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  1. 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
  2. Rios-Alvarado III possible

    Dan Rafael

    A few notes from the boxing world: • Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado are 1-1 in their two hellacious fight of the year contenders. A rubber match to settle the score is a must, and Top Rank promoter Bob Arum told ESPN.com that he hopes t...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  3. Tyson Fury-Dereck Chisora fight moves dates again, to Nov. 29

    Dan Rafael

    The all-British heavyweight rematch between contenders Tyson Fury and Dereck Chisora has yet another new date: Nov. 29 at the ExCel arena in London, promoter Frank Warren announced Monday.

    Story | Conversation | September 15, 2014
  4. Demetrius Andrade, Matt Korobov to fight for vacant WBO middlewei...

    Dan Rafael

    The WBO had a choice to make in the wake of Peter Quillin relinquishing its middleweight world title last week.

    Story | Conversation | September 10, 2014
  5. Tomasz Adamek-Artur Szpilka set for Nov. 8 in Krakow, Poland

    Dan Rafael

    An all-Polish heavyweight crossroads fight between longtime contender Tomasz Adamek and upstart Artur Szpilka is on.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2014
  6. Adrien Broner defeats Emanuel Taylor in 12 entertaining rounds

    Dan Rafael

    Junior welterweight contender Adrien Broner found himself in a tougher fight than many thought he would be in Saturday night. But he closed the show impressively as he knocked down Emanuel Taylor in the final seconds of the 12th round, leaving no dou...

    Story | Conversation | September 06, 2014
  7. Quillin-Korobov in trouble?

    Dan Rafael

    Middleweight contender Matt Korobov has signed for his mandatory shot against titlist "Kid Chocolate" Peter Quillin, doing so last week after promoter Top Rank received the contract from Roc Nation Sports, the sports agency founded by music mogul Jay...

    Blog | September 01, 2014
  8. Haymon signs Sampson Boxing trio

    Dan Rafael

    Promoter Sampson Lewkowicz, whose Sampson Boxing promotional company has been steadily growing, told ESPN.com that three of his fighters have signed with adviser Al Haymon. The three are Dominican junior lightweight contender Javier Fortuna (25-0-...

    Blog | August 29, 2014
  9. R. Rios, Orozco in action Oct. 9

    Dan Rafael

    Ronny Rios, Antonio Orozco and Diego De La Hoya, three of Golden Boy's up-and-coming fighters, will all be in action on an Oct. 9 card announced Wednesday. Rios (23-0, 10 KOs), a featherweight contender, will be fighting at junior lightweight in t...

    Blog | August 29, 2014
  10. Thompson, Solis set for rematch

    Dan Rafael

    On March 22, veteran heavyweight contender Tony Thompson pulled an upset when he outpointed Odlanier Solis by split decision in Turkey, the home country of Solis promoter Ahmet Oner, whose considerable juice there obviously didn't help his man get th...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  11. Tyson Fury-Dereck Chisora fight rescheduled for Nov. 22

    Dan Rafael

    The all-British heavyweight fight between Tyson Fury and Dereck Chisora has been rescheduled for Nov. 22 in London.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2014
  12. Wilder, Linares in very soft fights

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight contender Deontay Wilder and lightweight contender Jorge Linares now have opponents for their fights on the Aug. 16 Shawn Porter-Kell Brook undercard at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. Wilder (31-0, 31 KOs) is staying busy in...

    Blog | August 08, 2014
  13. With new trainer, Glazkov back in action

    Dan Rafael

    Last time out, heavyweight contender Vyacheslav "Czar" Glazkov scored his biggest victory, taking a clear 12-round unanimous decision against longtime contender Tomasz Adamek, the former cruiserweight and light heavyweight titleholder. The March v...

    Blog | August 07, 2014
  14. Daniel Jacobs goes for title in his hometown

    Dan Rafael

    In 2010, cancer nearly ended Danny Jacobs' promising career -- along with his life. On Saturday, he'll fight for a world title in his native Brookly, New York against Jarrod Fletcher.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2014
  15. Jacobs on GGG: 'I see flaws in his game'

    Dan Rafael

    Middleweight contender Daniel Jacobs faces serious business when he meets Jarrod Fletcher of Australia for a vacant belt Saturday night (Showtime, 9 ET/PT) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, Jacobs' hometown. While winning the title wou...

    Blog | August 07, 2014
  16. News from the boxing world

    Dan Rafael

    A few notes from around the boxing world: " The Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame announced its 2014 class of inductees on Wednesday: former heavyweight titlist John Ruiz, former middleweight contender Peter Manfredo, referee Michael Ortega, IBF pre...

    Blog | August 06, 2014