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  1. Inner voice prodding Jones toward greatness

    Tim Struby

    Why is Roy Jones Jr. fighting WBA heavyweight champ John Ruiz? He still has much to prove -- to himself.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2003
  2. Romero scores a quick knockout

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- It took Danny Romero a mere 56 seconds to move a step closer for a shot at his third world title. That's all the time Romero needed to put away Rodolfo Blanco in the first round at The Pit Saturday night. Romero, 37-3-1, sc...

    Story | Conversation | January 08, 2000
  3. Weekend pits Chavez vs. Canelo

    Dan Rafael

    LAS VEGAS -- As we all know, there are two big cards a mile apart on Saturday night. The two stars of night -- middleweight titlist Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and junior middleweight titleholder Saul "Canelo" Alvarez -- are in the separate main events. ...

    Blog | September 13, 2012
  4. Miguel Cotto-Ricardo Mayorga fight also pits Bob Arum against Don...

    Dan Rafael

    Heavy snow in New York delayed the kickoff of this week's planned media tour to formally announce junior middleweight titleholder Miguel Cotto's first defense against Ricardo Mayorga, but Don King didn't let it damper his enthusiasm for the fight.

    Story | Conversation | January 12, 2011
  5. Peterson jumps at chance to fight Ortiz

    Dan Rafael

    LAS VEGAS -- When Golden Boy Promotions and HBO were putting together Saturday night's "World Championship Boxing" card (9:30 ET) they first finalized the outstanding main event, which pits junior welterweight titlist Amir Khan defending against...

    Blog | December 09, 2010
  6. Quick Hits: Tavoris Cloud-Chad Dawson bout may be imminent

    Dan Rafael

    Dan Rafael dishes the latest news and notes in the boxing world with today's quick hits.

    Story | Conversation | October 05, 2010
  7. Mike Tyson welcomes all comers -- to race pigeons

    Former world heavyweight champ Mike Tyson will take flight on Animal Planet with a new sport -- pigeon racing.

    Story | Conversation | March 16, 2010
  8. Miguel Cotto versus Joshua Clottey a tale of evenly matched fight...

    Diego Morilla

    Who will win when Miguel Cotto meets Joshua Clottey on Saturday? Diego Morilla weighs in.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2009
  9. Blog 41

    Kieran Mulvaney

    Friday, 1:30 p.m. ET -- Cheers "This is a sign of the globalization of boxing," said Larry Merchant yesterday, and sure enough, the main event on Saturday pits a Filipino against a Brit, in the United States, on a card sponsored by a Mexican beer co...

    Blog | Conversation | May 01, 2009
  10. Casamayor-Katsidis pits experience against youth

    Graham Houston

    When Michael Katsidis steps into the ring, you can expect blood, guts and a blood-and-guts effort to be the last man standing. What can you expect when Katsidis fights a durable, southpaw veteran like Joel Casamayor? Graham Houston has the answers.

    Story | Conversation | March 20, 2008
  11. Can Peter lift the heavyweights to new heights?

    Tim Smith

    Moments after being announced a TKO winner over Oleg Maskaev, Samuel Peter was hoisted above his handlers in celebration. Now, it's Peter's turn to do the hoisting and lift the spirits of the heavyweight division.

    Story | Conversation | March 08, 2008
  12. Notebook: ESPN to present fights Ryder Cup-style

    Dan Rafael

    "The Contender" borrows a page from the Ryder Cup, pitting U.S. fighters vs. British fighters to be televised on ESPN in April, Dan Rafael writes.

    Story | Conversation | February 09, 2007
  13. Rahman, Sam negotiating May fight in Istanbul

    Former WBC champion Hasim Rahman is close to a deal to fight Sinan Samil Sam in a bout that would pit two of the organization's top four heavyweight contenders.

    Story | Conversation | January 26, 2007
  14. Major titles at stake this time in 122-pound rivalry

    Dan Rafael

    Junior featherweight champs Oscar Larios and Israel Vazquez clash. Torres: Rising?

    Story | Conversation | December 02, 2005
  15. Major titles at stake this time in 122-pound rivalry

    Dan Rafael

    Mexican junior featherweight champions Oscar Larios and Israel Vazquez meet Saturday in a title unification match that will extend their already heated rivalry.

    Story | Conversation | December 02, 2005
  16. Golden Boy plans nationalistic bouts for world titles

    Dan Rafael

    Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions is planning two cards on consecutive nights -- Oct. 28 and Oct. 29 -- that will pit top Mexican fighters against top boxers from Thailand in four world title bouts.

    Story | Conversation | September 14, 2005