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  1. Klitschko defense to air on ESPN

    Dan Rafael

    World heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko's 16th title defense will be televised in the United States live on ESPN after the network reached a deal on Wednesday with IMG, the company selling the international rights for the bout. Contracts are...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Adamek looks to get back into title picture

    Brian Campbell

    As Tomasz Adamek enters Saturday's title eliminator against unbeaten Vyacheslav "Czar" Glazkov, it's fair to speculate whether the rugged veteran is coming or going as a heavyweight contender. It's no secret Adamek (49-2, 29 KOs) is navigating the...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
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  5. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- What are the Ukranians fighting for?

    Brett Forrest

    Violence, political unrest in Kiev rattle Ukraine's Olympic contingent in Sochi.

    Story | Conversation | February 21, 2014
  6. Vitali Klitschko urges Ukraine protest on as death toll rises

    Ukraine opposition leader and former heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko urged 20,000 protesters to defend the camp on Independence Square that has been the heart of protests after street battles that left at least 18 people dead and hundreds injured.

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2014
  7. Dan Rafael: Chisora, Fury looking for wins, eventual rematch

    Dan Rafael

    The plan is straightforward: If Dereck Chisora and Tyson Fury win their fights on Saturday, that would almost guarantee an eventual rematch.

    Story | Conversation | February 14, 2014
  8. Another trainer change for Price

    Dan Rafael

    In mid-October, highly regarded British heavyweight prospect David Price, a 2008 Olympic bronze medalist at super heavyweight, announced he had switched trainers, leaving longtime cornerman Franny Smith to work with Adam Booth, who has had success wi...

    Blog | December 26, 2013
  9. '12 Days': Klitschko vs. Klitschko

    Dan Rafael

    In the spirit of the holidays, ESPN is celebrating the season with our own "12 Days" wish list of the fights we want to see most, regardless of promotional or other entanglements. Keep checking back in the coming days to see new fights revealed, disc...

    Blog | December 26, 2013
  10. 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
  11. Vitali Klitschko named WBC 'champion emeritus', vacates heavyweig...

    Dan Rafael

    Vitali Klitschko, who has not defended his WBC heavyweight world title in 15 months and is one of the central figures involved in the political unrest in his native Ukraine, vacated his belt Monday.

    Story | Conversation | December 16, 2013
  12. Chisora picking fight with Wilder

    Dan Rafael

    It's one of the oldest plays in the boxing book -- the open letter. There's a fighter looking to face a specific opponent but he can't get much traction, so what to do? Blast the media with the open letter calling out your desired foe, hoping to s...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  13. V. Klitschko brings calm to riots

    Dan Rafael

    No wonder 42-year-old heavyweight titlist Vitali Klitschko is taking his time deciding whether he will continue to fight, even though he has not boxed since September 2012, had a recent hand injury and also has a long overdue mandatory defense to mak...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  14. V. Klitschko decision put off again

    Dan Rafael

    The wait for heavyweight titlist Vitali Klitschko to decide his boxing future is on hold yet again, this time for another two weeks, until Dec. 15. Klitschko, who is now more politician in Ukraine than heavyweight boxer, owes Bermane Stiverne (23-...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  15. Adamek closing in on title shot

    Dan Rafael

    The first time contender Tomasz Adamek fought for a heavyweight world title, Vitali Klitschko battered him into a 10th-round knockout in 2010. Adamek has five consecutive wins since and closing in on another title shot. Vyacheslav "Czar" Glazkov, ...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
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  17. V. Klitschko decision put off again

    Dan Rafael

    The mystery of what heavyweight titleholder Vitali Klitschko will do next will go on for a little while longer. Klitschko is running for president of Ukraine in 2015, but he also has an overdue mandatory defense to make against Bermane Stiverne. T...

    Blog | November 07, 2013
  18. WBC announces mandatory fights

    Dan Rafael

    As much as I rail against the WBC's rule-breaking and divisional rankings, those rankings affect the mandatory fights that are made for the organization's belt. So that makes its annual convention notable in that many of those mandatory situations ar...

    Blog | November 06, 2013