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  1. 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
  2. Orlando Cruz returns April 19

    Dan Rafael

    Featherweight Orlando Cruz got a tremendous amount of attention before his last fight but probably won't get nearly as much in his next one. Back in October, Cruz, 32, of Puerto Rico, challenged Orlando Salido for a vacant featherweight world titl...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  3. Orlando Salido spoils Orlando Cruz's story with a TKO

    Dan Rafael

    Orlando Cruz, boxing's first openly gay fighter, had a story to tell going into Saturday's fight for a vacant featherweight title, but it was Orlando Salido who added another chapter to his own narrative with a TKO win.

    Story | Conversation | October 12, 2013
  4. Featherweight titlist Nicholas Walters signs with Top Rank

    Dan Rafael

    Featherweight titlist Nicholas Walters of Jamaica signed a multiyear promotional agreement with Top Rank over the weekend and will make his first defense on Nov. 9, Top Rank chairman Bob Arum told ESPN.com on Monday.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2013
  5. Lomachenko seeks title in 2nd bout

    Dan Rafael

    Two-time Ukrainian Olympic gold medalist Vasyl Lomachenko is serious about moving quickly in his pro career, so quickly that if he wins his professional debut, he likely will challenge for a world title in his second fight. You read that correctly...

    Blog | September 04, 2013
  6. Big plans ahead for Top Rank

    Dan Rafael

    After talking with Top Rank chairman Bob Arum on Tuesday about the Orlando Salido-Orlando Cruz vacant featherweight title bout that will be on the Timothy Bradley Jr.-Juan Manuel Marquez HBO PPV undercard Oct. 12, we discussed several other fights he...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  7. Orlando Salido-Orlando Cruz to fight for vacant world title in Oc...

    Dan Rafael

    Former titleholder Orlando Salido of Mexico and Puerto Rico's Orlando Cruz will fight for a vacant world title on Oct. 12 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

    Story | Conversation | July 09, 2013
  8. Alexander: Yes to Khan, no to Dubai

    Dan Rafael

    A few notes from around the world of boxing: • Welterweight titlist Devon Alexander was in Brooklyn, N.Y., over the weekend for the Adrien Broner-Paulie Malignaggi fight and I had a chance to talk to him at the fight hotel. He's still s...

    Blog | June 25, 2013
  9. Updates: Chavez, Garcia, more

    Dan Rafael

    A few fight and fighter updates: • Former middleweight titlist Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., whose first fight since losing his belt to Sergio Martinez and subsequent suspension for testing positive for marijuana after the fight was being pl...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  10. Scorecard: Timothy Bradley Jr. pays the price for a crowd-pleasin...

    Dan Rafael

    Labeled a boring fighter who didn't deserve last June's split-decision win over Manny Pacquiao, Timothy Bradley Jr. threw caution to the wind Saturday and battled heavy-handed Ruslan Provodnikov for a tight decision win.

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2013
  11. Garcia feeling fine after surgery

    Dan Rafael

    Other than a little facial bruising following surgery to repair his busted nose, newly crowned featherweight titlist Miguel Angel "Mikey" Garcia is feeling and sounding good. Garcia suffered the broken nose just before the end of the eighth round ...

    Blog | February 04, 2013
  12. Danny Garcia takes another big step with knockout of Erik Morales...

    Dan Rafael

    Danny Garcia has moved leaps and bounds up boxing's pecking order in a very short time. Pounding out Erik Morales in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Saturday may have been his most impressive performance yet.

    Story | Conversation | October 22, 2012
  13. Cruz foe unfazed by announcement

    Dan Rafael

    When featherweight Orlando Cruz of Puerto Rico announced earlier this month that he was gay -- boxing's first male fighter to come out of the closet -- it was a surprise to many that he would do it. Many also wondered how he would be treated in such ...

    Blog | October 15, 2012
  14. Puerto Rican featherweight Orlando Cruz comes out as 'proud gay m...

    Dan Rafael

    Orlando Cruz, the No. 4 ranked WBO featherweight fighter, has released a statement saying that he is "a proud gay man."

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2012
  15. Fortuna-Cruz fill bill on FNF

    Dan Rafael

    Former junior bantamweight titlist Marvin Sonsona, a 21-year-old from the Philippines who is now fighting as a featherweight, was due to headline the July 6 edition of ESPN2/ESPN3's "Friday Night Fights" against Orlando Cruz in Las Vegas. However, So...

    Blog | June 15, 2012
  16. Johnriel Casimero-Luis Lazarte fight ends on a sad note

    Dan Rafael

    The only thing more pitiful than Luis Lazarte's foul-filled, TKO-losing display was the audience participation and ensuing riot that followed.

    Story | Conversation | February 13, 2012