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  1. GBP to celebrate Hopkins' 50th birthday

    Dan Rafael

    A few notes from around the boxing world: • Golden Boy Promotions will celebrate the 50th birthday of company partner and future Hall of Famer Bernard Hopkins with a card at the 2300 Arena in his hometown of Philadelphia on Jan. 20 (Fo...

    Blog | December 24, 2014
  2. Chagaev mourns Sdunek's passing

    Dan Rafael

    The death this week of acclaimed German trainer Fritz Sdunek, who worked with numerous world champions during his career, hit many of his fighters and former fighters hard, but perhaps none harder than Ruslan Chagaev. "I just cannot believe it and...

    Blog | December 24, 2014
  3. Felix Verdejo named ESPN.com prospect of the year

    Dan Rafael

    For a kid who says he was supposed to be a baseball player, 21-year-old lightweight sensation Felix Verdejo is one helluva boxer. When Verdejo, viewed by many as the next great fighter from the boxing-mad island of Puerto Rico, was 9 years old, he ...

    Story | Conversation | December 24, 2014
  4. Tyson Fury to fight Christian Hammer on Feb. 28 in London

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight contender Tyson Fury will meet Christian Hammer on Feb. 28 in London.

    Story | Conversation | December 24, 2014
  5. Notes: Salido-Martinez in works

    Dan Rafael

    A few notes from around the boxing world: • Junior lightweight titlist Orlando Salido, coming off his epic fight of the year candidate with Terdsak Kokietgym in September -- they combined for seven knockdowns in Salido's 11th-round kno...

    Blog | December 23, 2014
  6. ESPN.com's division-by-division rankings

    Dan Rafael

    What recent changes have been made in boxing's weight-class rankings? Dan Rafael reveals his new world standings.

    Story | Conversation | December 23, 2014
  7. Upcoming fight schedule

    Dan Rafael

    Boxing schedule for 2014

    Story | Conversation | December 23, 2014
  8. Famed German boxing trainer Fritz Sdunek dies of heart attack at ...

    Dan Rafael

    Famed German boxing trainer Fritz Sdunek, who worked with numerous world champions, died Monday after suffering a heart attack. He was 67.

    Story | Conversation | December 22, 2014
  9. Kovalev, Pascal civil at news conference

    Dan Rafael

    Respect abounded on Monday as unified light heavyweight titleholder Sergey Kovalev and former champion Jean Pascal met head-to-head at a news conference to formally announce their fight on March 14 (HBO) at the Bell Centre in Montreal. "He's the b...

    Blog | December 22, 2014
  10. Ievgen Khytrov switches promoters

    Dan Rafael

    Highly touted middleweight prospect Ievgen Khytrov has signed a co-promotional deal with Lou DiBella, who will guide his career along with original promoter Fight Promotions Inc., DiBella told ESPN.com. Khytrov (7-0, 7 KOs), 26, a native of Ukrain...

    Blog | December 22, 2014
  11. Terence Crawford named ESPN.com fighter of the year

    Dan Rafael

    In 2013, lightweight Terence Crawford gave fight fans a glimpse of what was to come when he fearlessly moved up to junior welterweight to take an HBO-televised fight on short notice against dangerous puncher Breidis Prescott. While there were some on...

    Story | Conversation | December 22, 2014
  12. Bantamweight titleholder Randy Caballero to face Alberto Guevara ...

    Dan Rafael

    Bantamweight titleholder Randy Caballero will face Alberto Guevara on Feb. 27 in Indio, California.

    Story | Conversation | December 22, 2014
  13. Stevenson due back in April

    Dan Rafael

    Light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson's fourth title defense against Dmitry Sukhotsky on Friday night in Quebec City proved little other than to reinforce what we already know -- Stevenson, a southpaw, has awesome power in his left hand. He ...

    Blog | December 22, 2014
  14. Scorecard: Stevenson retains title with another KO victory

    Dan Rafael

    A roundup of the past week's notable boxing results from around the world:...

    Story | Conversation | December 22, 2014
  15. J. Magdaleno to kick off Top Rank's 2015

    Dan Rafael

    Top Rank will kick off its 2015 with a UniMas-televised card from the Texas Station Gambling Hall and Casino in Las Vegas on Jan. 10. Las Vegas junior featherweight prospect Jessie Magdaleno (19-0, 15 KOs), the 23-year-old younger brother of light...

    Blog | December 20, 2014
  16. Russell returns, but first loss still on mind

    Dan Rafael

    For the first 24 fights of his professional career, 2008 U.S. Olympian and 2011 ESPN.com prospect of the year Gary Russell Jr. was undermatched against a series of soft opponents with virtually no serious chance to beat him. So when he got a manda...

    Blog | December 20, 2014