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  1. Luke Campbell fights for ill father

    Dan Rafael

    Three weeks ago, lightweight Luke Campbell, a 2012 British Olympic gold medalist on a collision course with pal and fellow Hull, England, product Tommy Coyle, withdrew from a March 7 card in their hometown meant to serve as a prelude to their planned...

    Blog | February 25, 2015
  2. Why I missed Douglas-Tyson

    Dan Rafael

    Editor's note: This blog was originally published in February 2013; this Wednesday is the 25th anniversary of the fight. Maybe outside of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team's upset of Russia in Lake Placid, N.Y., I view Buster Douglas' 10th-round k...

    Blog | February 11, 2015
  3. Father's poor health sidelines Campbell

    Dan Rafael

    Lightweight Luke Campbell, a 2012 British Olympic gold medalist, is on a collision course with his pal and fellow Hull, England, product Tommy Coyle. They have fought separate opponents on recent cards together as Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie H...

    Blog | February 04, 2015
  4. Heavyweight prospect Anthony Joshua withdraws from Jan. 31 bout

    Dan Rafael

    Blue-chip heavyweight prospect Anthony Joshua, the 2012 British Olympic gold medalist, was forced to withdraw from a Jan. 31 fight because of a stress fracture in his lower back,

    Story | Conversation | January 12, 2015
  5. Injured David Price has date rescheduled

    Dan Rafael

    British heavyweight David Price, a 2008 Olympic bronze medalist and 2012 ESPN.com prospect of the year, has a new fight date: Feb. 21 at the O2 World in Berlin. Price will face an opponent to be determined on the undercard of the rematch between s...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  6. David Price withdraws from fight with biceps tear

    Dan Rafael

    The injury woes continue for British heavyweight David Price, a 2008 Olympic bronze medalist and 2012 ESPN.com prospect of the year.

    Story | Conversation | December 01, 2014
  7. Kevin Mitchell, Anthony Joshua both on Jan. 31 card in London

    Dan Rafael

    British lightweight contender Kevin Mitchell and blue-chip heavyweight prospect Anthony Joshua, Great Britain's 2012 Olympic super heavyweight gold medalist, will appear on the same card on Jan. 31 at the O2 Arena in London.

    Story | Conversation | November 26, 2014
  8. DeGale pressures Froch to fight him

    Dan Rafael

    Super middleweight contender James DeGale, the 2008 British Olympic gold medalist, is sitting in a mandatory position for the next shot at one of unified titleholder Carl Froch's belts. DeGale wants the fight badly, and the fight between countryme...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  9. Full speed ahead for Joshua in 2015

    Dan Rafael

    The ascent of heavyweight super prospect Anthony Joshua, the 2012 British Olympic super heavyweight gold medalist, figures to move into full gear in 2015. The 25-year-old Joshua blew away faded countryman Michael Sprott in just 86 seconds Saturday...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  10. Vasyl Lomachenko hurts hand, wins every round against Chonlatarn ...

    Dan Rafael

    Featherweight titlist Vasyl Lomachenko, the brilliant two-time Ukranian Olympic gold medalist regarded by many as the best amateur fighter in boxing history, is making quite a name for himself as a professional. Lomachenko, who won a world title in...

    Story | Conversation | November 22, 2014
  11. Price returning from hand surgery

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight David Price, who underwent surgery to repair a damaged tendon in his right hand in July, will return from the injury on Dec. 6, Sauerland Event announced on Friday. Price (18-2, 15 KOs), a 2008 British Olympic bronze medalist and the 2...

    Blog | November 14, 2014
  12. Coyle-Campbell showdown on track

    Dan Rafael

    British lightweights Tommy Coyle and Luke Campbell both did what they were supposed to do on Saturday night: knock out solid opponents in entertaining fights and stay on course for a summer showdown. Coyle and Campbell, a 2012 Olympic gold medalis...

    Blog | October 27, 2014
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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