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  1. Notes: Viloria, Verdejo set for return

    Dan Rafael

    A few notes from around the boxing world: • Former flyweight and junior flyweight titleholder Brian Viloria (34-4, 20 KOs), who has won two fights in a row since losing his unified flyweight belts to Juan Francisco Estrada by decision ...

    Blog | October 13, 2014
  2. Scorecard: Broner gets back into title picture with win over Tayl...

    Dan Rafael

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

    Story | Conversation | September 08, 2014
  3. Tyson promoting Moreno-Payano

    Dan Rafael

    A few notes from around the boxing world: • Mike Tyson's Iron Mike Productions announced that it is headed to the Mesquite Arena in Mesquite, Texas, for a show Sept. 26 that will be headlined by bantamweight titlist Anselmo Moreno of P...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  4. Estrada excited about homecoming

    Dan Rafael

    Unified flyweight titleholder Juan Francisco Estrada, one of the most underrated fighters in boxing, returns to action Saturday night in his hometown of Puerto Penasco, Mexico. Estrada will be making his second title defense when he faces Richie M...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  5. Gonzalez vacates title to move up

    Dan Rafael

    Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez, one of the best fighters in the world, has his eye on winning a world title in a third weight division, which is why he formally renounced his alphabet junior flyweight title this week in order to pursue a flyweight belt...

    Blog | January 15, 2014
  6. '12 Days' wish list: Gonzalez-Estrada II

    Brian Campbell

    In the spirit of the holidays, ESPN is celebrating the season with our own "12 Days" wish list of the fights we want to see most, regardless of promotional or other entanglements. Keep checking back over the coming days to see new fights revealed, di...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  7. Santa Cruz sets sights on big things

    Salvador Rodriguez

    With three high-caliber fights on Saturday's card at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Leo Santa Cruz knows it will be a challenge to steal the show against Cesar Seda. Cruz's junior featherweight defense will be just one of four title fights on the d...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  8. Next Macau card already in works

    Dan Rafael

    While Top Rank promoter Bob Arum is in the midst of fight week for the big Manny Pacquiao-Brandon Rios welterweight showdown on Saturday night (HBO PPV, 9 ET) at the CotaiArena at the Venetian Macao in Macau, China, he is also planning his next card ...

    Blog | November 20, 2013
  9. Scorecard: Omar Figueroa guts out a win in fight of the year lead...

    Dan Rafael

    Omar Figueroa, a hard-hitting lightweight from Texas, was the known commodity in San Antonio on Saturday. But Nihito Arakawa won't soon be forgotten after he engaged in a war with Figueroa, who earned an interim belt the hard way.

    Story | Conversation | July 29, 2013
  10. Roach hopes for progress in Zou

    Dan Rafael

    As an amateur boxer, flyweight Zou Shiming was one of the best in history. He won three Olympic medals -- including two golds -- and became the symbol of boxing in China and one of the nation's most famous athletes. As a pro? Well, he's still popu...

    Blog | July 24, 2013
  11. Romero to defend belt on Aug. 17

    Dan Rafael

    Junior featherweight titlist Jonathan Romero (23-0, 12 KOs) of Colombia, who outpointed Alejandro Lopez in February to win a 122-pound belt that Nonito Donaire vacated, will make his first defense Aug. 17 (HBO) at the Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic C...

    Blog | July 05, 2013
  12. Scorecard: Koki Kameda defends title, Brian Viloria loses belts

    Dan Rafael

    With multiple belts on the line in a weekend of fights, Koki Kameda and Rocky Martinez hung on to their straps while Brian Viloria lost a pair of titles -- all in separate barn-burner battles.

    Story | Conversation | April 08, 2013
  13. Zou Shiming holds key to boxing in China

    Dan Rafael

    When three-time Olympic medalist Zou Shiming makes his pro debut Saturday in Macau, he'll open doors (and coffers) in his home country of China and help realize one man's improbable dream.

    Story | Conversation | April 05, 2013
  14. Merchant to reunite with Foreman

    Dan Rafael

    Hall of Fame broadcaster Larry Merchant, a ringside staple of HBO broadcasts since the 1970s, retired at the end of 2012. Former heavyweight champ George Foreman was one of his longtime broadcast partners on HBO before leaving the network several yea...

    Blog | February 28, 2013
  15. BWAA awards ballot set

    Dan Rafael

    Over the course of two meetings, one on Dec. 1 in New York on the day the Austin Trout-Miguel Cotto fight and one on Dec. 8 in Las Vegas on the day of the Juan Manuel Marquez-Manny Pacquiao IV, members of the Boxing Writers Association of America met...

    Blog | December 28, 2012
  16. Viloria-Marquez promises thrills

    Dan Rafael

    Ever since the fight was made, it really annoyed me that premium cable networks HBO and Showtime made no effort whatsoever to buy one of the best little fights in boxing. That would be the flyweight unification bout between Brian Viloria and Herna...

    Blog | November 16, 2012