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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Price continues comeback

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight David Price, the 2012 ESPN.com prospect of the year and a 2008 British Olympic bronze medalist, will continue his comeback on June 7. Promoter Sauerland Event announced on Wednesday that Price (17-2, 15 KOs) will face Yaroslav Zavorotn...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  12. Ogogo added to May 3 undercard

    Dan Rafael

    British middleweight prospect Anthony Ogogo, who claimed Olympic bronze in front of the hometown crowd at the 2012 London Games, will make his Las Vegas debut on May 3 on the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Marcos Maidana undercard at the MGM Grand, Golden Boy ...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  13. Joshua to fight at Wembley

    Dan Rafael

    The hand injury that England's Anthony Joshua, the 2012 Olympic super heavyweight gold medalist, picked up in his first-round knockout of Hector Avila on March 1 will be enough to keep Joshua from his next scheduled fight, Matchroom Sport promoter Ed...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  14. Wilder set for toughest test in Scott

    Dan Rafael

    Deontay Wilder is as imposing as any heavyweight out there. The 2008 U.S. Olympic bronze medalist is 6-foot-7, a chiseled 225 pounds and possesses a devastating right hand. That right hand has been the weapon Wilder (30-0, 30 KOs) has primarily us...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  15. Glaskov ready for task at hand in Adamek

    Dan Rafael

    While political unrest continues play out in his native Ukraine, unbeaten heavyweight Vyacheslav "Czar" Glazkov readies for the most important fight of his career against veteran Tomasz Adamek.

    Story | Conversation | March 13, 2014
  16. Globetrotting Arum powers on

    Dan Rafael

    SAN ANTONIO -- Top Rank promoter Bob Arum has been traveling like crazy. Last week he was in Macau for his card headlined by two-time Olympic gold medalist Zou Shiming. This week he is in San Antonio promoting Saturday night's Julio Cesar Chavez ...

    Blog | March 01, 2014