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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Luis Franco, Gary Russell to meet in featherweight eliminator

    Dan Rafael

    Promoter Gary Shaw won a purse bid on Thursday for the featherweight title elimination bout between Luis Franco, who he promotes, and Gary Russell, the 2011 ESPN.com prospect of the year who is promoted by Golden Boy.

    Story | Conversation | May 31, 2012
  4. Miguel Cotto replaces trainer Emanuel Steward

    Dan Rafael

    The two-fight union between junior middleweight titlist Miguel Cotto and Hall of Fame trainer Emanuel Steward is over.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2011
  5. Guillermo Rigondeaux slips by tough Ricardo Cordoba

    Dan Rafael

    Guillermo Rigondeaux won a world title in just his seventh pro fight by earning the nod over Ricardo Cordoba.

    Story | Conversation | November 13, 2010
  6. Freddie Roach to train Cuban Olympic medalists Guillermo Rigondea...

    Dan Rafael

    Freddie Roach signed on Tuesday to train Cuban Olympic medalists Guillermo Rigondeaux and Yudel Johnson, a day after he spent part of the day meeting the fighters and working out with them.

    Story | Conversation | June 09, 2009
  7. Cuban defector arrives in Germany to turn pro

    Dan Rafael

    Cuban amateur boxing star Erislandy Lara arrived Thursday in Germany, where he will turn pro after fleeing his home country.

    Story | Conversation | June 12, 2008
  8. Cuban gold medalists ready to turn pro

    Dan Rafael

    Leaving behind families, friends and homes, three 2004 Olympic gold medalists from Cuba have defected to the United States to launch professional boxing careers: heavyweight Odlanier Solis, 26; junior bantamweight Yuriorkis Gamboa, 25; and flyweight Yan

    Story | Conversation | March 08, 2007