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  1. Calderon faces tough test in Segura rematch

    Dan Rafael

    Puerto Rico's Ivan "Iron Boy" Calderon, the former strawweight and junior flyweight world champion, had never lost until Giovani Segura (26-1-1, 22 KOs) knocked him out in the eighth round in August to claim the 108-pound title in one of the mos...

    Blog | March 25, 2011
  2. Patient Andrade's title shot at hand

    Dan Rafael

    Through two different opponents and three scheduled dates, Demetrius Andrade has stayed patient waiting for his shot at a junior middleweight world title. And now the time is upon him. A 2008 U.S. Olympian and a 2007 world amateur champion, Andrad...

    Blog | November 05, 2013
  3. Demetrius Andrade to have first world title shot on July 6

    Dan Rafael

    Junior middleweight Demetrius Andrade, a 2008 U.S. Olympian and former world amateur champion from Providence, R.I., is headed to Ukraine for his first world title shot this summer.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2013
  4. Super Six Classic: Jermain Taylor says he's tip-top for Arthur Ab...

    Dan Rafael

    Former undisputed middleweight champion Jermain Taylor might be the longest shot at the Super Six World Boxing Classic, but he claims he's finally in the kind of shape he needs to be in. Arthur Abraham will put Taylor to the test Saturday in Berlin.

    Story | Conversation | October 14, 2009
  5. 45-year-old Holyfield, Valuev close in on agreement on world titl...

    Dan Rafael

    Evander Holyfield has accepted an offer to challenge Nikolai Valuev for his heavyweight world title, the former four-time champion told ESPN.com Wednesday night.

    Story | Conversation | October 08, 2008
  6. From Russia, with gloves: Korobov signs with Top Rank

    Dan Rafael

    Russian Olympic middleweight Matvey Korobov, a two-time world amateur champion, signed Monday night with promotional powerhouse Top Rank and manager Cameron Dunkin and will pursue his professional career in the United States.

    Story | Conversation | September 16, 2008
  7. Middleweight champ eager for 'risk' vs. heir apparent

    Dan Rafael

    Bernard Hopkins, who is planning to retire after a final bout just before his 41st birthday in January, is going to fight Jermain Taylor, widely regarded as the heir apparent to the middleweight throne.

    Story | Conversation | March 22, 2005