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  1. Notes: Dirrell, Dulorme, Ramirez updates

    Dan Rafael

    A few notes from around the boxing world: • Super middleweight Andre Dirrell (22-1, 15 KOs), the 2004 U.S. Olympic bronze medalist and former world title challenger, is getting busy again. He is due to face Nick Brinson (16-2-2, 6 KOs) ...

    Blog | September 25, 2014
  2. Scorecard: Mayweather leaves no doubt in rematch with Maidana

    Dan Rafael

    A roundup of the past week's notable boxing results from around the world:...

    Story | Conversation | September 15, 2014
  3. Leo Santa Cruz stops Manuel Roman in Round 2 to retain junior fea...

    Dan Rafael

    Junior featherweight world titlist Leo Santa Cruz retained his belt with ease as he blasted out Manuel Roman with a single right hand in the second round on Saturday night at the MGM Grand.

    Story | Conversation | September 13, 2014
  4. Santa Cruz, fans deserve bigger fight

    Dan Rafael

    LAS VEGAS -- Junior featherweight titlist Leo Santa Cruz is one of the most fan-friendly fighters in boxing. He throws tons of punches and usually has a smile on his face inside an d outside the ring. The former bantamweight titleholder -- he va...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  5. Leo Santa Cruz to defend title on Floyd Mayweather's card

    Dan Rafael

    Junior featherweight titleholder Leo Santa Cruz will defend his belt against unknown Manuel Roman in the co-feature to welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s rematch with Marcos Maidana on Sept. 13 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

    Story | Conversation | August 14, 2014
  6. Rigondeaux, Santa Cruz call each other out

    Dan Rafael

    Unified junior featherweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux was ordered to begin negotiations with mandatory challenger Chris Avalos on Friday. The sides have 30 days to make a deal, otherwise a purse bid will be ordered. Either camp can also decli...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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