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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Cotto-Margarito defines rivalry

    Dan Rafael

    One of the best national rivalries in boxing, of course, is Mexico versus Puerto Rico. Many trace the birth of the rivalry to a 1934 bantamweight championship bout in which Puerto Rico's Sixto Escobar became the first world champion from the Caribbea...

    Blog | June 13, 2013
  11. Bellew, Chilemba set for Round 13

    Dan Rafael

    When light heavyweight contenders Tony Bellew of England and Isaac Chilemba of South Africa met on March 30 for the right to become the mandatory challenger to world champion Chad Dawson, they fought to an unsatisfying draw in England in a dreadful f...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  12. Vic Darchinyan, Luis Carlos Abregu sign with Top Rank

    Dan Rafael

    Former two-division world champion Vic Darchinyan, now campaigning as a junior featherweight, signed this week with Top Rank and will make his debut with the company on May 11.

    Story | Conversation | April 19, 2013
  13. Is Gary Russell Jr. finally ready for more in 2013?

    Dan Rafael

    Gary Russell Jr. isn't sweating his slow track to stardom, perhaps because the fast-handed featherweight prospect says he's ready to step up his level of competition and turn in his biggest year yet.

    Story | Conversation | March 01, 2013
  14. Ricky Hatton is back in the ring to redeem himself

    Dan Rafael

    After a devastating loss to Manny Pacquiao in 2009, Ricky Hatton went into depression and even tried to take his own life. Now he's back in the ring to exorcise his demons.

    Story | Conversation | November 23, 2012
  15. Middleweight world champion Sergio Martinez planning next fight

    Dan Rafael

    Middleweight champion Sergio Martinez is making plans to defend the world title in a homecoming fight on April 27 before a possible rematch with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. next fall.

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2012
  16. Carmen Basilio, who beat Sugar Ray Robinson, dies at 85

    Dan Rafael

    Carmen Basilio, a genial onion farmer's son who wrested the world middleweight boxing crown from Sugar Ray Robinson in 1957 and lost an equally epic, razor-edge rematch six months later, died Wednesday at age 85.

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2012