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  1. Golovkin, Geale faced each other in 2001

    Dan Rafael

    When middleweight titlist Gennady Golovkin and former titleholder Daniel Geale square off on Saturday night (HBO, 9:30 ET/PT) at New York's Madison Square Garden, it will not be the first time they have duked it out. Back in 2001, at the amateur E...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  2. Heavyweight Zhang Zhilei to make pro debut on Aug. 8

    Dan Rafael

    Chinese amateur Zhang Zhilei, who claimed the Olympic super heavyweight silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and bronze medals at the 2007 and 2009 amateur world championships, will make his pro debut Aug. 8 in Fallon, Nevada.

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2014
  3. Top prospects Russell, Lomachenko put it all on the line

    Dan Rafael

    Despite taking different paths into Saturday's vacant featherweight title fight, top prospects Gary Russell Jr. and Vasyl Lomachenko are putting it all on the line.

    Story | Conversation | June 20, 2014
  4. Iron Mike signs Olympian Khytrov

    Dan Rafael

    Ievgen Khytrov, a 2012 Olympian from Ukraine, has signed a co-promotional deal with Mike Tyson's Iron Mike Productions and New York-based Fight Promotions. Khytrov (4-0, 4 KOs), 25, who now lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., turned pro in December (in a sch...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  5. Injured Samir off Friday's card

    Dan Rafael

    When super middleweight Bastie Samir turned pro after representing Ghana in the 2008 Olympics he looked like a serious prospect. But then came some layoffs, immigration issues and a 2011 draw against a low-level opponent. Samir's stock dropped aft...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  6. Jason Quigley signs with GBP

    Dan Rafael

    Irish amateur standout Jason Quigley has signed with Golden Boy Promotions, the company announced on Tuesday. "I'm absolutely delighted to have signed with Golden Boy Promotions," said Quigley, a 22-year-old middleweight. "I can't wait to have my ...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  7. Zhang Zhilei goes pro, signs with Dino Duva-led Dynasty Boxing

    Dan Rafael

    Chinese amateur boxing star Zhang Zhilei is going pro, signing Monday with Dynasty Boxing, a new promotional outfit headed by longtime promoter Dino Duva and brothers Tommy and Terry Lane, the sons of Hall of Fame referee Mills Lane.

    Story | Conversation | March 10, 2014
  8. Top Rank Olympian binge continues

    Dan Rafael

    Top Rank continued its 2012 Olympic signing binge this week when Bob Arum announced he had signed two-time Olympian Egidijus Kavaliauskas of Lithuania to his stable. Kavaliauskas (4-0, 3 KOs), a 25-year-old welterweight, has fought three of his fo...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  9. Top Rank signs Olympic medalist

    Dan Rafael

    Top Rank promoter Bob Arum has added yet another 2012 Olympic medalist to his company's growing stable, light heavyweight bronze winner Alexander Gvozdyk of Ukraine. Gvozdyk will make his professional debut in the spring. "Top Rank is delighted...

    Blog | February 18, 2014
  10. Martirosyan starting over

    Dan Rafael

    Released by Top Rank earlier this month, not long after suffering his first career loss, junior middleweight contender Vanes Martirosyan signed on Tuesday with promoter Dan Goossen. Martirosyan, 27, had been with Top Rank for his entire pro career...

    Blog | January 29, 2014
  11. Jean Pascal-Lucian Bute takes center stage in Canada

    Dan Rafael

    Boxing will get its moment in the Great White North as Montreal's adopted sons Jean Pascal and Lucian Bute (finally) square off Saturday at the Bell Centre.

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2014
  12. 2013 ESPN prospect of the year: Vasyl Lomachenko

    Dan Rafael

    Ukraine's Vasyl Lomachenko, a superb amateur who is now on the cusp of a title shot in his second pro fight, is ESPN's 2013 prospect of the year.

    Story | Conversation | December 31, 2013
  13. Berto continues efforts in Haiti

    Dan Rafael

    One thing you can say about former two-time welterweight titlist Andre Berto is that he hasn't forgotten his family's roots. Although Berto was born in the United States, he closely identifies with his parents' home country of Haiti, which he repr...

    Blog | December 24, 2013
  14. Taylor's latest comeback bout

    Dan Rafael

    SAN ANTONIO -- The fight hasn't received much publicity, almost as if it's being hidden, buried deep on the undercard and with nothing more than possibly highlights making the telecast. It's the return of former undisputed middleweight champion Je...

    Blog | December 13, 2013
  15. Martin Murray bout rescheduled

    Dan Rafael

    Interim middleweight titlist Martin Murray is once again scheduled to fight, this time on Dec. 14. England's Murray was initially scheduled to defend his belt in Australia against Garth Wood on Dec. 11, but the fight fell through. When that happen...

    Blog | November 29, 2013
  16. New date for Chavez-Vera in works

    Dan Rafael

    The target date for the super middleweight rematch between former middleweight titlist Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Bryan Vera is now March 1, Top Rank's Bob Arum told ESPN.com. Arum had hoped to schedule the fight for Feb. 8, but he said that HBO, ...

    Blog | November 18, 2013