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  1. Bryan Vera and Gabriel Rosado go for title at Big Knockout Boxing...

    Dan Rafael

    Boxing fans have probably heard of middleweights Bryan Vera and Gabriel Rosado, crowd-pleasing fighters, who have both been featured multiple times on premium cable and fought some top names. For example, Vera, 32, of Austin, Texas, twice lost deci...

    Story | Conversation | August 15, 2014
  2. NSAC names ten finalists

    Dan Rafael

    When Keith Kizer resigned in January after eight years as executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission -- the most important commission in the United States and probably the world -- the move to fill the job began immediately. On Wed...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  3. Ricardo Mayorga off card as Don King threatens legal action

    Dan Rafael

    Bowing to the threat of legal action from promoter Don King, promoter Jimmy Burchfield has removed former two-division titleholder Ricardo Mayorga from the main event of his Feb. 21 card at the Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I.

    Story | Conversation | February 06, 2014
  4. Ricardo Mayorga will fight Raul Munoz Feb. 21 in comeback bout

    Dan Rafael

    Former two-division titleholder Ricardo Mayorga, one of boxing's greatest all-time trash talkers, will attempt to make a comeback on Feb. 21, his first fight in nearly three years.

    Story | Conversation | February 03, 2014
  5. UFC's Dana White is a boxing fan

    Dan Rafael

    To many boxing fans, as well as to many in the industry, Dana White, the outspoken president of the UFC, is the enemy, the guy whose sport most threatens it. After all, White's mixed martial arts promotion is the biggest in the world. It has grown...

    Blog | January 22, 2014
  6. Roy Jones still wants to box Silva

    Dan Rafael

    When former pound-for-pound king Roy Jones Jr. returned after an 18-month layoff to score a near-shutout decision win against unknown Zine Eddine Benmakhlouf on Dec. 21 in Moscow, he said there was a specific reason he took the fight. Jones wanted...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  7. John Ruiz turns promoter

    Dan Rafael

    Former two-time heavyweight titlist John Ruiz, who retired after being stopped in the ninth round challenging then-titleholder David Haye in 2010, is back in boxing -- as a promoter. Ruiz announced that he is "New England's newest combat sport pro...

    Blog | October 08, 2013
  8. Chilemba, Falcao sign deals

    Dan Rafael

    One established contender -- light heavyweight Isaac Chilemba -- signed with Main Events this week, and one Olympic bronze medal winner -- Yamaguchi Falcao -- did the same with Golden Boy Promotions. In his two most recent bouts, both light heavyw...

    Blog | October 04, 2013
  9. Andy Foster appointed executive officer of California State Athle...

    Dan Rafael

    The California State Athletic Commission, which oversees more combat sports cards -- mostly boxing -- than any other state in the nation, announced on Tuesday that it has appointed Andy Foster as its new executive officer.

    Story | Conversation | October 23, 2012
  10. Junior middleweight titleholder Cornelius Bundrage leaves Don Kin...

    Dan Rafael

    Junior middleweight titleholder Cornelius "K9" Bundrage, hoping for a major fight in the 154-pound division, has signed a multi-fight promotional agreement with Golden Boy Promotions.

    Story | Conversation | October 17, 2012
  11. Chad Dawson, Andre Ward setting size aside for Saturday's fight

    Dan Rafael

    Light heavyweight Chad Dawson is risking a lot by going down in weight to fight super middleweight king Andre Ward. So why is he doing it? Because he can -- and because boxing needs it.

    Story | Conversation | September 07, 2012
  12. Sergio Martinez, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. both have random drug tes...

    Dan Rafael

    Lineal middleweight champion Sergio Martinez and titleholder Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., who both submitted to random urine tests conducted by the Nevada State Athletic Commission on July 11, had their drug tests come back negative on Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2012
  13. Bailey looking to cash in on belt

    Dan Rafael

    Randall Bailey won a vacant welterweight belt on the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley Jr. undercard on June 9, essentially with two punches. Bailey knocked down Mike Jones with a powerful straight right hand in the 10th round and then knocked him ou...

    Blog | June 21, 2012
  14. A boxing writer crosses over to MMA for a night -- and loves it

    Dan Rafael

    ESPN.com's Dan Rafael took advantage of an aborted boxing bout to take in his first MMA card and came away with a simple but satisfying conclusion: Fighting is fighting.

    Story | Conversation | May 18, 2012
  15. May-Cotto cracks top 10 gates

    Dan Rafael

    Floyd Mayweather Jr. has lived up to his "Money" nickname again. Besides his record guaranteed purse of $32 million for his victory against Miguel Cotto (who made a career-best $8 million minimum) in their junior middleweight title bout last Satur...

    Blog | May 09, 2012
  16. Showtime gets 'Extreme' with undercards

    Dan Rafael

    Many times over the years, Golden Boy's Richard Schaefer and I have talked about the fact that he would have an HBO or Showtime card coming up with some good fights or prospects on the undercard, but unless you were in the arena, you wouldn't have a ...

    Blog | January 10, 2012