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  1. Tyson Fury to fight Feb. 28, risk mandatory challenger status vs....

    Dan Rafael

    British heavyweight contender Tyson Fury will risk his status as a mandatory challenger for world champion Wladimir Klitschko by fighting Feb. 28 at the O2 Arena in London.

    Story | Conversation | December 17, 2014
  2. Sergey Kovalev granted exception, clearing final hurdle for fight...

    Dan Rafael

    The final hurdle was cleared to the much anticipated fight between unified light heavyweight titleholder Sergey Kovalev and former world champion Jean Pascal on Friday as the IBF granted Kovalev an exception to his mandatory defense.

    Story | Conversation | December 12, 2014
  3. BKB signs five, plans next event

    Dan Rafael

    Big Knockout Boxing, whose bouts take place in a "pit" rather than a ring, with the hope of generating more action and thus more knockouts, announced that it has signed five fighters to three-fight deals. Signing with the promoter were Boston juni...

    Blog | December 08, 2014
  4. Sergey Kovalev tentatively set to fight Jean Pascal

    Dan Rafael

    Unified light heavyweight titleholder Sergey Kovalev has repeatedly said he wants significant fights and now he has another one on tap -- a showdown with former champion Jean Pascal, by far the best available opponent.

    Story | Conversation | December 02, 2014
  5. Diaz headlines 'Christmas in the Ring' card

    Dan Rafael

    Junior featherweight prospect Joseph "Jo Jo" Diaz, a 2012 U.S. Olympian, will face Mexican veteran Jose Angel Beranza in the main event of a Dec. 8 card at the Cowboys Dancehall in San Antonio. Promoters Golden Boy and Leija Battah Promotions are ...

    Blog | December 01, 2014
  6. Top Canadian amateur signs with Michel

    Dan Rafael

    Montreal promoter Groupe Yvon Michel announced Friday that it has signed Custio Clayton, 27, a six-time Canadian national champion and 2012 Olympian, to a promotional agreement. Clayton, a junior middleweight, will make his pro debut Dec. 19 at th...

    Blog | November 28, 2014
  7. Gradovich expects easy fight with Velez

    Dan Rafael

    While a potential featherweight title unification between Vasyl Lomachenko and Nicholas Walters is all the rage, and a fight that promoter Top Rank plans on putting together, the promotional company has another 126-pound titleholder, Evgeny Gradovich...

    Blog | November 26, 2014
  8. Kevin Mitchell, Anthony Joshua both on Jan. 31 card in London

    Dan Rafael

    British lightweight contender Kevin Mitchell and blue-chip heavyweight prospect Anthony Joshua, Great Britain's 2012 Olympic super heavyweight gold medalist, will appear on the same card on Jan. 31 at the O2 Arena in London.

    Story | Conversation | November 26, 2014
  9. Jean Pascal to fight Roberto Bolonti on Dec. 6

    Dan Rafael

    Former light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal got a new opponent -- Roberto Bolonti -- for his fight on Dec. 6 (Integrated Sports PPV) at the Bell Centre in Montreal, InterBox promoter Jean Bedard announced.

    Story | Conversation | November 25, 2014
  10. Elbow injury to Yoan Pablo Hernandez forces postponement of fight...

    Dan Rafael

    Cruiserweight titlist Yoan Pablo Hernandez suffered a right elbow injury and has withdrawn from his mandatory defense against Ola Afolabi.

    Story | Conversation | November 25, 2014
  11. Chris Algieri ready for the spotlight against Manny Pacquiao

    Dan Rafael

    Despite an unheralded beginning, unbeaten Chris Algieri believes he is ready for his moment against Manny Pacquiao on Saturday in Macau.

    Story | Conversation | November 21, 2014
  12. Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Maywwather Jr. in 2015? Don't believe the hy...

    Dan Rafael

    It's Manny Pacquiao fight week and that can mean only one thing -- Top Rank promoter Bob Arum wants to sell as many pay-per-views as possible. And since Pacquiao is in a weak matchup with Chris Algieri on Saturday night (HBO PPV, 9 p.m. ET) in Maca...

    Story | Conversation | November 19, 2014
  13. Demetrius Andrade drops out of scheduled defense against Jermell ...

    Dan Rafael

    Junior middleweight world titleholder Demetrius Andrade, unhappy with his purse and by a lack of communication with his promoters, has dropped out of a defense scheduled against Jermell Charlo on Dec. 13 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

    Story | Conversation | November 17, 2014
  14. Donaire eyes fight in the Philippines

    Dan Rafael

    Top Rank promoter Bob Arum told ESPN.com that former four-division titlist Nonito Donaire (33-3, 21 KOs), the 2012 fighter of the year, who lost his featherweight world title by rough sixth-round knockout to Nicholas Walters on Oct. 18, plans to figh...

    Blog | November 15, 2014
  15. Notes: Main Events signs Mohammedi

    Dan Rafael

    A few notes from around the boxing world: • French light heavyweight Nadjib Mohammedi, 29, has signed with promoter Main Events. The deal, although agreed to weeks ago, was announced Thursday. Mohammedi is the next mandatory challenger ...

    Blog | November 13, 2014
  16. News and notes from the WBO convention

    Dan Rafael

    The 27th annual WBO convention wrapped up on Thursday at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The most significant activity at any sanctioning body convention comes on rankings and mandatory day, which is when the floor is open for promoters to make their ca...

    Blog | October 31, 2014