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  1. Wright ready on home turf; still wants 'Contender' rival

    Joe Tessitore

    Walter Wright takes the next pro step after "The Contender" on FNF. He longs for another shot at rival Cornelius "K9" Bundrage, who is headlining the card in Wright's hometown, Joe Tessitore writes.

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2007
  2. Reflections on an ill-fated night in the ring

    Joe Tessitore

    Joe Tessitore reflects on Oscar Diaz's ill-fated bout with Delvin Rodriguez on July 17.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2008
  3. These are tough times to be a welterweight contender

    Joe Tessitore

    Even with four welterweight belts floating around, becoming a champion at 147 pounds isn't easy these days. Does the division have room for one more talented fighter?

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2008
  4. Troy Browning is a winner

    Joe Tessitore

    At an age when the only battles most men are fighting are with their waistlines, 41-year-old Troy Browning is on the comeback trail as a professional boxer. Can he keep the hope alive against a very capable Delvin Rodriguez?

    Story | Conversation | February 11, 2008
  5. Showing some love for boxing's bad boy

    Joe Tessitore

    Zab "Super" Judah might be regarded as one of the brashest, most objectionable personalities in the world of boxing. But, according to Joe Tessitore, there is something endearing about this much-maligned and misunderstood contender.

    Story | Conversation | April 09, 2007
  6. Campbell not letting ups and downs define him

    Joe Tessitore

    Nate Campbell has been among the top contenders of his weight class the last four years, but he also has fought a secret battle within, Joe Tessitore writes.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2007
  7. Mora could live up to title of 'Contender' -- in time

    Joe Tessitore

    Unbeaten Sergio Mora (18-0, 4 KOs) faces 6-foot-4 Eric Regan on "Friday Night Fights" from Regan's hometown of Sacramento, Joe Tessitore writes.

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2006
  8. Ibragimov committed to improvement, and it shows

    Joe Tessitore

    Sultan Ibragimov (19-0, 17 KOs) takes on Ray Austin (24-3-3, 16 KOs) on FNF. The winner will be the IBF's No. 1-ranked heavyweight contender, Joe Tessitore writes.

    Story | Conversation | July 25, 2006
  9. Bonsante vs. Green a reality check for both

    Joe Tessitore

    Super middleweight Allan Green (20-0, 14 KOs) stars in the FNF main event against former "Contender" contestant Anthony Bonsante (26-7-3, 15 KOs), Joe Tessitore writes.

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2006
  10. 'Contender' champ hungry for challenges

    Joe Tessitore

    Sergio Mora, who will take on Archak Termeliksetian in Thursday's "Contender" special on ESPN, still seeks to face top competition, Joe Tessitore writes.

    Story | Conversation | May 02, 2006
  11. Peter's refusal to train away from home a dealbreaker

    Joe Tessitore

    Teddy Atlas recently refused to an offer to train promising heavyweight Samuel Peter. It's not the first time Teddy's had to say no, Joe Tessitore writes.

    Story | Conversation | April 17, 2006
  12. Boxing guru Duva is no lollipop

    Joe Tessitore

    He might be a little old school, but few boxing gurus know how to turn a boxer into a contender like Lou Duva does.

    Story | Conversation | February 08, 2006