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  1. Lopez back in action on FNF

    Dan Rafael

    As a late substitute opponent facing Victor Ortiz in 2012, welterweight Josesito Lopez of Riverside, Calif., was largely unknown and a major underdog. Nine rounds later, Lopez had badly broken Ortiz's jaw, stopped him and emerged as "The Riverside Ro...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  2. Scorecard: Danny Garcia escapes Puerto Rico with a hard-earned vi...

    Dan Rafael

    Mauricio Herrera was supposed to be an "easy" opponent for junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia. Instead, he almost ruined Garcia's first fight in his parents' native Puerto Rico.

    Story | Conversation | March 17, 2014
  3. Deontay Wilder scores his 31st KO in as many fights

    Dan Rafael

    With a first-round KO of Malik Scott, Deontay Wilder bested an elite opponent, proved his talent and left little doubt that he's America's best in the heavyweight division.

    Story | Conversation | March 15, 2014
  4. Must-win for Lopez, Ponce De Leon

    Dan Rafael

    In June 2008, Puerto Rico's Juan Manuel Lopez got his first title opportunity against then-junior featherweight beltholder Daniel Ponce De Leon of Mexico and turned in an explosive performance. Lopez drilled Ponce De Leon in the first round in Atl...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  5. Victor Ortiz returns '100 percent confident' against Luis Collazo...

    Dan Rafael

    Victor Ortiz is coming off a pair of losses, a gruesome broken jaw and an 18-month layoff to face fellow former welterweight titleholder Luis Collazo on Thursday in Brooklyn, N.Y. Is he as ready as he sounds for his return?

    Story | Conversation | January 29, 2014
  6. Scorecard: Rances Barthelemy hammers his way to 130-pound title

    Dan Rafael

    Rances Barthelemy benefited from a referee's misstep and a commission's lack of instant replay, but he clearly dominated Argenis Mendez on Friday in a second-round knockout to win a junior lightweight title.

    Story | Conversation | January 06, 2014
  7. Scorecard: Marcos Maidana overpowers Adrien Broner for title

    Dan Rafael

    In a late entry for the top fight of 2013, Marcos Maidana put on a power display and upset Adrien Broner in a gritty, dramatic bout to win a welterweight title Saturday in San Antonio.

    Story | Conversation | December 16, 2013
  8. Lopez hopes to get back on track

    Dan Rafael

    Josesito Lopez moved up to welterweight in June 2012 and pulled a major upset when he broke former titleholder Victor Ortiz's jaw and stopped him in the ninth round. After the inspiring win, which the Riverside, Calif., product called his "Rocky m...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  9. A titlist again, Garcia looks ahead

    Dan Rafael

    Mikey Garcia feels whole again. He owned a featherweight title, but he was disappointingly stripped when he failed to make weight for a June defense against Juan Manuel Lopez. But Garcia has a world title belt wrapped around his waist again after ...

    Blog | November 12, 2013
  10. Mikey Garcia grateful for another title shot

    Dan Rafael

    After being stripped of his 126-pound title when he failed to make weight in his previous outing, Mikey Garcia is putting the episode behing him -- starting with, he hopes, Saturday's challenge for Rocky Martinez's 130-pound crown.

    Story | Conversation | November 08, 2013
  11. Plug pulled on Molina-Ortiz

    Dan Rafael

    One of the bouts that was supposed to take place Dec. 14 on the Showtime PPV undercard of the Adrien Broner-Marcos Maidana welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas was junior middleweight titleholder Carlos Molina making his first defen...

    Blog | October 22, 2013
  12. Juan Diaz wins again, closes in on title shot

    Dan Rafael

    Former lightweight titlist Juan Diaz is now 3-0 on the comeback trail, is closing in on a title shot, after beating Juan Santiago by unanimous decision on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | October 19, 2013
  13. Romero to defend belt on Aug. 17

    Dan Rafael

    Junior featherweight titlist Jonathan Romero (23-0, 12 KOs) of Colombia, who outpointed Alejandro Lopez in February to win a 122-pound belt that Nonito Donaire vacated, will make his first defense Aug. 17 (HBO) at the Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic C...

    Blog | July 05, 2013
  14. Maidana OK after car accident

    Dan Rafael

    Welterweight contender Marcos Maidana was in a car accident on Sunday evening in his native Argentina, but the fighter's manager says he is going to be just fine. Sebastian Contursi told ESPN.com that Maidana was making the 30-minute drive home fr...

    Blog | July 01, 2013
  15. Alexander: Yes to Khan, no to Dubai

    Dan Rafael

    A few notes from around the world of boxing: • Welterweight titlist Devon Alexander was in Brooklyn, N.Y., over the weekend for the Adrien Broner-Paulie Malignaggi fight and I had a chance to talk to him at the fight hotel. He's still s...

    Blog | June 25, 2013
  16. Scorecard: Mikey Garcia sends Juan Manuel Lopez into final spiral...

    Dan Rafael

    There were doubts about the viability of the Mikey Garcia-Juan Manuel Lopez matchup before Saturday's fight. Then Garcia showed us why with a virtuoso performance against a diminished former champ.

    Story | Conversation | June 17, 2013