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  1. Boxing: 2014, the Year of Suck

    Rafe Bartholomew

    Ask anyone who follows boxing: 2014 was a terrible year for the sport. Challenge one of the seen-it-all ringside scribes who has observed the sport for decades to come up with a year so chock-full of disgraceful mi...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  2. WBC sets mandatories, pushes Floyd-Pac

    Dan Rafael

    The 52nd annual WBC convention is going on this week at the Mirage in Las Vegas, and while I have little use for the sanctioning organization -- one which regularly breaks its own rules -- one element of the convention is significant because it has a...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  3. Wladimir Klitschko to make 18th title defense April 25 in Brookly...

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko is coming back to New York -- Brooklyn to be exact.

    Story | Conversation | December 17, 2014
  4. Tyson Fury to fight Feb. 28, risk mandatory challenger status vs....

    Dan Rafael

    British heavyweight contender Tyson Fury will risk his status as a mandatory challenger for world champion Wladimir Klitschko by fighting Feb. 28 at the O2 Arena in London.

    Story | Conversation | December 17, 2014
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  6. BWAA awards: And the nominees are...

    Dan Rafael

    As if last week wasn't busy enough in Las Vegas, where I shuttled between the Cosmopolitan and MGM Grand on Thursday, Friday and Saturday for coverage of both big shows - I hit both press conferences and weigh-ins and watched the early MGM bouts befo...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  7. Johnathon Banks Q&A: 'Everything is at stake'

    Brian Campbell

    After helping heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko to a trio of victories over the past 12 months, Johnathon Banks returns to being a fighter when he meets former lightweight champion Antonio Tarver on Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | December 10, 2014
  8. Tarver not worried about rust

    Dan Rafael

    When heavyweight Antonio Tarver, the former light heavyweight world champion, faces Johnathon Banks in a 10-round bout in Thursday's ESPN2 boxing special (10 p.m. ET) it will be his first fight in a more than a year. Despite the long layoff, Tarve...

    Blog | December 08, 2014
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  10. Klitschko-Jennings penciled in for April 25

    Dan Rafael

    Assuming a deal is finalized for heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko to make title defense No. 18 against Philadelphia's Bryant Jennings -- and the sides are far down the road -- the fight will take place on April 25. The specific site is not ...

    Blog | December 02, 2014
  11. Tyson Fury, Dereck Chisora meet for a chance to get Wladimir Klit...

    Dan Rafael

    After two postponements and numerous months of trash talk and promotional antics, bigmouthed British heavyweight contenders Tyson Fury and Dereck Chisora will finally climb into the ring for their rematch to accomplish two goals -- to shut the other ...

    Story | Conversation | November 28, 2014
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
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  19. 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