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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Matthew Macklin's fight against Jorge Sebastien Heiland postponed...

    Dan Rafael

    Matthew Macklin's world title elimination fight against Jorge Sebastien Heiland, scheduled for Aug. 30 in Dublin, Ireland, was postponed on Wednesday due to Macklin trainer Jamie Moore suffering gunshot wounds during an incident early Sunday.

    Story | Conversation | August 06, 2014
  12. Wilder, Linares slated for Aug. 16 bouts

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight contender Deontay Wilder and lightweight contender Jorge Linares have both been added to the undercard of welterweight titlist Shawn Porter's mandatory defense against Kell Brook on Aug. 16 at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. ...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  13. Adrien Broner, Lucas Matthysse, Andre Berto to fight on Sept. 6 c...

    Dan Rafael

    Junior welterweight contenders Adrien Broner and Lucas Matthysse will both return to the ring on the same card, just not against each other.

    Story | Conversation | July 31, 2014
  14. Arroyo title shot date changed

    Dan Rafael

    Puerto Rican flyweight contender McWilliams Arroyo's mandatory shot at world titleholder Amnat Ruenroeng will come even sooner than he expected. The fight, originally scheduled for Sept. 14 at the Liptapanlop Hall in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, w...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  15. 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
  16. 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