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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. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Avalos passes on Rigo, eyes Frampton

    Dan Rafael

    It's good to have options as a boxer, and junior featherweight contender Chris Avalos has them. This week, he turned down a mandatory title shot against Guillermo Rigondeaux, the extremely talented but deathly boring and unmarketable unified champ...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  12. Demetrius Andrade, Matt Korobov to fight for vacant WBO middlewei...

    Dan Rafael

    The WBO had a choice to make in the wake of Peter Quillin relinquishing its middleweight world title last week.

    Story | Conversation | September 10, 2014
  13. Daniel Jacobs goes for title in his hometown

    Dan Rafael

    In 2010, cancer nearly ended Danny Jacobs' promising career -- along with his life. On Saturday, he'll fight for a world title in his native Brookly, New York against Jarrod Fletcher.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2014
  14. Jacobs on GGG: 'I see flaws in his game'

    Dan Rafael

    Middleweight contender Daniel Jacobs faces serious business when he meets Jarrod Fletcher of Australia for a vacant belt Saturday night (Showtime, 9 ET/PT) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, Jacobs' hometown. While winning the title wou...

    Blog | August 07, 2014
  15. Matthew Macklin's fight against Jorge Sebastien Heiland postponed...

    Dan Rafael

    Matthew Macklin's world title elimination fight against Jorge Sebastien Heiland, scheduled for Aug. 30 in Dublin, Ireland, was postponed on Wednesday due to Macklin trainer Jamie Moore suffering gunshot wounds during an incident early Sunday.

    Story | Conversation | August 06, 2014
  16. Bryant Jennings defeats Mike Perez; earns title shot

    Dan Rafael

    NEW YORK -- Heavyweight contender Bryant Jennings pulled out a split decision against Mike Perez on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden to earn a world title shot. Jennings and Perez put on a snoozer of a fight on the undercard of the Gennady G...

    Story | Conversation | July 26, 2014