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  1. Saunders, Chisora at Copper again

    Dan Rafael

    Billy Joe Saunders, the British and Commonwealth middleweight champion, and heavyweight Dereck Chisora co-headlined the first pro boxing card at the Copper Box Arena -- a facility used for the 2012 London Olympics -- on Sept. 21. The card was a su...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  2. Meet U.S. Olympians turning pro

    Dan Rafael

    The U.S. men's boxing team came up empty at the London Olympics this past summer. No medals. Nothing. It's the first time that has ever happened. But now it's on to the pro game, where there is no headgear, smaller gloves, longer fights and where kno...

    Blog | November 07, 2012
  3. John Joe Nevin rethinks going pro

    Dan Rafael

    In October, Amir Khan's newly formed Super Fight Promotions announced that it had signed its second fighter: Ireland's John Joe Nevin, the 23-year-old who won the bantamweight silver medal in the 2012 London Olympics (beating Top Rank prospect Oscar ...

    Blog | November 06, 2012
  4. Manager Al Haymon signs six boxers from United States Olympic tea...

    Dan Rafael

    Six of the nine members of the U.S. Olympic boxing team in London -- Dominic Breazeale, Marcus Browne, Terrell Gausha, Errol Spence Jr., Jamel Herring and Rau'shee Warren -- have signed with manager Al Haymon in recent weeks.

    Story | Conversation | September 26, 2012
  5. Andre Ward wants changes to cure U.S. amateur boxing woes

    Dan Rafael

    No one has higher hopes for Team USA boxing than super middleweight champ Andre Ward, who won gold in 2004. That's why he so desperately wants to see changes made to set the spiraling U.S. amateur program straight.

    Story | Conversation | August 03, 2012
  6. Jesse Magdaleno signs pro contract with Top Rank

    Dan Rafael

    Top Rank promoter Bob Arum insisted that he tried to talk amateur boxing standout Jesse Magdaleno into staying in the unpaid ranks for two more years to try to win a gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | October 05, 2010
  7. Kevin Mitchell, Anthony Joshua both on Jan. 31 card in London

    Dan Rafael

    British lightweight contender Kevin Mitchell and blue-chip heavyweight prospect Anthony Joshua, Great Britain's 2012 Olympic super heavyweight gold medalist, will appear on the same card on Jan. 31 at the O2 Arena in London.

    Story | Conversation | November 26, 2014
  8. 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
  9. Ogogo added to May 3 undercard

    Dan Rafael

    British middleweight prospect Anthony Ogogo, who claimed Olympic bronze in front of the hometown crowd at the 2012 London Games, will make his Las Vegas debut on May 3 on the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Marcos Maidana undercard at the MGM Grand, Golden Boy ...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  10. Joshua back in action Feb. 1

    Dan Rafael

    England's Anthony Joshua, the 2012 super heavyweight Olympic gold medalist, had to pull out of last Saturday's card in London because of a sore shoulder. But now that Joshua's shoulder is feeling better, the fight has been rescheduled for Feb. 1 in C...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  11. Joshua, Mitchell share British card

    Dan Rafael

    Anthony Joshua, the 2012 British Olympic super heavyweight gold medalist, and lightweight contender Kevin Mitchell will be in two of the featured bouts on the final big British show of the year, a Dec. 14 card at the ExCel London that Matchroom Sport...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  12. Joshua's pro debut to air on ESPN3

    Dan Rafael

    Fight fans in the United States will be able to watch a legal stream of the big fight card at the O2 Arena in London on Saturday. The card, headlined by the professional debut of 2012 British Olympic super heavyweight gold medalist Anthony Joshua,...

    Blog | October 03, 2013
  13. England gold medalist Anthony Joshua excited to get going in pro ...

    Dan Rafael

    British gold medalist Anthony Joshua met the media Thursday in London and vowed to work as hard in the pro ranks as he did in amateurs.

    Story | Conversation | July 25, 2013
  14. England gold medalist Anthony Joshua turning pro

    Dan Rafael

    England's Anthony Joshua, who won the 2012 Olympic super heavyweight gold medal in front of the home fans in London, is going pro a year after his biggest amateur triumph.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2013
  15. Luke Campbell primed for debut

    Dan Rafael

    At the 2012 London Games, Luke Campbell became the first British boxer to win a bantamweight Olympic gold medal in more than 100 years. But when Campbell makes his pro debut, he do so as a lightweight. In the '12 Olympics, the bantamweight limit w...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  16. British medalist Luke Campbell set for pro debut

    Dan Rafael

    Luke Campbell, who became the first British boxer to win a bantamweight Olympic gold medal in more than 100 years in London last summer, will make his professional debut July 13.

    Story | Conversation | May 15, 2013