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  1. Felix Verdejo named ESPN.com prospect of the year

    Dan Rafael

    For a kid who says he was supposed to be a baseball player, 21-year-old lightweight sensation Felix Verdejo is one helluva boxer. When Verdejo, viewed by many as the next great fighter from the boxing-mad island of Puerto Rico, was 9 years old, he ...

    Story | Conversation | December 24, 2014
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  4. Juarez-Castellanos set for Jan. 26

    Dan Rafael

    Rocky Juarez, who has won two fights in a row following a six-fight losing streak, and Robinson Castellanos, coming off a big upset of Ronny Rios, will meet in a featherweight bout on Jan. 26, Golden Boy Promotions announced on Thursday. The fight...

    Blog | December 04, 2014
  5. Meet Claressa Shields, The Toughest Teenager In The World

    Aimee Berg

    How scary is American women's boxer Claressa Shields? At world championships last weekend, she threw one right hand before an opponent's trainer threw in the towel. At age 19, she may be the most exciting women's boxing prospect ever.

    Story | Conversation | November 26, 2014
  6. Pacquiao-Algieri proof of China's growing boxing market

    Brett Forrest

    Manny Pacquiao's victory over Chris Algieri in Macau was another example of boxing's growing market in China.

    Story | Conversation | November 24, 2014
  7. Michael Katsidis hoping to play spoiler

    Dan Rafael

    Australian lightweight Michael Katsidis, who has been in several thrilling brawls and is one of boxing's most revered action fighters of the past decade, said he is ready to bring the heat when he faces England's Tommy Coyle on Saturday at the Ice Ar...

    Blog | October 23, 2014
  8. Boxing India receives provisional membership from world governing...

    Indian boxers will be allowed to participate at the Asian Games after the sport's amateur world governing body gave provisional recognition to a new national federation, but there is no certainty they'll get to participate under the national flag.

    Story | Conversation | September 15, 2014
  9. Zhang Zhilei's pro debut at hand

    Dan Rafael

    For five years, Dynasty Boxing promoter Dino Duva has been traveling back and forth from his New Jersey home to China as he made inroads in that expanding marketplace. There were numerous meetings with the Chinese Boxing Federation, followed by h...

    Blog | August 06, 2014
  10. British prospects on Porter-Brook card

    Dan Rafael

    Welterweight contender Kell Brook isn't the only British fighter headed to the StubHub Center in Carson, California, to fight on Aug. 16. Two of his Matchroom Boxing stablemates -- lightweight Luke Campbell and super middleweight Callum Smith -- w...

    Blog | July 25, 2014
  11. Infographic -- How Danyelle Wolf Got That Body

    Pro boxer and Body Issue icon Danyelle Wolf shares her secrets of how to stay in fighting shape.

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2014
  12. Olympic silver medalist boxer Fred Evans banned from Commonwealth...

    Olympic silver medalist boxer Fred Evans of Wales has been denied accreditation for the Commonwealth Games.

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2014
  13. Golovkin, Geale faced each other in 2001

    Dan Rafael

    When middleweight titlist Gennady Golovkin and former titleholder Daniel Geale square off on Saturday night (HBO, 9:30 ET/PT) at New York's Madison Square Garden, it will not be the first time they have duked it out. Back in 2001, at the amateur E...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  14. 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
  15. Venus Williams, Michael Phelps, Marshawn Lynch lead Body Issue li...

    The sixth annual edition of ESPN The Magazine's The Body Issue will feature 22 athletes posing nude, including five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams, 18-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps and Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch.

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2014
  16. Top prospects Russell, Lomachenko put it all on the line

    Dan Rafael

    Despite taking different paths into Saturday's vacant featherweight title fight, top prospects Gary Russell Jr. and Vasyl Lomachenko are putting it all on the line.

    Story | Conversation | June 20, 2014
  17. Iron Mike signs Olympian Khytrov

    Dan Rafael

    Ievgen Khytrov, a 2012 Olympian from Ukraine, has signed a co-promotional deal with Mike Tyson's Iron Mike Productions and New York-based Fight Promotions. Khytrov (4-0, 4 KOs), 25, who now lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., turned pro in December (in a sch...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  18. Sergio Martinez is enjoying the rewards of hard work

    Sebastian Martinez Christensen

    Sergio "Maravilla" Martinez went through some bad times, but now he's enjoying the end of his career on the threshold of his fight against Miguel Cotto.

    Story | Conversation | May 15, 2014