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  1. Heavyweight Zhang Zhilei to make pro debut on Aug. 8

    Dan Rafael

    Chinese amateur Zhang Zhilei, who claimed the Olympic super heavyweight silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and bronze medals at the 2007 and 2009 amateur world championships, will make his pro debut Aug. 8 in Fallon, Nevada.

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2014
  2. MMA - Betting UFC 170 Rousey vs. McMann

    John Candido

    FightMetric's Rami Grenauer looks at where the betting value lies in UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann.

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2014
  3. Top Rank signs Olympic medalist

    Dan Rafael

    Top Rank promoter Bob Arum has added yet another 2012 Olympic medalist to his company's growing stable, light heavyweight bronze winner Alexander Gvozdyk of Ukraine. Gvozdyk will make his professional debut in the spring. "Top Rank is delighted...

    Blog | February 18, 2014
  4. Jean Pascal-Lucian Bute takes center stage in Canada

    Dan Rafael

    Boxing will get its moment in the Great White North as Montreal's adopted sons Jean Pascal and Lucian Bute (finally) square off Saturday at the Bell Centre.

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2014
  5. Wrestling to drop 2 weight classes before Rio Games

    Wrestling's international governing body says the men's freestyle and Greco-Roman disciplines will each lose a weight class between light and heavyweight ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games.

    Story | Conversation | December 17, 2013
  6. Iranian wrestler banned for life for doping

    Iranian wrestler Amir Ali Akbari has been banned for life and stripped of his world Greco-Roman heavyweight title for doping.

    Story | Conversation | December 13, 2013
  7. Endurance sports - Getting to know the elite NYC Marathon runners...

    Scott Douglas

    Runner's World breaks down the favorites, the challengers and the top Americans in the 2013 New York City Marathon.

    Story | Conversation | October 30, 2013
  8. 'The Greatest' becomes a pro

    D'Arcy Maine

    On this day in 1960, Muhammad Ali -- then known as Cassius Clay -- made his professional boxing debut at age 18. After winning the gold medal in the light heavyweight division at the 1960 Olympics in Rome, Ali won a six-round decision over Tunney Hun...

    Blog | October 29, 2013
  9. Is Deontay Wilder another heavyweight hoax?

    Nigel Collins

    Deontay Wilder wouldn't be the first heavyweight hope who fell flat when he first faced an opponent of import. Is Wilder the division's next Gerry Cooney, or is it possible that he has been avoided for good reason?

    Story | Conversation | October 24, 2013
  10. 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
  11. Can Joshua manage heavy expectations?

    Nigel Collins

    For almost a century after Cornwall's Bob Fitzsimmons knocked out Jim Corbett to win the heavyweight championship in 1897, British heavyweights were the butt of jokes, the most famous of which is probably Dorothy Parker's withering barb: "If all the ...

    Blog | August 07, 2013
  12. England gold medalist Anthony Joshua turning pro

    Dan Rafael

    England's Anthony Joshua, who won the 2012 Olympic super heavyweight gold medal in front of the home fans in London, is going pro a year after his biggest amateur triumph.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2013
  13. Wladimir Klitschko to fight Alexander Povetkin Oct. 5 in Moscow

    Dan Rafael

    Wladimir Klitschko will make his 15th heavyweight championship defense when he faces Alexander Povetkin in a meeting of Olympic gold medal winners on Oct. 5 at the SC Olimpiyskiy arena in Moscow.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2013
  14. Marcus Browne puts on power show

    Michael Woods

    Marcus Browne of Staten Island went to 5-0, with a TKO win over Ricardo Campillo of Mexico in a light heavyweight scrap set for six or fewer at Barclays Center on Saturday. A left from the lefty dropped the loser, now 7-7-1, in round one. He ate ...

    Blog | June 22, 2013
  15. Fate of the the 'New York Times' 'Sports of the Times' column

    Bryan Curtis

    The disappearance of 'Sports of the Times.'

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2013
  16. Alexander Povetkin stops Andrzej Wawrzyk to retain WBA belt

    Unbeaten Alexander Povetkin retained his WBA heavyweight belt Friday night, stopping Polish challenger Andrzej Wawrzyk in the third round for his fourth successful title defense.

    Story | Conversation | May 17, 2013