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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. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. K2 wins Afolabi-Kolodziej purse bid

    Dan Rafael

    Cruiserweight contender Ola Afolabi has had three cracks at a world title, but they all came against Marco Huck and resulted in Huck winning two of the battles and getting a draw in another. Now Afolabi (20-3-4, 9 KOs), 34, of England will go in a...

    Blog | April 26, 2014
  15. 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
  16. 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