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  1. Guillermo Rigondeaux enters a crucial stretch of his career

    Brian Campbell

    He's a junior featherweight champion, unbeaten, coming from a one-round KO win and one of the best amateur fighters in history. Still, Guillermo Rigondeaux's defensive style has him looking for a promoter and a network to showcase his skills.

    Story | Conversation | July 22, 2014
  2. Zou Shiming closes in on title fight

    Dan Rafael

    Chinese hero Zou Shiming is on the doorstep of fighting for a flyweight world title just 15 months and four fights into his professional career. The two-time Olympic gold medalist fights for the fifth time as a professional when he faces Luis De La...

    Story | Conversation | July 11, 2014
  3. Guillermo Rigondeaux to show his style can also be entertaining

    Dan Rafael

    Junior featherweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux is as dominant as any fighter in boxing, but for all his talent he has provided precious little entertainment, which is why he is essentially banned from HBO. The network, which works closely with hi...

    Story | Conversation | July 11, 2014
  4. Manny Pacquiao likely to fight Chris Algieri next

    Dan Rafael

    Manny Pacquiao's next fight probably will be a welterweight title defense against Chris Algieri, an unknown fighter just a few weeks ago until he upset Ruslan Provodnikov to win a junior welterweight world title.

    Story | Conversation | July 09, 2014
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  7. GBP-Top Rank peace could benefit Mares

    Dan Rafael

    If there is one fighter in the Golden Boy Promotions stable who might benefit the most from the newfound peace between Golden Boy's Oscar De La Hoya and Top Rank's Bob Arum, it is clearly former three-division titleholder Abner Mares. De La Hoya a...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  8. Quillin-Korobov mandatory ordered

    Dan Rafael

    Last month, there was a rare Top Rank versus Golden Boy fight when Vasyl Lomachenko (TR) routed Gary Russell Jr. (GBP) to win a vacant featherweight world title. It was a fight that happened because of a purse bid, not a negotiation between the compa...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  9. Arum considers feather tournament

    Dan Rafael

    The featherweight division is getting hot, and Top Rank promoter Bob Arum plans to take advantage of that. On May 31 in Macau, Arum promoted a card on which Nonito Donaire won a 126-pound world title via fifth-round technical decision against Sim...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  10. Golden Boy-Top Rank cold war in full thaw

    Dan Rafael

    Now that Golden Boy promoter Oscar De La Hoya and Top Rank boss Bob Arum are cozy again, and both say that they are willing to do business with each other, it seems as though this particular boxing cold war is over. A lot of interesting fights ar...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  11. Brandon Rios to return to ring Aug. 2 against Diego Chaves

    Dan Rafael

    Welterweight Brandon Rios, having served a five-month suspension after testing positive for a banned substance after his last fight, will return to action on Aug. 2, promoter Top Rank announced on Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2014
  12. Arum sidelined by knee surgery

    Dan Rafael

    Injured fighters having surgery? That's nothing new. But what about promoters? On Tuesday in Phoenix, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum will have surgery on his bum right knee -- "It's been bone on bone and it's killin' me," he said -- when he undergoes ...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  13. Showtime, Top Rank still at odds

    Dan Rafael

    When Oscar De La Hoya was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame on Sunday in Canastota, New York, he brought up the ongoing promotional battles that have bogged down the sport and prevented some significant fights that fans have wanted ...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  14. Top Rank keeps investing in China

    Dan Rafael

    On the same day that Top Rank promoted its fifth boxing card in 13 months at the Venetian Macao in Macau -- Nonito Donaire's fifth-round technical decision to win a featherweight title against Simpiwe Vetyeka -- it also announced its latest endeavor ...

    Blog | May 31, 2014
  15. Guillermo Rigondeaux's next defense to be in Macau

    Dan Rafael

    Although Top Rank promoter Bob Arum is promoting a boxing card in Macau on Saturday headlined by the Simpiwe Vetyeka-Nonito Donaire featherweight world title fight, he is already making plans for his next show in China.

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2014
  16. Manny Pacquiao signs two-year extension with Top Rank

    Dan Rafael

    Superstar Manny Pacquiao, whose contract with promoter Top Rank was due to expire at the end of the year, signed a contract extension with the company Tuesday, perhaps killing any hopes of a showdown with Floyd Mayweather Jr. during the term of the deal.

    Story | Conversation | May 20, 2014
  17. Five Scenes From Marquez-Alvarado

    Rafe Bartholomew

    Was outboxing Brandon Rios in the March 2013 rematch of their rumble from the previous year the worst thing that could have happened for Denver junior welterweight Mike Alvarado's career? OK, "worst thing" superlatives can be over...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  18. Beltran drops out of fight with Diaz

    Dan Rafael

    A proposed fight between lightweight contender Raymundo Beltran and former unified titleholder Juan Diaz has been scrapped, Top Rank vice president Carl Moretti told ESPN.com. The bout was supposed to serve as the opener of the HBO-televised fight...

    Blog | May 12, 2014