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  1. Cops say Jermain Taylor in custody after shooting cousin

    Dan Rafael

    Former undisputed middleweight champion Jermain Taylor is free on a $25,000 bond after the former middleweight champion was jailed overnight in Little Rock, Arkansas, in connection with a shooting that wounded his cousin.

    Story | Conversation | August 26, 2014
  2. Trio of prospects stepping up

    Dan Rafael

    Three blue chip prospects -- Dominic Wade, Errol Spence Jr. and Marcus Browne, each of whom are with adviser Al Haymon -- will take a step up in their competition level on June 27 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. All three scheduled 1...

    Blog | June 07, 2014
  3. Erislandy Lara to make first junior middleweight title defense ag...

    Dan Rafael

    Junior middleweight titlist Erislandy Lara, recently elevated from an interim titleholder to a full one, will make his first defense against former beltholder Ishe Smith on May 2 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Richard Schaefer told ESPN.com.

    Story | Conversation | March 24, 2014
  4. Anselmo Moreno to make next title defense vs. Colombia's William ...

    Dan Rafael

    Anselmo Moreno will meet southpaw William Urina of Colombia on Aug. 10 at the Hard Rock Hotel in Panama City, Panama.

    Story | Conversation | June 19, 2013
  5. Abril-Bogere: No interim about it

    Dan Rafael

    Richard Abril got a bit of a surprise recently as he was preparing for his fight with Sharif Bogere, which comes off on Saturday night at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Abril, who has held an interim lightweight title since outpointing...

    Blog | March 01, 2013
  6. World lightweight title fight between Richard Abril and Sharif Bo...

    Dan Rafael

    Richard Abril (17-3-1, 8 KOs), a Miami-based Cuban, will face Las Vegas-based Uganda native Sharif Bogere (23-0, 15 KOs) for a vacant lightweight world title.

    Story | Conversation | February 14, 2013
  7. ESPN.com knockout of the year: Juan Manuel Marquez-Manny Pacquiao...

    Dan Rafael

    Juan Manuel Marquez's rock-a-bye right hand against Manny Pacquiao -- an epic equalizer in an all-time great rivalry -- is ESPN.com's 2012 KO of the year.

    Story | Conversation | December 26, 2012
  8. Peter Quillin, Paulie Malignaggi take dramatic wins at Barclays

    Dan Rafael

    Peter Quillin and Paulie Malignaggi -- a pair of fighters with New York roots -- won their undercard bouts in dramatic but very different fashion Saturday in Brooklyn, N.Y.

    Story | Conversation | October 20, 2012
  9. Love-Valenzuela named co-feature

    Dan Rafael

    When welterweight titlist Randall Bailey dropped out of his title defense against Devon Alexander on short notice, it left Showtime and Golden Boy in a bit of a bind for Saturday night's card. But they elected to salvage the show at the Hard Rock Hot...

    Blog | September 05, 2012
  10. Former middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik continued comeback with...

    Dan Rafael

    Former middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik continued his comeback with a bloody seventh-round knockout of Scott "Cujo" Sigmon in the main event of ESPN2's "Friday Night Fights" at the Hard Rock Resort & Casino.

    Story | Conversation | June 08, 2012
  11. Ring Tones: Trout-Rodriguez

    Dan Rafael

    Dan Rafael has written extensively about the June 2 Showtime quadrupleheader headlined by Antonio Tarver and Lateef Kayode, which appears rock-solid from top to bottom. Yet of the four televised fights, he's most intrigued by the Austin Trout-Delvin ...

    Blog | May 24, 2012
  12. Andrade to headline stand-in show

    Dan Rafael

    Plans had been in the works for Golden Boy's May 4 card at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas -- which will piggyback off the big Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Miguel Cotto pay-per-view the next night at the MGM Grand -- to feature former junior feathe...

    Blog | April 26, 2012
  13. Mexico's Daniel Ponce De Leon, Eduardo Lazcano set for May 4

    Dan Rafael

    Golden Boy announced Friday that former junior featherweight titlist Daniel Ponce De Leon will square off with Eduardo Lazcano in a matchup of Mexican countryman on Cinco de Mayo weekend at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

    Story | Conversation | April 21, 2012
  14. Kelly Pavlik to continue comeback at ESPN2's 'Friday Night Fights...

    Dan Rafael

    Former middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik will continue his comeback June 8 in the main event of ESPN2's "Friday Night Fights" at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

    Story | Conversation | April 18, 2012
  15. Potential foes Lucian Bute and Mikkel Kessler may go their separa...

    Dan Rafael

    A potentially explosive Super Six postmortem that had been brewing between super middleweight titlist Lucian Bute and former beltholder Mikkel Kessler appears to be on the rocks.

    Story | Conversation | June 16, 2011
  16. Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez to make mandatory defense against Ryan Rhod...

    Dan Rafael

    Saul "Canelo" Alvarez will make a mandatory defense in his home country against Ryan Rhodes on June 18, Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer told ESPN.com on Friday.

    Story | Conversation | April 09, 2011