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  1. Keith Thurman faces Julio Diaz in 'stay-busy fight'

    Dan Rafael

    Interim welterweight beltholder Keith Thurman is not about to sit around waiting for a big fight. Enter former two-time lightweight titlist Julio Diaz who's willing to step up and test Thurman's patience.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2014
  2. Keith Thurman and Jesus Soto Karass eye next step but first face ...

    Dan Rafael

    Keith Thurman and Jesus Soto Karass are on-the-upswing welterweights who are drawing nearer to the big fights they crave. On Saturday in San Antonio, they square off to determine who takes that next step.

    Story | Conversation | December 12, 2013
  3. Andre Berto, Keith Thurman featured on Showtime's July card

    Dan Rafael

    Former two-time welterweight titlist Andre Berto and rising welterweight contender Keith Thurman will share a July card on Showtime

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2013
  4. Thurman-Zaveck: youth vs. wisdom

    Dan Rafael

    The fight between welterweight prospect Keith Thurman and former titleholder Jan Zaveck is the epitome of a crossroads fight. They meet in the co-feature of the Tavoris Cloud-Bernard Hopkins light heavyweight title fight Saturday night (HBO, 9:30 ET/...

    Blog | March 07, 2013
  5. Thurman-Zaveck eliminator nearly set

    Dan Rafael

    Power punching prospect Keith Thurman, the Al Haymon-managed HBO darling, is one win away from fighting for a world title despite an awfully thin resume. Thurman, who makes exciting fights but has been matched very, very cautiously by Haymon and G...

    Blog | February 05, 2013
  6. ESPN.com prospect of the year: David Price

    Dan Rafael

    At 6-foot-8 and 250 pounds, the powerful David Price isn't yet ready to challenge the Klitschko brothers for a heavyweight title. But the ESPN.com 2012 prospect of the year may not be far off.

    Story | Conversation | December 27, 2012
  7. Austin Trout stops Miguel Cotto's New York streak in upset

    Dan Rafael

    Austin Trout tamed Miguel Cotto in front of his throngs of fans at New York's Madison Square Garden on Saturday, defending his junior middleweight belt in a unanimous decision.

    Story | Conversation | December 01, 2012
  8. Trout's style not an issue for Cotto

    Dan Rafael

    NEW YORK -- There are some who believe that junior middleweight titlist Austin Trout is going to give former titleholder Miguel Cotto a very tough fight when they meet Saturday night (Showtime, 9 ET/PT) at Madison Square Garden. Some even believe he ...

    Blog | November 30, 2012
  9. Ricky Hatton humbled by Vyacheslav Senchenko, retires again

    Dan Rafael

    Former two-division titleholder Ricky Hatton fought gamely, to the delight an adoring crowd, Saturday in Manchester, England, but his comeback crumbled under the force of a Vyacheslav Senchenko body shot.

    Story | Conversation | November 26, 2012
  10. Andre Berto returns against (a reluctant?) Robert Guerrero

    Dan Rafael

    Robert Guerrero had no interest in fighting another opponent who had tested positive for PEDs, but he eventually made peace with the notion of putting his 147-pound belt up against Saturday's foe, Andre Berto.

    Story | Conversation | November 21, 2012
  11. Golden Boy signs new arena deal

    Dan Rafael

    Golden Boy Promotions will be bringing fights to South Florida under a deal with the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. Golden Boy and Sunrise Sports & Entertainment announced on Wednesday a deal under which Golden Boy will promote at least four boxing ...

    Blog | November 21, 2012
  12. Sharif Bogere withdraws from bout with Achilles injury

    Dan Rafael

    Lightweight contender Sharif Bogere has suffered partial tear of his left Achilles tendon, forcing him to withdraw from a fight for a vacant world title against interim titleholder Richard Abril.

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2012
  13. Robert Guerrero to fight Andre Berto on November 24

    Dan Rafael

    Robert Guerrero had hoped to face welterweight titlist Timothy Bradley Jr. in December while former two-time titleholder Andre Berto was linked to a possible November fight with junior middleweight titlist Cornelius "K9" Bundrage.

    Story | Conversation | October 15, 2012
  14. Josesito Lopez breaks Victor Ortiz's jaw, boxing's Sept. 15 stale...

    Dan Rafael

    Josesito Lopez didn't just knock off Victor Ortiz on Saturday in Los Angeles. He took down Ortiz's megafight with Canelo Alvarez to (thankfully) shake up a boxing establishment bent on denying fans for its own selfish gains.

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2012
  15. Tarver-Kayode bombs at gate

    Dan Rafael

    I've always believed that the live gate for a fight card should remotely reflect how much a network pays for a fight. When Arturo Gatti was selling out Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J., the gates were around $1.2 million, give or take, depending...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  16. Molina merits Canelo consideration

    Dan Rafael

    Junior middleweight titlist Saul "Canelo" Alvarez needs an opponent for his Sept. 15 pay-per-view date at the MGM Grand. That's because of Paul Williams' tragic motorcycle accident, which has left the fighter paralyzed from the waist down, and becaus...

    Blog | June 02, 2012