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  1. Heavyweight Zhang Zhilei to make pro debut on Aug. 8

    Dan Rafael

    Chinese amateur Zhang Zhilei, who claimed the Olympic super heavyweight silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and bronze medals at the 2007 and 2009 amateur world championships, will make his pro debut Aug. 8 in Fallon, Nevada.

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2014
  2. Miguel Cotto stops Sergio Martinez in WBC world middleweight titl...

    Dan Rafael

    Miguel Cotto became the first Puerto Rican fighter to win world championships in four weight divisions, stopping Sergio Martinez in their WBC world middleweight title fight Saturday night.

    Story | Conversation | June 07, 2014
  3. Emanuel Steward in Andy Lee's corner in every way

    Dan Rafael

    On Saturday, Andy Lee will represent the most formidable foe middleweight titlist Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. has faced. The former Irish Olympian says he owes his rise to trainer and mentor Emanuel Steward.

    Story | Conversation | June 15, 2012
  4. Mijares, Munoz to unify junior bantamweight titles in May

    Dan Rafael

    Junior bantamweight titleholders Cristian Mijares and Alexander Munoz will meet to unify their 115-pound world championships May 17 in Gomez Palacio, Mexico, Mijares' hometown.

    Story | Conversation | March 09, 2008
  5. Miguel Cotto-Sergio Martinez promotors say pay-per-views subpar

    Dan Rafael

    Miguel Cotto's 10th-round knockout of Sergio Martinez to win the world middleweight championship on June 7 in New York was a historic performance, just one seen by far fewer people than the promoters and HBO anticipated.

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2014
  6. Wladimir Klitschko makes 16th consecutive title defense

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight champ Wladimir Klitschko used his trademark jab to perfection, stopping hopeful Alex Leapai in the fifth round for his 16th consecutive title defense Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 2014
  7. Muhammad Ali's gloves used in first Sonny Liston fight sell at au...

    Dan Rafael

    The boxing gloves that Muhammad Ali wore when he won the world heavyweight championship for the first time sold at auction for $836,500 on Saturday night.

    Story | Conversation | February 22, 2014
  8. Slugger Adonis Stevenson also proves to be a sweet scientist

    Dan Rafael

    Lineal light heavyweight champ and knockout artist Adonis Stevenson gave opponents yet another wrinkle to consider in his clinical TKO of former titlist Tavoris Cloud on Saturday night: his superb boxing skills and IQ.

    Story | Conversation | September 28, 2013
  9. Chavez-Taylor I: All-action fight

    Dan Rafael

    The boxing world was still buzzing from Buster Douglas' massive upset of Mike Tyson to win the undisputed heavyweight championship a month earlier when it was rocked again, this time by one of the great fights of modern times -- the 1990 fight of the...

    Blog | August 27, 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. Nonito Donaire-Guillermo Rigondeaux unification fight set for Apr...

    Dan Rafael

    Junior featherweight titleholder Nonito Donaire will meet Guillermo Rigondeaux April 13 in the main event of HBO's "World Championship Boxing".

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2013
  12. Andre Ward to defend title against Kelly Pavlik

    Dan Rafael

    Super middleweight champion Andre Ward to defend unified titles against Kelly Pavlik in Los Angeles on Jan. 26.

    Story | Conversation | November 27, 2012
  13. Tomasz Adamek-Steve Cunningham II set for Dec. 22 on NBC

    Dan Rafael

    Tomasz Adamek and Steve Cunningham are going to meet again, this time as heavyweights.

    Story | Conversation | October 16, 2012
  14. Take the test? Chavez did

    Dan Rafael

    As if there weren't enough scandal and controversy in boxing already, now we have a manufactured one due to an honest error -- but one that many fight fans can't seem to accept as just that. I was watching HBO's "World Championship Boxing" telecas...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  15. Golden Boy finds new opponent for Amir Khan -- Danny Garcia

    Dan Rafael

    Former junior welterweight titlist Amir Khan and Danny Garcia will meet July 14 in the main event of an HBO "World Championship Boxing" doubleheader, Golden Boy told ESPN.com on Tuesday night.

    Story | Conversation | May 22, 2012
  16. Chad Dawson dethrones Bernard Hopkins for a 175-pound title

    Dan Rafael

    Chad Dawson overcame the baiting of Bernard Hopkins, two cuts off head clashes, and boxing's latest mind-boggling scorecard to win a majority decision and a light heavyweight title Saturday in Atlantic City, N.J.

    Story | Conversation | April 28, 2012