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  1. Gradovich-Selby in the works

    Dan Rafael

    A couple of pieces of news out of Matchroom Boxing's Eddie Hearn on Friday: • He said he has begun negotiating a deal with Top Rank for Lee Selby's mandatory shot against featherweight titlist Evgeny Gradovich this spring. "We have a...

    Blog | January 09, 2015
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  3. Raymundo Beltran wants Terence Crawford's lightweight belt

    Dan Rafael

    Lightweight contender Raymundo Beltran feels like an uncrowned champion and it's hard to blame him. In September 2013, Beltran traveled to Ricky Burns' turf in Glasgow, Scotland, to challenge him for his 135-pound world title. Beltran broke Burns' ...

    Story | Conversation | November 28, 2014
  4. Gradovich expects easy fight with Velez

    Dan Rafael

    While a potential featherweight title unification between Vasyl Lomachenko and Nicholas Walters is all the rage, and a fight that promoter Top Rank plans on putting together, the promotional company has another 126-pound titleholder, Evgeny Gradovich...

    Blog | November 26, 2014
  5. Evgeny Gradovich to fight Jayson Velez on Nov. 29

    Dan Rafael

    Featherweight Evgeny Gradovich will make the fourth defense of his world title when he squares off with Jayson Velez on Nov. 29 in Omaha, Nebraska.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2014
  6. Scorecard: Bradley wins fight, some respect against Marquez

    Dan Rafael

    Opponents seem to overlook Timothy Bradley -- until it's too late. Count Juan Manuel Marquez as the latest to fall victim to Bradley's underwhelming approach -- and underrated talent.

    Story | Conversation | October 14, 2013
  7. Scorecard: Wladimir Klitschko grinds while Miguel Cotto shines

    Dan Rafael

    Wladimir Klitschko notched another defense of his heavyweight title, although the fight won't win any beauty contests. Meanwhile, Miguel Cotto returned and looked like the Cotto of old, rather than an old Cotto.

    Story | Conversation | October 07, 2013
  8. Terence Crawford won handily despite Andrey Klimov's efforts to s...

    Dan Rafael

    Terence Crawford won't likely leave Orlando, Fla., with any new fans after Saturday's snoozefest of a fight, but he easily dispatched Andrey Klimov to stay on track for a lightweight title shot.

    Story | Conversation | October 05, 2013
  9. Daniel Ponce De Leon lands 'big-time' fight against Abner Mares

    Dan Rafael

    Daniel Ponce De Leon has landed a fight against former two-division titleholder and Mexican countryman Abner Mares.

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2013
  10. Ankle injury scuttles bout between Jayson Velez, Daniel Ponce De ...

    Dan Rafael

    Featherweight Jayson Velez sprained his ankle on Monday, forcing him to pull out of a world title challenge against Daniel Ponce De Leon.

    Story | Conversation | February 11, 2013
  11. Daniel Ponce De Leon, Jayson Velez headline Apollo tripleheader

    Dan Rafael

    One of boxing's most passionate nationalistic rivalries will be renewed when featherweight titlist Daniel Ponce De Leon of Mexico defends his belt against Jayson Velez of Puerto Rico on March 2 at the Apollo Theater in New York.

    Story | Conversation | February 08, 2013
  12. Apollo to host second boxing event

    Michael Woods

    The Apollo Theater is best known as a music venue. On March 2, however, the Harlem landmark will host a talent search of sorts, in a boxing promotion staged by Golden Boy. Mexican Daniel Ponce De Leon (44-4) defends his WBC featherweight crown...

    Blog | February 08, 2013
  13. Golden Boy maps out 2013

    Dan Rafael

    Golden Boy Promotions chief executive Richard Schaefer has been working on the schedule for the company's major cards in the first half of 2013 and walked me through it this week. Here's what Golden Boy is working on: • On Jan. 19 on Sh...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  14. Daniel Jacobs demolishes Chris Fitzpatrick in five rounds

    Dan Rafael

    After almost dying from a cancerous tumor 19 months ago, junior middleweight contender Daniel Jacobs continued his comeback with an impressive victory against Chris Fizpatrick on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | December 01, 2012
  15. Warriors wins Dib-Munoz purse bid

    Dan Rafael

    Featherweight titlist Billy Dib of Australia thought he would be defending his title Saturday against Puerto Rico's Jayson Velez at New York's Madison Square Garden on the Austin Trout-Miguel Cotto undercard. But Showtime decided it did'nt want Dib -...

    Blog | November 27, 2012
  16. Jayson Velez, Daniel Jacobs highlight Austin Trout-Miguel Cotto u...

    Dan Rafael

    Jayson Velez and Daniel Jacobs will fight in co-featured televised bouts on the undercard of the Austin Trout-Miguel Cotto card at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 1.

    Story | Conversation | November 16, 2012