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  1. Middleweight contender Sergio Mora to fight Abie Han on Feb. 6

    Dan Rafael

    Middleweight contender Sergio Mora, who was supposed to challenge world titleholder Jermain Taylor before the fight was canceled following Taylor's recent arrest, will instead face replacement opponent Abie Han on Feb. 6.

    Story | Conversation | January 28, 2015
  2. Canelo Alvarez to fight James Kirkland, Golden Boy Promotions pre...

    Dan Rafael

    Former junior middleweight titlist Canelo Alvarez has signed on to face slugger James Kirkland, Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya.

    Story | Conversation | January 23, 2015
  3. Crolla anxious to get back to ring

    Dan Rafael

    England's Anthony Crolla had finally gotten the opportunity he had wanted for his entire career: a shot at a world title, and on home turf in Manchester, no less. The 28-year-old Crolla (29-4-2, 11 KOs), a pro since 2006, was due to challenge ligh...

    Blog | January 21, 2015
  4. Chris Eubank Jr., Paul Butler each get fights in early 2015

    Dan Rafael

    British promoter Frank Warren has been busy during the holiday season, announcing title bouts for two of his fighters -- Chris Eubank Jr. and Paul Butler -- on Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | December 30, 2014
  5. Lundy dismissing Dulorme challenge

    Dan Rafael

    For several years, Philadelphia's "Hammerin'" Hank Lundy, who can fight at either lightweight or junior welterweight, has been on the edge of becoming a serious world title contender. He has some notable victories, including against Richar Abril (...

    Blog | December 03, 2014
  6. Beltran owes a lot to Pacquiao

    Dan Rafael

    Lightweight contender Raymundo Beltran has been a pro for 15 years. He will get his second world title shot when he challenges Terence Crawford (24-0, 17 KOs) on Saturday night (HBO, 10 ET/PT) at the CenturyLink Center in Crawford's hometown of Omaha...

    Blog | November 29, 2014
  7. Raymundo Beltran wants Terence Crawford's lightweight belt

    Dan Rafael

    Lightweight contender Raymundo Beltran feels like an uncrowned champion and it's hard to blame him. In September 2013, Beltran traveled to Ricky Burns' turf in Glasgow, Scotland, to challenge him for his 135-pound world title. Beltran broke Burns' ...

    Story | Conversation | November 28, 2014
  8. Pedraza ready for title shot vs. Barthelemy

    Dan Rafael

    Puerto Rican junior lightweight contender Jose Pedraza said he is ready for his world title shot. Pedraza (19-0, 12 KOs), 25, won a clear-cut decision against tough Michael Farenas on Nov. 14 in a title eliminator to become the mandatory challenge...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  9. Algieri fueled by confidence

    Dan Rafael

    Junior welterweight titlist Chris Algieri, who is moving up to welterweight to challenge the great Manny Pacquiao for his world title on Saturday night (9 ET, HBO PPV) at the Venetian Macao's Cotai Arena, is nothing if not confident. "I'm where Ma...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  10. Inoue moving up to challenge Narvaez

    Dan Rafael

    A few notes from around the boxing world: • Japanese prodigy Naoya Inoue (7-0, 6 KOs) won a junior flyweight world title in his sixth pro fight in April and defended the title in September. Inoue, 21, is jumping up two weight classe...

    Blog | November 10, 2014
  11. Pacquiao has rematch clause if he loses

    Dan Rafael

    Junior welterweight titlist Chris Algieri has oozed confidence during the buildup to his challenge of welterweight titleholder Manny Pacquiao on Nov. 22. The fight headlines an HBO pay-per-view card at the Cotai Arena at the Venetian Macao in Maca...

    Blog | October 24, 2014
  12. In search of title, Caballero hits the road

    Dan Rafael

    Randy Caballero earned his shot at a world title by going overseas and he'll also have to win it overseas. Caballero (21-0, 13 KOs) will challenge England's Stuart Hall (16-3-2, 7 KOs) for a vacant bantamweight world title at the Salle des etoiles...

    Blog | October 22, 2014
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Estrada still mourning as he fights for title

    Dan Rafael

    Most boxing fans have never heard of lightweight Daniel Estrada, who challenges Omar Figueroa Jr. for his world title on Saturday night as part of a Showtime tripleheader (9 p.m. ET) at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. But Estrada (32-2-1...

    Blog | August 15, 2014