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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. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Matthew Macklin to face Jorge Sebastien Heiland in 160 title elim...

    Dan Rafael

    Middleweight contender Matthew Macklin will face Jorge Sebastien Heiland in a world title eliminator on Aug. 30 in Dublin.

    Story | Conversation | July 21, 2014
  7. Jennings, Perez closing in on title shot

    Dan Rafael

    Unbeaten heavyweights Bryant Jennings and Mike Perez have each come a long way in a short time entering Saturday's title eliminator.

    Story | Conversation | July 11, 2014
  8. Macklin excited about fighting in Ireland

    Dan Rafael

    Middleweight contender Matthew Macklin, an Irishman who lives in England, has not fought in Ireland since he outpointed Rafael Sosa Pintos at National Stadium in Dublin in December 2009. Now the time is right for the three-time world title challenger...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  9. Arroyo's title shot likely in Thailand

    Dan Rafael

    Puerto Rican flyweight contender McWilliams Arroyo is probably headed to Thailand for his shot at a world title against Amnat Ruenroeng. Ruenroeng promoter Jimmy's Boxing won an IBF purse bid for $202,000 to gain control of the bout on Tuesday. Th...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  10. George Groves to fight Christopher Rebrasse in London on Sept. 20...

    Dan Rafael

    Super middleweight contender George Groves is not dwelling on his knockout loss to Carl Froch in their super middleweight title rematch. He's getting right back to work.

    Story | Conversation | July 08, 2014
  11. Heavyweight contender Chris Arreola has arthroscopic surgery on l...

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight contender Chris Arreola underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left elbow on Monday in Los Angeles, trainer Henry Ramirez told ESPN.com.

    Story | Conversation | July 07, 2014
  12. Afolabi looking for new foe

    Dan Rafael

    Cruiserweight contender Ola Afolabi is on the hunt for a new opponent after Pawel Kolodziej pulled out of their title eliminator. Afolabi (20-3-4, 9 KOs), 34, of England, who has had three cracks at titleholder Marco Huck and come up short each t...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  13. As usual, Chisora trash talks Fury

    Dan Rafael

    You can always count on heavyweight Dereck Chisora for some quality smack talk before a fight. Chisora (20-4, 13 KOs), who will be defending his European title, will face fellow British contender Tyson Fury (22-0, 19 KOs) on July 26 at the Phones ...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  14. Notes: Stevens-N'Dam in works

    Dan Rafael

    A few notes from the boxing world: • Middleweight contenders Curtis Stevens (27-4, 20 KOs) of Brooklyn, New York, and France's Hassan N'Dam (30-1, 18 KOs), a former titlist, are close to a deal that will see them meet in a title elimina...

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  15. Twins McJoe Arroyo and McWilliams Arroyo both scheduled for title...

    Dan Rafael

    Junior bantamweight McJoe Arroyo and flyweight twin brother McWilliams Arroyo, both Puerto Rican Olympians and rising contenders at age 28, are scheduled for world title elimination fights within a few days of each other, their promoter announced.

    Story | Conversation | May 27, 2014
  16. Mike Perez injures shoulder, forced to withdraw from bout against...

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight contender Mike Perez suffered a left shoulder injury in a sparring session this week, forcing him to withdraw on Friday from a title elimination bout against Bryan Jennings, the promoters announced.

    Story | Conversation | May 09, 2014