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  1. Purse bid for Lomachenko-Russell

    Dan Rafael

    Given that featherweight Vasyl Lomachenko is promoted by Top Rank and Gary Russell Jr. works with Golden Boy (although he is not under contract), it is no surprise that the sides have not engaged in a negotiation for the vacant title bout they have b...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  2. Vasyl Lomachenko-Gary Russell ordered for vacant 126 belt

    Dan Rafael

    Featherweights Vasyl Lomachenko and Gary Russell Jr. were ordered by the WBO on Thursday to fight for the organization's vacant 126-pound belt.

    Story | Conversation | March 21, 2014
  3. Picking Mayweather-Alvarez

    Dan Rafael

    LAS VEGAS -- Floyd Mayweather Jr. versus Canelo Alvarez is the biggest fight of the year, but if you look at the picks compiled by Showtime, Mayweather is the overwhelming favorite to win Saturday night's pay-per-view headliner at the MGM Grand Garde...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  4. Scorecard: Deontay Wilder lands a blow for his future

    Dan Rafael

    Siarhei Liakhovich might not have represented a significant step up for heavyweight prospect Deontay Wilder, but obliterating a former world titlist for a first-round KO should count for something.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2013
  5. Mayweather-Alvarez in theaters

    Dan Rafael

    A few notes from the boxing world: • Fans who like watching the biggest pay-per-view fights at a movie theater can do so again for the year's biggest bout, the Sept. 14 junior middleweight unification bout between pound-for-pound king...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  6. Russell, Magdaleno set to return

    Dan Rafael

    Featherweight Gary Russell Jr., the 2011 ESPN.com prospect of the year, will be back Aug. 9, according to Golden Boy promoter Richard Schaefer. Russell will face an opponent to be announced, which is par for the course when it comes to announcing ...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  7. Return in the works for Russell

    Dan Rafael

    A few notes from around the boxing world: • Featherweight Gary Russell Jr., the 2011 ESPN.com prospect of the year, has missed some fights because of injuries. But when his most recent bout was called off, it wasn't his fault. Russell (...

    Blog | June 27, 2013
  8. Season finale of FNF looking strong

    Dan Rafael

    A few notes from the world of boxing: • The Aug. 16 season finale of ESPN2's "Friday Night Fights" is shaping up to be an excellent card, which will take place at U.S. Cellular Field, the home stadium of the Chicago White Sox. Two popu...

    Blog | June 07, 2013
  9. Mended Russell cleared to train

    Dan Rafael

    Featherweight Gary Russell Jr., the 2011 ESPN.com prospect of the year, has been cleared to resume training after fracturing his left hand in a March 2 victory. The 24-year-old Russell (22-0, 13 KOs), of Capitol Heights, Md., scored a 10-round shu...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  10. Updates: Mayweather, Mares, more

    Dan Rafael

    Some news and notes from the boxing world: • Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director Keith Kizer said Thursday that the post-fight drug tests for Floyd Mayweather Jr., Robert Guerrero, Abner Mares and Daniel Ponce De Leon al...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  11. 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
  12. Abril survives difficult test against Bogere

    Brian Campbell

    Richar Abril is no stranger to making fights that are difficult on the eyes. Lucky for him, he often makes it a habit of controlling those fights thanks to his frustrating style. The recently elevated lightweight titlist produced a similar effort ...

    Blog | March 03, 2013
  13. Richar Abril defends WBA lightweight belt against Sharif Bogere

    Richar Abril defended his WBA lightweight title with a unanimous decision against Sharif Bogere on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | March 02, 2013
  14. Abril-Bogere: No interim about it

    Dan Rafael

    Richard Abril got a bit of a surprise recently as he was preparing for his fight with Sharif Bogere, which comes off on Saturday night at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Abril, who has held an interim lightweight title since outpointing...

    Blog | March 01, 2013
  15. Is Gary Russell Jr. finally ready for more in 2013?

    Dan Rafael

    Gary Russell Jr. isn't sweating his slow track to stardom, perhaps because the fast-handed featherweight prospect says he's ready to step up his level of competition and turn in his biggest year yet.

    Story | Conversation | March 01, 2013
  16. World lightweight title fight between Richard Abril and Sharif Bo...

    Dan Rafael

    Richard Abril (17-3-1, 8 KOs), a Miami-based Cuban, will face Las Vegas-based Uganda native Sharif Bogere (23-0, 15 KOs) for a vacant lightweight world title.

    Story | Conversation | February 14, 2013