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  1. Inoue honored by Japan commission

    Dan Rafael

    The Japan Boxing Commission handed out its 2014 awards at its annual ceremony in Tokyo on Friday and the winner of the big prize was 21-year-old prodigy Naoya Inoue. Inoue (8-0, 7 KOs) won Japanese fighter of the year honors after a tremendous yea...

    Blog | January 24, 2015
  2. Santa Cruz defends belt against Ruiz

    Dan Rafael

    For about the past year-plus, junior featherweight titlist Leo Santa Cruz has professed to wanting to unify belts and to fight the best. He has mentioned a desire to face the likes of unified champion Guillermo Rigondeaux, titleholders Carl Frampton ...

    Blog | January 14, 2015
  3. Terence Crawford named ESPN.com fighter of the year

    Dan Rafael

    In 2013, lightweight Terence Crawford gave fight fans a glimpse of what was to come when he fearlessly moved up to junior welterweight to take an HBO-televised fight on short notice against dangerous puncher Breidis Prescott. While there were some on...

    Story | Conversation | December 22, 2014
  4. Scorecard: Manny Pacquiao dominates Chris Algieri in UD win

    Dan Rafael

    A roundup of the past week's notable boxing results from around the world:...

    Story | Conversation | November 24, 2014
  5. Arroyo tops Dec. 20 Puerto Rico card

    Dan Rafael

    PR Best Boxing Promotion on Wednesday announced a notable card on Dec. 20 at the El San Juan Resort and Casino in Carolina, Puerto Rico. It will be televised on DirecTV in Puerto Rico. In the main event, Puerto Rico's McJoe Arroyo (15-0, 8 KOs) an...

    Blog | November 12, 2014
  6. Gonzalez, Estrada on collision course

    Dan Rafael

    For those who have not been paying attention, this is a great time to be a fan of the flyweight division. Sure, it doesn't get much love from the major boxing TV networks in the United States, but that doesn't change the fact that there have been som...

    Blog | October 29, 2014
  7. Gonzalez's first flyweight defense on tap

    Dan Rafael

    A few notes from around the boxing world: • Flyweight world champion Roman Gonzalez (40-0, 34 KOs), who won an alphabet title and the lineal championship via his ninth-round knockout of Japan's Akira Yaegashi on Sept. 5 in Tokyo, is r...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  8. 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
  9. Santa Cruz, fans deserve bigger fight

    Dan Rafael

    LAS VEGAS -- Junior featherweight titlist Leo Santa Cruz is one of the most fan-friendly fighters in boxing. He throws tons of punches and usually has a smile on his face inside an d outside the ring. The former bantamweight titleholder -- he va...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  10. Leo Santa Cruz to defend title on Floyd Mayweather's card

    Dan Rafael

    Junior featherweight titleholder Leo Santa Cruz will defend his belt against unknown Manuel Roman in the co-feature to welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s rematch with Marcos Maidana on Sept. 13 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

    Story | Conversation | August 14, 2014
  11. Daniel Ponce De Leon announces retirement

    Dan Rafael

    Former two-division titleholder Daniel Ponce De Leon announced his retirement from boxing Tuesday in the wake of a ninth-round knockout loss to Mexican countryman Mickey Roman on Saturday night in their hometown of Chihuahua.

    Story | Conversation | June 10, 2014
  12. Scorecard: Giovani Segura stops Felipe Salguero in slugfest

    Dan Rafael

    In an early contender for fight of the year, former junior flyweight champion Giovani Segura did what he does best -- engage in a brawl, and emerge from the battle with his hand raised.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2014
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Gonzalez vacates title to move up

    Dan Rafael

    Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez, one of the best fighters in the world, has his eye on winning a world title in a third weight division, which is why he formally renounced his alphabet junior flyweight title this week in order to pursue a flyweight belt...

    Blog | January 15, 2014
  16. 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