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  1. 2012 London Olympics -- U.S. fighter Paige McPherson beats Britis...

    American taekwondo fighter Paige McPherson knocked out British world champion Sarah Stevenson in the first round of the women's 67-kilogram division at the London Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | August 10, 2012
  2. Joe Calzaghe calls it a day on his terms

    Brian Doogan

    After 46 victories against no losses and 18 years as a top-level fighter, Joe Calzaghe is walking away from boxing while at the peak of his powers -- and he wouldn't have it any other way.

    Story | Conversation | February 06, 2009
  3. A class left behind

    Robert Cassidy

    A gold medal at an Olympic Games usually puts a fighter on the fast track to fame and fortune. The class of 1980, which was forced to boycott the Games in Moscow, never got that opportunity -- and they're reminded of that every four years.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2008
  4. Ten of boxing's best active fighters from the former USSR

    Graham Houston

    As Wladimir Sidorenko gears up for a bantamweight title defense on Saturday, Graham Houston takes a look at 10 of the best active fighters from the former Soviet Union.

    Story | Conversation | May 30, 2008
  5. Trejo gym spawning ground of Cuba's greats

    Where are Cuba's next great fighters coming from? Chances are, it's a gym in Old Havana.

    Story | Conversation | January 24, 2006
  6. Trejo gym spawning ground of Cuba's greats

    In Old Havana, 30 local fights are held every weekend in an old gym where many of Cuba's greatest boxers honed their skills.

    Story | Conversation | January 24, 2006
  7. Middleweight champ eager for 'risk' vs. heir apparent

    Dan Rafael

    Bernard Hopkins, who is planning to retire after a final bout just before his 41st birthday in January, is going to fight Jermain Taylor, widely regarded as the heir apparent to the middleweight throne.

    Story | Conversation | March 22, 2005
  8. Johansson headlines group in International Hall of Fame

    On Sunday, Ingemar Johansson will be among 18 new inductees into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

    Story | Conversation | June 08, 2002
  9. Gonzalez: 'He's just another fighter ...'

    Julio Gonzalez wiped off dinner tables with a wet cloth and gathered empty water glasses in a restaurant just a few years ago. Now he's fighting one of the world's most dangerous fighters.

    Story | Conversation | July 28, 2001