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  1. Chagaev mourns Sdunek's passing

    Dan Rafael

    The death this week of acclaimed German trainer Fritz Sdunek, who worked with numerous world champions during his career, hit many of his fighters and former fighters hard, but perhaps none harder than Ruslan Chagaev. "I just cannot believe it and...

    Blog | December 24, 2014
  2. Ievgen Khytrov switches promoters

    Dan Rafael

    Highly touted middleweight prospect Ievgen Khytrov has signed a co-promotional deal with Lou DiBella, who will guide his career along with original promoter Fight Promotions Inc., DiBella told ESPN.com. Khytrov (7-0, 7 KOs), 26, a native of Ukrain...

    Blog | December 22, 2014
  3. Russell returns, but first loss still on mind

    Dan Rafael

    For the first 24 fights of his professional career, 2008 U.S. Olympian and 2011 ESPN.com prospect of the year Gary Russell Jr. was undermatched against a series of soft opponents with virtually no serious chance to beat him. So when he got a manda...

    Blog | December 20, 2014
  4. Andy Lee surprises Matt Korobov to win middleweight title

    Dan Rafael

    LAS VEGAS -- Andy Lee spent most of his career at the side of the late, great Hall of Fame trainer Emanuel Steward. They traveled everywhere together and became almost like father and son. Lee even spent several years living in Steward's Detroit ho...

    Story | Conversation | December 13, 2014
  5. Herrera has experience on his side

    Dan Rafael

    LAS VEGAS -- Although Mauricio Herrera came up short in his bid to claim the junior welterweight world title when he lost a close and highly controversial majority decision to Danny Garcia in March, the fight was still a positive for his career. "...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  6. Glen Johnson refuses to call it a career

    Dan Rafael

    Former light heavyweight champion Glen Johnson, who turns 46 on Jan. 2, is coming off a ninth-round knockout loss to Ilunga Makabu in Congo in June. It was only the second time in his career that Johnson has been stopped, the other time being on his ...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  7. Steve Cunningham's daughter Kennedy gets heart transplant

    Dan Rafael

    Steve Cunningham's daughter Kennedy received a heart transplant Friday morning.

    Story | Conversation | December 06, 2014
  8. Victor Ortiz determined to continue career

    Dan Rafael

    Despite opportunities to expand his brand in Hollywood as an actor, Victor Ortiz is focused first on rescuing his once-promising boxing career.

    Story | Conversation | December 04, 2014
  9. Nonito Donaire up for the challenge of Nicholas Walters

    Dan Rafael

    Despite the danger that hard-hitting Nicholas Walters brings to the ring, featherweight titlist Nonito Donaire is up for the challenge entering Saturday's bout.

    Story | Conversation | October 16, 2014
  10. Marquez to return in early 2015

    Dan Rafael

    Future Hall of Famer Juan Manuel Marquez turned 41 in August, has won world titles in four weight classes and has made tens of millions of dollars in his decorated career by fighting several big fights, including against Manny Pacquiao (four times), ...

    Blog | October 04, 2014
  11. Gonzalez, Arce promise all-action fight

    Dan Rafael

    Mexican countrymen Jhonny Gonzalez and Jorge Arce, who both turned pro in the 1990s, have been in numerous outstanding fights during their long and distinguished careers. Each has also won world titles in multiple weight classes, and each is among th...

    Blog | October 03, 2014
  12. Timothy Bradley Jr.-Diego Chaves fight set for Dec. 13 in Las Veg...

    Dan Rafael

    Throughout his 10-year professional boxing career, Timothy Bradley Jr. has won world titles in two weight classes and faced a who's who of top opponents, so even though he is coming off his first defeat -- a time when many fighters would look for a soft t

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2014
  13. Korobov-Lee for vacant 160 belt?

    Dan Rafael

    When Peter Quillin gave up his middleweight world title in early September at the behest of manager Al Haymon rather than face Matt Korobov for a career-high payday (by far) of $1,428,630 -- because Jay Z's Roc Nation Sports swooped in and won a purs...

    Blog | October 02, 2014
  14. Boxing promoter Dan Goossen dies of liver cancer at 64

    Dan Rafael

    Boxing promoter Dan Goossen dies of liver cancer at 64

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2014
  15. Chad Dawson, Tommy Karpency to meet in Oct. 4 bout at Foxwoods Re...

    Dan Rafael

    Former light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson, attempting to rejuvenate his fading career, will take on club fighter Tommy Karpency on Oct. 4 at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn., card co-promoter Lou DiBella announced on Monday.

    Story | Conversation | September 22, 2014
  16. Contract comeback fight for Rodriguez

    Dan Rafael

    When last seen in the ring, Edwin Rodriguez had the worst performance of his career. It was last November, when Rodriguez was supposed to challenge super middleweight champion Andre Ward in an HBO main event. But first Rodriguez missed the 168-po...

    Blog | September 17, 2014