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  1. Inoue moving up to challenge Narvaez

    Dan Rafael

    A few notes from around the boxing world: • Japanese prodigy Naoya Inoue (7-0, 6 KOs) won a junior flyweight world title in his sixth pro fight in April and defended the title in September. Inoue, 21, is jumping up two weight classe...

    Blog | November 10, 2014
  2. Kirkland's return on Hopkins-Kovalev card?

    Dan Rafael

    Junior middleweight slugger James Kirkland, who has fought just one time in each of the past two years, is seemingly ready for his annual ring appearance. Kirkland is the leading candidate to be featured in the HBO-televised co-feature of the Bern...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  3. James Kirkland joins 50 Cent SMS Promotions

    Dan Rafael

    Power-punching junior middleweight James Kirkland, out of action since March 2012 due to legal problems and a lawsuit with his former promoter, has signed with promoter/rap star Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson's SMS Promotions and has his next fight lined up.

    Story | Conversation | October 16, 2013
  4. Dib seeking rebound, then rematch

    Dan Rafael

    Former featherweight titlist Billy Dib is picking himself up, dusting himself off and aiming for a rematch with Evgeny Gradovich, who took his title in a hard-fought split decision on March 1. Dib had a rematch clause in his contract with Gradovic...

    Blog | July 03, 2013
  5. GBP announces changes; more fights

    Dan Rafael

    A little of this and a little of that from the world of boxing: • There's been a big shake-up behind the scenes at Golden Boy as chief executive Richard Schaefer recently announced a major restructuring of the staff of the world's No. 1...

    Blog | June 13, 2013
  6. Promoter 50 Cent goes solo in Hartford

    Dan Rafael

    Promoter/rap star Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson started off slowly in the promotional game. The first fight he was involved in was when he made a deal with Top Rank to put his top fighter, Yuriorkis Gamboa, on the HBO PPV undercard of Juan Manuel Marqu...

    Blog | June 13, 2013
  7. Gamboa up for another interim title

    Dan Rafael

    A few updates on some upcoming fights: • Former unified featherweight titlist and interim junior lightweight titleholder Yuriorkis Gamboa has never fought at lightweight, but when he makes his debut in the 135-pound division he will be ...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  8. Gamboa, Andrade in the news

    Dan Rafael

    Three notes from the fistic world: • Interim junior lightweight titlist Yuriorkis Gamboa is supposed to fight June 8, but it has not been easy for promoter Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson and HBO to finalize the opponent. Gamboa is supposed to...

    Blog | April 11, 2013
  9. 50 Cent and Floyd Mayweather Jr. split, but the rapper still has ...

    Tim Struby

    Undeterred by his breakup with Floyd Mayweather Jr., Curtis Jackson has big plans as a boxing promoter, writes Tim Struby in ESPN The Magazine - MLB Preview. But will he beat the game, or will the game beat him?

    Story | Conversation | March 21, 2013
  10. Featherweight titlist Billy Dib of Australia will make mandatory ...

    Dan Rafael

    Featherweight titlist Billy Dib of Australia will make his mandatory defense against Luis Franco on March 1 in the main event of ESPN2's "Friday Night Fights," promoters Lou DiBella and rapper 50 Cent announced on Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2013
  11. Five things from Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez IV

    Kieran Mulvaney

    Five things we learned from Saturday's Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez IV card in Las Vegas.

    Story | Conversation | December 09, 2012
  12. Pacquiao will earn at least $26M

    Dan Rafael

    LAS VEGAS - The contracts have been submitted to the Nevada State Athletic Commission so the purses are official for the Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez IV card on Saturday night (HBO PPV, 9 ET, $59.95) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Pacquiao's...

    Blog | December 06, 2012
  13. 50 Cent, Floyd Mayweather Jr. call off TMT relationship

    Dan Rafael

    The relationship between rapper and aspiring boxing promoter 50 Cent and pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. is over.

    Story | Conversation | November 01, 2012
  14. 50 Cent-De La Hoya Twitter tiff

    Dan Rafael

    Boxing fans know rapper 50 Cent -- real name Curtis Jackson -- as Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s best buddy. He has been at Mayweather's side during episodes of HBO's "24/7" and is a regular at Mayweather's fights and press conferences. But now he may als...

    Blog | July 26, 2012
  15. Gamboa moving back down to 130

    Dan Rafael

    Yuriorkis Gamboa just wasn't big enough to hang with a top lightweight. That means he is headed back to junior lightweight. That was the decision made by Gamboa, adviser Tony Gonzalez and promoter Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson following Gamboa's ninth-...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  16. Davis squares off with Farenas on 'FNF'

    Bernardo Pilatti

    In a special Wednesday edition of ESPN's "Friday Night Fights," a pair of talented junior lightweights will square off to celebrate the 38th birthday of rapper-turned-promoter Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, whose SMS Promotions is presenting the event. ...

    Blog | July 01, 2014