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  1. Vyacheslav "Czar" Glazkov to face Derric Rossy on Aug. 9

    Dan Rafael

    Vyacheslav "Czar" Glazkov to face Derric Rossy on Aug. 9

    Story | Conversation | July 09, 2014
  2. Macklin excited about fighting in Ireland

    Dan Rafael

    Middleweight contender Matthew Macklin, an Irishman who lives in England, has not fought in Ireland since he outpointed Rafael Sosa Pintos at National Stadium in Dublin in December 2009. Now the time is right for the three-time world title challenger...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  3. Arroyo's title shot likely in Thailand

    Dan Rafael

    Puerto Rican flyweight contender McWilliams Arroyo is probably headed to Thailand for his shot at a world title against Amnat Ruenroeng. Ruenroeng promoter Jimmy's Boxing won an IBF purse bid for $202,000 to gain control of the bout on Tuesday. Th...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  4. 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
  5. Heavyweight contender Chris Arreola has arthroscopic surgery on l...

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight contender Chris Arreola underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left elbow on Monday in Los Angeles, trainer Henry Ramirez told ESPN.com.

    Story | Conversation | July 07, 2014
  6. Afolabi looking for new foe

    Dan Rafael

    Cruiserweight contender Ola Afolabi is on the hunt for a new opponent after Pawel Kolodziej pulled out of their title eliminator. Afolabi (20-3-4, 9 KOs), 34, of England, who has had three cracks at titleholder Marco Huck and come up short each t...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  7. Chilemba added to Kovalev card

    Dan Rafael

    Light heavyweight contender Isaac Chilemba will square off with Cory Cummings on Aug. 2 at the Revel in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Main Events announced on Tuesday. The fight will be the co-feature on the card headlined by light heavyweight titleh...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  8. Herrera gets another chance against Perez

    Dan Rafael

    Junior welterweight contender Mauricio Herrera fought the fight of his life on March 15, but came out on the wrong end of a majority-decision loss to world champion Danny Garcia in Garcia's Puerto Rican homecoming. Legions felt that Herrera deserv...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  9. Vazquez, Martirosyan sign with Haymon

    Dan Rafael

    Lightweight titlist Miguel Vazquez and junior middleweight contender Vanes Martirosyan are the newest fighters to sign with adviser/manager Al Haymon, whose right-hand man Sam Watson told ESPN.com. Vazquez (34-3, 13 KOs), 27, of Mexico, won a vaca...

    Blog | June 28, 2014
  10. As usual, Chisora trash talks Fury

    Dan Rafael

    You can always count on heavyweight Dereck Chisora for some quality smack talk before a fight. Chisora (20-4, 13 KOs), who will be defending his European title, will face fellow British contender Tyson Fury (22-0, 19 KOs) on July 26 at the Phones ...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  11. Notes: Stevens-N'Dam in works

    Dan Rafael

    A few notes from the boxing world: • Middleweight contenders Curtis Stevens (27-4, 20 KOs) of Brooklyn, New York, and France's Hassan N'Dam (30-1, 18 KOs), a former titlist, are close to a deal that will see them meet in a title elimina...

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  12. Guerrero returns from long layoff to face Kamegai

    Dan Rafael

    With a 13-month layoff following his loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. behind him, Robert Guerrero is poised to make a run back to the top of the welterweight division.

    Story | Conversation | June 19, 2014
  13. Fight card set for U.S. Cellular Field

    Dan Rafael

    Last August, light heavyweight contender Andrzej Fonfara knocked out former titleholder Gabriel Campillo at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago in what was the main event of an entertaining card -- the first outdoor pro boxing event in Chicago since the S...

    Blog | June 13, 2014
  14. Marvin Sonsona wins split-decision against Wilfredo Vazquez Jr.

    Dan Rafael

    It wasn't pretty and it might not have been the finish that fans wanted, but featherweight contender avenged his defeat to Wilfredo vazquez Jr. with a split decision win Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | June 07, 2014
  15. Twins McJoe Arroyo and McWilliams Arroyo both scheduled for title...

    Dan Rafael

    Junior bantamweight McJoe Arroyo and flyweight twin brother McWilliams Arroyo, both Puerto Rican Olympians and rising contenders at age 28, are scheduled for world title elimination fights within a few days of each other, their promoter announced.

    Story | Conversation | May 27, 2014
  16. DiBella: Macklin is wrong

    Dan Rafael

    Understandably, middleweight contender Matthew Macklin is disappointed. That is because he was supposed to fight former titleholder Daniel Geale on Saturday in Corpus Christi, Texas on HBO. The fight was scheduled to be the co-feature on the card ...

    Blog | May 23, 2014