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  1. Tyson Fury withdraws from Alexander Ustinov at last minute for fa...

    Dan Rafael

    Just hours before British heavyweight contender Tyson Fury was to face last-minute substitute opponent Alexander Ustinov on Saturday, he pulled out of the fight in a stunning development.

    Story | Conversation | July 26, 2014
  2. Bryant Jennings defeats Mike Perez; earns title shot

    Dan Rafael

    NEW YORK -- Heavyweight contender Bryant Jennings pulled out a split decision against Mike Perez on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden to earn a world title shot. Jennings and Perez put on a snoozer of a fight on the undercard of the Gennady G...

    Story | Conversation | July 26, 2014
  3. British prospects on Porter-Brook card

    Dan Rafael

    Welterweight contender Kell Brook isn't the only British fighter headed to the StubHub Center in Carson, California, to fight on Aug. 16. Two of his Matchroom Boxing stablemates -- lightweight Luke Campbell and super middleweight Callum Smith -- w...

    Blog | July 25, 2014
  4. Broner, Matthysse due back on Sept. 6 card

    Dan Rafael

    Junior welterweight contenders Adrien Broner and Lucas Matthysse are both penciled in for Sept. 6 returns on Showtime, although not against each other. Golden Boy Promotions is working on putting together a tripleheader for the show, which Broner ...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  5. Tyson Fury gets new challenger for Saturday fight

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight contender Tyson Fury will remain in the main event of Saturday's fight card at the Phones4U Arena in Manchester, England and face last-minute substitute Alexander Ustinov, promoter Frank Warren announced on Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2014
  6. Adamek-Szpilka in the works

    Dan Rafael

    A heavyweight crossroads fight between the up-and-coming Artur Szpilka and faded contender Tomasz Adamek is in the works for Nov. 8 in Krakow, Poland, according to the promoters for both. It would be a major event in Poland, where both fighters ar...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  7. Fury likely to stay on Saturday's card

    Dan Rafael

    British heavyweight contender Tyson Fury probably will remain on the card Saturday at the Phones4U Arena in Manchester, England, and face a replacement opponent for injured Dereck Chisora. Fury (22-0, 16 KOs) and Chisora (20-4, 13 KOs) were suppos...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  8. Amnat Ruenroeng to defend flyweight title against McWilliams Arro...

    Dan Rafael

    Puerto Rican flyweight contender McWilliams Arroyo's mandatory shot at world titleholder Amnat Ruenroeng will come Sept. 14 at the Liptapanlop Hall in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.

    Story | Conversation | July 22, 2014
  9. Dereck Chisora fractures hand, postpones Tyson Fury fight

    Dan Rafael

    Dereck Chisora fractured his left hand in his final sparring session and the fight against Tyson Fury was postponed, promoter Frank Warren announced Monday.

    Story | Conversation | July 21, 2014
  10. Matthew Macklin to face Jorge Sebastien Heiland in 160 title elim...

    Dan Rafael

    Middleweight contender Matthew Macklin will face Jorge Sebastien Heiland in a world title eliminator on Aug. 30 in Dublin.

    Story | Conversation | July 21, 2014
  11. Nelson-Grajeda headlines Aug. 8 'FNF'

    Dan Rafael

    Junior middleweight contender Willie Nelson was out of action for a year because of left elbow surgery, but returned June 7 on the Miguel Cotto-Sergio Martinez undercard to drill soft-touch Darryl Cunningham in the first round. Cleveland's Nelson ...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  12. Jennings, Perez closing in on title shot

    Dan Rafael

    Unbeaten heavyweights Bryant Jennings and Mike Perez have each come a long way in a short time entering Saturday's title eliminator.

    Story | Conversation | July 11, 2014
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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