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  1. Abraham, Sjekloca speak out

    Dan Rafael

    Super middleweight titlist Arthur Abraham and challenger Nikola Sjekloca met head-to-head on Tuesday at the kickoff news conference for their May 3 fight at the Velodrom in Berlin, Germany, and here's some of what they had to say: • Sje...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  2. Broner, Maidana fire first shots

    Dan Rafael

    The stacked Adrien Broner-Marcos Maidana card will close out the year for the American premium cable schedule on Dec. 14 (Showtime) at the Alamodome in San Antonio, where those involved gathered on Thursday for the kickoff news conference. Broner ...

    Blog | October 31, 2013
  3. Brandon Rios, Urbano Antillon already in fighting form -- boxing

    Dan Rafael

    Almost as soon as lightweight titlist Brandon Rios and Urbano Antillon sat down for Tuesday's first media conference to promote their July 9 fight, the matchup threatened to escalate into more than just a war of words.

    Story | Conversation | June 10, 2011
  4. Miguel Cotto-Ricardo Mayorga fight also pits Bob Arum against Don...

    Dan Rafael

    Heavy snow in New York delayed the kickoff of this week's planned media tour to formally announce junior middleweight titleholder Miguel Cotto's first defense against Ricardo Mayorga, but Don King didn't let it damper his enthusiasm for the fight.

    Story | Conversation | January 12, 2011
  5. It's Showtime for bantam's best

    Dan Rafael

    Still longing for the days of an American heavyweight champion and fights between boxing's finest? Showtime has at least one aspect covered with the kickoff of its bantamweight tourney.

    Story | Conversation | December 09, 2010
  6. De La Hoya, Pacquiao play Lady Liberty by singing each other's pr...

    George Willis

    Just because the circus is in town doesn't mean the animals have to perform. George Willis looks at a festive yet civilized kickoff to the Oscar De La Hoya-Manny Pacquiao media tour.

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2008
  7. Mayorga's tirade gets nasty, but will it sell?

    Doug Fischer

    Oscar De La Hoya's May 6 return to boxing against WBC 154-pound champ Ricardo Mayorga got ugly quickly during a press conference, with Mayorga issuing many of the profanities.

    Story | Conversation | March 01, 2006