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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. Thompson headed back to Europe

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight contender Tony Thompson has always gone by the nickname "The Tiger," but he might to try "Road Warrior" on for size. The 42-year-old two-time world title challenger from Washington, D.C., is once again headed to Europe for a fight when...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  3. James DeGale to face Brandon Gonzales on May 31

    Dan Rafael

    British super middleweight contender James DeGale and Brandon Gonzales of Sacramento, Calif., will meet in a world title elimination bout on May 31 at Wembley Stadium in London, their promoters announced on Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | April 10, 2014
  4. Bryant Jennings set to fight Mike Perez on May 25

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight contenders Bryant Jennings and Mike Perez will square off May 24 in a title elimination fight that will guarantee the winner a mandatory shot at a world title.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2014
  5. Martirosyan added to May 10 card

    Dan Rafael

    Junior middleweight contender Vanes Martirosyan has been added to the undercard of the Bermane Stiverne-Chris Arreola rematch for a vacant heavyweight world title on May 10 at the Galen Center on the USC campus in Los Angeles, promoter Dan Goossen an...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  6. Gonzales signs with Shaw

    Dan Rafael

    Super middleweight Brandon Gonzales, who likely will face British contender James DeGale in a title elimination bout, signed with promoter Gary Shaw on Thursday. Gonzales (18-0-1, 10 KOs), 29, of Sacramento, Calif., had previously been ordered to...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  7. Arreola ready for second chance

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight contender Chris Arreola has the opportunity to accomplish two big things when he faces Bermane Stiverne in a rematch: avenge a loss and become the first fighter of Mexican descent to win a heavyweight world title. Both will be on Arre...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  8. Solis, Thompson need wins

    Dan Rafael

    It seems there is finally some movement in the heavyweight division as the contenders are facing each other. Bermane Stiverne and Chris Arreola will square off in a May 10 rematch for a vacant title. Tyson Fury and Dereck Chisora are fighting a re...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  9. Stiverne-Arreola II lands on ESPN

    Dan Rafael

    Almost two months ago promoters Dan Goossen and Don King made a deal and avoided a purse bid for the rematch between Bermane Stiverne and Chris Arreola, the leading contenders to fight for the alphabet heavyweight world title that Vitali Klitschko va...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  10. Interim bout for James DeGale

    Dan Rafael

    Super middleweight contenders James DeGale and Badou Jack are supposed to meet in a title elimination bout for the right to become the mandatory challenger to world titleholder Sakio Bika. However, since the deal between the camps has not been mad...

    Blog | February 03, 2014
  11. Barthelemy blasts overturned KO

    Dan Rafael

    Junior lightweight contender Rances Barthelemy is not a happy camper. On Jan. 3, he knocked out Argenis Mendez in the second round of a dominant performance to win a 130-pound world title at the Target Center in Minneapolis. It was a terrific perf...

    Blog | January 31, 2014
  12. DeGale-Jack eliminator ordered

    Dan Rafael

    Super middleweight contender James DeGale won an Olympic gold medal for Great Britain in 2008. As a pro, he has won the European and British titles, traditional belts that Brits typically strive for on their way to a world title opportunity. Now D...

    Blog | January 21, 2014
  13. Stiverne waits patiently for shot

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight contender Bermane Stiverne won his fist title elimination bout in June 2011 by knocking out Ray Austin in the 10th round. It was a dubious eliminator, given that few held Austin in high regard, but it was nonetheless sanctioned as one by ...

    Blog | January 04, 2014
  14. Bermane Stiverne, Cristobal Arreola to meet again

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight contenders Bermane Stiverne and Cristobal Arreola will meet in a rematch for the world title vacated on Monday by Vitali Klitschko, who resigned the belt after nine defenses in order to focus on his political career in Ukraine.

    Story | Conversation | December 19, 2013
  15. Leapai installed as Klitschko mandatory

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko was ordered on Wednesday to next face Alex Leapai in a mandatory title defense.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2013
  16. Edwin Rodriguez misses weight for Andre Ward fight

    Dan Rafael

    Super middleweight contender Edwin Rodriguez missed weight by 2 pounds at Friday afternoon's weigh-in, costing him a chance to win the world title against champion Andre Ward.

    Story | Conversation | November 15, 2013