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  1. Canelo Alvarez-Alfredo Angulo bout generates big PPV numbers

    Dan Rafael

    The Canelo Alvarez-Alfredo Angulo pay-per-view fight earlier last weekend generated more than 350,000 buys and grossed at least $20 million.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2014
  2. Let's not wait on an Adonis Stevenson-Jean Pascal fight

    Dan Rafael

    Why should Jean Pascal bother with a Lucian Bute rematch after Saturday's dominant win? Instead, bring on another all-Montreal matchup: light heavyweight champ Adonis Stevenson.

    Story | Conversation | January 19, 2014
  3. Felix Sturm readies for return

    Dan Rafael

    Former three-time middleweight titlist Felix Sturm, one of Germany's most popular fighters, is returning to action and hoping to put the misery of his past two fights behind him. Sturm (37-3-2, 16 KOs), 34, announced that he will face an opponent to ...

    Blog | May 27, 2013
  4. Canelo Alvarez lands Austin Trout, come what may

    Dan Rafael

    Canelo Alvarez, 22, has already built a small boxing empire -- but on the backs of retreads and smaller foes. He decided enough was enough and chose Austin Trout as the fighter against whom he'd make his stand.

    Story | Conversation | April 19, 2013
  5. Jean Pascal to return after 1½-year injury absence

    Dan Rafael

    Former light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal, out of action since May 2011 because of injuries, will return Dec. 14 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, promoter Yvon Michel announced Monday.

    Story | Conversation | November 05, 2012
  6. Saul "Canelo" Alvarez vs. Alfonso Gomez added to Ortiz-Mayweather...

    Dan Rafael

    Saul "Canelo" Alvarez will make his second defense against former "Contender" star Alfonso Gomez at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sept. 17.

    Story | Conversation | July 22, 2011
  7. Fernando Vargas' comeback bout postponed by illness

    Dan Rafael

    The comeback of former two-time junior middleweight titleholder Fernando Vargas has been postponed because of illness.

    Story | Conversation | February 16, 2011
  8. American fight fans can tune in to Saul Alvarez

    Dan Rafael

    American fight fans hungering for another glimpse at Saul Alvarez are in luck: Canelo will appear on American airwaves Dec. 4.

    Story | Conversation | November 18, 2010
  9. Saul Alvarez re-signs with Golden Boy following knockout win

    Dan Rafael

    Two days after scoring a spectacular one-punch knockout victory, junior middleweight Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, one of Mexico's most popular fighters, finalized a contract extension with Golden Boy Promotions, the company announced Monday.

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2010
  10. Miguel Cotto, Manny Pacquiao agree to November showdown

    Dan Rafael

    Top Rank promoter Bob Arum completed a deal for the boxing's biggest fight of the fall: A showdown between pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao and welterweight titleholder Miguel Cotto.

    Story | Conversation | July 20, 2009
  11. De La Hoya-Pacquiao talks bog down over revenue split

    Dan Rafael

    After several hours of serious talks last week, the Oscar De La Hoya-Manny Pacquiao fight appears to have been knocked out.

    Story | Conversation | August 13, 2008
  12. ESPN takes series 'The Contender' out of the ring

    Dan Rafael

    ESPN has canceled boxing reality series "The Contender."

    Story | Conversation | April 10, 2008
  13. British boxer Hatton joins Golden Boy Promotions

    Dan Rafael

    Junior welterweight champion Ricky Hatton of England, one of the most popular fighters in the world, signed with Golden Boy Promotions on Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | March 07, 2008
  14. De La Hoya plans May 3 tune-up before Mayweather matchup

    Dan Rafael

    Oscar De La Hoya will fight a tune-up bout May 3 and plans to do it live on HBO -- not pay-per-view -- De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions told Friday night.

    Story | Conversation | January 18, 2008
  15. De La Hoya: Mayweather is the villain

    Dan Rafael

    Despite claims to the contrary, Floyd Mayweather is continuing to play the role of villain in his fight with Oscar De La Hoya, writes Dan Rafael.

    Story | Conversation | May 03, 2007
  16. Notebook: ESPN to present fights Ryder Cup-style

    Dan Rafael

    "The Contender" borrows a page from the Ryder Cup, pitting U.S. fighters vs. British fighters to be televised on ESPN in April, Dan Rafael writes.

    Story | Conversation | February 09, 2007