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  1. Fury risking mandatory title shot

    Dan Rafael

    Tyson Fury, the big (6-foot-9, 260 pounds) and brash British heavyweight contender, has a world title shot coming his way in the near future. He is the mandatory challenger for champion Wladimir Klitschko. But rather than wait on that fight, which...

    Blog | February 28, 2015
  2. Chris Arreola to return from injury for March 13 fight

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight contender Chris Arreola, who had to drop out of a Dec. 11 fight because of a left elbow injury, will make his ring return on March 13 at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2015
  3. Fury: Retirement looms with loss

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight contender Tyson Fury knows that a win against Christian Hammer on Saturday at the O2 Arena in London will punch his ticket to a world championship shot against the winner of the April 25 fight between champion Wladimir Klitschko and Bryan...

    Blog | February 27, 2015
  4. Schedule change for Boxcino 154 semis

    Dan Rafael

    The semifinal pairings for the Boxcino tournaments on ESPN2's "Friday Night Fights" in the junior middleweight and heavyweight divisions are set, but there has been a bit of a change to the schedule. The junior middleweight semifinals, originally ...

    Blog | February 23, 2015
  5. Harold Johnson, former light heavyweight champion, dies at 86

    Dan Rafael

    Former light heavyweight champion Harold Johnson, a renowned ring technician and 1993 inductee into the International Boxing Hall of Fame, died on Thursday in Philadelphia. He was 86.

    Story | Conversation | February 21, 2015
  6. Tarver, Smith join Spike TV's crew

    Dan Rafael

    Spike TV rounded out its broadcast team for the monthly "Premier Boxing Champions" series that adviser/manager Al Haymon has bought time on the network for. Former light heavyweight champion Antonio Tarver, a Haymon client now campaigning as a hea...

    Blog | February 19, 2015
  7. Isaac Chilemba to fight Vasily Lepikhin on March 14 in Montreal

    Dan Rafael

    Light heavyweights Isaac Chilemba and Vasily Lepikhin will fight each other on March 14 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, both with an eye to challenge the winner of the main event between unified titleholder Sergey Kovalev and former champion Jean Pascal.

    Story | Conversation | February 18, 2015
  8. Jason Estrada joines Boxcino heavyweight tournament

    Dan Rafael

    The eight-man Boxcino heavyweight tournament has one change to the field -- Jason Estrada has joined the lineup.

    Story | Conversation | February 17, 2015
  9. Campillo, K. Martinez sign with Haymon

    Dan Rafael

    The stable of adviser/manager Al Haymon continues to grow and grow. It is now at more than 170 fighters, including two former world titleholders who signed with him on Thursday. Light heavyweight Gabriel Campillo and junior featherweight Kiko Mar...

    Blog | February 13, 2015
  10. Pulev, Sauerland extend promotional deal

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight contender Kubrat Pulev and promoter Sauerland Event have agreed to a contract extension, they announced on Wednesday. The deal comes three months after then-mandatory challenger Pulev (20-1, 11 KOs), 33, of Bulgaria, was brutalized for...

    Blog | February 11, 2015
  11. Notes: Ortiz stripped of interim belt

    Dan Rafael

    A few notes from around the boxing world: • Luis Ortiz, who won an interim heavyweight title on Sept. 11 by first-round knockout of Lateef Kayode and then tested positive for the anabolic steroid Nandrolone, has been formally stripped o...

    Blog | February 04, 2015
  12. Cedric Kushner, former heavyweight promoter, dies at 66

    Dan Rafael

    Boxing promoter Cedric Kushner, one of the power players in the sport in the 1990s and early 2000s, suffered a heart attack and died Thursday in New York. He was 66.

    Story | Conversation | January 29, 2015
  13. Wilder's hand injury not serious

    Dan Rafael

    Newly crowned heavyweight titleholder Deontay Wilder expects to stay on the schedule he and his team have in mind despite injuring his right hand during his title victory against Bermane Stiverne. Wilder won a lopsided decision to take the belt fr...

    Blog | January 29, 2015
  14. Notes: Klitschko, Jennings face to face

    Dan Rafael

    A few notes from around the boxing world: • Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (63-3, 54 KOs) and challenger Bryant Jennings (19-0, 10 KOs) will meet head to head at the kickoff news conference on Wednesday afternoon at Madison Sq...

    Blog | January 29, 2015
  15. Wladimir Klitschko back to defend heavyweight title in New York

    Dan Rafael

    Seven years ago this month, heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko made his fourth title defense, unifying two world titles in a virtual shutout decision against then-undefeated Sultan Ibragimov at Madison Square Garden in New York. While the figh...

    Story | Conversation | January 23, 2015
  16. Wilder-Stiverne draws strong audience

    Dan Rafael

    The Showtime boxing year got off to a rousing start on Saturday night with Deontay Wilder's entertaining decision win against Bermane Stiverne to win a heavyweight world title at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Not only did Wilder become the first Ame...

    Blog | January 21, 2015