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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. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Lennox Lewis joins David Price

    Dan Rafael

    Hall of Fame former heavyweight champ Lennox Lewis was a star amateur who won an Olympic gold medal. He was also shockingly stopped in a pair of upset losses -- the only defeats of his career -- in world title fights by Oliver McCall and Hasim Rahman...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  7. Edwin Rodriguez, Zsolt Erdei part of a four-man tournament in Mon...

    Dan Rafael

    Top American super middleweight prospect Edwin Rodriguez and former light heavyweight titlist Zsolt Erdei will be part of a four-man tournament announced Friday in which the finalists will share $1 million.

    Story | Conversation | February 01, 2013
  8. ESPN.com prospect of the year: David Price

    Dan Rafael

    At 6-foot-8 and 250 pounds, the powerful David Price isn't yet ready to challenge the Klitschko brothers for a heavyweight title. But the ESPN.com 2012 prospect of the year may not be far off.

    Story | Conversation | December 27, 2012
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Robert Helenius will have shoulder surgery, miss March 31 Europea...

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight contender Robert Helenius, who was due to defend the European title on March 31 against an opponent to be determined, will instead be sidelined until the summer because of a shoulder injury.

    Story | Conversation | January 14, 2012
  12. Zsolt Erdei looks sharp in win, eyes Bernard Hopkins bout

    Dan Rafael

    Former light heavyweight titleholder Zsolt Erdei took apart former super middleweight titlist Byron Mitchell on Saturday in Atlantic City, N.J., and now has his sights set on Bernard Hopkins.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2011
  13. Bernard Hopkins makes history in decision over Jean Pascal

    Dan Rafael

    Bernard Hopkins avenged a disputed draw, reclaimed a light heavyweight title and, not least, became boxing's oldest recognized champion ever in Saturday's unanimous decision over Jean Pascal.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2011
  14. Boxing: Tomasz Adamek outhustles giant Michael Grant

    Dan Rafael

    Ada boy! Tomasz Adamek gave his Polish faithful something to cheer about while continuing his winning ways at heavyweight by outhustling Michael Grant over 12 rounds.

    Story | Conversation | August 23, 2010
  15. Boxing: Chad Dawson's streak snapped by Jean Pascal

    Dan Rafael

    Like the Americans in 1775 or the Expos in 2004, Chad Dawson left Montreal with little more than a broken spirit and his tail between his legs after 12 rounds with Jean Pascal.

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2010
  16. Becoming best at light heavyweight piques Chad Dawson's interest

    Dan Rafael

    Forget gold trinkets and three-letter titles: Chad Dawson's goal is to leave Montreal as the best light heavyweight in the world.

    Story | Conversation | August 12, 2010