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  1. Lucian Bute (back injury) withdraws Dec. 6 light heavyweight figh...

    Dan Rafael

    Lucian Bute suffered a back injury in training and withdrew from a Dec. 6 light heavyweight fight against Roberto Bolonti.

    Story | Conversation | November 18, 2014
  2. Stiverne-Wilder on Jan. 17 in Las Vegas?

    Dan Rafael

    The long-overdue mandatory fight between heavyweight titlist Bermane Stiverne and Deontay Wilder appears to be set. Two sources involved in the fight told ESPN.com that the fight is ticketed for Jan. 17 on Showtime at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. ...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  3. Heavyweight contender Chris Arreola off Dec. 11 card because of e...

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight contender Chris Arreola pulls out of Dec. 11 fight because of an elbow injury.

    Story | Conversation | November 18, 2014
  4. Wladimir Klitschko defeats Kubrat Pulev to retain heavyweight tit...

    Dan Rafael

    World heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko used his powerful left hook to record all four of his knockdowns in a one-sided, fifth-round annihilation of mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev on Saturday at the O2 World arena in Hamburg, Germany.

    Story | Conversation | November 15, 2014
  5. Fury-Chisora II to stream on ESPN3

    Dan Rafael

    The all-British heavyweight rematch between trash-talking contenders Tyson Fury and Dereck Chisora, scheduled for Nov. 29 at the ExCel Arena in London, finally has a U.S. outlet. The fight, as well as two undercard fights, will stream live (and fr...

    Blog | November 14, 2014
  6. Memory of Lamon Brewster loss drives Wladimir Klitschko

    Dan Rafael

    Memory of loss to Lamon Brewster drives Wladimir Klitschko to this day, writes Dan Rafael.

    Story | Conversation | November 14, 2014
  7. Price returning from hand surgery

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight David Price, who underwent surgery to repair a damaged tendon in his right hand in July, will return from the injury on Dec. 6, Sauerland Event announced on Friday. Price (18-2, 15 KOs), a 2008 British Olympic bronze medalist and the 2...

    Blog | November 14, 2014
  8. Pulev can win only one of Klitschko's belts

    Dan Rafael

    Lineal heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko, who also owns three of the major alphabet titles, will put them all on the line when he makes his mandatory defense against Kubrat Pulev on Saturday (HBO, 4:45 p.m. ET/PT) at the O2 World arena in...

    Blog | November 14, 2014
  9. Beibut Shumenov to fight Bobby Thomas Jr. in cruiserweight fight

    Dan Rafael

    Former light heavyweight titlist Beibut Shumenov, who lost his 175-pound belt to Bernard Hopkins by decision in an April 19 unification fight in Washington, D.C., is returning to the ring and moving up in weight with an eye on another title.

    Story | Conversation | November 13, 2014
  10. Notes: Main Events signs Mohammedi

    Dan Rafael

    A few notes from around the boxing world: • French light heavyweight Nadjib Mohammedi, 29, has signed with promoter Main Events. The deal, although agreed to weeks ago, was announced Thursday. Mohammedi is the next mandatory challenger ...

    Blog | November 13, 2014
  11. Cuellar to headline quadrupleheader

    Dan Rafael

    Showtime, already with a card topped by light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson scheduled for Dec. 19, will close out the year with a televised quadrupleheader on Dec. 20 at the Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton, Washington. The card, whic...

    Blog | November 13, 2014
  12. Sergey Kovalev follows big win over Bernard Hopkins with joy of m...

    Dan Rafael

    Fresh off his win over Bernard Hopkins in Atlantic City, Sergey Kovalev had important family business to attend to -- meeting his infant son in L.A.

    Story | Conversation | November 13, 2014
  13. Chagaev dreams of rematch with Klitschko

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight Ruslan Chagaev, who won a vacant secondary belt by majority decision against faded Fres Oquendo in July, was supposed to make his first defense against interim titlist Luis Ortiz next -- until Ortiz flunked a drug test after claiming the ...

    Blog | November 12, 2014
  14. Can Klitschko reach two more records?

    Dan Rafael

    For several years, I have interviewed heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko before his title defenses. He's always been open with me on various subjects and seems to have enjoyed our give-and-take. But he has been loath to talk about the increasing...

    Blog | November 12, 2014
  15. Hopkins-Kovalev a viewership hit

    Dan Rafael

    Despite starting at about midnight on the East Coast, Saturday night's light heavyweight title unification fight between Bernard Hopkins, one of boxing's most well-known fighters, and Sergey Kovalev, one of the sport's fastest rising stars, still del...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  16. Klitschko set to fight with 1st child due

    Dan Rafael

    One thing about heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko that has remained true year after year, fight after fight, title defense after title defense is his absolute total focus on the job at hand. His mental toughness, which used to be questioned,...

    Blog | November 10, 2014