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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Thurman, Matthysse doubleheader

    Dan Rafael

    LAS VEGAS -- Golden Boy Promotions chief executive Richard Schaefer likes for his fight cards to have a theme. For example, Saturday night's Showtime PPV card, headlined by an expected brawl between Canelo Alvarez and Alfredo Angulo, is called "Toe T...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  13. Luis Collazo signs with Al Haymon

    Dan Rafael

    Add one more guy to the list of fighters who undoubtedly will say at his next news conference or after his next victory, "I'd like to thank Al Haymon." Former welterweight titlist Luis Collazo became the latest fighter to sign with Haymon, the mos...

    Blog | March 03, 2014
  14. Stevenson signs with Haymon

    Dan Rafael

    Light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson surprised many on Tuesday when he signed with powerful adviser Al Haymon. Stevenson signed the papers in California with Sam Watson, Haymon's right-hand man. Watson said he has known Stevenson for a whil...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  15. Dan Rafael's dozen must-see fighters

    Dan Rafael

    What does Miguel Cotto, Adonis Stevenson and Sergey Kovalev have in common? For starters, they are three of Dan Rafaels' dozen must-see fighters in boxing today.

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2014
  16. Thurman-Collazo in the cards?

    Dan Rafael

    Luis Collazo's second-round knockout of fellow former welterweight titleholder Victor Ortiz on Thursday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., was impressive, vaulted him back into the consciousness of fight fans and certainly set him up for...

    Blog | February 03, 2014