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  1. Klitschko close to resuming training

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko's biceps injury is on the mend and he is almost ready to return to training camp for his mandatory defense against Kubrat Pulev. They were due to meet on Sept. 6 at the O2 World arena in Hamburg, Germany, bu...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  2. Rios-Alvarado III possible

    Dan Rafael

    A few notes from the boxing world: • Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado are 1-1 in their two hellacious fight of the year contenders. A rubber match to settle the score is a must, and Top Rank promoter Bob Arum told ESPN.com that he hopes t...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  3. Wladimir Klitschko fight vs. Kubrat Pulev rescheduled for Nov. 15...

    Dan Rafael

    Two days after heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko postponed his mandatory defense against Kubrat Pulev, the fight was rescheduled for Nov. 15.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2014
  4. Wladimir Klitschko has torn biceps, postpones fight

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko has suffered a torn left biceps, forcing him on Monday to postpone his mandatory defense against Kubrat Pulev, which was scheduled to take place Sept. 6 at the O2 World arena in Hamburg, Germany.

    Story | Conversation | August 25, 2014
  5. Fury-Chisora II will be televised in the U.S.

    Dan Rafael

    HBO, Showtime and ESPN all could have had the fight and didn't pick it up. It's a fight that would have been right in the Epix wheelhouse, but that network is now out of the boxing business. Thank goodness for AWE (formerly WealthTV), which has be...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  6. Dan Rafael's top 20 pound-for-pound fighters

    Dan Rafael

    We have an expert panel that votes on ESPN.com's pound-for-pound top 10, of which I am one member. It's a way for us to reach some sort of consensus on the best fighters in the world, regardless of weight class. But since we began using this metho...

    Story | Conversation | July 04, 2014
  7. Wladimir Klitschko to defend belts vs. Kubrat Pulev on Sept. 6

    Dan Rafael

    Wladimir Klitschko will defend his heavyweight belts against undefeated Kubrat Pulev of Bulgaria in Hamburg, Germany on Sept. 6.

    Story | Conversation | June 19, 2014
  8. K2 Promotions to put on Wladimir Klitschko-Kubrat Pulev fight

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko's promotional company, K2 Promotions, will control his mandatory defense against Kubrat Pulev after it won the purse bid Tuesday for the right to stage the fight.

    Story | Conversation | June 17, 2014
  9. Klitschko-Pulev mandatory ordered

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko's next defense is going to be against Kubrat Pulev, one of his mandatory challengers. The IBF has ordered the bout and the camps are in their free negotiation period. However, if they don't make a deal, a p...

    Blog | June 07, 2014
  10. Povetkin, Charr ready for Friday

    Dan Rafael

    When last seen in the ring in October, Alexander Povetkin of Russia was getting knocked down four times in a shutout loss challenging heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko in Moscow. It was, by far, the worst performance of Povetkin's career. On...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  11. Olympic medalist Usyk on the fast track

    Dan Rafael

    Blue-chip cruiserweight prospect Oleksandr Usyk (3-0, 3 KOs), the 2012 Olympic heavyweight gold medalist from Ukraine, will face the experienced Cesar David Crenz (21-8, 13 KOs) of Argentina in an eight-round bout on May 31 at the Sport Palace in Ode...

    Blog | May 24, 2014
  12. Klitschko-Stiverne unification?

    Dan Rafael

    For those hoping for a heavyweight title unification fight between champion Wladimir Klitschko and newly crowned titleholder Bermane Stiverne, don't get too excited. It is unlikely to happen next. Klitschko is the recognized champion. He holds ...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  13. W. Klitschko wants Stiverne's belt

    Dan Rafael

    LOS ANGELES -- Heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko has powered his way through 16 lopsided title defenses during an eight-year-plus reign, but rarely has there been an opponent he was really pumped up to face. Now there is Bermane Stiver...

    Blog | May 11, 2014
  14. New and improved Chris Arreola set to make heavyweight history

    Dan Rafael

    Chris Arreola has set his eyes on becoming the first Mexican-American to win a heavyweight title when he faces Bermane Stiverne on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | May 09, 2014
  15. Wladimir Klitschko ordered to make mandatory defense against Kubr...

    Dan Rafael

    Less than two weeks after heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko smoked Alex Leapai in a one-sided fifth-round knockout victory to retain the title for the 16th time, he was ordered to make a mandatory defense.

    Story | Conversation | May 08, 2014
  16. Abraham wants Sturm showdown

    Dan Rafael

    In Germany, a showdown between super middleweight titlist Arthur Abraham and middleweight titleholder Felix Sturm would be huge business. It's a fight the fans there have wanted for years and Abraham is now also interested. In his first defense si...

    Blog | May 06, 2014