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  1. K. Martinez, Moreno defenses set

    Dan Rafael

    World title bouts involving junior featherweight Kiko Martinez and bantamweight Anselmo Moreno are set. Martinez co-promoters Sampson Lewkowicz and Gary Shaw announced last month that contracts had been signed with Teiken Promotions' Akihiko Honda...

    Blog | February 05, 2014
  2. Hopkins-Shumenov nearly set

    Dan Rafael

    One fight that has been in the works probably will be finalized and another probably won't, according to Golden Boy Promotions chief executive Richard Schaefer. Golden Boy has been working on the light heavyweight unification fight between 49-year...

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  3. Danny Garcia's next fight date set

    Dan Rafael

    Junior welterweight champ Danny Garcia finished 2013 strong by dropping and outfighting slugger Lucas Matthysse in a September fight that many expected "The Machine" to win. But Garcia did what he has done before: win a fight that many didn't think h...

    Blog | January 21, 2014
  4. Gonzalez, Mares on rematch

    Dan Rafael

    After former three-division titlist Abner Mares suffered a rib injury in training for his rematch with featherweight titlist Jhonny Gonzalez, the fight -- scheduled to headline a Showtime card on Feb. 15 at Staples Center in Los Angeles -- was postpo...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  5. 2013 ESPN knockout of the year: Adonis Stevenson-Chad Dawson

    Kieran Mulvaney

    Chad Dawson might have underestimated Adonis Stevenson before they met in June, but there was no doubting the southpaw slugger when he stepped up to light heavyweight and crumpled Dawson with one devastating punch in the 2013 ESPN knockout of the year.

    Story | Conversation | December 30, 2013
  6. Rib injury forces Abner Mares to postpone Jhonny Gonzalez rematch...

    Dan Rafael

    Abner Mares suffered a rib injury during a sparring session, forcing him to postpone his rematch with featherweight titlist Jhonny Gonzalez, Golden Boy Promotions chief executive Richard Schaefer told ESPN.com on Monday.

    Story | Conversation | December 30, 2013
  7. Gonzalez-Mares rematch set

    Dan Rafael

    Jhonny Gonzalez's first-round knockout of Abner Mares to win a featherweight world title on Aug. 24 was one of the most surprising results of 2013. And because Mares, who was making his first defense, had a rematch clause, they are going to do it aga...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  8. Jhonny Gonzalez and Abner Mares rematch set for Feb. 15

    Dan Rafael

    Former three-division titleholder Abner Mares will get a chance to reclaim his featherweight world title when he faces Jhonny Gonzalez in a rematch on Feb. 15 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

    Story | Conversation | December 10, 2013
  9. Canelo PPV date set for Las Vegas

    Dan Rafael

    Had a chat with Golden Boy chief executive Richard Schaefer on Tuesday and he mentioned a few things: • Former junior middleweight titlist Canelo Alvarez's March 8 Showtime PPV fight will take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Schaef...

    Blog | November 20, 2013
  10. Ponce De Leon set to return

    Dan Rafael

    Former two-division titleholder Daniel Ponce De Leon is on the comeback trail after losing his featherweight belt to Abner Mares by ninth-round knockout in May. Ponce De Leon (44-5, 35 KOs) will fight in his native Mexico on Nov. 16, manager Frank...

    Blog | October 17, 2013
  11. Ponce De Leon moving up to 130

    jasonlangendorf

    Former junior featherweight and featherweight titlist Daniel Ponce De Leon (44-5, 35 KOs) lost his featherweight belt by ninth-round knockout to Abner Mares in May and has decided to move up in weight, manager Frank Espinoza told ESPN.com. He said Po...

    Blog | September 02, 2013
  12. Abner Mares exercises contractual right to rematch with Jhonny Go...

    Dan Rafael

    Abner Mares, who was stunningly knocked out in the first round and lost his featherweight world title to Jhonny Gonzalez last Saturday night in Carson, Calif., has exercised his contractual right to an immediate rematch.

    Story | Conversation | August 29, 2013
  13. Santa Cruz cherishes title, ready for more

    Rodrigo Azurmendi

    CARSON, Calif. -- The Stub Hub Center fits Leo Santa Cruz like a glove ... a boxing glove, that is. The former bantamweight titlist added a junior featherweight belt to his trophy case, once again making personal history here in Carson, where he d...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  14. Scorecard: Jhonny Gonzalez KOs Abner Mares in stirring upset

    Dan Rafael

    Jhonny Gonzalez wasn't merely more fodder for Abner Mares' undefeated run, but neither was he given much chance to win Saturday. With virtually one punch, though, the former featherweight titlist climbed back on top of the division.

    Story | Conversation | August 26, 2013
  15. Jhonny Gonzalez stops Abner Mares in first to reclaim WBC feather...

    Jhonny Gonzalez stopped Abner Mares late in the first round Saturday night, reclaiming the WBC featherweight title in stunning fashion.

    Story | Conversation | August 24, 2013
  16. Former sparring partner Mares faces Gonzalez

    Dan Rafael

    Seven years after being brought in as a chief sparring partner for Jhonny Gonzalez's bantamweight title defense, Abner Mares will defend his featherweight belt Saturday against the veteran puncher in Carson, Calif.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2013