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  1. Abner Mares defeats Jonathan Oquendo by unanimous decision

    Dan Rafael

    LAS VEGAS -- Former three-division titleholder Abner Mares made a triumphant return to the ring 11 months after he got wiped out in one round and lost his featherweight world title to Jhonny Gonzalez. Mares won a unanimous decision against Jonathan...

    Story | Conversation | July 12, 2014
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  3. Prospects Spence, Wade step up

    Dan Rafael

    Welterweight Errol Spence Jr., a 2012 U.S. Olympian, and middleweight Dominic Wade are two of America's brightest boxing prospects and they are both stepping up the level of their opposition on Friday (Showtime, 9:30 p.m. ET/PT) when they appear on a...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  4. Verdejo's exposure is growing

    Dan Rafael

    Lightweight Felix Verdejo, a 2012 Puerto Rican Olympian and one of boxing's most significant prospects, fights on Saturday night at New York's Madison Square Garden. But although his scheduled six-round fight with Engelberto Venezuela won't be part o...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  5. Orlando Cruz returns April 19

    Dan Rafael

    Featherweight Orlando Cruz got a tremendous amount of attention before his last fight but probably won't get nearly as much in his next one. Back in October, Cruz, 32, of Puerto Rico, challenged Orlando Salido for a vacant featherweight world titl...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  6. Frampton focused on Cazares

    Dan Rafael

    Junior featherweight contender Carl Frampton is poised for the biggest fight of his career, one that would lead to an even more significant fight with a victory. First up, Frampton (17-0, 12 KOs) will play to a partisan crowd in his hometown of Be...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  7. Leo Santa Cruz dominates Cristian Mijares to keep WBC junior feat...

    Dan Rafael

    Leo Santa Cruz rolled all over former two-division champ Cristian Mijares on Saturday, scoring a dominating unanimous-decision victory to keep his junior featherweight title.

    Story | Conversation | March 08, 2014
  8. Alvarez to earn more than $1.25M

    Dan Rafael

    LAS VEGAS -- Former junior middleweight titlist Canelo Alvarez, the star of Saturday night's Showtime PPV card at the MGM Grand, will earn a minimum of $1.25 million for his main event against Alfredo Angulo, according to the Nevada State Athletic Co...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  9. Fighters talk Valentine's Day

    Dan Rafael

    Friday is Valentine's Day so even some rough and tough fighters are showing their softer side. The PR folks working on the Canelo Alvarez-Alfredo Angulo Showtime PPV card, which takes place March 8 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, talked to the eigh...

    Blog | February 13, 2014
  10. Dan Rafael's dozen must-see fighters

    Dan Rafael

    What does Miguel Cotto, Adonis Stevenson and Sergey Kovalev have in common? For starters, they are three of Dan Rafaels' dozen must-see fighters in boxing today.

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2014
  11. Carl Frampton, Hugo Cazares to fight; winner gets Leo Santa Cruz

    Dan Rafael

    Carl Frampton will face Hugo Cazares in a world title elimination bout on April 4.

    Story | Conversation | January 30, 2014
  12. Santa Cruz, Mijares show respect

    Dan Rafael

    There was plenty of respect on display between junior featherweight titlist Leo Santa Cruz and former two-time junior bantamweight titleholder and Mexican countryman Cristian Mijares on Tuesday at the news conference in Los Angeles to formally announ...

    Blog | January 22, 2014
  13. Trio of title fights added to Saul Alvarez-Alfredo Angulo card

    Dan Rafael

    Three title bouts have been finalized and were added Friday to the Saul "Canelo" Alvarez-Alfredo Angulo Showtime PPV card on March 8 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Golden Boy Promotions announced.

    Story | Conversation | January 18, 2014
  14. Malinga, Hall vie for vacant belt

    Dan Rafael

    South Africa's Vusi Malinga has twice before fought for a bantamweight world title. Neither went very well for him. In 2009, he got knocked out in the first round by then-titleholder Hozumi Hasegawa in Japan. In 2012, he lost a near-shutout decisi...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  15. Santa Cruz interested in Frampton

    Dan Rafael

    SAN ANTONIO -- After Leo Santa Cruz retained his junior featherweight title for the first time, outpointing Puerto Rican southpaw Cesar Seda on Saturday night in an exciting fight at the Alamodome, he came to ringside and told those of us on press ro...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  16. '12 Days': Rigondeaux-Santa Cruz

    Jason Langendorf

    In the spirit of the holidays, ESPN is celebrating the season with our own "12 Days" wish list of the fights we want to see most, regardless of promotional or other entanglements. Keep checking back over the coming days to see new fights revealed, di...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  17. Scorecard: Marcos Maidana overpowers Adrien Broner for title

    Dan Rafael

    In a late entry for the top fight of 2013, Marcos Maidana put on a power display and upset Adrien Broner in a gritty, dramatic bout to win a welterweight title Saturday in San Antonio.

    Story | Conversation | December 16, 2013