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  1. Coyle-Katsidis should deliver action

    Dan Rafael

    British lightweight Tommy Coyle is gaining a reputation among hardcore fight fans as an all-action fighter, mainly because of his absolutely thrilling brawl with Argentina's Daniel Brizuela on Feb. 22 in Hull, England. It is a definite fight of th...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  2. ESPN.com's division-by-division rankings

    Dan Rafael

    What recent changes have been made in boxing's weight-class rankings? Dan Rafael reveals his new world standings.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2014
  3. Boxing promoter Dan Goossen dies of liver cancer at 64

    Dan Rafael

    Boxing promoter Dan Goossen dies of liver cancer at 64

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2014
  4. Beterbiev dominates, stops Cloud

    Dan Rafael

    Either former light heavyweight titlist Tavoris Cloud is totally shot and finished as a meaningful fighter or Artur Beterbiev is the real deal and a potential new star on the world boxing scene. The reality is it's probably a bit of both but, wow,...

    Blog | September 28, 2014
  5. Paul Smith goes for first title against Arthur Abraham

    Dan Rafael

    British super middleweight Paul Smith has been toiling on the fringes of contendership for many years but has never been able to get over the hump and win the big one. A professional fighter for 11 years, Smith gained some notoriety as a competitor...

    Story | Conversation | September 26, 2014
  6. Middleweight Wade added to Oct. 4 card

    Dan Rafael

    The final televised fight of the Al Haymon-engineered Oct. 4 Showtime quadrupleheader was announced on Thursday and it should come as no surprise that the slot goes to another fighter in the massive stable of the powerful adviser. It goes to middl...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  7. Top Rank's Luis Carlos Abregu to fight Golden Boy's Sadam Ali on ...

    Dan Rafael

    Welterweight contender Luis Carlos Abregu, a Top Rank fighter, and Sadam Ali, the 2008 U.S. Olympian promoted by Golden Boy, will meet in a 10-round bout on Nov. 8 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2014
  8. Nathan Cleverly, Tony Bellew eagerly sign on for sequel

    Dan Rafael

    The rematch between former light heavyweight titlist Nathan Cleverly and rival Tony Bellew is on.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2014
  9. Robert Stieglitz, Felix Sturm to meet Nov. 8 at Porsche Arena in ...

    Dan Rafael

    Robert Stieglitz and Felix Sturm, two of Germany's best and most popular fighters of the past decade, are finally set to meet in a long-awaited showdown.

    Story | Conversation | September 24, 2014
  10. Chad Dawson, Tommy Karpency to meet in Oct. 4 bout at Foxwoods Re...

    Dan Rafael

    Former light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson, attempting to rejuvenate his fading career, will take on club fighter Tommy Karpency on Oct. 4 at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn., card co-promoter Lou DiBella announced on Monday.

    Story | Conversation | September 22, 2014
  11. Fury vows silence before Chisora rematch

    Dan Rafael

    Here we go again. On Monday, the promotion for the rescheduled (yet again) rematch between British heavyweight contenders Tyson Fury and Dereck Chisora kicked off. Again. But it appears that the fighters won't be doing nearly as much smack-talking...

    Blog | September 22, 2014
  12. Butler eyes second belt

    Dan Rafael

    England's Paul Butler is not a well-known fighter, nor is he considered a legit top-10 fighter in the bantamweight or junior bantamweight division, but he is about to attempt something unusual in boxing: going down in weight to try to win a second wo...

    Blog | September 22, 2014
  13. Notes: Sturm-Stieglitz, Bradley, more

    Dan Rafael

    A few notes from around the boxing world: • Former four-time middleweight titlist Felix Sturm (39-4-2, 18 KOs) and former two-time super middleweight titleholder Robert Stieglitz (47-4, 27 KOs), two of Germany's most popular fighters, w...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  14. Jhonny Gonzalez to defend title vs. Jorge Arce on Oct. 4

    Dan Rafael

    Jhonny Gonzalez and Jorge Arce, both among Mexico's most popular, exciting and accomplished fighters, will finally meet.

    Story | Conversation | September 16, 2014
  15. Santa Cruz, fans deserve bigger fight

    Dan Rafael

    LAS VEGAS -- Junior featherweight titlist Leo Santa Cruz is one of the most fan-friendly fighters in boxing. He throws tons of punches and usually has a smile on his face inside an d outside the ring. The former bantamweight titleholder -- he va...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  16. Provodnikov and Andrade looking for fights

    Dan Rafael

    Promoter Artie Pelullo has two significant fighters worthy of HBO's airtime and support, all-action former junior welterweight titlist Ruslan Provodnikov and unbeaten junior middleweight titleholder Demetrius Andrade, a former U.S. Olympian and poten...

    Blog | September 09, 2014