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  1. Arum considers feather tournament

    Dan Rafael

    The featherweight division is getting hot, and Top Rank promoter Bob Arum plans to take advantage of that. On May 31 in Macau, Arum promoted a card on which Nonito Donaire won a 126-pound world title via fifth-round technical decision against Sim...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
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  3. Nonito Donaire to vie for fourth world title in different weight ...

    Dan Rafael

    Nonito Donaire, the 2012 fighter of the year and a former titleholder in three divisions, will attempt to win a world title in his fourth weight division when he challenges Simpiwe Vetyeka on May 31, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum said Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2014
  4. Arum's Russia trip on hold

    Dan Rafael

    Had things gone to plan, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum would now be in Moscow working on a deal to bring regular fight cards there featuring the various Russian boxers he promotes. Arum had intended to fly from San Antonio (where he promoted Saturday...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  5. Scorecard: Manny Pacquiao's speed too much for Brandon Rios to ha...

    Dan Rafael

    Manny Pacquiao's straight left hand found Brandon Rios' chin almost every time, paving the way for a dominating one-sided victory by unanimous decision on Saturday in Macau.

    Story | Conversation | November 25, 2013
  6. Evgeny Gradovich stops Billy Dib in rematch

    Dan Rafael

    Evgeny Gradovich looked impressive in dismantling Billy Dib in the rematch, scoring a one-sided ninth-round knockout on Saturday night.

    Story | Conversation | November 23, 2013
  7. Evgeny Gradovich-Billy Dib rematch added to Manny Pacquiao card

    Dan Rafael

    Featherweight titlist Evgeny Gradovich and former titleholder Billy Dib will meet in a rematch in one of the chief supporting bouts on the Manny Pacquiao-Brandon Rios undercard, Top Rank president Todd duBoef told

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2013
  8. Featherweight titlist Nicholas Walters signs with Top Rank

    Dan Rafael

    Featherweight titlist Nicholas Walters of Jamaica signed a multiyear promotional agreement with Top Rank over the weekend and will make his first defense on Nov. 9, Top Rank chairman Bob Arum told on Monday.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2013
  9. Scorecard: Omar Figueroa guts out a win in fight of the year lead...

    Dan Rafael

    Omar Figueroa, a hard-hitting lightweight from Texas, was the known commodity in San Antonio on Saturday. But Nihito Arakawa won't soon be forgotten after he engaged in a war with Figueroa, who earned an interim belt the hard way.

    Story | Conversation | July 29, 2013
  10. Evgeny Gradovich beats Mauricio Munoz to hold on to IBF title

    Evgeny Gradovich retained his IBF featherweight title after defeating Argentina's Mauricio Munoz by a unanimous decision on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | July 27, 2013
  11. Full training camp helps Gradovich

    Dan Rafael

    When Russia's Evgeny Gradovich accepted a featherweight world title shot against Billy Dib, he took it on less than a month's notice and pulled off the upset. Dib had been scheduled for a March 1 defense against Luis Franco, but Franco abruptly re...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  12. Roach hopes for progress in Zou

    Dan Rafael

    As an amateur boxer, flyweight Zou Shiming was one of the best in history. He won three Olympic medals -- including two golds -- and became the symbol of boxing in China and one of the nation's most famous athletes. As a pro? Well, he's still popu...

    Blog | July 24, 2013
  13. Dib seeking rebound, then rematch

    Dan Rafael

    Former featherweight titlist Billy Dib is picking himself up, dusting himself off and aiming for a rematch with Evgeny Gradovich, who took his title in a hard-fought split decision on March 1. Dib had a rematch clause in his contract with Gradovic...

    Blog | July 03, 2013
  14. Golovkin-Macklin close, plus more

    Dan Rafael

    Here's the lowdown on a bunch of fights that are either set, in the works or falling apart: • Middleweight titlist Gennady Golovkin (26-0, 23 KOs) of Kazakhstan and former title challenger Matthew Macklin (29-4, 20 KOs) of Great Britain...

    Blog | April 10, 2013
  15. Scorecard: Richar Abril grinds out first lightweight title defens...

    Dan Rafael

    Some might say that Richar Abril backed into his lightweight title, and most everyone would agree that his first defense wasn't pretty, but he got the job done Saturday against Sharif Bogere.

    Story | Conversation | March 04, 2013
  16. 50 Cent talks boxing, music and G-Unit

    Lynn Hoppes

    ESPN's "Friday Night Fights" will feature an IBF title fight between featherweight champion Billy Dib (35-1, 21 KOs) and undefeated challenger Evgeny Gradovich (15-0, 8 KOs) in a 12-round main event at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. ...

    Blog | February 28, 2013
  17. Billy Dib gets made-for-TV makeover

    Dan Rafael

    Billy Dib has long been a talented, dangerous fighter, but he was anything but compelling theater. With a new trainer and style, he now has a new lease on his career heading into Friday's bout with Evgeny Gradovich.

    Story | Conversation | February 28, 2013