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  1. Oscar: 'Time is now' for Mares-Santa Cruz

    Dan Rafael

    If Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya has his way -- and he sounded awfully confident -- fight fans will be treated to a featherweight showdown in 2015 between Abner Mares and Leo Santa Cruz, which could be one of the most fan-friendly ...

    Blog | November 13, 2014
  2. Scorecard: Mayweather leaves no doubt in rematch with Maidana

    Dan Rafael

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

    Story | Conversation | September 15, 2014
  3. Leo Santa Cruz stops Manuel Roman in Round 2 to retain junior fea...

    Dan Rafael

    Junior featherweight world titlist Leo Santa Cruz retained his belt with ease as he blasted out Manuel Roman with a single right hand in the second round on Saturday night at the MGM Grand.

    Story | Conversation | September 13, 2014
  4. Santa Cruz, fans deserve bigger fight

    Dan Rafael

    LAS VEGAS -- Junior featherweight titlist Leo Santa Cruz is one of the most fan-friendly fighters in boxing. He throws tons of punches and usually has a smile on his face inside an d outside the ring. The former bantamweight titleholder -- he va...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  5. Leo Santa Cruz to defend title on Floyd Mayweather's card

    Dan Rafael

    Junior featherweight titleholder Leo Santa Cruz will defend his belt against unknown Manuel Roman in the co-feature to welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s rematch with Marcos Maidana on Sept. 13 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

    Story | Conversation | August 14, 2014
  6. Frampton focused on Cazares

    Dan Rafael

    Junior featherweight contender Carl Frampton is poised for the biggest fight of his career, one that would lead to an even more significant fight with a victory. First up, Frampton (17-0, 12 KOs) will play to a partisan crowd in his hometown of Be...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  7. Leo Santa Cruz dominates Cristian Mijares to keep WBC junior feat...

    Dan Rafael

    Leo Santa Cruz rolled all over former two-division champ Cristian Mijares on Saturday, scoring a dominating unanimous-decision victory to keep his junior featherweight title.

    Story | Conversation | March 08, 2014
  8. Alvarez to earn more than $1.25M

    Dan Rafael

    LAS VEGAS -- Former junior middleweight titlist Canelo Alvarez, the star of Saturday night's Showtime PPV card at the MGM Grand, will earn a minimum of $1.25 million for his main event against Alfredo Angulo, according to the Nevada State Athletic Co...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  9. Fighters talk Valentine's Day

    Dan Rafael

    Friday is Valentine's Day so even some rough and tough fighters are showing their softer side. The PR folks working on the Canelo Alvarez-Alfredo Angulo Showtime PPV card, which takes place March 8 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, talked to the eigh...

    Blog | February 13, 2014
  10. 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
  11. Carl Frampton, Hugo Cazares to fight; winner gets Leo Santa Cruz

    Dan Rafael

    Carl Frampton will face Hugo Cazares in a world title elimination bout on April 4.

    Story | Conversation | January 30, 2014
  12. Santa Cruz, Mijares show respect

    Dan Rafael

    There was plenty of respect on display between junior featherweight titlist Leo Santa Cruz and former two-time junior bantamweight titleholder and Mexican countryman Cristian Mijares on Tuesday at the news conference in Los Angeles to formally announ...

    Blog | January 22, 2014
  13. Trio of title fights added to Saul Alvarez-Alfredo Angulo card

    Dan Rafael

    Three title bouts have been finalized and were added Friday to the Saul "Canelo" Alvarez-Alfredo Angulo Showtime PPV card on March 8 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Golden Boy Promotions announced.

    Story | Conversation | January 18, 2014
  14. Malinga, Hall vie for vacant belt

    Dan Rafael

    South Africa's Vusi Malinga has twice before fought for a bantamweight world title. Neither went very well for him. In 2009, he got knocked out in the first round by then-titleholder Hozumi Hasegawa in Japan. In 2012, he lost a near-shutout decisi...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  15. Santa Cruz interested in Frampton

    Dan Rafael

    SAN ANTONIO -- After Leo Santa Cruz retained his junior featherweight title for the first time, outpointing Puerto Rican southpaw Cesar Seda on Saturday night in an exciting fight at the Alamodome, he came to ringside and told those of us on press ro...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  16. '12 Days': Rigondeaux-Santa Cruz

    Jason Langendorf

    In the spirit of the holidays, ESPN is celebrating the season with our own "12 Days" wish list of the fights we want to see most, regardless of promotional or other entanglements. Keep checking back over the coming days to see new fights revealed, di...

    Blog | December 16, 2013