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  1. Heavyweight Zhang Zhilei to make pro debut on Aug. 8

    Dan Rafael

    Chinese amateur Zhang Zhilei, who claimed the Olympic super heavyweight silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and bronze medals at the 2007 and 2009 amateur world championships, will make his pro debut Aug. 8 in Fallon, Nevada.

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2014
  2. Top prospects Russell, Lomachenko put it all on the line

    Dan Rafael

    Despite taking different paths into Saturday's vacant featherweight title fight, top prospects Gary Russell Jr. and Vasyl Lomachenko are putting it all on the line.

    Story | Conversation | June 20, 2014
  3. Zhang Zhilei goes pro, signs with Dino Duva-led Dynasty Boxing

    Dan Rafael

    Chinese amateur boxing star Zhang Zhilei is going pro, signing Monday with Dynasty Boxing, a new promotional outfit headed by longtime promoter Dino Duva and brothers Tommy and Terry Lane, the sons of Hall of Fame referee Mills Lane.

    Story | Conversation | March 10, 2014
  4. Jean Pascal-Lucian Bute takes center stage in Canada

    Dan Rafael

    Boxing will get its moment in the Great White North as Montreal's adopted sons Jean Pascal and Lucian Bute (finally) square off Saturday at the Bell Centre.

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2014
  5. 2013 ESPN prospect of the year: Vasyl Lomachenko

    Dan Rafael

    Ukraine's Vasyl Lomachenko, a superb amateur who is now on the cusp of a title shot in his second pro fight, is ESPN's 2013 prospect of the year.

    Story | Conversation | December 31, 2013
  6. Esquiva Falcao signs with Top Rank

    Dan Rafael

    Top Rank's Olympic signing binge continued on Thursday with the signing of 2012 middleweight silver medalist Esquiva Falcao of Brazil.

    Story | Conversation | November 14, 2013
  7. Two-time Olympian Vasyl Lomachenko to make pro debut against Jona...

    Dan Rafael

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    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2013
  8. Top Rank signs two-time Olympian Vasyl Lomachenko

    Dan Rafael

    Two-time Ukrainian Olympic champion Vasyl Lomachenko, one of the greatest amateur boxers in history, is going pro and will be based in the United States after signing a multiyear contract with Top Rank on Friday.

    Story | Conversation | July 26, 2013
  9. Andre Berto reboots in search of another title shot

    Dan Rafael

    Former welterweight titlist and action ace Andre Berto will undoubtedly put on a good show against brawler Jesus Soto Karass on Saturday, but he has made big changes in search of something even greater.

    Story | Conversation | July 25, 2013
  10. England gold medalist Anthony Joshua turning pro

    Dan Rafael

    England's Anthony Joshua, who won the 2012 Olympic super heavyweight gold medal in front of the home fans in London, is going pro a year after his biggest amateur triumph.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2013
  11. Miguel Cotto switches to trainer Freddie Roach, returns to Top Ra...

    Dan Rafael

    Former three-division titleholder Miguel Cotto, one of boxing's biggest stars, has made two big changes as he looks to end a two-fight losing streak.

    Story | Conversation | July 06, 2013
  12. Wladimir Klitschko to fight Alexander Povetkin Oct. 5 in Moscow

    Dan Rafael

    Wladimir Klitschko will make his 15th heavyweight championship defense when he faces Alexander Povetkin in a meeting of Olympic gold medal winners on Oct. 5 at the SC Olimpiyskiy arena in Moscow.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2013
  13. Welterweight Sadam Ali signs with Golden Boy Promotions

    Dan Rafael

    Welterweight Sadam Ali, a 2008 U.S. Olympian who had long resisted signing with a promoter in order to promote his own career, finally came to the conclusion that going it alone was not going to work.

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2013
  14. Demetrius Andrade to have first world title shot on July 6

    Dan Rafael

    Junior middleweight Demetrius Andrade, a 2008 U.S. Olympian and former world amateur champion from Providence, R.I., is headed to Ukraine for his first world title shot this summer.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2013
  15. Edwin Rodriguez, Zsolt Erdei part of a four-man tournament in Mon...

    Dan Rafael

    Top American super middleweight prospect Edwin Rodriguez and former light heavyweight titlist Zsolt Erdei will be part of a four-man tournament announced Friday in which the finalists will share $1 million.

    Story | Conversation | February 01, 2013
  16. Zou Shiming, Chinese Olympic medalist boxer, going pro

    Dan Rafael

    Three-time Chinese Olympic medalist Zou Shiming, the most decorated Chinese amateur boxer ever, is turning professional under the promotion of Top Rank's Bob Arum.

    Story | Conversation | January 23, 2013