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  1. Best fights to make at welterweight

    Brian Campbell

    There was a certain refreshing nature to the way England's Kell Brook soundly defeated Shawn Porter on Saturday to capture his welterweight title. It wasn't just the convincing nature of Brook's performance or the fact that his victory announced -...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  2. Things we learned on Saturday

    Nigel Collins

    For a split second, Kell Brook must have felt like he was in the ring with Sakio Bika. Moments after his majority decision over Shawn Porter was announced, his promoter, Eddie Hearn, wrapped him in a joyous embrace as both rolled around on the canvas...

    Blog | August 17, 2014
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Boxing Relevance Report: Mayweather-Maidana and Floyd’s Fut...

    Eric Raskin

    Almost exactly two years ago, Grantland introduced the boxing Relevance Rankings, an attempt to combine pound-for-pound talent with marketability to rank fighters according to their overall clout in the fight game. The Relevance Reports are a way to...

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  7. 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
  8. Matthysse, Klitschko win at their own game

    Brian Campbell

    Here are five things we learned Saturday after a full day and night of fights, including a heavyweight championship bout in Oberhausen, Germany, and a wild tripleheader of action from Carson, Calif.: 1. That's why they play the game Or in thi...

    Blog | April 27, 2014
  9. Keith Thurman makes quick work of Julio Diaz

    Brian Campbell

    The world may not yet be intimately acquainted with Keith Thurman, but after the 147-pound interim titlist punished veteran Julio Diaz for 12 rounds on Saturday, the rest of the division better take notice.

    Story | Conversation | April 27, 2014
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  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. 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
  15. 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
  16. Dawson latest to join Haymon

    Dan Rafael

    LAS VEGAS -- Powerful adviser Al Haymon usually signs top titleholders, contenders and elite prospects. He is not known for signing reclamation projects, but that is exactly what he has done by adding former light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson to ...

    Blog | March 08, 2014