6 in Tokyo with a pair of world title bouts that were announced on Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | March 13, 2013
  14. Kovalev signs with Main Events

    Dan Rafael

    Light heavyweight Sergey Kovalev, days after a dominant third-round knockout of Lionell Thompson on national television, has signed with promoter Main Events. Kovalev (19-0-1, 16 KOs) was supposed to headline a "Fight Night" card on NBC Sports Net...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  15. Alexander Povetkin-Hasim Rahman heavyweight title bout switched t...

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight titleholder Alexander Povetkin and former champion Hasim Rahman are on the move.

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2012
  16. Roman Gonzalez fights April 28

    Dan Rafael

    Top Rank announced that junior flyweight titlist Roman Gonzalez (31-0, 26 KOs) of Nicaragua will meet former titleholder Ramon Garcia (16-3-1, 9 KOs) of Mexico on April 28 (Azteca America) in Pomona, Calif. Gonzalez, a former strawweight titlist a...

    Blog | April 13, 2012