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  1. USA Boxing claims Mike Tyson poaching fighters

    The head of USA Boxing came out swinging Tuesday with an open letter to Mike Tyson -- a former Olympic hopeful himself -- that accuses the former heavyweight champion of trying to poach fighters who might be candidates for the U.S. Olympic team in 2016.

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2013
  2. Jean Pascal to return after 1½-year injury absence

    Dan Rafael

    Former light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal, out of action since May 2011 because of injuries, will return Dec. 14 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, promoter Yvon Michel announced Monday.

    Story | Conversation | November 05, 2012
  3. Alexander Povetkin-Hasim Rahman re-slated for Sept. 29 in Germany...

    Dan Rafael

    Former heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman's medical reports are in order and his mandatory shot against titleholder Alexander Povetkin has been rescheduled for Sept. 29 in Hamburg, Germany, the promoters for each fighter told ESPN.com on Monday.

    Story | Conversation | August 06, 2012
  4. Three-time Olympic boxing gold medalist Teofilo Stevenson has die...

    Cuban boxer Teofilo Stevenson, the three-time Olympic heavyweight champion with a devastating right hand and a gentlemanly demeanor, has died. He was 60.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2012
  5. John Ruiz: 'Evander Holyfield came to fight'

    Gabrielle Paese

    John Ruiz, the only Latino heavyweight champion in boxing history, recently visited ESPN's Bristol, Conn., campus to discuss his decorated amateur and pro careers and his latest venture, Quietman Sports Gym.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2011
  6. Evander Holyfield speaks with U.S. Olympic boxing team

    Former world heavyweight champion and 1984 Olympic medalist Evander Holyfield had words of advice for the members of the current U.S. team.

    Story | Conversation | August 06, 2011
  7. Seventy-five years later, Jesse Owens remains the ultimate Olympi...

    Jeremy Schaap

    All these years later, American Jesse Owens still remains the ultimate Olympian.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2011
  8. Former heavyweight champ Sultan Ibragimov retires

    Former heavyweight champion Sultan Ibragimov has decided to retire.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2009
  9. Heavyweight champion boxer Ingemar Johansson buried in Sweden

    Six members of Ingemar Johansson's amateur boxing club carried the former heavyweight champion's casket from a packed memorial on Friday, a sign on a garland of flowers reading "Once a Champ, always a Champ."

    Story | Conversation | February 13, 2009
  10. Three-time heavyweight champ, ex-Olympic wrestler dies at 51

    Jimmy Jackson, a former Olympic wrestler and three-time NCAA heavyweight champion at Oklahoma State, has died. He was 51.

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2008
  11. Green retires to spend more time with family, protect health

    WBA light heavyweight world champion Danny Green quit boxing Tuesday, saying he wanted to protect his health and spend more time with his family.

    Story | Conversation | March 24, 2008
  12. Former Olympic champion Harrison loses again

    Audley Harrison's dream of becoming a world heavyweight champion was all but finished when he lost in three rounds to unheralded Michael Sprott on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | February 18, 2007
  13. Berbick's nephew charged in killing of ex-champ

    Jamaican police say a 20-year-old nephew of Trevor Berbick has been charged with killing the champion boxer.

    Story | Conversation | November 03, 2006
  14. Police arrest man in connection with Berbick slaying

    A 20-year-old man was arrested in connection with the killing of former heavyweight champion Trevor Berbick, who was bludgeoned and left to die in a church courtyard next to his family's home in a rural hamlet.

    Story | Conversation | October 29, 2006
  15. Report: Klitschko retires because of knee injury

    WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko has retired because of a knee injury, his former promoter said on its Web site Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | November 09, 2005
  16. Mr. Mean Becomes Mr. Clean

    Kris Schwartz

    George Foreman is a two-time heavyweight champion. Don't miss SportsCentury: George Foreman on Thursday at 4 pm ET.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | August 05, 2005