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  1. Gamboa's goal? To be No. 1 lightweight

    Dan Rafael

    Former unified featherweight titlist Yuriorkis Gamboa suffered his first loss in June when Terence Crawford knocked Gamboa down four times and violently stopped him in the ninth round of a tremendous fight that is a candidate for fight of the year. ...

    Blog | November 12, 2014
  2. Daniel Ponce De Leon announces retirement

    Dan Rafael

    Former two-division titleholder Daniel Ponce De Leon announced his retirement from boxing Tuesday in the wake of a ninth-round knockout loss to Mexican countryman Mickey Roman on Saturday night in their hometown of Chihuahua.

    Story | Conversation | June 10, 2014
  3. Scorecard: Danny Garcia escapes Puerto Rico with a hard-earned vi...

    Dan Rafael

    Mauricio Herrera was supposed to be an "easy" opponent for junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia. Instead, he almost ruined Garcia's first fight in his parents' native Puerto Rico.

    Story | Conversation | March 17, 2014
  4. Deontay Wilder scores his 31st KO in as many fights

    Dan Rafael

    With a first-round KO of Malik Scott, Deontay Wilder bested an elite opponent, proved his talent and left little doubt that he's America's best in the heavyweight division.

    Story | Conversation | March 15, 2014
  5. Must-win for Lopez, Ponce De Leon

    Dan Rafael

    In June 2008, Puerto Rico's Juan Manuel Lopez got his first title opportunity against then-junior featherweight beltholder Daniel Ponce De Leon of Mexico and turned in an explosive performance. Lopez drilled Ponce De Leon in the first round in Atl...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  6. Scorecard: Andre Ward rolls over Edwin Rodriguez

    Dan Rafael

    Andre Ward showed zero signs of rust in Saturday's return, when he defended his super middleweight title for the first time in more than a year and had his way with Edwin Rodriguez in a unanimous decision win.

    Story | Conversation | November 18, 2013
  7. Ponce De Leon set to return

    Dan Rafael

    Former two-division titleholder Daniel Ponce De Leon is on the comeback trail after losing his featherweight belt to Abner Mares by ninth-round knockout in May. Ponce De Leon (44-5, 35 KOs) will fight in his native Mexico on Nov. 16, manager Frank...

    Blog | October 17, 2013
  8. Russell, Magdaleno set to return

    Dan Rafael

    Featherweight Gary Russell Jr., the 2011 ESPN.com prospect of the year, will be back Aug. 9, according to Golden Boy promoter Richard Schaefer. Russell will face an opponent to be announced, which is par for the course when it comes to announcing ...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  9. Magdaleno putting new team in place

    Dan Rafael

    Las Vegas junior lightweight contender Diego Magdaleno has hit the reset button on his career in the wake of his first career defeat. About a month after Magdaleno lost a split decision (and was knocked down) in challenging 130-pound world titleho...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  10. Updates: Mayweather, Mares, more

    Dan Rafael

    Some news and notes from the boxing world: • Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director Keith Kizer said Thursday that the post-fight drug tests for Floyd Mayweather Jr., Robert Guerrero, Abner Mares and Daniel Ponce De Leon al...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  11. Abner Mares dominates, stops Daniel Ponce De Leon in ninth round ...

    Dan Rafael

    Fighting in a new division against a bigger opponent wasn't a problem for Abner Mares, stopping Daniel Ponce De Leon in the ninth round to grab a featherweight title.

    Story | Conversation | May 04, 2013
  12. Mares: Donaire exposed by Rigo

    Dan Rafael

    LAS VEGAS -- Before Abner Mares vacated his junior featherweight title in order to move up to featherweight, he campaigned hard for a unification fight with fellow titleholder Nonito Donaire. That would have been a big fight and was one so many boxin...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  13. PDL-Mares could steal the show

    Dan Rafael

    LAS VEGAS -- Pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s welterweight title defense against Robert Guerrero is the main event, but the real attraction for many Mexican fight fans on the Cinco De Mayo weekend card on Saturday night (Showtime PPV, 9 ET...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  14. Fighters pick Mayweather-Guerrero

    Dan Rafael

    How about some fighter picks for the two main bouts on Saturday's big Showtime PPV card at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Floyd Mayweather Jr. versus Robert Guerrero and Daniel Ponce De Leon versus Abner Mares? Here are some predictions on Mayweather...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  15. Mayweather-Guerrero in theaters

    Dan Rafael

    Since 2009, the big pay-per-view cards that Golden Boy Promotions has put on have also been screened in movie theaters around the country, harkening back to the old days of closed circuit -- but with far superior sound and picture. The feedback I ...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  16. Santa Cruz likely on May 4 card

    Dan Rafael

    NEW YORK -- Had a chance to talk with Golden Boy chief executive Richard Schaefer on Friday at the weigh-in for Saturday night's Tavoris Cloud-Bernard Hopkins light heavyweight title fight at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. He dropped a few solid nu...

    Blog | March 08, 2013