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  1. Gonzalez's first flyweight defense on tap

    Dan Rafael

    A few notes from around the boxing world: • Flyweight world champion Roman Gonzalez (40-0, 34 KOs), who won an alphabet title and the lineal championship via his ninth-round knockout of Japan's Akira Yaegashi on Sept. 5 in Tokyo, is r...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  2. Floyd Mayweather Jr. sued by sons of former champion Hasim Rahman...

    Dan Rafael

    The sons of former heavyweight world champion Hasim Rahman are suing Floyd Mayweather Jr., Mayweather Promotions and Showtime on a variety of charges stemming from the infamous sparring sessions televised on the network's "All Access" reality series.

    Story | Conversation | October 18, 2014
  3. Andrzej Fonfara to face Doudou Ngumbu at UIC Pavilion in Chicago

    Dan Rafael

    Andrzej Fonfara to face Doudou Ngumbu at UIC Pavilion in Chicago on Nov. 1.

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2014
  4. Welterweight champ Kell Brook stabbed in leg

    Dan Rafael

    Spanish police say welterweight world champion boxer Kell Brook was stabbed in the leg while on vacation in Tenerife.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2014
  5. Floyd Mayweather-Marcos Maidana rematch to be refereed by Kenny B...

    Dan Rafael

    Kenny Bayless, regarded by many as the best boxing referee in the world, was appointed by the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Thursday to officiate the rematch between pound-for-pound king and unified welterweight world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. a

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2014
  6. Garcia dreams of Philly title fight

    Dan Rafael

    Unified junior welterweight world champion Danny Garcia is always proud to identify himself as a Philadelphia fighter. After all, Garcia was born and bred in the legendary fight city that has produced so many great champions, including Joe Frazie...

    Blog | August 07, 2014
  7. Sergio Martinez decides to keep fighting after contemplating reti...

    Dan Rafael

    Former middleweight world champion Sergio Martinez, who has been relaxing in Spain, has made his decision: He will fight on.

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 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. 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
  10. Danny Garcia defeats Mauricio Herrera by majority decision

    Dan Rafael

    Junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia scored a majority decision victory against unheralded challenger Mauricio Herrera in a far tougher fight than expected on Saturday night at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.

    Story | Conversation | March 15, 2014
  11. Danny Garcia set to face Mauricio Herrera, make fifth title defen...

    Dan Rafael

    Danny Garcia will make his fifth title defense when he faces Mauricio Herrera on March 15.

    Story | Conversation | January 28, 2014
  12. Keith Thurman and Jesus Soto Karass eye next step but first face ...

    Dan Rafael

    Keith Thurman and Jesus Soto Karass are on-the-upswing welterweights who are drawing nearer to the big fights they crave. On Saturday in San Antonio, they square off to determine who takes that next step.

    Story | Conversation | December 12, 2013
  13. Shane Mosley withdraws from Anthony Mundine bout due to contract ...

    Dan Rafael

    Shane Mosley, saying that Millennium Events promoter Vlad Warton has breached his contract, withdrew from a junior middleweight fight with Anthony Mundine and left Australia on Monday.

    Story | Conversation | October 21, 2013
  14. Marquez, Bradley leave Pacquiao behind

    Dan Rafael

    Manny Pacquiao, boxing's only eight-division world champion and one of boxing's biggest stars, has officially lost his last two fights. First came the ultra-controversial split decision against Timothy Bradley Jr. in June 2012, which cost Pacquiao...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  15. Rafael Marquez hospitalized with orbital fracture

    Dan Rafael

    Former two-division world champion Rafael Marquez, who got knocked out on Saturday night and subsequently sent to the hospital by a California State Athletic Commission doctor, was admitted and might need surgery on a fractured facial bone.

    Story | Conversation | September 08, 2013
  16. Stevenson-Cloud deal is near

    Dan Rafael

    Light heavyweight world champion Adonis Stevenson and Tavoris Cloud are getting closer to fighting each other. Their promoters, Yvon Michel and Don King, respectively, are nearing a deal for the fight, which, if finalized, is penciled in for Sept. 28...

    Blog | July 18, 2013