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  1. Lee's 1st defense could be in Ireland

    Dan Rafael

    After Andy Lee, trailing on all three scorecards (two by shutout), knocked out Matt Korobov in the sixth round to win a vacant middleweight world title on Dec. 13 in Las Vegas, he made one thing perfectly clear. As he had said before the fight, Le...

    Blog | December 26, 2014
  2. WBC sets mandatories, pushes Floyd-Pac

    Dan Rafael

    The 52nd annual WBC convention is going on this week at the Mirage in Las Vegas, and while I have little use for the sanctioning organization -- one which regularly breaks its own rules -- one element of the convention is significant because it has a...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  3. Mares back with Medina, wants another title

    Dan Rafael

    The stunning first-round knockout loss to Jhonny Gonzalez that cost Abner Mares his featherweight world title went down as one of the biggest upsets of 2013. Slowly, but surely, Mares is trying to get back on track following that defeat. A rematch...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  4. Gabriel Rosado: 'You're going to see speed, power'

    Dan Rafael

    On the one hand, junior middleweight Gabriel Rosado is known as a tough-as-nails competitor who fights with a crowd-pleasing style. He lets it all hang out in the ring and has become something of a fan favorite in recent years. Even when he challen...

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2014
  5. Dulorme prefers to fight rather than talk

    Dan Rafael

    Junior welterweight Thomas Dulorme is a laid-back kind of guy and not one to slam his opponents or trash talk. Hank Lundy, who will face Dulorme in a 10-round junior welterweight fight on Saturday night (HBO, 10 ET/PT) at the Barclays Center in Brook...

    Blog | December 04, 2014
  6. Crawford-Beltran ratings disappoint

    Dan Rafael

    Lightweight titleholder Terence Crawford may have put the cherry on top of a fighter of the year campaign with his one-sided romp over top challenger Raymundo Beltran on Saturday night. It's just a shame the fight did not draw a big audience, and I b...

    Blog | December 03, 2014
  7. Sergey Kovalev tentatively set to fight Jean Pascal

    Dan Rafael

    Unified light heavyweight titleholder Sergey Kovalev has repeatedly said he wants significant fights and now he has another one on tap -- a showdown with former champion Jean Pascal, by far the best available opponent.

    Story | Conversation | December 02, 2014
  8. Tyson Fury dominates Dereck Chisora to earn world title shot

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight contender Tyson Fury laid a one-sided beating on British countryman Dereck Chisora in a world title eliminator before Chisora's trainer, Don Charles, threw in the towel after the 10th round on Saturday night at the ExCel Arena in London.

    Story | Conversation | November 29, 2014
  9. Kovalev-Pascal under discussion

    Dan Rafael

    Following his one-sided thrashing of the great Bernard Hopkins in a three-belt light heavyweight unification fight on Nov. 8, Sergey Kovalev returned to his home in Los Angeles to meet his newborn son, Aleksandr. Kovalev was deep in training camp ...

    Blog | November 26, 2014
  10. Periban aims to derail DeGale title shot

    Dan Rafael

    Super middleweight contender James DeGale is on the verge of a world title fight. He became one of unified titleholder Carl Froch's mandatory challengers by knocking out Brandon Gonzales in the fourth round of a final eliminator on May 31. A figh...

    Blog | November 21, 2014
  11. Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Maywwather Jr. in 2015? Don't believe the hy...

    Dan Rafael

    It's Manny Pacquiao fight week and that can mean only one thing -- Top Rank promoter Bob Arum wants to sell as many pay-per-views as possible. And since Pacquiao is in a weak matchup with Chris Algieri on Saturday night (HBO PPV, 9 p.m. ET) in Maca...

    Story | Conversation | November 19, 2014
  12. Wladimir Klitschko defeats Kubrat Pulev to retain heavyweight tit...

    Dan Rafael

    World heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko used his powerful left hook to record all four of his knockdowns in a one-sided, fifth-round annihilation of mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev on Saturday at the O2 World arena in Hamburg, Germany.

    Story | Conversation | November 15, 2014
  13. Hopkins-Kovalev a viewership hit

    Dan Rafael

    Despite starting at about midnight on the East Coast, Saturday night's light heavyweight title unification fight between Bernard Hopkins, one of boxing's most well-known fighters, and Sergey Kovalev, one of the sport's fastest rising stars, still del...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  14. Klitschko set to fight with 1st child due

    Dan Rafael

    One thing about heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko that has remained true year after year, fight after fight, title defense after title defense is his absolute total focus on the job at hand. His mental toughness, which used to be questioned,...

    Blog | November 10, 2014
  15. Duva: If Hopkins loses, don't blame age

    Dan Rafael

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Some look at light heavyweight titleholder Sergey Kovalev's unification fight with Bernard Hopkins on Saturday night (HBO, 10:45 ET/PT) at Boardwalk Hall as a no-win situation for the Russian. On the one hand, if Kovalev bea...

    Blog | November 07, 2014
  16. Ali taking big step up against Abregu

    Dan Rafael

    Welterweight Sadam Ali, a 2008 U.S. Olympian, has a glittering 20-0 record with 12 knockouts. He's a fine prospect, but has yet to fight a top opponent -- or anyone remotely resembling one. Instead, he has feasted on has-been, never-were and neve...

    Blog | November 05, 2014