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  1. Felix Verdejo named ESPN.com prospect of the year

    Dan Rafael

    For a kid who says he was supposed to be a baseball player, 21-year-old lightweight sensation Felix Verdejo is one helluva boxer. When Verdejo, viewed by many as the next great fighter from the boxing-mad island of Puerto Rico, was 9 years old, he ...

    Story | Conversation | December 24, 2014
  2. Scorecard: Stevenson retains title with another KO victory

    Dan Rafael

    A roundup of the past week's notable boxing results from around the world:...

    Story | Conversation | December 22, 2014
  3. Busy night in Las Vegas for Oscar De La Hoya, Joel Diaz

    Dan Rafael

    It is going to be a very busy boxing day on Saturday in Las Vegas, which is hosting a pair of major fight cards. The HBO-televised card (10 p.m. ET/PT) headlined by the welterweight bout between Timothy Bradley Jr. and Diego Chaves at the Cosmopoli...

    Story | Conversation | December 09, 2014
  4. Notes: Marcus Browne gets new foe

    Dan Rafael

    A few notes from around the boxing world: • Light heavyweight prospect Marcus Browne (12-0, 9 KOs), 24, of Staten Island, New York, who will fight on the Thursday night ESPN2 boxing special (10 ET) at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Te...

    Blog | December 08, 2014
  5. Tarver finds positive in injury

    Dan Rafael

    Although heavyweight Antonio Tarver suffered a broken thumb while training for a Sept. 29 fight with Johnathon Banks, forcing the bout to be postponed, Tarver said he looked on the bright side. The injury, he said, gave him more time to train and get...

    Blog | November 28, 2014
  6. Who can Pacquiao fight next if not Floyd?

    Dan Rafael

    Manny Pacquiao is a heavy favorite to retain his welterweight title against Chris Algieri when they meet Saturday night (HBO PPV, 9 ET) in Macau, China (where it will be Sunday morning). So if things go as many expect, and the PacMan comes through...

    Blog | November 21, 2014
  7. Notes: Kell Brook plans March return

    Dan Rafael

    A few notes from around the boxing world: • Welterweight titlist Kell Brook (33-0, 22 KOs), forced to call off his first defense scheduled for Dec. 6 after being stabbed in the leg while on vacation in early September, said his injury h...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  8. Scorecard: Wladimir Klitschko wins, closes in on records

    Dan Rafael

    A roundup of the past week's notable boxing results from around the world:...

    Story | Conversation | November 17, 2014
  9. Notes: Future bright for Sadam Ali

    Dan Rafael

    A few notes from around the boxing world: • Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya told ESPN.com he hopes to bring welterweight Sadam Ali (21-0, 13 KOs) back in early 2015 following his impressive ninth-round knockout of Luis...

    Blog | November 15, 2014
  10. Cotto-Canelo talks on track

    Dan Rafael

    The inevitable showdown between middleweight world champion Miguel Cotto and former junior middleweight titlist Canelo Alvarez looms as boxing's biggest fight in the non-Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao category. And unlike Mayweather-Pacquiao, it...

    Blog | November 13, 2014
  11. Oscar: 'Time is now' for Mares-Santa Cruz

    Dan Rafael

    If Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya has his way -- and he sounded awfully confident -- fight fans will be treated to a featherweight showdown in 2015 between Abner Mares and Leo Santa Cruz, which could be one of the most fan-friendly ...

    Blog | November 13, 2014
  12. Bernard Hopkins is looking to enhance his legacy

    Dan Rafael

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Bernard Hopkins, the ageless "Alien," has been lacing on the gloves for 26 years and been near the top of boxing for most of that time. But how much longer can he stay there? It's a question that has been asked for more than...

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2014
  13. 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
  14. Several name fighters added to Dec. 11 card

    Dan Rafael

    The Goossen Promotions fight card on Dec. 11 on ESPN2 -- in honor of company founder Dan Goossen, who died at age 64 on Sept. 29 -- will include several name fighters. I wrote about Austin Trout (27-2-0, 14 KOs) meeting Luis Grajeda (17-3-2, 13 KO...

    Blog | October 31, 2014
  15. Lemieux hopes to crash middleweight party

    Dan Rafael

    Middleweight titlist Gennady Golovkin and junior middleweight star Canelo Alvarez may one day face each other in what would be a huge pay-per-view fight. But until that happens -- if it happens -- HBO, which has both under contract, has a vested inte...

    Blog | October 29, 2014
  16. Delicate balancing act for Oscar De La Hoya

    Dan Rafael

    Golden Boy promoter Oscar De La Hoya is putting his money where his mouth is. For the past several months, since assuming day-to-day control of the company in the wake of the resignation of CEO Richard Schaefer in June, De La Hoya has preached non...

    Blog | October 23, 2014