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  1. Don't count on Thurman-Maidana next

    Dan Rafael

    After Keith Thurman retained his interim welterweight belt with a ho-hum shutout of overmatched Leonard Bundu -- 120-107 across the board -- on Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, he called out former titlist Marcos Maidana, who was seated ...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  2. Scorecard: Bradley on wrong end of bad decision; Khan shines

    Dan Rafael

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

    Story | Conversation | December 15, 2014
  3. Purses for the big fight weekend in Vegas

    Dan Rafael

    Saturday is a huge boxing day in Las Vegas with two major cards: the Top Rank/HBO tripleheader at the Cosmopolitan and the Golden Boy/Showtime quadrupleheader at the MGM Grand. Each card is stacked with name fighters and some nice matchups, but le...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  4. Thurman turns down Roc Nation Sports offer

    Dan Rafael

    Interim welterweight titlist Keith Thurman rejected a Roc Nation Sports three-fight contract worth $6 million.

    Story | Conversation | November 03, 2014
  5. Devon Alexander-Amir Khan bout nearly finalized for Dec. 13 in La...

    Dan Rafael

    Devon Alexander and Amir Khan have agreed to fight, and the deal is in the process of being finalized as the main event of a Dec. 13 tripleheader on Showtime in Las Vegas.

    Story | Conversation | October 20, 2014
  6. 'Mayhem' media center fertile for news

    Dan Rafael

    LAS VEGAS -- Here are a few pieces of news I picked up this week while roaming the "Mayhem" media center while covering Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Marcos Maidana II at the MGM Grand: • I ran into interim welterweight titlist Keith Thurman (23...

    Blog | September 13, 2014
  7. Will Porter fight Thurman after Brook?

    Dan Rafael

    Welterweight titlist Shawn Porter has a tough assignment in mandatory challenger Kell Brook (32-0, 22 KOs) of England on Saturday night at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. But if Porter (24-0-1, 15 KOs) prevails, one of the best fights that co...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  8. Injured Thurman poised for return

    Dan Rafael

    If you have been wondering where Keith Thurman has been you are not alone. I too was curious what has been going on with the talented and crowd-pleasing interim welterweight titleholder. After all, he is a 25-year-old on the rise and has looked se...

    Blog | August 06, 2014
  9. Kameda signs with Haymon

    Dan Rafael

    Bantamweight titlist Tomoki Kameda, who looked great in his one-punch body-shot knockout in the seventh round against Pungluang Sor Singyu on last week's Canelo Alvarez-Erislandy Lara undercard in Las Vegas, has been ordered to make his mandatory def...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  10. Scorecard: Lucas Matthysse-John Molina in early fight of the year...

    Dan Rafael

    Lucas Matthysse survived two visits to the canvas to stop John Molina Saturday in an early fight of the year candidate.

    Story | Conversation | April 28, 2014
  11. Orozco-Honorio postponed

    Dan Rafael

    Junior welterweight Antonio Orozco, a crowd-pleasing fighter on the rise, was supposed to face Martin Honorio on Saturday night on the Keith Thurman-Julio Diaz undercard at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., but the fight was called off Friday. ...

    Blog | April 25, 2014
  12. Keith Thurman faces Julio Diaz in 'stay-busy fight'

    Dan Rafael

    Interim welterweight beltholder Keith Thurman is not about to sit around waiting for a big fight. Enter former two-time lightweight titlist Julio Diaz who's willing to step up and test Thurman's patience.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2014
  13. Jermall Charlo back in action

    Dan Rafael

    Jermall Charlo thought he would be challenging Carlos Molina for his junior middleweight title March 8 in one of the featured bouts on the Canelo Alvarez-Alfredo Angulo Showtime PPV undercard at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. It was a huge opportunit...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  14. Matthysse looks to get back on track

    Dan Rafael

    In 2012 and for most of 2013, junior welterweight slugger Lucas "The Machine" Matthysse was all but untouchable against a series of good opponents. Many viewed him as the best 140-pound fighter in the world and he was the favorite when he squared ...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  15. Khan joins Haymon's stable

    Dan Rafael

    The stable of powerful adviser Al Haymon continued to grow Wednesday as he added yet another prominent fighter -- former unified junior welterweight titlist Amir Khan of England. The signing comes as little surprise, as Khan has talked about signi...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  16. Keith Thurman, Lucas Matthysse and Omar Figueroa to headline Apri...

    Dan Rafael

    Three of boxing's most exciting punchers -- Keith Thurman, Lucas Matthysse and Omar Figueroa -- will be in action April 26 at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., Golden Boy Promotions chief executive Richard Schaefer told ESPN.com.

    Story | Conversation | March 25, 2014