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  1. Zhang Zhilei goes pro, signs with Dino Duva-led Dynasty Boxing

    Dan Rafael

    Chinese amateur boxing star Zhang Zhilei is going pro, signing Monday with Dynasty Boxing, a new promotional outfit headed by longtime promoter Dino Duva and brothers Tommy and Terry Lane, the sons of Hall of Fame referee Mills Lane.

    Story | Conversation | March 10, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Top Rank signs Olympic medalist

    Dan Rafael

    Top Rank promoter Bob Arum has added yet another 2012 Olympic medalist to his company's growing stable, light heavyweight bronze winner Alexander Gvozdyk of Ukraine. Gvozdyk will make his professional debut in the spring. "Top Rank is delighted...

    Blog | February 18, 2014
  4. Martirosyan starting over

    Dan Rafael

    Released by Top Rank earlier this month, not long after suffering his first career loss, junior middleweight contender Vanes Martirosyan signed on Tuesday with promoter Dan Goossen. Martirosyan, 27, had been with Top Rank for his entire pro career...

    Blog | January 29, 2014
  5. Jean Pascal-Lucian Bute takes center stage in Canada

    Dan Rafael

    Boxing will get its moment in the Great White North as Montreal's adopted sons Jean Pascal and Lucian Bute (finally) square off Saturday at the Bell Centre.

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2014
  6. 2013 ESPN prospect of the year: Vasyl Lomachenko

    Dan Rafael

    Ukraine's Vasyl Lomachenko, a superb amateur who is now on the cusp of a title shot in his second pro fight, is ESPN's 2013 prospect of the year.

    Story | Conversation | December 31, 2013
  7. Berto continues efforts in Haiti

    Dan Rafael

    One thing you can say about former two-time welterweight titlist Andre Berto is that he hasn't forgotten his family's roots. Although Berto was born in the United States, he closely identifies with his parents' home country of Haiti, which he repr...

    Blog | December 24, 2013
  8. Taylor's latest comeback bout

    Dan Rafael

    SAN ANTONIO -- The fight hasn't received much publicity, almost as if it's being hidden, buried deep on the undercard and with nothing more than possibly highlights making the telecast. It's the return of former undisputed middleweight champion Je...

    Blog | December 13, 2013
  9. Martin Murray bout rescheduled

    Dan Rafael

    Interim middleweight titlist Martin Murray is once again scheduled to fight, this time on Dec. 14. England's Murray was initially scheduled to defend his belt in Australia against Garth Wood on Dec. 11, but the fight fell through. When that happen...

    Blog | November 29, 2013
  10. New date for Chavez-Vera in works

    Dan Rafael

    The target date for the super middleweight rematch between former middleweight titlist Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Bryan Vera is now March 1, Top Rank's Bob Arum told ESPN.com. Arum had hoped to schedule the fight for Feb. 8, but he said that HBO, ...

    Blog | November 18, 2013
  11. Esquiva Falcao signs with Top Rank

    Dan Rafael

    Top Rank's Olympic signing binge continued on Thursday with the signing of 2012 middleweight silver medalist Esquiva Falcao of Brazil.

    Story | Conversation | November 14, 2013
  12. Burns-Crawford fight ordered

    Dan Rafael

    In one of the worst decisions of the year -- and of the past few years -- lightweight titlist Ricky Burns got the ultimate hometown nod in Scotland, retaining his belt on a split draw against hard-luck Mexican Raymundo Beltran on Sept. 7. Even som...

    Blog | November 11, 2013
  13. Chavez-Vera rematch on track

    Dan Rafael

    The expected super middleweight rematch between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Bryan Vera is being targeted for Feb. 8, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum told ESPN.com on Tuesday. Nothing is set in stone yet, but Arum, who promotes Chavez, and Artie Pelullo,...

    Blog | November 05, 2013
  14. Patient Andrade's title shot at hand

    Dan Rafael

    Through two different opponents and three scheduled dates, Demetrius Andrade has stayed patient waiting for his shot at a junior middleweight world title. And now the time is upon him. A 2008 U.S. Olympian and a 2007 world amateur champion, Andrad...

    Blog | November 05, 2013
  15. Two-time Olympian Vasyl Lomachenko to make pro debut against Jona...

    Dan Rafael

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    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2013
  16. Top Rank signs two-time Olympian Vasyl Lomachenko

    Dan Rafael

    Two-time Ukrainian Olympic champion Vasyl Lomachenko, one of the greatest amateur boxers in history, is going pro and will be based in the United States after signing a multiyear contract with Top Rank on Friday.

    Story | Conversation | July 26, 2013