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  1. Zhang Zhilei's pro debut at hand

    Dan Rafael

    For five years, Dynasty Boxing promoter Dino Duva has been traveling back and forth from his New Jersey home to China as he made inroads in that expanding marketplace. There were numerous meetings with the Chinese Boxing Federation, followed by h...

    Blog | August 06, 2014
  2. Zhang Zhilei goes pro, signs with Dino Duva-led Dynasty Boxing

    Dan Rafael

    Chinese amateur boxing star Zhang Zhilei is going pro, signing Monday with Dynasty Boxing, a new promotional outfit headed by longtime promoter Dino Duva and brothers Tommy and Terry Lane, the sons of Hall of Fame referee Mills Lane.

    Story | Conversation | March 10, 2014
  3. Top Rank signs Olympic medalist

    Dan Rafael

    Top Rank promoter Bob Arum has added yet another 2012 Olympic medalist to his company's growing stable, light heavyweight bronze winner Alexander Gvozdyk of Ukraine. Gvozdyk will make his professional debut in the spring. "Top Rank is delighted...

    Blog | February 18, 2014
  4. Martirosyan starting over

    Dan Rafael

    Released by Top Rank earlier this month, not long after suffering his first career loss, junior middleweight contender Vanes Martirosyan signed on Tuesday with promoter Dan Goossen. Martirosyan, 27, had been with Top Rank for his entire pro career...

    Blog | January 29, 2014
  5. 2013 ESPN prospect of the year: Vasyl Lomachenko

    Dan Rafael

    Ukraine's Vasyl Lomachenko, a superb amateur who is now on the cusp of a title shot in his second pro fight, is ESPN's 2013 prospect of the year.

    Story | Conversation | December 31, 2013
  6. Chavez-Vera rematch on track

    Dan Rafael

    The expected super middleweight rematch between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Bryan Vera is being targeted for Feb. 8, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum told ESPN.com on Tuesday. Nothing is set in stone yet, but Arum, who promotes Chavez, and Artie Pelullo,...

    Blog | November 05, 2013
  7. USA Boxing claims Mike Tyson poaching fighters

    The head of USA Boxing came out swinging Tuesday with an open letter to Mike Tyson -- a former Olympic hopeful himself -- that accuses the former heavyweight champion of trying to poach fighters who might be candidates for the U.S. Olympic team in 2016.

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2013
  8. 2020 Olympics -- Antonio Castro campaigning to help baseball win ...

    Paula Lavigne

    Antonio Castro is a promoter of a cause. But unlike his famous father, former Cuban president Fidel Castro, he presents himself without fanfare. He is ready to be an ambassador -- all in the name of baseball.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2013
  9. Miguel Cotto switches to trainer Freddie Roach, returns to Top Ra...

    Dan Rafael

    Former three-division titleholder Miguel Cotto, one of boxing's biggest stars, has made two big changes as he looks to end a two-fight losing streak.

    Story | Conversation | July 06, 2013
  10. Welterweight Sadam Ali signs with Golden Boy Promotions

    Dan Rafael

    Welterweight Sadam Ali, a 2008 U.S. Olympian who had long resisted signing with a promoter in order to promote his own career, finally came to the conclusion that going it alone was not going to work.

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2013
  11. Istanbul confident of support for 2020 bid despite protests

    Promoters of Istanbul's bid for the 2020 Olympics remain confident the Turkish people are united behind their campaign despite fierce anti-government protests around the country in recent days.

    Story | Conversation | June 02, 2013
  12. British Olympic captain turning pro

    Dan Rafael

    Junior welterweight Tom Stalker, the captain of Great Britain's 2012 Olympic boxing team, is turning pro under the promotion of Matchroom Sport, promoter Eddie Hearn announced on Wednesday. Stalker, 28, of Liverpool, England, made it to the quarte...

    Blog | January 09, 2013
  13. Olympian Collazo turning pro

    Dan Rafael

    The 2012 Olympians continue to trickle into the pro ranks, the latest being middleweight Enrique "Kikin" Collazo of Puerto Rico. Promoters Gary Shaw and Javier Bustillo of Universal Promotions announced on Wednesday that they have signed Collazo t...

    Blog | December 20, 2012
  14. Jean Pascal to return after 1½-year injury absence

    Dan Rafael

    Former light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal, out of action since May 2011 because of injuries, will return Dec. 14 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, promoter Yvon Michel announced Monday.

    Story | Conversation | November 05, 2012
  15. Lance Armstrong gets demand from Dallas promoter for refund

    A Dallas promotions company that paid Lance Armstrong more than $7 million in bonuses for winning the Tour de France is demanding he return the money.

    Story | Conversation | October 26, 2012
  16. Mexican Olympian Oscar Valdez signs with Top Rank

    Dan Rafael

    Two-time Mexican Olympian Oscar Valdez, the most sought-after member of the 2012 Mexican national team, has signed a promotional contract with promoter Top Rank, the company announced.

    Story | Conversation | October 15, 2012