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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. In search of title, Caballero hits the road

    Dan Rafael

    Randy Caballero earned his shot at a world title by going overseas and he'll also have to win it overseas. Caballero (21-0, 13 KOs) will challenge England's Stuart Hall (16-3-2, 7 KOs) for a vacant bantamweight world title at the Salle des etoiles...

    Blog | October 22, 2014
  12. Nicholas Walters stops Nonito Donaire in Round 6

    Dan Rafael

    CARSON, Calif. -- Nicholas Walters is known as "The Axe Man," and he kept swinging punches just like one as he chopped down Nonito Donaire to win a world featherweight title before a crowd of 9,323 on Saturday night at the StubHub Center on the under...

    Story | Conversation | October 18, 2014
  13. Stiverne-Wilder deal getting closer

    Dan Rafael

    The long slog to make the mandatory fight between heavyweight titleholder Bermane Stiverne and Deontay Wilder is inching closer to the finish line. One of the open issues in making the fight was for Stiverne to come to an agreement with his promot...

    Blog | October 15, 2014
  14. Major shareholders cut ties to Golden Boy Promotions

    Dan Rafael

    Golden Boy Promotions president and co-founder Oscar De La Hoya has bought out the two largest shareholders in the company besides him, at their request.

    Story | Conversation | October 14, 2014
  15. Big-time star potential for Ramirez, Valdez

    Dan Rafael

    Hard-hitting Mexican super middleweight Gilberto Ramirez is one of boxing's most intriguing potential stars. He just needs more experience and more exposure. The 23-year-old southpaw will get both in his next fight when he takes on Fulgencio Zunig...

    Blog | October 07, 2014
  16. Canelo Alvarez sidelined about six weeks with left ankle injury

    Dan Rafael

    Canelo Alvarez will be sidelined for about six weeks due to a persistent left ankle injury, Golden Boy Promotions announced Monday night.

    Story | Conversation | October 06, 2014