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  1. Scorecard: Giovani Segura stops Felipe Salguero in slugfest

    Dan Rafael

    In an early contender for fight of the year, former junior flyweight champion Giovani Segura did what he does best -- engage in a brawl, and emerge from the battle with his hand raised.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2014
  2. Chavez: 'I owe the fans a great performance'

    Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

    Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and, in particular, his focus have been under scrutiny over the past several years, culminating with a lopsided decision loss to Sergio Martinez in 2012. Weight problems, a change of trainers and a year of inactivity effectivel...

    Blog | February 17, 2014
  3. Martinez-Cotto getting closer

    Dan Rafael

    As a June fight between middleweight champion Sergio Martinez and former three-division titleholder Miguel Cotto gets closer and closer, one potential impediment to the deal getting done has seemingly been removed. Marco Antonio Rubio is Martinez'...

    Blog | December 19, 2013
  4. WBC announces mandatory fights

    Dan Rafael

    As much as I rail against the WBC's rule-breaking and divisional rankings, those rankings affect the mandatory fights that are made for the organization's belt. So that makes its annual convention notable in that many of those mandatory situations ar...

    Blog | November 06, 2013
  5. Scorecard: Omar Figueroa guts out a win in fight of the year lead...

    Dan Rafael

    Omar Figueroa, a hard-hitting lightweight from Texas, was the known commodity in San Antonio on Saturday. But Nihito Arakawa won't soon be forgotten after he engaged in a war with Figueroa, who earned an interim belt the hard way.

    Story | Conversation | July 29, 2013
  6. Injury KO's Lemieux from FNF

    Dan Rafael

    Middleweight knockout artist David Lemieux has a small fracture in his right hand and has withdrawn from his Feb. 8 main event on ESPN2's "Friday Night Fights." Lemieux (28-2, 27 KOs) was supposed to face Colombia's Jose Miguel Torres (26-5, 23 KO...

    Blog | January 08, 2013
  7. Quillin psyched for Oct. 20 at Barclays

    Michael Woods

    Boxrec.com is just about the most popular website for boxing fans. It functions as the go-to source for fighters' records, and contains pertinent information on who and where and when they will fight next. So, I'm on there a lot. After my vacay, ...

    Blog | August 21, 2012
  8. Martinez, Chavez Jr. have war of words

    Dan Rafael

    Sergio Martinez, the real middleweight champion, has wanted to fight Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. for more than a year, ever since Chavez won a belt -- which had been stripped from Martinez -- from Sebastian Zbik. Chavez Jr. has also wanted to fight Marti...

    Blog | July 18, 2012
  9. Take the test? Chavez did

    Dan Rafael

    As if there weren't enough scandal and controversy in boxing already, now we have a manufactured one due to an honest error -- but one that many fight fans can't seem to accept as just that. I was watching HBO's "World Championship Boxing" telecas...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  10. Weight issues lighter for Chavez

    Dan Rafael

    Middleweight titleholder Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. figures to be in a real fight against Andy Lee on Saturday night (10 ET, HBO) at the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas, so the outcome is in doubt. But even before Chavez and Lee get into the ring, a questi...

    Blog | June 14, 2012
  11. Texas, WBC blew testing, not Chavez

    Dan Rafael

    One can criticize middleweight titlist Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. for a number of things. The caliber of opponents he has faced, for instance. His need for radical weight loss in the final days before a fight. The fact he was arrested and charged with d...

    Blog | February 08, 2012
  12. Did Chavez Jr. hurry to escape urinalysis?

    Michael Woods

    On Sunday afternoon, I busted Marco Antonio Rubio's chops for insinuating that Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. used an illegal PED or PEDs before his unanimous decision title-defense win in San Antonio Saturday night. I stand by that piece, because Rubio m...

    Blog | February 06, 2012
  13. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. keeps his middleweight belt against Marco ...

    Dan Rafael

    Despite a recent arrest for drunken driving, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. had no problems overcoming Marco Antonio Rubio to defend his middleweight belt.

    Story | Conversation | February 06, 2012
  14. Rubio insinuates Chavez Jr. uses PEDs

    Michael Woods

    Shame on Marco Antonio Rubio. His foe at the Alamodome in San Antonio on Saturday night, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., outfought him, by a wide margin. Chavez won a unanimous decision, by scores of 118-110 (to me, spot on) and 116-112 (not spot on) and 115...

    Blog | February 05, 2012
  15. 5 things we learned in San Antonio

    Kieran Mulvaney

    SAN ANTONIO -- On Saturday, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. returned to the scene of his legendary father's first professional blemish -- an infamous draw to Pernell Whitaker at the Alamodome more than 18 years earlier. He was there perhaps to defend his fami...

    Blog | February 05, 2012
  16. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. retains WBC middleweight title

    Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. retained the WBC middleweight title Saturday night, earning a unanimous decision over fellow Mexican Marco Antonio Rubio.

    Story | Conversation | February 04, 2012