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  1. Junior featherweight titleholder Scott Quigg sidelined until next...

    Dan Rafael

    Junior featherweight titleholder Scott Quigg will be sidelined until next summer after undergoing surgery on his injured hand this week.

    Story | Conversation | December 12, 2014
  2. Gabriel Rosado: 'You're going to see speed, power'

    Dan Rafael

    On the one hand, junior middleweight Gabriel Rosado is known as a tough-as-nails competitor who fights with a crowd-pleasing style. He lets it all hang out in the ring and has become something of a fan favorite in recent years. Even when he challen...

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2014
  3. 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
  4. Ramirez to train with Pacquiao

    Dan Rafael

    Welterweight Jose Ramirez, a 2012 U.S. Olympian and one of boxing's top prospects, has been added to the Top Rank card on Dec. 13 at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. Former welterweight and junior welterweight titlist Timothy Bradley Jr. headlines t...

    Blog | November 02, 2014
  5. Sergey Kovalev: 'This is the fight of my life'

    Dan Rafael

    Former junior featherweight beltholder Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. makes a run to another title opportunity, writes Dan Rafael.

    Story | Conversation | October 31, 2014
  6. Mauricio Herrera puts junior welterweight interim title at stake ...

    Dan Rafael

    Junior welterweight Mauricio Herrera and prospect Jose Benavidez Jr. will meet Dec. 13 at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas with Herrera's interim title at stake.

    Story | Conversation | October 13, 2014
  7. Junior bantamweight titlist Zolani Tete pulls out of title defens...

    Dan Rafael

    Junior bantamweight titlist Zolani Tete pulls out of his title defense against Paul Butler because of a broken left hand.

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2014
  8. Evgeny Gradovich to fight Jayson Velez on Nov. 29

    Dan Rafael

    Featherweight Evgeny Gradovich will make the fourth defense of his world title when he squares off with Jayson Velez on Nov. 29 in Omaha, Nebraska.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2014
  9. Top Rank's Luis Carlos Abregu to fight Golden Boy's Sadam Ali on ...

    Dan Rafael

    Welterweight contender Luis Carlos Abregu, a Top Rank fighter, and Sadam Ali, the 2008 U.S. Olympian promoted by Golden Boy, will meet in a 10-round bout on Nov. 8 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2014
  10. Caribe wins Rigondeaux-Avalos purse bid

    Dan Rafael

    Caribe Promotions, the lone promoter of unified junior featherweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux since the expiration of his deal with Top Rank in July, won a purse bid on Friday for his mandatory defense against Chris Avalos. Caribe was the onl...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  11. Rios-Alvarado III possible

    Dan Rafael

    A few notes from the boxing world: • Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado are 1-1 in their two hellacious fight of the year contenders. A rubber match to settle the score is a must, and Top Rank promoter Bob Arum told ESPN.com that he hopes t...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  12. Jessie Vargas to fight Antonio DeMarco in defense of junior welte...

    Dan Rafael

    Junior welterweight Jessie Vargas will make the second defense of his title when he faces former lightweight titleholder Antonio DeMarco on Nov. 22 in Macau, China, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum announced.

    Story | Conversation | September 15, 2014
  13. Leo Santa Cruz stops Manuel Roman in Round 2 to retain junior fea...

    Dan Rafael

    Junior featherweight world titlist Leo Santa Cruz retained his belt with ease as he blasted out Manuel Roman with a single right hand in the second round on Saturday night at the MGM Grand.

    Story | Conversation | September 13, 2014
  14. Oscar, Arum inch closer to doing business

    Dan Rafael

    LAS VEGAS -- When Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya paid a visit a couple of months ago to the Los Angeles home of Top Rank promoter Bob Arum, it was to put the years of animosity behind them, not to talk any specific business. Aft...

    Blog | September 13, 2014
  15. Terence Crawford to defend title at home vs. Raymundo Beltran

    Dan Rafael

    Terence Crawford will make his second title defense at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha when he takes on mandatory challenger Raymundo Beltran on Nov. 29.

    Story | Conversation | September 08, 2014
  16. Verdejo returns to Orlando

    Dan Rafael

    Blue chip lightweight prospect Felix Verdejo, a 2012 Puerto Rican Olympian, will be back in action on Oct. 4 in Orlando, Fla., promoter Top Rank announced. Verdejo (14-0, 10 KOs), 21, will face Sergio Villanueva (26-4-2, 13 KOs), 23, of Mexico, in...

    Blog | September 07, 2014