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  1. Campbell's second bout: Sept. 7

    Dan Rafael

    British lightweight prospect Luke Campbell, the 2012 Olympic bantamweight gold medalist, will fight in his second professional bout on Sept. 7 in Glasgow, Scotland on the undercard of lightweight titlist Ricky Burns' defense against Raymundo Beltran,...

    Blog | July 18, 2013
  2. Frankie Gomez injury dashes fight

    Dan Rafael

    Junior welterweight prospect Frankie Gomez (15-0, 11 KOs), who is just 21, was scheduled to face former titleholder (and now division gatekeeper) DeMarcus "Chop Chop" Corley (39-20-1, 23 KOs) of Washington, D.C., on Saturday (FSN/Fox Deportes) at the...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  3. Luke Campbell primed for debut

    Dan Rafael

    At the 2012 London Games, Luke Campbell became the first British boxer to win a bantamweight Olympic gold medal in more than 100 years. But when Campbell makes his pro debut, he do so as a lightweight. In the '12 Olympics, the bantamweight limit w...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  4. Olympian ready for delayed debut

    Dan Rafael

    Let's try this again: Two-time Mexican Olympian Oscar Molina is ready for his pro debut. He was scheduled to turn pro in November, but he withdrew because of a cyst on his left shoulder that limited the use of his arm. But his debut is on again --...

    Blog | January 23, 2013
  5. Oscar Molina's pro debut on hold

    Dan Rafael

    The pro debut of two-time Mexican Olympian Oscar Molina is on hold. Molina, a welterweight who competed in the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, was scheduled to turn pro on Saturday in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, but has been sidelined with an injury, accordin...

    Blog | November 21, 2012
  6. Ring Tones: Scouting the Olympics

    Dan Rafael

    The London Olympic Games have thus far been a disappointment for the U.S. boxing team, but Dan Rafael says Team USA still has a chance to erase the memory of its 2008 showing, which was the worst in its history. For more on the Americans' medal chanc...

    Blog | August 02, 2012
  7. Anthony Joshua on aggressive schedule

    Dan Rafael

    First came the announcement from Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn that blue chip heavyweight prospect Anthony Joshua, the 2012 British Olympic super heavyweight gold medalist, would take a bit of a step up in competition by facing Konstantin Air...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  8. Anthony Joshua stepping up competition

    Dan Rafael

    Blue-chip heavyweight prospect Anthony Joshua is taking a step up in competition for his next fight. The 2012 British Olympic super heavyweight gold medalist will face Konstantin Airich at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester, England, on Sept. 13 on...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  9. Price sidelined by hand surgery

    Dan Rafael

    British heavyweight David Price, a 2008 Olympic bronze medalist and 2012 ESPN.com prospect of the year, will be sidelined until December. Price (18-2, 15 KOs) underwent surgery to repair a damaged tendon in his right hand on Tuesday, promoter Saue...

    Blog | July 16, 2014
  10. Joshua expects test from Skelton

    Dan Rafael

    Through six professional fights England's Anthony Joshua, the 2012 Olympic super heavyweight gold medalist, has fought six marshmallows. And knocked them all out. Easily. Inside two rounds. He has yet to have a moment of real competition as a pro....

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  11. Olympic medalist Usyk on the fast track

    Dan Rafael

    Blue-chip cruiserweight prospect Oleksandr Usyk (3-0, 3 KOs), the 2012 Olympic heavyweight gold medalist from Ukraine, will face the experienced Cesar David Crenz (21-8, 13 KOs) of Argentina in an eight-round bout on May 31 at the Sport Palace in Ode...

    Blog | May 24, 2014
  12. Joshua added to May 31 undercard

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight prospect Anthony Joshua, the 2012 Olympic super heavyweight gold medalist, is 5-0 with all of his wins coming by knockout. Each of the fights were scheduled for six rounds, but that made no difference because Joshua won all of them by kno...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  13. Price continues comeback

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight David Price, the 2012 ESPN.com prospect of the year and a 2008 British Olympic bronze medalist, will continue his comeback on June 7. Promoter Sauerland Event announced on Wednesday that Price (17-2, 15 KOs) will face Yaroslav Zavorotn...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  14. Ogogo added to May 3 undercard

    Dan Rafael

    British middleweight prospect Anthony Ogogo, who claimed Olympic bronze in front of the hometown crowd at the 2012 London Games, will make his Las Vegas debut on May 3 on the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Marcos Maidana undercard at the MGM Grand, Golden Boy ...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  15. Joshua to fight at Wembley

    Dan Rafael

    The hand injury that England's Anthony Joshua, the 2012 Olympic super heavyweight gold medalist, picked up in his first-round knockout of Hector Avila on March 1 will be enough to keep Joshua from his next scheduled fight, Matchroom Sport promoter Ed...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  16. Top Rank Olympian binge continues

    Dan Rafael

    Top Rank continued its 2012 Olympic signing binge this week when Bob Arum announced he had signed two-time Olympian Egidijus Kavaliauskas of Lithuania to his stable. Kavaliauskas (4-0, 3 KOs), a 25-year-old welterweight, has fought three of his fo...

    Blog | February 21, 2014