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  1. Yoan Pablo Hernandez beats Firat Arslan to retain IBF cruiserweig...

    Yoan Pablo Hernandez of Cuba retained his IBF cruiserweight title by split decision over German challenger Firat Arslan on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2014
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  4. Mike Perez Q&A: 'I fight for my people'

    Carlos Narvaez Rosario

    Cuban-born heavyweight Mike Perez enters the toughest test of his career on Saturday against fellow unbeaten Bryant Jennings with a mandatory shot at a world title at stake.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2014
  5. Collins: Is Lara the next Cuban sensation?

    Nigel Collins

    Saturday's fight against Canelo Alvarez should go a long way toward telling us whether Erislandy Lara is on his way to becoming the next Cuban sensation -- or another in a long list of hotshot amateurs who never quite lived up to their billing.

    Story | Conversation | July 10, 2014
  6. Five keys for Erislandy Lara against Canelo Alvarez

    Bernardo Pilatti

    Bernardo Pilatti highlights five keys to victory for Erislandy Lara against Canelo Alvarez on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | July 10, 2014
  7. Five keys for Canelo Alvarez against Erislandy Lara

    Bernardo Pilatti

    Bernardo Pilatti highlights five keys to victory for Canelo Alvarez against Erislandy Lara on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | July 10, 2014
  8. Jhonson, Gonzalez to celebrate on FNF

    Bernardo Pilatti

    On the same day in which they both will mark their 33rd birthday, Yudel Jhonson of Cuba and Mexico's Norberto Gonzalez promise an all-out war in celebration in the main event of ESPN's "Friday Night Fights." The 10-round junior middleweight bout, ...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  9. The high-priced underground economy of smuggling champion Cuban b...

    Peter Keating and Brin-Jonathan Butler

    In ESPN The Magazine's Cuba Issue, Peter Keating and Brin-Jonathan Butler write about the high-priced underground economy of smuggling champion boxers out of Cuba.

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2014
  10. Five keys for Rances Barthelemy against Argenis Mendez

    Bernardo Pilatti

    Bernardo Pilatti highlights five keys to victory for Rances Barthelemy against Argenis Mendez on "Friday Night Fights"

    Story | Conversation | January 02, 2014
  11. Rigondeaux isn't about to change

    Dan Rafael

    Unified junior featherweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux isn't everyone's cup of tea, but there is no denying his incredible talent. He won nearly 400 amateur bouts, two Olympic gold medals for Cuba, claimed an interim world title in his seventh...

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  12. Cuba's Salinas, Ortiz sign with GB

    Dan Rafael

    A pair of Miami-based Cuban fighters, junior featherweight Yoandris Salinas (20-0-1, 13 KOs) and heavyweight Luis Ortiz (19-0, 16 KOs), have signed with Golden Boy, matchmaker Robert Diaz told ESPN.com. Diaz said the company made a deal with Dream...

    Blog | July 18, 2013
  13. Barthelemy looking for win, change on FNF

    Bernardo Pilatti

    Rances Barthelemy will have a new opportunity to headline a main event on national television on Friday, a welcome chance to vindicate his controversial victory in January against Arash Usmanee. Cuba's Barthelemy (18-0, 11 KOs) will face Fahsi Sak...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  14. Cuba breaking half-century ban on pro boxing

    Cuba is breaking a five-decade ban on professional boxing and joining an international semipro league. Fighters will compete for sponsored teams, box without protective headgear and earn $1,000 to $3,000 a month.

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 2013
  15. Five keys for Guillermo Rigondeaux against Nonito Donaire

    Bernardo Pilatti

    Bernardo Pilatti highlights five keys to victory for Guillermo Rigondeaux against Nonito Donaire on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | April 09, 2013
  16. Undefeated contenders open FNF season

    Bernardo Pilatti

    Undefeated junior lightweight contenders Rances Barthelemy and Arash Usmanee will open the 2013 season of "Friday Night Fights" (10 ET) this week on ESPN2 and WatchESPN.com. Cuba's Barthelemy, 26, will climb into the ring at the Magic City Casino ...

    Blog | January 03, 2013
  17. Arnaldo Mesa dies; won 1996 Olympic Games silver

    Cuban authorities say Olympic silver medalist boxer Arnaldo Mesa has died. He was 46.

    Story | Conversation | December 18, 2012
  18. Yoan Pablo Hernandez outpoints Troy Ross to keep IBF belt

    Cuba's Yoan Pablo Hernandez successfully defended his IBF cruiserweight title, unanimously outpointing Canada's Troy Ross on Saturday night.

    Story | Conversation | September 15, 2012