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  1. Former boxer Emanuel Augustus reportedly in critical condition af...

    Dan Rafael

    Retired boxer Emanuel Augustus was shot in the head Monday night in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, according to media reports in Louisiana. He is reportedly in critical condition.

    Story | Conversation | October 14, 2014
  2. Avalos passes on Rigo, eyes Frampton

    Dan Rafael

    It's good to have options as a boxer, and junior featherweight contender Chris Avalos has them. This week, he turned down a mandatory title shot against Guillermo Rigondeaux, the extremely talented but deathly boring and unmarketable unified champ...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  3. Big award for England's Kid Galahad

    Dan Rafael

    Junior featherweight Kid Galahad of England is one of the top prospects in boxing and he has been recognized as such by the British Boxing Writers Association, which has awarded him its prestigious "Young Boxer of the Year" award. Galahad, who has...

    Blog | September 24, 2014
  4. Welterweight champ Kell Brook stabbed in leg

    Dan Rafael

    Spanish police say welterweight world champion boxer Kell Brook was stabbed in the leg while on vacation in Tenerife.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2014
  5. Cops say Jermain Taylor in custody after shooting cousin

    Dan Rafael

    Former undisputed middleweight champion Jermain Taylor is free on a $25,000 bond after the former middleweight champion was jailed overnight in Little Rock, Arkansas, in connection with a shooting that wounded his cousin.

    Story | Conversation | August 26, 2014
  6. Vargas excited for hometown defense

    Dan Rafael

    When Jessie Vargas won his junior welterweight belt in April, he did so by debatable decision against then-undefeated Russian southpaw Khabib Allakhverdiev, a technical boxer, who gave him fits. Many thought that Allakhverdiev won the fight, but ...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  7. Canelo Alvarez defeats Erislandy Lara in split decision

    Dan Rafael

    Canelo Alvarez claimed a split decision against Erislandy Lara on Saturday night before a pro-Alvarez crowd of 14,239 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

    Story | Conversation | July 12, 2014
  8. Abner Mares not looking past Jonathan Oquendo

    Dan Rafael

    Abner Mares was riding as high as any boxer could be last summer. He was undefeated, headlining major Showtime cards, climbing the pound-for-pound rankings, making high-six-figure purses and ready to defend his featherweight world title -- the thir...

    Story | Conversation | July 09, 2014
  9. Matthew Saad Muhammad, former light heavyweight champ, dies at 59...

    Dan Rafael

    Hall of Fame former light heavyweight champion Matthew Saad Muhammad, one of the most exciting fighters of all time, died on Sunday at Chestnut Hill Hospital in his hometown of Philadelphia. He was 59.

    Story | Conversation | May 26, 2014
  10. Ali, Ochoa, Brown on D.C. card

    Dan Rafael

    Unbeaten welterweight Sadam Ali, a 2008 U.S. Olympian from Brooklyn, N.Y., will be one of the boxers featured in the nontitle bouts that Golden Boy Promotions announced Monday for the undercard of its April 19 (Showtime) card at the DC Armory in Wash...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  11. Ex-boxer, promoter, manager Mickey Duff dies at 84

    Dan Rafael

    Mickey Duff, the celebrated British boxing manager and promoter, has died. He was 84.

    Story | Conversation | March 23, 2014
  12. Legends meet: Pacquiao, Dylan

    Dan Rafael

    Music legend Bob Dylan once wrote an entire song, "Hurricane," about the plight of middleweight Rubin "Hurricane" Carter. On Thursday, Dylan -- who is a boxing fan -- wasn't singing about a boxer but rather was in Los Angeles in attendance at trai...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  13. Canelo dismisses Lara challenge

    Dan Rafael

    It's one of the oldest tricks in the book for a desperate boxer looking to land a big fight: Go to the star's press conference and call him out. Demand that he fight you. Sometimes it even works. It did for Antonio Tarver years ago when he made a ...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  14. Arum's Russia trip on hold

    Dan Rafael

    Had things gone to plan, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum would now be in Moscow working on a deal to bring regular fight cards there featuring the various Russian boxers he promotes. Arum had intended to fly from San Antonio (where he promoted Saturday...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  15. Golden Boy signs Herrera, Ochoa

    Dan Rafael

    Golden Boy Promotions announced the signing of a pair of junior welterweights on Tuesday: veteran Mauricio Herrera and prospect Zachary Ochoa. "We welcome these two exciting boxers to the Golden Boy Promotions team, and we have big plans for them ...

    Blog | February 12, 2014
  16. Mexican featherweight Oscar Gonzalez dies two days after knockout...

    Dan Rafael

    Mexican featherweight Oscar Gonzalez, who suffered a brain injury during a 10th-round knockout loss to Jesus Galicia on Saturday night at the Foro Polanco in Mexico City, died on Monday as a result of his injuries.

    Story | Conversation | February 03, 2014