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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 Cruz still waiting for his dream to come true

    LZ Granderson

    Dreams of an openly gay champion boxer will have to wait after Orlando Cruz lost to bigger and stronger Orlando Salido, LZ Granderson writes.

    Story | Conversation | October 12, 2013
  4. 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
  5. Cruz to honor gay community with trunks

    Carlos Narvaez

    LAS VEGAS -- Orlando Cruz will take his message of equality all the way to the ring on Saturday -- although the way he chose to do it was off-putting to some in his Puerto Rico homeland. Cruz, who enters his first world title fight against Mexico'...

    Blog | October 10, 2013
  6. Proud gay boxer Cruz preps for title bout

    Michael Woods

    NEW YORK -- Perhaps the most striking thing, for me, about boxer Orlando Cruz's immensely courageous decision last October to tell the world that he is gay was the relatively mellow response to the news. Sure, we in the media covered it, analyzed ...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Orlando Cruz focused on achieving goals inside ring

    Carlos Narvaez Rosario

    After finding personal freedom outside of the ring, Orlando Cruz is focused on handling his business inside of it, including his personal goal of becoming a world champion.

    Story | Conversation | August 17, 2013
  10. Puerto Rican gay boxer Orlando Cruz to marry

    Puerto Rican gay boxer Orlando Cruz has proposed marriage to his partner after recently announcing he was gay.

    Story | Conversation | August 15, 2013
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Orlando Cruz wants to create a different stir

    Carlos Narvaez

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Orlando Cruz says he wants people to talk about him not because of his private life, but because of his boxing skills. He'll soon get a prime opportunity to create the buzz he seeks in the ring. Puerto Rico's Cruz, who sto...

    Blog | June 26, 2013
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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