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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 28, 2015
  2. R. Rios on the comeback trail

    Dan Rafael

    A few notes from around the boxing world: • Featherweight Ronny Rios, a rising contender on the verge of fighting for a world title, suffered an upset fifth-round knockout to Robinson Castellanos in October. Now Rios is on the comeback...

    Blog | February 27, 2015
  3. Chris Arreola to return from injury for March 13 fight

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight contender Chris Arreola, who had to drop out of a Dec. 11 fight because of a left elbow injury, will make his ring return on March 13 at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2015
  4. Avalos: 'Im going to take the belt home'

    Dan Rafael

    Junior featherweight contender Chris Avalos is riding a six-fight winning streak and filled with confidence that he will extend it to seven and bring a world title home to Lancaster, California. Avalos, the mandatory challenger, has traveled to Be...

    Blog | February 27, 2015
  5. Brook, Khan camps in early talks

    Dan Rafael

    When Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao finally agreed to their May 2 megafight, the big loser was welterweight contender Amir Khan. Had the fight not been made, Khan, a former unified junior welterweight titleholder, was a likely next oppone...

    Blog | February 27, 2015
  6. Fury: Retirement looms with loss

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight contender Tyson Fury knows that a win against Christian Hammer on Saturday at the O2 Arena in London will punch his ticket to a world championship shot against the winner of the April 25 fight between champion Wladimir Klitschko and Bryan...

    Blog | February 27, 2015
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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