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  1. Lightweight contenders Terence Crawford, Andrey Klimov to face of...

    Dan Rafael

    Terence Crawford will face Andrey Klimov in a battle of undefeated lightweight contenders on Oct. 5, Top Rank vice president Carl Moretti told ESPN.com on Tuesday. Terence Crawford will face Andrey Klimov in a battle of undefeated lightweight contenders

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2013
  2. Fury moves camp to Belgium

    Dan Rafael

    One of the more intriguing heavyweight fights on the schedule takes place Sept. 28 in Manchester, England, where British trash talkers David Haye, a former titleholder, and rising contender Tyson Fury face off. The fight (no U.S. television covera...

    Blog | August 15, 2013
  3. Shane Mosley to face former junior middleweight titlist Sergio Mo...

    Dan Rafael

    Former two-division champion Shane Mosley will return to the ring to face former junior middleweight titlist Sergio Mora, Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer told ESPN.com on Wednesday night.

    Story | Conversation | June 30, 2010
  4. Nikolai Valuev to face Ruslan Chagaev in heavyweight title rematc...

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight titleholder Nikolai Valuev will have a chance to avenge his only professional defeat against Ruslan Chagaev.

    Story | Conversation | April 13, 2009
  5. Hatton, Malignaggi to face off at MGM Grand in November

    Dan Rafael

    Rickey Hatton's long-signed agreement to meet junior welterweight titleholder Paulie Malignaggi was made official Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | July 31, 2008
  6. Margarito, Williams ready for highly anticipated bout

    Dan Rafael

    Welterweight titlist Antonio Margarito and Paul Williams prepare to face off in another one of the best matchups of the year, writes Dan Rafael.

    Story | Conversation | July 13, 2007
  7. Malignaggi looks for a second chance in N'dou

    Dan Rafael

    Lovemore N'dou and Paulie Malignaggi, both competent fighters to Miguel Cotto, face off Saturday night. N'dou hopes to leave Connecticut with the belt still around his waist, while Malignaggi is ready for his second title opportunity.

    Story | Conversation | June 15, 2007
  8. Cunningham back in action Oct. 18

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight Steve Cunningham will face Natu Visinia in a 10-round fight on Oct. 18 (NBC Sports Net) at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, Main Events announced on Thursday. Cunningham (27-6, 12 KOs), 38, is coming off a 10-round decision win against ...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  9. Angulo hopes middleweight move pays off

    Dan Rafael

    Alfredo Angulo has long been a fan favorite because he's generally in exciting fights. But he is also coming off back-to-back knockout losses and looking to get back on track. After Erislandy Lara busted up Angulo's face and forced him to quit in ...

    Blog | August 22, 2014
  10. Orozco-Honorio postponed

    Dan Rafael

    Junior welterweight Antonio Orozco, a crowd-pleasing fighter on the rise, was supposed to face Martin Honorio on Saturday night on the Keith Thurman-Julio Diaz undercard at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., but the fight was called off Friday. ...

    Blog | April 25, 2014
  11. Alvarado: 'Im a Marquez fan'

    Dan Rafael

    Forgive former junior welterweight titlist Mike Alvarado if he was perhaps a little bit in awe Wednesday when he came face to face with Mexican star and former four-division titleholder Juan Manuel Marquez at the news conference to kick off the promo...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  12. Victor Ortiz returns '100 percent confident' against Luis Collazo...

    Dan Rafael

    Victor Ortiz is coming off a pair of losses, a gruesome broken jaw and an 18-month layoff to face fellow former welterweight titleholder Luis Collazo on Thursday in Brooklyn, N.Y. Is he as ready as he sounds for his return?

    Story | Conversation | January 29, 2014
  13. Roy Jones Jr. bound for Russia for next fight

    Dan Rafael

    Roy Jones, who turns 45 in January, was scheduled to face Bobby Gunn in a 12-round cruiserweight fight on Dec. 18, but that fight is off and Jones will instead head to Moscow to face Zine Eddine Benmakhlouf of France instead, Jones announced on Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | December 03, 2013
  14. Rios could test Pacquiao early

    Dan Rafael

    Since Manny Pacquiao is coming off such a huge knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez in his last fight, you have to figure he will have at least some doubts in his mind as he enters the ring to face Brandon Rios on Saturday night. No matter what a ...

    Blog | November 22, 2013
  15. Injured Silvio Olteanu pulls out of Moruti Mthalane fight

    Dan Rafael

    Flyweight titleholder Moruti Mthalane's title defense against mandatory challenger Silvio Olteanu has been called off.

    Story | Conversation | October 16, 2013
  16. Devon Alexander pounds Lee Purdy for TKO win

    Dan Rafael

    Devon Alexander injured his left hand Saturday, but he did so by throwing lots of punches, earning him a TKO over Lee Purdy and proving he can excite.

    Story | Conversation | May 18, 2013