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  1. 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
  2. Alvarez: No title at stake, no problem

    Dan Rafael

    Pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. is the unified junior middleweight champion, but he is also the unified welterweight champion -- thanks to the sanctioning organizations breaking their own rules and allowing him to hold two belts in each wei...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  3. Khan arrested but case dropped

    Dan Rafael

    Former unified junior welterweight titlist Amir Khan was arrested in his hometown of Bolton, England, on Friday, allegedly for assault on two teenagers, and released shortly thereafter on bail before the case was dropped. "This was a minor inciden...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  4. Gomez steps in to face Paris

    Dan Rafael

    Welterweight prospect Frankie Gomez, a major disappointment thus far despite his unbeaten record, will step up to fight his most notable opponent when he faces Vernon Paris on July 25 (Fox Sports 1/Fox Deportes) at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino i...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  5. BJ Penn announces retirement after TUF 19 finale loss to Frankie ...

    Brett Okamoto

    Former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion BJ Penn retired from professional mixed martial arts at the age of 35 on Sunday.

    Story | Conversation | July 06, 2014
  6. Ben Askren to fight for ONE FC welterweight title against Nobutat...

    Brett Okamoto

    Undefeated ONE FC welterweight Ben Askren will face Nobutatsu Suzuki for the promotion's 170-pound title on Aug. 29 in Dubai.

    Story | Conversation | July 03, 2014
  7. Floyd Mayweather Jr. says he will fight Marcos Maidana again on S...

    Dan Rafael

    Floyd Mayweather Jr., said during a red carpet interview at Sunday night's BET Awards that he would be facing Marcos Maidana again on Sept. 13.

    Story | Conversation | July 01, 2014
  8. Herrera gets another chance against Perez

    Dan Rafael

    Junior welterweight contender Mauricio Herrera fought the fight of his life on March 15, but came out on the wrong end of a majority-decision loss to world champion Danny Garcia in Garcia's Puerto Rican homecoming. Legions felt that Herrera deserv...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  9. Video: FNF News And Notes

    Dan Rafael

    ESPN.com senior writer Dan Rafael joins "Friday Night Fights" to look at the Aug. 9 card featuring junior welterweight titlists Danny Garcia and Lamont Peterson, preview the July 12 pay-per-view bout between Canelo Alvarez-Erislandy Lara and update t...

    Blog | June 28, 2014
  10. Porter-Brook mandatory slated for Sept. 6

    Dan Rafael

    The fight between welterweight titlist Shawn Porter and England's Kell Brook will take place Sept. 6 at an American venue to be determined, Brook's promoter Eddie Hearn told ESPN.com on Friday. Hearn said both sides had signed contracts for the ma...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  11. Prospects Spence, Wade step up

    Dan Rafael

    Welterweight Errol Spence Jr., a 2012 U.S. Olympian, and middleweight Dominic Wade are two of America's brightest boxing prospects and they are both stepping up the level of their opposition on Friday (Showtime, 9:30 p.m. ET/PT) when they appear on a...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  12. Crossroads fight for Taylor, Mayfield

    Dan Rafael

    Junior welterweights Emanuel Taylor and Karim Mayfield were both on the doorstep of a major fight but each lost their last outing against a quality opponent. In February, on ESPN2's "Friday Night Fights," Taylor dropped a decision to Chris Algieri...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  13. Danny Garcia, Lamont Peterson to defend titles on Aug. 9 card

    Dan Rafael

    Unified junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia and titleholder Lamont Peterson will appear on the same card in showcase defenses on Aug. 9 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York in what is expected to be a prelude to a unification fight later in

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2014
  14. Tyron Woodley replaces Hector Lombard in welterweight bout agains...

    Brett Okamoto

    UFC welterweight Tyron Woodley's first opportunity to put a deflating loss to Rory MacDonald earlier this month behind him will come in August.

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2014
  15. D. Garcia to top Aug. 9 card

    Dan Rafael

    Whether the mandatory fight between welterweight titlist Shawn Porter and England's Kell Brook takes place or not, it won't be on Aug. 9, as originally planned. That was the date that Golden Boy, representing Porter, and Brook promoter Eddie Hearn...

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  16. Welterweight Robert Guerrero beats Yoshihiro Kamegai by unanimous...

    Welterweight Robert Guerrero returned from a 13-month ring absence with a bloody, bruising unanimous decision over Yoshihiro Kamegai on Saturday night.

    Story | Conversation | June 21, 2014