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  1. Martirosyan wants to win one for Goossen

    Dan Rafael

    Beating junior middleweight contender Willie Nelson is important to Vanes Martirosyan if he wants to work his way back to a second world title opportunity. But Martirosyan is going into their 10-round bout Saturday night (Showtime, 9 ET/PT) at the Fo...

    Blog | October 04, 2014
  2. Glen Tapia's return set

    Dan Rafael

    When last seen in the ring, junior middleweight prospect Glen Tapia made his HBO debut, taking on fearsome puncher James Kirkland on Dec. 7 and suffering a sixth-round knockout loss in a hellacious fight in which Tapia took a bad beating over the las...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  3. Floyd Mayweather Jr. to extend his legacy against Marcos Maidana

    Dan Rafael

    LAS VEGAS -- As Floyd Mayweather Jr. looks over the landscape of the sport of which he is king, he sometimes wonders what else is there to accomplish. Even though Mayweather is 37, he remains at the top of his game, beating opponents fight in and f...

    Story | Conversation | May 02, 2014
  4. Fatherhood has Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. focused on winning rematch

    Dan Rafael

    Refocused by the addition of his first-born child, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. has put his issues with weight and a lack of discipline behind him entering Saturday's super middleweight rematch with Bryan Vera.

    Story | Conversation | February 28, 2014
  5. Juan Diaz wins again, closes in on title shot

    Dan Rafael

    Former lightweight titlist Juan Diaz is now 3-0 on the comeback trail, is closing in on a title shot, after beating Juan Santiago by unanimous decision on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | October 19, 2013
  6. No threat for Floyd from 140 to 154

    Dan Rafael

    Floyd Mayweather Jr. was so easily beating Canelo Alvarez on Saturday night that in about the seventh or eighth round, I actually began to think about whom Mayweather should fight next. I'm still thinking about it a few days later and there is s...

    Blog | September 18, 2013
  7. Scorecard: Edwin Rodriguez finally makes a statement

    Dan Rafael

    Edwin Rodriguez had been beating solid opponents and quietly running up his undefeated record at light heavyweight, but his first-round blowout of Denis Grachev on Saturday could take him to the next level.

    Story | Conversation | July 15, 2013
  8. Jones seeks revenge from Brook

    Dan Rafael

    Junior middleweight Carson Jones is so confident he will even the score by beating England's Kell Brook in their rematch that he: • Agreed to raise the contract weight from 150 pounds to 152 pounds because Brook, who usually fights at w...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  9. Josesito Lopez hoping to build on big moment vs. Marcos Maidana

    Dan Rafael

    After breaking Victor Ortiz's jaw and then taking a beating at the hands of Canelo Alvarez last year, Josesito Lopez has settled in at welterweight but is aiming higher than ever in Saturday's fight with Marcos Maidana.

    Story | Conversation | June 06, 2013
  10. Beating Toney won't prove a thing

    Dan Rafael

    Hyping fights is part of the game. We all get that. But pure delusion is another matter altogether. No offense, Lucas Browne. Browne (15-0, 14 KOs), for those who don't know who he is -- and that's probably most of you -- he's a 34-year-old Au...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  11. Keith Thurman dominates Jan Zaveck in 12 rounds

    Dan Rafael

    Keith Thurman didn't get the KO he is accustomed to, but dominated all 12 rounds on Saturday night to get a unanimous decision win over Jan Zaveck.

    Story | Conversation | March 09, 2013
  12. Nonito Donaire-Guillermo Rigondeaux unification fight set for Apr...

    Dan Rafael

    Junior featherweight titleholder Nonito Donaire will meet Guillermo Rigondeaux April 13 in the main event of HBO's "World Championship Boxing".

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2013
  13. Froch again if Kessler tops Magee?

    Dan Rafael

    Former super middleweight titlist Mikkel Kessler has won a piece of the 168-pound title three separate times. He will try to do it for a fourth time by beating "regular" titlist Brian Magee on Saturday night, which could set Kessler up for something ...

    Blog | December 04, 2012
  14. John Joe Nevin rethinks going pro

    Dan Rafael

    In October, Amir Khan's newly formed Super Fight Promotions announced that it had signed its second fighter: Ireland's John Joe Nevin, the 23-year-old who won the bantamweight silver medal in the 2012 London Olympics (beating Top Rank prospect Oscar ...

    Blog | November 06, 2012
  15. Nonito Donaire proves he merits pound-for-pound status in win ove...

    Dan Rafael

    Despite routinely beating top competition in multiple divisions, Nonito Donaire is criticized for not winning handily enough. Saturday's strong finish of Toshiaki Nishioka should nip the nitpicking in the bud.

    Story | Conversation | October 15, 2012
  16. Gennady Golovkin has stars (and stripes) in eyes

    Dan Rafael

    Gennady Golovkin, 30, already has accomplished more in boxing than most can ever aspire to, yet he still has unmet goals. The first step to knocking off the next item on his to-do list -- achieving U.S. stardom -- comes against Grzegorz Proksa in Verona, N.Y., on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2012