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  1. 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
  2. Another chance for former middleweight champion Jermain Taylor

    Dan Rafael

    In 2005, Jermain Taylor outpointed the great Bernard Hopkins to win the undisputed middleweight championship, and then beat him again in his first title defense. That was when Taylor was a rising star in boxing, a 2000 U.S. Olympic bronze medalist ta...

    Story | Conversation | October 08, 2014
  3. Notes: Dirrell, Dulorme, Ramirez updates

    Dan Rafael

    A few notes from around the boxing world: • Super middleweight Andre Dirrell (22-1, 15 KOs), the 2004 U.S. Olympic bronze medalist and former world title challenger, is getting busy again. He is due to face Nick Brinson (16-2-2, 6 KOs) ...

    Blog | September 25, 2014
  4. Anthony Joshua on aggressive schedule

    Dan Rafael

    First came the announcement from Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn that blue chip heavyweight prospect Anthony Joshua, the 2012 British Olympic super heavyweight gold medalist, would take a bit of a step up in competition by facing Konstantin Air...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  5. Anthony Joshua stepping up competition

    Dan Rafael

    Blue-chip heavyweight prospect Anthony Joshua is taking a step up in competition for his next fight. The 2012 British Olympic super heavyweight gold medalist will face Konstantin Airich at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester, England, on Sept. 13 on...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  6. Andre Dirrell to make comeback against Vladine Biosse

    Dan Rafael

    Former super middleweight world title challenger and 2004 U.S. Olympic bronze medalist Andre Dirrell, who has fought just twice since 2010, is making a comeback on Friday night.

    Story | Conversation | July 29, 2014
  7. Oscar De La Hoya is fighting back

    Dan Rafael

    LAS VEGAS -- Retired from the ring or not, Oscar De La Hoya will always be a fighter at heart. He won a 1992 Olympic gold medal -- hence the famous "Golden Boy" nickname -- 10 world titles in a then-record six weight divisions, earned some $300 mil...

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2014
  8. Ramirez adds intrigue to Macau card

    Dan Rafael

    Flyweight prospect Zou Shiming, the two-time Chinese Olympic gold medalist on the verge of fighting for a world title, is in the main event. Junior featherweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux, one of boxing's most skillful fighters, is on the underca...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  9. Price sidelined by hand surgery

    Dan Rafael

    British heavyweight David Price, a 2008 Olympic bronze medalist and 2012 ESPN.com prospect of the year, will be sidelined until December. Price (18-2, 15 KOs) underwent surgery to repair a damaged tendon in his right hand on Tuesday, promoter Saue...

    Blog | July 16, 2014
  10. Zou Shiming closes in on title fight

    Dan Rafael

    Chinese hero Zou Shiming is on the doorstep of fighting for a flyweight world title just 15 months and four fights into his professional career. The two-time Olympic gold medalist fights for the fifth time as a professional when he faces Luis De La...

    Story | Conversation | July 11, 2014
  11. Joshua expects test from Skelton

    Dan Rafael

    Through six professional fights England's Anthony Joshua, the 2012 Olympic super heavyweight gold medalist, has fought six marshmallows. And knocked them all out. Easily. Inside two rounds. He has yet to have a moment of real competition as a pro....

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  12. Heavyweight Zhang Zhilei to make pro debut on Aug. 8

    Dan Rafael

    Chinese amateur Zhang Zhilei, who claimed the Olympic super heavyweight silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and bronze medals at the 2007 and 2009 amateur world championships, will make his pro debut Aug. 8 in Fallon, Nevada.

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2014
  13. Redkach gets new FNF foe

    Dan Rafael

    Relentless lightweight prospect Ivan Redkach, a 2008 Olympic alternate from Ukraine, returns June 27 to headline ESPN's "Friday Night Fights" at the Ameristar Casino in St. Charles, Missouri, but he will have a different opponent than originally plan...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  14. Olympic medalist Usyk on the fast track

    Dan Rafael

    Blue-chip cruiserweight prospect Oleksandr Usyk (3-0, 3 KOs), the 2012 Olympic heavyweight gold medalist from Ukraine, will face the experienced Cesar David Crenz (21-8, 13 KOs) of Argentina in an eight-round bout on May 31 at the Sport Palace in Ode...

    Blog | May 24, 2014
  15. Joshua added to May 31 undercard

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight prospect Anthony Joshua, the 2012 Olympic super heavyweight gold medalist, is 5-0 with all of his wins coming by knockout. Each of the fights were scheduled for six rounds, but that made no difference because Joshua won all of them by kno...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  16. Injured Samir off Friday's card

    Dan Rafael

    When super middleweight Bastie Samir turned pro after representing Ghana in the 2008 Olympics he looked like a serious prospect. But then came some layoffs, immigration issues and a 2011 draw against a low-level opponent. Samir's stock dropped aft...

    Blog | May 13, 2014