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  1. Ricardo Mayorga off card as Don King threatens legal action

    Dan Rafael

    Bowing to the threat of legal action from promoter Don King, promoter Jimmy Burchfield has removed former two-division titleholder Ricardo Mayorga from the main event of his Feb. 21 card at the Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I.

    Story | Conversation | February 06, 2014
  2. Ricardo Mayorga will fight Raul Munoz Feb. 21 in comeback bout

    Dan Rafael

    Former two-division titleholder Ricardo Mayorga, one of boxing's greatest all-time trash talkers, will attempt to make a comeback on Feb. 21, his first fight in nearly three years.

    Story | Conversation | February 03, 2014
  3. UFC's Dana White is a boxing fan

    Dan Rafael

    To many boxing fans, as well as to many in the industry, Dana White, the outspoken president of the UFC, is the enemy, the guy whose sport most threatens it. After all, White's mixed martial arts promotion is the biggest in the world. It has grown...

    Blog | January 22, 2014
  4. 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
  5. Andy Foster appointed executive officer of California State Athle...

    Dan Rafael

    The California State Athletic Commission, which oversees more combat sports cards -- mostly boxing -- than any other state in the nation, announced on Tuesday that it has appointed Andy Foster as its new executive officer.

    Story | Conversation | October 23, 2012
  6. Junior middleweight titleholder Cornelius Bundrage leaves Don Kin...

    Dan Rafael

    Junior middleweight titleholder Cornelius "K9" Bundrage, hoping for a major fight in the 154-pound division, has signed a multi-fight promotional agreement with Golden Boy Promotions.

    Story | Conversation | October 17, 2012
  7. Chad Dawson, Andre Ward setting size aside for Saturday's fight

    Dan Rafael

    Light heavyweight Chad Dawson is risking a lot by going down in weight to fight super middleweight king Andre Ward. So why is he doing it? Because he can -- and because boxing needs it.

    Story | Conversation | September 07, 2012
  8. Sergio Martinez, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. both have random drug tes...

    Dan Rafael

    Lineal middleweight champion Sergio Martinez and titleholder Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., who both submitted to random urine tests conducted by the Nevada State Athletic Commission on July 11, had their drug tests come back negative on Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2012
  9. A boxing writer crosses over to MMA for a night -- and loves it

    Dan Rafael

    ESPN.com's Dan Rafael took advantage of an aborted boxing bout to take in his first MMA card and came away with a simple but satisfying conclusion: Fighting is fighting.

    Story | Conversation | May 18, 2012
  10. Kimbo Slice to make professional boxing debut Aug. 13

    Dan Rafael

    Kimbo Slice, the internet fighting sensation who rose to prominence in MMA, is making the jump to the boxing ring.

    Story | Conversation | June 29, 2011
  11. Kimbo Slice's move to boxing delayed until next year

    Dan Rafael

    Kimbo Slice's ballyhooed jump from mixed martial arts to professional boxing will be delayed until at least early next year, promoter Gary Shaw told ESPN.com on Wednesday night.

    Story | Conversation | November 17, 2010
  12. Forty wishes on my 40th birthday

    Dan Rafael

    I turn 40 today. No need for cards or candles. But in the spirit of the day, here are 40 things I want in the sport of boxing: 1. Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. -- and no more excuses from either side. 2. For David Haye to shut his piehole and...

    Blog | August 25, 2010
  13. Former heavyweight titlist Shannon Briggs suspended 90 days after...

    Dan Rafael

    Shannon Briggs, who launched a comeback last month after 2.5 years out of the ring, tested positive for a banned substance following his first-round knockout of Marcus McGee.

    Story | Conversation | January 02, 2010
  14. Mayweather out to reclaim mantle as boxing's best

    Dan Rafael

    Floyd Mayweather's return to the ring against Juan Manuel Marquez comes at just the right time for boxing.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | May 21, 2009
  15. Juan Diaz's graduation a feel-good story for boxing

    Dan Rafael

    Your weekly random thoughts ... • It's easy sometimes to get caught up in the bad news in boxing. This boxer was arrested. That boxer is punch-drunk and broke. And that one is in a contract dispute with a promoter he accuses of ripping...

    Blog | Conversation | May 15, 2009
  16. Father figures to play role in Jones Jr. fight

    Dan Rafael

    Roy Jones steps into the ring in a familiar place with a familiar face back in his corner when he meets Omar Sheika in Pensacola, Fla., on Saturday.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | March 19, 2009