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  1. Matthew Macklin's fight against Jorge Sebastien Heiland postponed...

    Dan Rafael

    Matthew Macklin's world title elimination fight against Jorge Sebastien Heiland, scheduled for Aug. 30 in Dublin, Ireland, was postponed on Wednesday due to Macklin trainer Jamie Moore suffering gunshot wounds during an incident early Sunday.

    Story | Conversation | August 06, 2014
  2. Macklin excited about fighting in Ireland

    Dan Rafael

    Middleweight contender Matthew Macklin, an Irishman who lives in England, has not fought in Ireland since he outpointed Rafael Sosa Pintos at National Stadium in Dublin in December 2009. Now the time is right for the three-time world title challenger...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  3. Carl Frampton and Kiko Martinez to meet in rematch on Sept. 6

    Dan Rafael

    Kiko Martinez will get his shot at revenge on Carl Frampton on Sept. 6 in Northern Ireland.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2014
  4. The high-priced underground economy of smuggling champion Cuban b...

    Peter Keating and Brin-Jonathan Butler

    In ESPN The Magazine's Cuba Issue, Peter Keating and Brin-Jonathan Butler write about the high-priced underground economy of smuggling champion boxers out of Cuba.

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2014
  5. Mike Perez Q&A: 'I will be the same fighter'

    Brian Campbell

    Heavyweight contender Mike Perez will jump into the ring Saturday for the first time since seriously injuring Magomed Abdusalamov in his last fight in November.

    Story | Conversation | January 16, 2014
  6. Frampton close to world title shot

    Dan Rafael

    A few notes from the boxing world: • European junior featherweight champion Carl Frampton is defending his title against Jeremy Parodi on Oct. 19 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Frampton's hometown. The fight took on even bigger meaning t...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  7. Carl Frampton ruled out of fight against Everth Briceno

    Dan Rafael

    The British Boxing Board of Control on Tuesday ruled rising junior featherweight contender Carl Frampton out of his fight on Saturday due to the reoccurrence of an unspecified ear injury.

    Story | Conversation | July 16, 2013
  8. Everth Briceno to fight Carl Frampton as replacement in junior fe...

    Dan Rafael

    Rising junior featherweight contender Carl Frampton of Northern Ireland got a new -- and better known -- opponent on Monday for his July 20 fight at Wembley Arena in London.

    Story | Conversation | July 09, 2013
  9. Carl Frampton, Fabian Orozco to fight July 20 in London

    Dan Rafael

    Rising junior featherweight contender Carl Frampton of Northern Ireland will face Fabian Orozco at Wembley Arena in London on July 20, promoter Frank Warren announced on Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | June 20, 2013
  10. Heavyweights Dereck Chisora, Malik Scott to meet July 20 at Wembl...

    Dan Rafael

    Former heavyweight title challenger Dereck Chisora of England will face Philadelphia's Malik Scott on July 20 at Wembley Arena in London, promoter Frank Warren announced on Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | May 30, 2013
  11. Lee returns; Crawford back on HBO

    Dan Rafael

    A little of this and a little of that from the boxing world: • Middleweight contender Andy Lee (29-2, 20 KOs), 28, of Ireland, gets back in action May 15 on promoter Lou DiBella's Broadway Boxing card at B.B. King Blues Club in New Yor...

    Blog | May 08, 2013
  12. Frampton goes for Martinez's title

    Dan Rafael

    Junior featherweight Carl Frampton of Northern Ireland is one of the best prospects in boxing and he has wanted a fight with European champion Kiko Martinez of Spain for some time. Twice, Martinez pulled out of the fight while working out his prom...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  13. John Joe Nevin rethinks going pro

    Dan Rafael

    In October, Amir Khan's newly formed Super Fight Promotions announced that it had signed its second fighter: Ireland's John Joe Nevin, the 23-year-old who won the bantamweight silver medal in the 2012 London Olympics (beating Top Rank prospect Oscar ...

    Blog | November 06, 2012
  14. Fury-Boytsov, too good to be true

    Dan Rafael

    Often in boxing when a fight sounds too good to be true, it is. That was my feeling when I first heard that England's Tyson Fury (19-0, 14 KOs) would fight German-based Russia native Denis Boytsov (31-0, 25 KOs) on Dec. 1 in Belfast, Northern Ireland...

    Blog | November 06, 2012
  15. Olympic champion Katie Taylor staying an amateur

    Olympic lightweight champion Katie Taylor of Ireland has rejected an opportunity to turn professional and plans to stay in amateur boxing to compete at the 2016 Rio Games.

    Story | Conversation | October 18, 2012
  16. Liam Neeson sits down with ESPN for a boxing conversation

    Brian Campbell

    Before he was Rob Roy, Col. Hannibal Smith or "Taken," action star Liam Neeson was the real thing -- an amateur boxer. In a recent visit to ESPN headquarters, Neeson offered his thoughts on the fight game.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2012