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  1. Klitschko-Jennings in works for spring

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight contender Bryant Jennings is in an ideal position. The Philadelphia fighter with a big personality is sitting in the mandatory position to be the next opponent for the winner of the fight between titleholder Bermane Stiverne (24-1, 21...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  2. Notes: Kell Brook plans March return

    Dan Rafael

    A few notes from around the boxing world: • Welterweight titlist Kell Brook (33-0, 22 KOs), forced to call off his first defense scheduled for Dec. 6 after being stabbed in the leg while on vacation in early September, said his injury h...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  3. Stiverne-Wilder on Jan. 17 in Las Vegas?

    Dan Rafael

    The long-overdue mandatory fight between heavyweight titlist Bermane Stiverne and Deontay Wilder appears to be set. Two sources involved in the fight told ESPN.com that the fight is ticketed for Jan. 17 on Showtime at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. ...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  4. Notes: HOF set to announce Class of 2015

    Dan Rafael

    A few notes from around the boxing world: • The International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, New York, announced that the Class of 2015 will be unveiled Dec. 4 at 1 p.m. ET. There will be inductees in four categories -- modern, old-...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  5. Scorecard: Wladimir Klitschko wins, closes in on records

    Dan Rafael

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

    Story | Conversation | November 17, 2014
  6. Wladimir Klitschko defeats Kubrat Pulev to retain heavyweight tit...

    Dan Rafael

    World heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko used his powerful left hook to record all four of his knockdowns in a one-sided, fifth-round annihilation of mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev on Saturday at the O2 World arena in Hamburg, Germany.

    Story | Conversation | November 15, 2014
  7. Memory of Lamon Brewster loss drives Wladimir Klitschko

    Dan Rafael

    Memory of loss to Lamon Brewster drives Wladimir Klitschko to this day, writes Dan Rafael.

    Story | Conversation | November 14, 2014
  8. Pulev can win only one of Klitschko's belts

    Dan Rafael

    Lineal heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko, who also owns three of the major alphabet titles, will put them all on the line when he makes his mandatory defense against Kubrat Pulev on Saturday (HBO, 4:45 p.m. ET/PT) at the O2 World arena in...

    Blog | November 14, 2014
  9. Chagaev dreams of rematch with Klitschko

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight Ruslan Chagaev, who won a vacant secondary belt by majority decision against faded Fres Oquendo in July, was supposed to make his first defense against interim titlist Luis Ortiz next -- until Ortiz flunked a drug test after claiming the ...

    Blog | November 12, 2014
  10. Can Klitschko reach two more records?

    Dan Rafael

    For several years, I have interviewed heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko before his title defenses. He's always been open with me on various subjects and seems to have enjoyed our give-and-take. But he has been loath to talk about the increasing...

    Blog | November 12, 2014
  11. Klitschko admires GGG from afar

    Dan Rafael

    Middleweight titlist Gennady Golovkin, the knockout artist and rising star, has seen his ratings on HBO and the size of the crowds he draws increase over the past two years, during which he has mostly fought in the United States. Surprisingly, Gol...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  12. Arizona freshman Stanley Johnson brings physical, mental gifts to...

    Myron Medcalf

    Arizona freshman Stanley Johnson brings a wide array of skills, both physical and mental, to the table. He could be the spark the Wildcats need to reach their potential.

    Story | Conversation | November 11, 2014
  13. Klitschko set to fight with 1st child due

    Dan Rafael

    One thing about heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko that has remained true year after year, fight after fight, title defense after title defense is his absolute total focus on the job at hand. His mental toughness, which used to be questioned,...

    Blog | November 10, 2014
  14. HBO picks up Klitschko-Pulev

    Dan Rafael

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- HBO announced to press row on Saturday night at the Bernard Hopkins-Sergey Kovalev fight at Boardwalk Hall that it has finalized a deal to carry live American coverage of the Nov. 15 heavyweight championship fight between Wladi...

    Blog | November 08, 2014
  15. Klitschko has high praise for Joshua

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko knows a thing or two about boxing. After all, he has been champion for more than eight years and has made 16 defenses against all comers. So when he says he believes that England's Anthony Joshua, the 2012 O...

    Blog | November 05, 2014
  16. Joshua takes another step up vs. Bakhtov

    Dan Rafael

    England's Anthony Joshua, the 2012 Olympic super heavyweight gold medalist, will face what should be his toughest professional test so far when he tangles with Denis Bakhtov on Saturday at the O2 Arena in London. Not only will the 24-year-old Josh...

    Blog | October 10, 2014