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  1. Klitschko defense to air on ESPN

    Dan Rafael

    World heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko's 16th title defense will be televised in the United States live on ESPN after the network reached a deal on Wednesday with IMG, the company selling the international rights for the bout. Contracts are...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  2. Stuck in the no-man's-land between cruiser and heavyweight

    Nigel Collins

    Eddie Chambers peered through the small gap between his raised gloves as he retreated, his back brushing the ropes as he sidestepped, first to the left and then to his right. He'd already abandoned any thought of winning, but there were less than thr...

    Story | Conversation | July 31, 2013
  3. Canelo isn't first to defend family name

    Chris Lees

    On Saturday, Canelo Alvarez will be fighting for more than a couple of leather belts. He'll be fighting for family pride, and he hopes to reel in a big fish -- specifically, a Trout. Two years ago, Austin Trout won his junior middleweight title wi...

    Blog | April 17, 2013
  4. Counter intuitive: The finely honed craft of Juan Manuel Marquez

    Kieran Mulvaney

    How has Juan Manuel Marquez matched the great Manny Pacquiao in three classic thrillers? Simple: the art of the counterpunch.

    Story | Conversation | December 07, 2012
  5. Wladimir Klitschko does good while doing well

    Dan Rafael

    Wladimir Klitschko will put his heavyweight hardware on the line against Dereck Chisora in Mannheim, Germany, on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | December 08, 2010
  6. Dan Rafael: Gomez, team talking the talk

    Dan Rafael

    Maybe it's just bravado or maybe they really believe it, but heavyweight contender Juan Carlos Gomez and his team sound awfully confident that Gomez will dethrone titleholder Vitali Klitschko. Gomez (44-1, 35 KOs) is the mandatory challenger for Kli...

    Blog | Conversation | March 17, 2009
  7. Knowing when to say when

    Dan Rafael

    Your weekly random thoughts ... • Although his style of fighting has never been the most crowd pleasing, I admit it: I've always been a Chris Byrd fan. Besides the fact that he and his wife, Tracy Byrd, are two of the nicest people I...

    Blog | May 22, 2008
  8. George forces Byrd to face reality, retirement

    Tim Smith

    Chris Byrd was supposed to take the light heavyweight division by storm. If most heavyweights couldn't put a dent in him, how would a 175-pound fighter fare? Better than most boxing pundits figured, as Shaun George proved.

    Story | Conversation | May 17, 2008
  9. George outslugs ex-champ Byrd with TKO in 9th

    Shaun George stunned Chris Byrd in the former heavyweight champion's first pro fight as a light heavyweight.

    Story | Conversation | May 16, 2008
  10. Which pay-per-view to view?

    Dan Rafael

    We've got ourselves a very nice boxing weekend, don't we? Start off with ESPN2's "Friday Night Fights" with former heavyweight titleholder Chris Byrd unveiling his new light heavyweight body as he attempts to reshape his career at 175 ...

    Blog | May 16, 2008
  11. Slimmer Byrd ready to feast on light heavyweights

    Tim Smith

    In six months, Chris Byrd dropped 36.5 pounds and two weight classes -- without a nutritionist or fitness guru. Now, the former heavyweight champion is ready to pick on guys his own size, starting with Shaun George on Friday.

    Story | Conversation | May 15, 2008
  12. Byrd to make light heavyweight debut May 16

    Dan Rafael

    Free-agent former two-time heavyweight titleholder Chris Byrd, who is moving down to light heavyweight, has signed with promoter Artie Pelullo's Banner Promotions.

    Story | Conversation | April 10, 2008
  13. Byrd can relate to Chambers' uphill battle

    Dan Rafael

    If Eddie Chambers is looking for some last-minute advice on what to expect when he gets in the ring against Alexander Povetkin, who better to provide it than former Povetkin opponent Chris Byrd?

    SpecialFeature | January 25, 2008
  14. Scorecard: Povetkin shoots down Byrd in 11

    Dan Rafael

    In a division hungry for a star, heavyweight Alexander Povetkin may be a sure-fire bet. The hard-hitting Russian forced Chris Byrd's corner to throw in the towel after 11 fast-paced rounds.

    Story | Conversation | October 29, 2007
  15. Byrd's father throws in towel after furious fight against Povetki...

    Unbeaten Russian Alexander Povetkin pounded Chris Byrd until the American's father threw in the towel in the 11th round Saturday night.

    Story | Conversation | October 27, 2007
  16. Four committed for box-off; winner fights Wladimir Klitschko

    Dan Rafael

    Chris Byrd, Alexander Povetkin, Eddie Chambers and Calvin Brock have committed to a tournament for the right to face Wladimir Klitschko for his heavyweight title.

    Story | Conversation | August 24, 2007