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  1. '12 Days': Ward-Golovkin

    Kieran Mulvaney

    In the spirit of the holidays, ESPN is celebrating the season with our own "12 Days" wish list of the fights we want to see most, regardless of promotional or other entanglements. Keep checking back over the coming days to see new fights revealed, di...

    Blog | December 24, 2013
  2. Maybe just the beginning for big-time boxing for Macau

    Kieran Mulvaney

    It's a long way from the Las Vegas Strip to Macau, but the Manny Pacquiao-Brandon Rios adventure might have been just the first step toward giving big-time boxing a new home abroad.

    Story | Conversation | November 25, 2013
  3. Manny Pacquiao wins for himself and his people

    Kieran Mulvaney

    Manny Pacquiao made clear on Sunday in Macau that he's still a long way from finished, and more profoundly, he inspired his Filipino countrymen during one of their darkest hours.

    Story | Conversation | November 24, 2013
  4. Rios fit, says Pacquiao has slowed

    Kieran Mulvaney

    MACAU -- Alex Ariza may have made his most public mark on fight week so far with The Kick Heard 'Round the World, but for Team Brandon Rios, Ariza's biggest contribution came long before then, and the evidence of it was in the form of the light food ...

    Blog | November 22, 2013
  5. Manny Pacquiao, Brandon Rios camps in physical altercation

    Kieran Mulvaney

    Tensions between the camps of Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios erupted into a physical altercation Wednesday morning at the Venetian Macao, site of Saturday night's clash between the fighters.

    Story | Conversation | November 19, 2013
  6. Rival camps a study in contrasts

    Kieran Mulvaney

    MACAU -- Fight week allows observers only the briefest of glimpses, through slightly open windows, behind the curtain of boxers' camps. Sometimes, though, even those glimpses are enough to allow for a reasonable inference of conditions and contrasts ...

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  7. Rios says he'll be ready right on time

    Kieran Mulvaney

    MACAU, China -- "You know what the funniest thing about a fight card in Macau is?" "What?" "It's the little differences. Fight week in a casino in China is a lot like fight week in a casino in Las Vegas, but it's just a little ... different." "...

    Blog | November 18, 2013
  8. Workshop is latest effort in fighter safety

    Kieran Mulvaney

    When Timothy Bradley Jr. spoke at length, prior to his recent fight with Juan Manuel Marquez, about the prolonged post-concussion syndromes he had suffered following his brutal win over Ruslan Provodnikov earlier this year, boxing's medical community...

    Blog | November 15, 2013
  9. The day the famous Wyatt Earp infamously refereed a heavyweight t...

    Kieran Mulvaney

    Famed Old West lawman and OK Corral gunslinger Wyatt Earp once stumbled into the role of refereeing a heavyweight championship fight. He almost never lived it down.

    Story | Conversation | October 26, 2013
  10. Looking back on 10 years at ringside

    Kieran Mulvaney

    Time flies, and last week's festivities at the MGM Grand brought home a sudden realization that Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s master class on Saturday night came 10 years and one day after my first credentialed fight. There were a fair few differences be...

    Blog | September 18, 2013
  11. Ishe Smith is where he hoped to be

    Kieran Mulvaney

    On a personal level, fight week is a milestone of sorts because it marks 10 years since I was first credentialed for a fight. That fight was the rematch between Oscar De La Hoya and Shane Mosley, and a few weeks before the bout, I was in Big Bear, Ca...

    Blog | September 12, 2013
  12. Mayweather: 'I'll be totally different'

    Kieran Mulvaney

    It has become the big Tuesday-of-fight-week tradition at the MGM Grand: The fighters make staged entrances to the casino and then, after talking with fans, they slip into a back room to sit down for a half hour or so with members of the media. Few...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  13. Pendarvis a win away from title shot

    Kieran Mulvaney

    There's a pretty strong possibility you've never heard of Cleotis "Mookie" Pendarvis. And even if you have, there's an equally strong likelihood that you've never seen him fight. But one seasoned observer thinks that Pendarvis, who makes his televisi...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  14. Mayweather tired of Guerrero's backstory

    Kieran Mulvaney

    LAS VEGAS -- There are elements of Floyd Mayweather's welterweight title fight with Robert Guerrero on Saturday that bring to mind his 2011 tilt against Victor Ortiz. Both Guerrero and Ortiz earned their shots on the back of impressive victories over...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  15. Malignaggi: Distance key to Canelo-Trout

    Kieran Mulvaney

    Welterweight titlist Paulie Malignaggi has been all over the fight week buildup for Saturday's Canelo Alvarez-Austin Trout clash, hosting the public workout in front of the Alamo on Wednesday and talking with fans and media at Friday's sun-drenched w...

    Blog | April 19, 2013
  16. Is Canelo fight Cotto 2.0 for Trout?

    Kieran Mulvaney

    Austin Trout's arrival as A Fighter To Be Taken Seriously followed his impressive decision win over Miguel Cotto at Madison Square Garden last December. That earned him Saturday's Showtime-televised shot against Canelo Alvarez, and the fact that he i...

    Blog | April 18, 2013