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  1. Marvin Sonsona wins split-decision against Wilfredo Vazquez Jr.

    Dan Rafael

    It wasn't pretty and it might not have been the finish that fans wanted, but featherweight contender avenged his defeat to Wilfredo vazquez Jr. with a split decision win Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | June 07, 2014
  2. Jean looks to rebound from loss

    Dan Rafael

    On Jan. 25, Quebec's Dierry Jean traveled to junior welterweight titlist Lamont Peterson's hometown of Washington, D.C., and lost a unanimous decision in a hard-fought fight. Although Jean lost -- he was Peterson's mandatory challenger -- he put up a...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  3. Scorecard: After defeating Alvarado, Marquez eyes fifth fight wit...

    Dan Rafael

    After a stunning loss in October, Juan Manuel Marquez got back on the horse and dominated Mike Alvarado on Saturday. The reward? A possible fifth fight with Manny Pacquiao.

    Story | Conversation | May 19, 2014
  4. M. Garcia-Gamboa in the works

    Dan Rafael

    The process of Mikey Garcia moving up in weight appears to be under way. Plans are in the works for Garcia, who easily outpointed Juan Carlos Burgos in a snoozefest last Saturday night to retain his junior lightweight title, to head up to lightwei...

    Blog | January 31, 2014
  5. Evgeny Gradovich stops Billy Dib in rematch

    Dan Rafael

    Evgeny Gradovich looked impressive in dismantling Billy Dib in the rematch, scoring a one-sided ninth-round knockout on Saturday night.

    Story | Conversation | November 23, 2013
  6. Andy Ruiz, Felix Verdejo added to Manny Pacquiao-Brandon Rios car...

    Dan Rafael

    Promising heavyweight Andy Ruiz Jr. and blue-chip junior lightweight prospect Felix Verdejo have been added to the Manny Pacquiao-Brandon Rios card in Macau, China.

    Story | Conversation | October 24, 2013
  7. Scorecard: Provodnikov outslugs Alvarado, takes title

    Dan Rafael

    Nicknamed "The Siberian Rocky," Ruslan Provodnikov was able to lure Mike Alvarado into a street fight Saturday, breaking the will of the junior welterweight titlist in front of his hometown fans in suburban Denver.

    Story | Conversation | October 21, 2013
  8. John Ruiz turns promoter

    Dan Rafael

    Former two-time heavyweight titlist John Ruiz, who retired after being stopped in the ninth round challenging then-titleholder David Haye in 2010, is back in boxing -- as a promoter. Ruiz announced that he is "New England's newest combat sport pro...

    Blog | October 08, 2013
  9. Scorecard: Cristobal Arreola closes in on another title opportuni...

    Dan Rafael

    Atushi Kakutani fought gamely but was ultimately outclassed by Adrian Hernandez, who landed a fourth-round knockout in his junior flyweight defense in Mexico City on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2013
  10. Tua's latest comeback delayed

    Dan Rafael

    Remember heavyweight David Tua? At one time, in the second half of the 1990s, the Samoan knockout artist from New Zealand was the No. 1 contender. He was powering through the division and knocking out everyone, including several top opponents of h...

    Blog | August 14, 2013
  11. Mayweather-Alvarez in theaters

    Dan Rafael

    A few notes from the boxing world: • Fans who like watching the biggest pay-per-view fights at a movie theater can do so again for the year's biggest bout, the Sept. 14 junior middleweight unification bout between pound-for-pound king...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  12. Scorecard: Hernan Marquez coasts, likely sets up title shot

    Dan Rafael

    Former flyweight titlist Hernan Marquez breezed through another former titleholder, Carlos Tamara, to likely position himself for a title shot in the near future.

    Story | Conversation | June 03, 2013
  13. Cotto stays busy promoting

    Dan Rafael

    A few updates on fighters and upcoming fights: • Miguel Cotto, who likely will return to the ring in September, is keeping busy with his promotional company. In his June 7 card on Showtime from Turning Stone Casino in Verona, N.Y., juni...

    Blog | May 14, 2013
  14. Pavlik gets work in, hand raised

    Dan Rafael

    A roundup of the past week's notable boxing results from around the world: Dan Rafael is the boxing writer for Follow him on Twitter @danrafaelespn....

    Story | Conversation | July 09, 2012
  15. Brian Viloria gets revenge against Omar Nino

    Dan Rafael

    Six long years after the trilogy began, hard-hitting Hawaiian Brian Viloria finally put his rivalry with Omar Nino to rest with a ninth-round surge Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2012
  16. Kelly Pavlik's comeback is under way

    Dan Rafael

    New corner, better results: By enlisting the services of trainer Robert Garcia, Kelly Pavlik showed a new wrinkle to his game -- and gave a second wind to a sagging career.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2012