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  1. Beltran has eyes on title shot

    Dan Rafael

    LAS VEGAS -- On Thursday afternoon inside the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley II media center at the MGM Grand, there was a ceremony for newly crowned lightweight titlist Terence Crawford, who received the world title belt he won March 1 against Ricky...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  2. Roman Martinez withdraws from bout with Raymundo Beltran due to i...

    Dan Rafael

    Two-time junior lightweight word titleholder Roman "Rocky" Martinez of Puerto Rico is ill and has withdrawn from his fight on the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley Jr. undercard next week, Top Rank vice president Carl Moretti told ESPN.com on Saturday night.

    Story | Conversation | April 05, 2014
  3. Raymundo Beltran to fight Rocky Martinez in title eliminator

    Dan Rafael

    Raymundo Beltran and Roman "Rocky" Martinez will fight in a lightweight title eliminator in one of the featured bouts on the Timothy Bradley Jr.-Manny Pacquiao undercard on April 12, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum told ESPN.com on Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | January 30, 2014
  4. Danny Garcia set to face Mauricio Herrera, make fifth title defen...

    Dan Rafael

    Danny Garcia will make his fifth title defense when he faces Mauricio Herrera on March 15.

    Story | Conversation | January 28, 2014
  5. Garcia could return Jan. 25

    Dan Rafael

    Fresh from a dominant eighth-round knockout of Rocky Martinez on Nov. 9 to win a junior lightweight world title, Mikey Garcia's first defense is on the drawing board. Garcia, whose only problem with Martinez was getting dropped in the second round...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  6. Mikey Garcia, Nonito Donaire win in different fashions

    Dan Rafael

    Mikey Garcia and Nonito Donaire took the wins that both were widely expected to earn on Saturday in Corpus Christi, Texas, but one of them was far more convincing in victory than the other.

    Story | Conversation | November 09, 2013
  7. Mikey Garcia grateful for another title shot

    Dan Rafael

    After being stripped of his 126-pound title when he failed to make weight in his previous outing, Mikey Garcia is putting the episode behing him -- starting with, he hopes, Saturday's challenge for Rocky Martinez's 130-pound crown.

    Story | Conversation | November 08, 2013
  8. Featherweight titlist Nicholas Walters signs with Top Rank

    Dan Rafael

    Featherweight titlist Nicholas Walters of Jamaica signed a multiyear promotional agreement with Top Rank over the weekend and will make his first defense on Nov. 9, Top Rank chairman Bob Arum told ESPN.com on Monday.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2013
  9. Miguel Angel Garcia to meet Roman Martinez for junior lightweight...

    Dan Rafael

    Former featherweight titlist Miguel Angel "Mikey" Garcia, installed as a junior lightweight mandatory challenger, will go for his second world title when he meets titleholder Roman "Rocky" Martinez on Nov. 9, promoter Top Rank announced on Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | September 17, 2013
  10. Martinez-Garcia getting close

    Dan Rafael

    • Finalizing the mandatory fight between junior lightweight titlist Rocky Martinez and former featherweight titlist Mikey Garcia is more or less a formality. Top Rank promoter Bob Arum has said he is down to haggling over the final few dol...

    Blog | September 06, 2013
  11. Looks like January for Pascal-Bute

    Dan Rafael

    A few notes from the world of boxing: • When former super middleweight titlist Lucian Bute suffered a left hand injury and needed subsequent surgery to remove bone fragments, his showdown with former light heavyweight champ Jean Pascal ...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  12. Roman Martinez, titlist at 130, ordered to face Miguel Angel Garc...

    Dan Rafael

    Junior lightweight titlist Roman "Rocky" Martinez was ordered Thursday to face mandatory challenger Miguel Angel "Mikey" Garcia or risk being stripped of his 130-pound belt.

    Story | Conversation | August 01, 2013
  13. Russell, Magdaleno set to return

    Dan Rafael

    Featherweight Gary Russell Jr., the 2011 ESPN.com prospect of the year, will be back Aug. 9, according to Golden Boy promoter Richard Schaefer. Russell will face an opponent to be announced, which is par for the course when it comes to announcing ...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  14. Amidu tabbed as Burgos' new foe

    Dan Rafael

    After junior lightweight contender Juan Carlos Burgos lost his opponent -- Daulis Prescott, due to a case of kidney stones -- last week, the hunt was on for a new opponent for his July 26 fight (ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes) at Thunder Valley Casino Resor...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  15. Ward seeking split from Goossen

    Dan Rafael

    A few notes from around the boxing world: • Super middleweight champion Andre Ward is seeking to end his promotional contract with career-long promoter Dan Goossen for unspecified reasons. Ward (26-0, 14 KOs) recently asked the Californ...

    Blog | June 19, 2013
  16. Golovkin-Macklin close, plus more

    Dan Rafael

    Here's the lowdown on a bunch of fights that are either set, in the works or falling apart: • Middleweight titlist Gennady Golovkin (26-0, 23 KOs) of Kazakhstan and former title challenger Matthew Macklin (29-4, 20 KOs) of Great Britain...

    Blog | April 10, 2013