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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Injured Samir off Friday's card

    Dan Rafael

    When super middleweight Bastie Samir turned pro after representing Ghana in the 2008 Olympics he looked like a serious prospect. But then came some layoffs, immigration issues and a 2011 draw against a low-level opponent. Samir's stock dropped aft...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  8. Jason Quigley signs with GBP

    Dan Rafael

    Irish amateur standout Jason Quigley has signed with Golden Boy Promotions, the company announced on Tuesday. "I'm absolutely delighted to have signed with Golden Boy Promotions," said Quigley, a 22-year-old middleweight. "I can't wait to have my ...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  9. Duva unveils new Chinese import

    Michael Woods

    Oh, the eyeballs. That massive population in China has some of the dealmakers in the biz pondering the possibilities if even a mere minute fraction of Chinese take to professional boxing, and start to follow the fortunes of some of their nation's...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. In Elite Company

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    Lauryn Williams made history on Wednesday, becoming the fifth person to win medals at both the Winter and Summer Olympics after earning a silver medal in the bobsled with teammate Elana Meyers. With a 4x100 gold medal from the 2012 London Games, Will...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  13. 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
  14. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- Australia's Boxing Kangaroo stirring up co...

    The Boxing Kangaroo, Australia's unofficial but much-loved mascot, has hopped back into controversy at another Winter Games.

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2014
  15. The high-priced underground economy of smuggling champion Cuban b...

    Peter Keating and Brin-Jonathan Butler

    In ESPN The Magazine's Cuba Issue, Peter Keating and Brin-Jonathan Butler write about the high-priced underground economy of smuggling champion boxers out of Cuba.

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2014
  16. 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