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  1. Notes: Rigondeaux, Dirrell, more

    Dan Rafael

    A few notes from around the boxing world: • With music mogul Jay Z's Roc Nation Sports new on the boxing promotion scene and looking to sign fighters, it made an offer to unified junior featherweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (14-0,...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
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  3. Quillin-Korobov in trouble?

    Dan Rafael

    Middleweight contender Matt Korobov has signed for his mandatory shot against titlist "Kid Chocolate" Peter Quillin, doing so last week after promoter Top Rank received the contract from Roc Nation Sports, the sports agency founded by music mogul Jay...

    Blog | September 01, 2014
  4. Roc Nation Sports wins Kid Chocolate Quillin-Matt Korobov purse b...

    Dan Rafael

    Roc Nation Sports won a purse bid on Monday to secure the promotional rights to a mandatory fight between middleweight titleholder "Kid Chocolate" Peter Quillin and Matt Korobov, even though it does not promote either fighter.

    Story | Conversation | August 18, 2014
  5. Roc Nation Sports tabs David Itskowitch to lead boxing venture

    Dan Rafael

    Roc Nation Sports, the agency founded by music superstar Jay Z in April 2013, quickly made its mark in athlete representation and now plans to bring its muscle to boxing as a promoter.

    Story | Conversation | August 18, 2014
  6. Legends meet: Pacquiao, Dylan

    Dan Rafael

    Music legend Bob Dylan once wrote an entire song, "Hurricane," about the plight of middleweight Rubin "Hurricane" Carter. On Thursday, Dylan -- who is a boxing fan -- wasn't singing about a boxer but rather was in Los Angeles in attendance at trai...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  7. How Floyd Mayweather and Justin Bieber developed an alliance - ES...

    Tim Keown

    In ESPN The Magazine's Music Issue, Tim Keown writes about how the unlikely pairing of Justin Bieber and Floyd Mayweather came to be.

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2014
  8. Guillermo Rigondeaux unanimously outpoints Nonito Donaire

    Guillermo Rigondeaux retained his WBA super bantamweight championship and added the WBO super bantamweight belt, unanimously outpointing Nonito Donaire on Saturday night at Radio City Music Hall.

    Story | Conversation | April 13, 2013
  9. Felix Verdejo scores a first-round knockout over Steve Gutierrez

    Dan Rafael

    Felix Verdejo scored a crushing first-round knockout of Steve Gutierrez on Saturday, in the undercard of the Nonito Donaire-Guillermo Rigondeaux junior featherweight title fight.

    Story | Conversation | April 13, 2013
  10. Nonito Donaire-Guillermo Rigondeaux unification fight set for Apr...

    Dan Rafael

    Junior featherweight titleholder Nonito Donaire will meet Guillermo Rigondeaux April 13 in the main event of HBO's "World Championship Boxing".

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2013
  11. Joe Frazier-George Foreman I opened the door to a heavyweight gol...

    Nigel Collins

    "The Rumble in the Jungle" and "Thrilla in Manila" may be more acclaimed, but "The Sunshine Showdown" -- Joe Frazier's 1973 heavyweight defense against George Foreman in Kingston, Jamaica -- led the way.

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2013
  12. Olympic boxing trials -- Queen Underwood enjoys spoils of winning...

    Jim Caple

    Queen Underwood beat Mikaela Mayer to win the lightweight class at the first-ever U.S. women's Olympic boxing trials.

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2012
  13. McKagan: Boxing hype still pulls me in for Cotto-Margarito II

    Duff McKagan

    Back home and in search of some U.S. sports, Duff McKagan was drawn to the drama of Cotto-Margarito II. It didn't live up to the hype, but it was a much better fight than Oregon-UCLA.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2011
  14. Duff McKagan: Besides Mayweather's punch, are we suckers?

    Duff McKagan

    Duff McKagan went to his buddy Slash's house to watch a boxing match, but then the bewildering events at the Mayweather-Ortiz bout broke out.

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2011
  15. Duff McKagan: Getting Down with super sports fan Phil Anselmo

    Duff McKagan

    While on tour in Europe, Duff McKagan enjoys some rock 'n' roll camaraderie with fellow sports fan Phil Anselmo, the Down singer with an impressive passion for the New Orleans Saints and boxing.

    Story | Conversation | June 21, 2011
  16. Will Ferrell and boxer Manny Pacquiao sing 'Imagine' on 'Jimmy Ki...

    Will Ferrell and Manny Pacquiao sing knockout version of John Lennon's "Imagine."

    Story | Conversation | November 03, 2010
  17. Shelly Finkel leaving boxing management

    Dan Rafael

    Shelly Finkel, one of the most powerful managers in boxing for the past 30-plus years, is leaving behind management in a surprising move and returning to music promotion, which is where he got his start.

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2010