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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. Steve Cunningham, Amir Mansour fighting for their futures

    Dan Rafael

    Steve Cunningham has fought all over the place, but on Friday the heavyweight contender returns to his hometown to face Amir Mansour in a make-or-break fight.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2014
  3. Heavyweight Pulev staying busy

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko holds multiple alphabet belts, which means he is subject to multiple mandatory defenses. One of them will come on April 26 when Klitschko makes his 16th title defense against Alex Leapai in Oberhausen, Germ...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  4. Solis, Thompson need wins

    Dan Rafael

    It seems there is finally some movement in the heavyweight division as the contenders are facing each other. Bermane Stiverne and Chris Arreola will square off in a May 10 rematch for a vacant title. Tyson Fury and Dereck Chisora are fighting a re...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  5. Dereck Chisora, Tyson Fury to fight for right to take on Wladimir...

    Dan Rafael

    Dereck Chisora and Tyson Fury will meet in an all-British heavyweight fight in Manchester on July 26 for the right to challenge Wladimir Klitschko for his IBF, WBA and WBO titles.

    Story | Conversation | March 17, 2014
  6. HBO calls off April 26 plans

    Dan Rafael

    A few notes from the boxing world: • HBO had planned to have a boxing card April 26 but now will go dark. The initial plan was for a card at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York headlined by middleweight titlist Gennady Golo...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  7. Wladimir Klitschko-Alex Leapai title bout set for April 26 in Ge...

    Dan Rafael

    Wladimir Klitschko will defend his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles against Australian challenger Alex Leapai in Oberhausen, Germany, on April 26.

    Story | Conversation | February 03, 2014
  8. Thompson, Solis to meet in March

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweights Tony Thompson and Odlanier Solis have both fought for a world title and come up short. Now they are going to fight each other in the hopes that a victory will move them a step closer to another shot. Promoter Ahmet Oner, who promotes ...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  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. Jennings to return vs. Szpilka

    Dan Rafael

    Philadelphia heavyweight Bryant Jennings fought five times in 2012, all televised bouts, and went from unknown to hot prospect. He was even mentioned as a possible opponent for heavyweight champ Wladimir Klitschko. Jennings had looked good in his ...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  11. Leapai installed as Klitschko mandatory

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko was ordered on Wednesday to next face Alex Leapai in a mandatory title defense.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2013
  12. Wach pulls out of Jennings fight

    Dan Rafael

    Promoter Gary Shaw and HBO thought they had a deal for heavyweight Mariusz Wach to face American up-and-comer Bryant Jennings on Jan. 18 -- until Wach and promoter Global Boxing Promotions pulled out on Friday. Shaw told ESPN.com that he has "no c...

    Blog | November 30, 2013
  13. Can Manny Pacquiao beat odds and rebound from concussive KO?

    Dan Rafael

    Manny Pacquiao is one of boxing's all-time greats, but after back-to-back losses -- including a brutal KO in his previous outing -- can he bounce back? History suggests it's possible, although not likely.

    Story | Conversation | November 21, 2013
  14. 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
  15. Vitali Klitschko to run for president of Ukraine

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight titleholder Vitali Klitschko to run for president in Ukraine.

    Story | Conversation | October 24, 2013
  16. Scorecard: Bradley wins fight, some respect against Marquez

    Dan Rafael

    Opponents seem to overlook Timothy Bradley -- until it's too late. Count Juan Manuel Marquez as the latest to fall victim to Bradley's underwhelming approach -- and underrated talent.

    Story | Conversation | October 14, 2013