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  1. Love looks to continue rise

    Dan Rafael

    There's yet another boxing card in the fight capital of the world, Las Vegas, on Saturday night, this one at the Palms Casino Resort. But it probably has more special meaning to pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. than usual. It's the first ...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  2. For Mayweather, alphabets break their rules

    Dan Rafael

    For almost 2 1/2 years, the WBC has broken its rules when it comes to Floyd Mayweather Jr., allowing him to simultaneously hold its welterweight world title and the junior middleweight title of the equally rule-ignoring WBA. No surprise there, sin...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  3. Earlier start for Mayweather-Maidana II PPV

    Dan Rafael

    For decades, major boxing pay-per-view cards have started at 9 p.m. ET. But many recent pay-per-views have had main events begin later and later, often well after midnight on the East Coast as drowsy-eyed viewers struggled to stay up for the main eve...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  4. Chavez Jr. fading away

    Dan Rafael

    Super middleweight Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., who has fought just once this year, a decision win against Bryan Vera in their March rematch, just doesn't seem in the mood to get into the ring. That is certainly Chavez's prerogative, but he's leaving a lo...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  5. Stiverne-Wilder, Garcia purse bids ordered

    Dan Rafael

    There could be a lot of boxing activity outside the ring on Sept. 12 in Las Vegas, and it will have nothing to do with the next day's big fight, the rematch between unified welterweight champ Floyd Mayweather Jr. and former titlist Marcos Maidana. ...

    Blog | August 23, 2014
  6. Angulo hopes middleweight move pays off

    Dan Rafael

    Alfredo Angulo has long been a fan favorite because he's generally in exciting fights. But he is also coming off back-to-back knockout losses and looking to get back on track. After Erislandy Lara busted up Angulo's face and forced him to quit in ...

    Blog | August 22, 2014
  7. Floyd Mayweather-Marcos Maidana rematch to be refereed by Kenny B...

    Dan Rafael

    Kenny Bayless, regarded by many as the best boxing referee in the world, was appointed by the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Thursday to officiate the rematch between pound-for-pound king and unified welterweight world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. a

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2014
  8. Scorecard: Kell Brook takes welterweight title away from Shawn Po...

    Dan Rafael

    A roundup of the past week's notable boxing results from around the world:...

    Story | Conversation | August 18, 2014
  9. Stevenson left with no big fight

    Dan Rafael

    Light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson could've faced titleholder Sergey Kovalev in a much-anticipated unification fight on HBO in the fall. But Stevenson ran for cover to Showtime, where he struggled to a decision win against Andrzej Fonfara on...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  10. Golovkin-Rubio up next?

    Dan Rafael

    A few notes from around the boxing world: • The leading candidate to land an Oct. 18 HBO fight against middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin is interim titlist Marco Antonio Rubio of Mexico, who would have to vacate the interim belt...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  11. Estrada still mourning as he fights for title

    Dan Rafael

    Most boxing fans have never heard of lightweight Daniel Estrada, who challenges Omar Figueroa Jr. for his world title on Saturday night as part of a Showtime tripleheader (9 p.m. ET) at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. But Estrada (32-2-1...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  12. Shawn Porter and Kell Brook fight for win, future

    Dan Rafael

    Shawn Porter was never more impressive than when he buzzed through Devon Alexander to win a clear unanimous decision and a welterweight world title in December. At least not until he was even more spectacular four months later. That is when Porter ...

    Story | Conversation | August 15, 2014
  13. Figueroa battles Estrada, hand problems

    Dan Rafael

    Lightweight titlist Omar Figueroa Jr. is one of boxing's most exciting performers. He loves to rumble, rarely takes a backward step and throws tons of hard punches. But one thing that has hampered him is hand problems, something that often takes i...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  14. Leo Santa Cruz to defend title on Floyd Mayweather's card

    Dan Rafael

    Junior featherweight titleholder Leo Santa Cruz will defend his belt against unknown Manuel Roman in the co-feature to welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s rematch with Marcos Maidana on Sept. 13 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

    Story | Conversation | August 14, 2014
  15. Sakio Bika, Anthony Dirrell meet again

    Dan Rafael

    When Sakio Bika made his first super middleweight title defense against Anthony Dirrell in December it was an all-out brawl that ended in a split draw. Although Dirrell scored a knockdown in the fifth round and had Bika in major trouble, Bika rall...

    Story | Conversation | August 14, 2014
  16. Ruiz to face faded Liakhovich

    Dan Rafael

    A few notes from the boxing world: " Heavyweight prospect Andy Ruiz Jr. (22-0, 16 KOs), 24, will headline a card on Sept. 20 (UniMas) in Phoenix against former world titleholder Sergei Liakhovich (26-6, 16 KOs), who lives in Arizona. Although Liak...

    Blog | August 14, 2014