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  1. Fury risking mandatory title shot

    Dan Rafael

    Tyson Fury, the big (6-foot-9, 260 pounds) and brash British heavyweight contender, has a world title shot coming his way in the near future. He is the mandatory challenger for champion Wladimir Klitschko. But rather than wait on that fight, which...

    Blog | February 25, 2015
  2. Pulev, Sauerland extend promotional deal

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight contender Kubrat Pulev and promoter Sauerland Event have agreed to a contract extension, they announced on Wednesday. The deal comes three months after then-mandatory challenger Pulev (20-1, 11 KOs), 33, of Bulgaria, was brutalized for...

    Blog | February 11, 2015
  3. D. Magdaleno re-signs with Top Rank

    Dan Rafael

    Lightweight contender Diego Magdaleno re-signed with Top Rank on Thursday in a move that was expected. "Top Rank is where I want to be," Magdaleno said after signing his multiyear agreement. "This is a great day for me and my family." Magdaleno...

    Blog | February 05, 2015
  4. Erickson Lubin Q&A: 'I want to become a contender in 2015'

    Brian Campbell

    At just 19, exciting prospect Erickson "The Hammer" Lubin continues to climb the ladder toward becoming a contender in 2015.

    Story | Conversation | February 05, 2015
  5. DeGale expects to face Dirrell

    Dan Rafael

    Super middleweight contender James DeGale is pumped up to be getting a shot at a world title, even if it is not the big fight he hoped for against British countryman Carl Froch. DeGale was one of Froch's mandatory challengers, but with Froch suffe...

    Blog | February 03, 2015
  6. Amir Khan waiting for Floyd Mayweather Jr., Manny Pacquiao

    Dan Rafael

    While the world watches and waits to see if Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. finally, at long last, make a deal for their long-awaited showdown, one man waits with perhaps more interest than anyone: welterweight contender Amir Khan. The form...

    Story | Conversation | January 30, 2015
  7. 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
  8. Golden Boy signs Lucas Matthysse to 5-year extension

    Dan Rafael

    Junior welterweight contender Lucas Matthysse, one of boxing's most fearsome punchers, signed a five-year contract extension Thursday with Golden Boy Promotions, president Oscar De La Hoya told ESPN.com.

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2015
  9. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vows return in April despite contract

    Dan Rafael

    Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. is planning to return to face light heavyweight contender Andrzej Fonfara on April 18, despite being embroiled in a dispute over his promotional contract.

    Story | Conversation | January 20, 2015
  10. Next fight lined up for Mike Perez

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight contender Mike Perez is back on the boxing schedule. Perez was due to fight Jan. 9 on the untelevised undercard of the ESPN2 "Friday Night Fights" season premiere at the Chumash Resort in Santa Ynez, California. However, because Perez ...

    Blog | January 17, 2015
  11. Magomed Abdusalamov has 'life-threatening' infections, according ...

    William Weinbaum

    Magomed Abdusalamov, a title contender before he suffered a devastating brain injury in late 2013, is in stable condition in a Connecticut hospital with blood and bone infections his wife said doctors describe as "life-threatening."

    Story | Conversation | January 08, 2015
  12. Mike Perez off Friday's card

    Dan Rafael

    Promoter Gary Shaw did K2 Promotions' Tom Loeffler a favor by agreeing last week to put heavyweight contender Mike Perez on his card Friday night at the Chumash resort in Santa Ynez, California. However, a suitable opponent could not be found and Loe...

    Blog | January 08, 2015
  13. Szpilka headed to U.S. to train with Shields

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight contender Artur Szpilka has a lot going on. The 25-year-old Szpilka (17-1, 12 KOs) signed a contract extension this week with Warriors Boxing promoter Leon Margules and also signed with adviser Al Haymon, whose stable now includes more...

    Blog | January 07, 2015
  14. Mitchell has eye on Linares title shot

    Dan Rafael

    Lightweight contender Kevin Mitchell is one win away from getting a second shot at a world title. In 2012, he faced his pal Ricky Burns and was stopped in the fourth round of their title bout. Mitchell has won five fights in a row since and faces ...

    Blog | January 07, 2015
  15. Magdaleno in talks to re-sign with Top Rank

    Dan Rafael

    A few notes from around the boxing world: • Lightweight contender Diego Magdaleno, whose promotional contract with Top Rank recently expired, is in talks with the company and hopes to re-sign. "At the moment he is a free agent," manage...

    Blog | January 06, 2015
  16. Jermain Taylor to defend middleweight belt vs. Sergio Mora

    Dan Rafael

    Eight years ago, then-undisputed middleweight champion Jermain Taylor was supposed to defend the title against Sergio Mora, who had made his name as the winner of "The Contender" reality series.

    Story | Conversation | January 03, 2015