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  1. Magdaleno, Rees bouts off

    Dan Rafael

    Two fights involving world title contenders were called off Tuesday for medical reasons. • Junior lightweight contender Diego Magdaleno (23-0, 9 KOs), who was supposed to headline a Dec. 7 Top Rank card on Azteca America at Texas Statio...

    Blog | November 27, 2012
  2. Lundy dismissing Dulorme challenge

    Dan Rafael

    For several years, Philadelphia's "Hammerin'" Hank Lundy, who can fight at either lightweight or junior welterweight, has been on the edge of becoming a serious world title contender. He has some notable victories, including against Richar Abril (...

    Blog | December 03, 2014
  3. Tyson Fury dominates Dereck Chisora to earn world title shot

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight contender Tyson Fury laid a one-sided beating on British countryman Dereck Chisora in a world title eliminator before Chisora's trainer, Don Charles, threw in the towel after the 10th round on Saturday night at the ExCel Arena in London.

    Story | Conversation | November 29, 2014
  4. Beltran owes a lot to Pacquiao

    Dan Rafael

    Lightweight contender Raymundo Beltran has been a pro for 15 years. He will get his second world title shot when he challenges Terence Crawford (24-0, 17 KOs) on Saturday night (HBO, 10 ET/PT) at the CenturyLink Center in Crawford's hometown of Omaha...

    Blog | November 29, 2014
  5. Raymundo Beltran wants Terence Crawford's lightweight belt

    Dan Rafael

    Lightweight contender Raymundo Beltran feels like an uncrowned champion and it's hard to blame him. In September 2013, Beltran traveled to Ricky Burns' turf in Glasgow, Scotland, to challenge him for his 135-pound world title. Beltran broke Burns' ...

    Story | Conversation | November 28, 2014
  6. Pedraza ready for title shot vs. Barthelemy

    Dan Rafael

    Puerto Rican junior lightweight contender Jose Pedraza said he is ready for his world title shot. Pedraza (19-0, 12 KOs), 25, won a clear-cut decision against tough Michael Farenas on Nov. 14 in a title eliminator to become the mandatory challenge...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  7. Periban aims to derail DeGale title shot

    Dan Rafael

    Super middleweight contender James DeGale is on the verge of a world title fight. He became one of unified titleholder Carl Froch's mandatory challengers by knocking out Brandon Gonzales in the fourth round of a final eliminator on May 31. A figh...

    Blog | November 21, 2014
  8. A lot on the line in Macklin-Heiland

    Dan Rafael

    Middleweight contender Matthew Macklin has had three shots at world titles. There was a highly controversial split decision loss to Felix Sturm in Germany in 2011. There was a competitive 11th-round knockout loss to Sergio Martinez, whom he knocked d...

    Blog | November 10, 2014
  9. Sadam Ali stops Luis Carlos Abregu in Round 9

    Dan Rafael

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Welterweight Sadam Ali, stepping up to face his first serious test as a professional, scored an impressive ninth-round knockout of contender Luis Carlos Abregu in the co-feature of the light heavyweight title unification fight ...

    Story | Conversation | November 08, 2014
  10. Macklin set for Heiland, eyes Cotto

    Dan Rafael

    Middleweight contender Matthew Macklin is going into his world title eliminator against Argentina's Jorge Sebastien Heiland knowing a win will lead him to an eventual fourth shot at a belt. The winner of the Nov. 15 bout at The 3Arena in Dublin, I...

    Blog | October 30, 2014
  11. Thomas Dulorme-Hank Lundy added to David Lemieux-Gabriel Rosado c...

    Dan Rafael

    Junior welterweights Thomas Dulorme and Hank Lundy, both contenders not far from a world title opportunity, will meet on Dec. 6 with the winner going a long way to making his case that he deserves the opportunity.

    Story | Conversation | October 27, 2014
  12. Matt Korobov-Andy Lee fight set for Dec. 13 in Las Vegas

    Dan Rafael

    A fight between Matt Korobov and Andy Lee has been added to the undercard of former welterweight titleholder Timothy Bradley Jr.'s match with Diego Chaves on Dec. 13 at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas.

    Story | Conversation | October 23, 2014
  13. Super middleweight contender James DeGale to fight former title c...

    Dan Rafael

    Super middleweight contender James DeGale is in a mandatory position to challenge Carl Froch for his world title, but with that fight not possible until at least early 2015 he will stay active against former title challenger Marco Anton Periban.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2014
  14. Matthew Macklin-Jorge Sebastien Heiland bout rescheduled for Nov....

    Dan Rafael

    Middleweight contender Matthew Macklin's title eliminator against Jorge Sebastien Heiland was rescheduled on Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2014
  15. Martirosyan wants to win one for Goossen

    Dan Rafael

    Beating junior middleweight contender Willie Nelson is important to Vanes Martirosyan if he wants to work his way back to a second world title opportunity. But Martirosyan is going into their 10-round bout Saturday night (Showtime, 9 ET/PT) at the Fo...

    Blog | October 04, 2014
  16. Hassan N'Dam Q&A: 'I'm a complete boxer'

    Brian Campbell

    Middleweight contender Hassan 'Dam will face Curtis Stevens in a middleweight title eliminator on Wednesday at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2014