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  1. Heavyweight Zhang Zhilei to make pro debut on Aug. 8

    Dan Rafael

    Chinese amateur Zhang Zhilei, who claimed the Olympic super heavyweight silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and bronze medals at the 2007 and 2009 amateur world championships, will make his pro debut Aug. 8 in Fallon, Nevada.

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2014
  2. Glaskov ready for task at hand in Adamek

    Dan Rafael

    While political unrest continues play out in his native Ukraine, unbeaten heavyweight Vyacheslav "Czar" Glazkov readies for the most important fight of his career against veteran Tomasz Adamek.

    Story | Conversation | March 13, 2014
  3. Heavyweight Deontay Wilder to face Nicolai Firtha Oct. 26

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight hopeful Deontay Wilder, the last American man to win an Olympic boxing medal for the United States when he claimed bronze at the 2008 Beijing Games, will be back in action on Oct. 26.

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2013
  4. Two-time Olympian Vasyl Lomachenko to make pro debut against Jona...

    Dan Rafael

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    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2013
  5. Deontay Wilder to face Sergei Liakhovich

    Dan Rafael

    Top heavyweight prospect Deontay Wilder, the last man to win an Olympic medal for the United States when he claimed a bronze at the 2008 Beijing Games, is stepping up to face his most significant opponent when he faces former titleholder Sergei Liakhovich

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2013
  6. Zou Shiming holds key to boxing in China

    Dan Rafael

    When three-time Olympic medalist Zou Shiming makes his pro debut Saturday in Macau, he'll open doors (and coffers) in his home country of China and help realize one man's improbable dream.

    Story | Conversation | April 05, 2013
  7. Wilder maintains slow, steady pace

    Dan Rafael

    The maturation process of heavyweight prospect Deontay Wilder -- a 2008 Olympic bronze medalist and the United States' lone boxing medalist in Beijing -- continues at a slow and steady pace. Wilder, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., has been a pro since Novemb...

    Blog | July 24, 2012
  8. Olympic bronze medalist Darren Sutherland found dead

    Dan Rafael

    Promising super middleweight prospect Darren Sutherland, who won an Olympic bronze medal for Ireland at the 2008 Games in Beijing, was found dead Monday at his London home, according to manager Frank Maloney.

    Story | Conversation | September 14, 2009
  9. 2008 Olympians moving into pro ranks

    Dan Rafael

    The 2008 U.S. Olympic boxing team in Beijing had a historically poor finish, claiming just a single bronze medal. It was the worst finish for a U.S. Olympic team ever. The only other team to win just a single medal was in 1948, but at least it was a ...

    Blog | January 15, 2009
  10. 2008 Olympians moving into pro ranks

    Dan Rafael

    Sadam Ali is one of three Olympians hoping to put a dreary Beijing Games performance behind him and look toward a brighter future in boxing's paid ranks.

    Blog | Conversation | January 15, 2009
  11. Gary Russell Jr. to make pro debut in January

    Dan Rafael

    U.S. Olympic boxer Gary Russell Jr. will put the disappointing end to his amateur career behind him when he makes his professional debut Jan. 17.

    Story | Conversation | December 11, 2008
  12. USA Boxing national director of coaching Campbell steps down

    Dan Rafael

    Less that two weeks after leading the U.S. Olympic boxing team to its worst performance ever at the Beijing Games, national director of coaching Dan Campbell retired on Friday, according to USA Boxing.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2008
  13. Bronze medal winner Wilder signs deal with Finkel

    Dan Rafael

    A week after receiving an Olympic bronze medal in the Beijing Olympics to complete his meteoric rise through the amateur ranks, heavyweight Deontay Wilder is turning pro.

    Story | Conversation | August 29, 2008
  14. A look back on the Beijing Games

    Dan Rafael

    Now that the Beijing Olympics are over, my two DVRs and two DVD recorders are finally resting after two weeks of massive overtime spent recording and burning the entire boxing tournament to 24 discs in a demented project that only a serious Fight Fre...

    Blog | August 27, 2008
  15. Boxing isn't taking a backseat this summer

    Dan Rafael

    Your weekly random thoughts ... • As has been the case for the past few Olympics, boxing in Beijing won't be featured on NBC other than televising some of the gold medal matches on the final weekend. However, my TV will be tuned for ...

    Blog | August 07, 2008