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  1. Wladimir Klitschko scores ESPN.com KO of the year

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko sure has scored his share of big knockouts. In recent years, opponents such as Samuel Peter, Eddie Chambers, Tony Thompson, Jean-Marc Mormeck and Alex Leapai have all fallen from his fistic fury as Klitschko ra...

    Story | Conversation | December 24, 2014
  2. Dirrell faces Edwards with Froch in mind

    Dan Rafael

    From the time super middleweight Andre Dirrell dropped out of the Super Six World Boxing Classic after suffering a head injury in a disqualification win against Arthur Abraham in March 2010 until this past August, he had only two fights. But since...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  3. Groves was shaky and he knows it

    Dan Rafael

    Super middleweight contender George Groves admitted he did not look good in struggling to a seventh-round knockout of Denis Douglin on Saturday in Liverpool, England, on the Nathan Cleverly-Tony Bellew II undercard. Groves got bruised and cut on t...

    Blog | November 25, 2014
  4. DeGale pressures Froch to fight him

    Dan Rafael

    Super middleweight contender James DeGale, the 2008 British Olympic gold medalist, is sitting in a mandatory position for the next shot at one of unified titleholder Carl Froch's belts. DeGale wants the fight badly, and the fight between countryme...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  5. Periban aims to derail DeGale title shot

    Dan Rafael

    Super middleweight contender James DeGale is on the verge of a world title fight. He became one of unified titleholder Carl Froch's mandatory challengers by knocking out Brandon Gonzales in the fourth round of a final eliminator on May 31. A figh...

    Blog | November 21, 2014
  6. Super middleweight contender James DeGale to fight former title c...

    Dan Rafael

    Super middleweight contender James DeGale is in a mandatory position to challenge Carl Froch for his world title, but with that fight not possible until at least early 2015 he will stay active against former title challenger Marco Anton Periban.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2014
  7. Groves eyes Dirrell title shot

    Dan Rafael

    Super middleweight contender George Groves put himself in a great position by outpointing Christopher Rebrasse of France in an entertaining fight (and a dominant performance) on Saturday in London. England's Groves (20-2, 15 KOs) won the European ...

    Blog | September 22, 2014
  8. Groves gets back to work

    Dan Rafael

    After back-to-back knockout losses to Carl Froch -- the first one highly controversial in November 2013 and the second one clean as a whistle in May -- super middleweight contender George Groves will look to put those disappointments behind him on Sa...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  9. Bute to train with Roach

    Dan Rafael

    Former super middleweight titlist Lucian Bute has lost two of his last three fights and he was uncertain if he would continue his career. He lost his super middleweight belt by fifth-round knockout to Carl Froch in May 2012, rebounded six months l...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  10. Pascal continues to chase Stevenson

    Dan Rafael

    Light heavyweight champ Adonis Stevenson has blown fights with Sergey Kovalev and Bernard Hopkins for the fall, so they are unifying their belts with each other on Nov. 8. The next best choice for Stevenson is an all-Montreal showdown with former ...

    Blog | August 31, 2014
  11. Could Froch face Braehmer?

    Dan Rafael

    Germany's Juergen Braehmer is 35 and has twice claimed light heavyweight belts (even if his current one is a secondary version). Still, he has been a good fighter for a long time, a pro since 1999. He hasn't lost since 2008, even if he did walk out o...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  12. Chavez Jr. fading away

    Dan Rafael

    Super middleweight Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., who has fought just once this year, a decision win against Bryan Vera in their March rematch, just doesn't seem in the mood to get into the ring. That is certainly Chavez's prerogative, but he's leaving a lo...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  13. Carl Froch, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. discussing Jan. 24 fight

    Dan Rafael

    A fight between super middleweight titlist Carl Froch and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. is back in discussions, but rather than the fall, as originally intended, the new target date is Jan. 24 as an HBO PPV headliner in Las Vegas.

    Story | Conversation | July 29, 2014
  14. George Groves to fight Christopher Rebrasse in London on Sept. 20...

    Dan Rafael

    Super middleweight contender George Groves is not dwelling on his knockout loss to Carl Froch in their super middleweight title rematch. He's getting right back to work.

    Story | Conversation | July 08, 2014
  15. Dan Rafael's top 20 pound-for-pound fighters

    Dan Rafael

    We have an expert panel that votes on ESPN.com's pound-for-pound top 10, of which I am one member. It's a way for us to reach some sort of consensus on the best fighters in the world, regardless of weight class. But since we began using this metho...

    Story | Conversation | July 04, 2014
  16. Scorecard: Miguel Cotto destroys Sergio Martinez in a shockingly ...

    Dan Rafael

    Scorecard:

    Story | Conversation | June 09, 2014