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2hDan Rafael

Bradley formally vacates welterweight world title

Timothy Bradley Jr. has vacated his welterweight world title after failing to fulfill his mandatory defense against Sadam Ali. Bradley instead signed to face Manny Pacquiao for a third time.

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2hDan Rafael

As Kovalev looms, Ward to fight Barrera in March

With a deal in place to challenge light heavyweight titleholder Sergey Kovalev in the fall, Andre Ward will jump into the division with a 12-round fight against Sullivan Barrera on March 26.

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14hDan Rafael

Adamek continues heavyweight march vs. Molina

Former cruiserweight and light heavyweight world titleholder Tomasz Adamek continues his pursuit of the heavyweight belt with a fight against Eric Molina on April 2 in Krakow, Poland.

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2hDan Rafael

Rankings: Golovkin to face mandatory challenger Wade

Unified middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin wants to face champion Canelo Alvarez, but until that happens , he'll stay busy against mandatory challenger Dominic Wade on April 23.

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13hDan Rafael

Arreola's win voided for marijuana in drug test

Chris Arreola tested positive for marijuana again after a 12-round split decision victory over Travis Kauffman in December, the result of which was changed to a no-decision.

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1dDan Rafael

Ortiz to defend interim heavyweight title vs. Thompson

After weeks of searching for an opponent, heavyweight Luis Ortiz finally found somebody willing to step into the ring with him: former two-time world title challenger Tony Thompson.

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2dDan Rafael

Scorecard: After win, Caballero hopes for title opportunity

In his first fight in almost 16 month, Randy Caballero scored three knockdowns on his way to a TKO victory over Ruben Garcia that puts him closer to a featherweight title opportunity.

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Brook respects Khan for taking Alvarez fight

Kell Brook is still holding out hope for an all-British super-bout with Amir Khan -- but said he respects his fellow countryman for stepping up two weight divisions to fight Saul Alvarez.

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2dDan Rafael

Braehmer to defend 175-lb belt vs. Gutknecht

Juergen Braehmer will make the sixth defense of his secondary 175-pound world title when he faces replacement opponent Eduard Gutknecht in a rematch on March 12 in Germany.

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2dDan Rafael

Mayweather minted as BWAA fighter of year

Floyd Mayweather was voted the 2015 Sugar Ray Robinson Fighter of the Year after the BWAA announced balloting results Friday, winning the award for the third time.

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Heavyweight Ortiz again looking for an opponent

A week after Golden Boy agreed to a deal with Alexander Dimitrenko to challenge Luis Ortiz on March 5, Dimitrenko had a change of heart and left the heavyweight interim titlist looking for a new challenger.

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5dDan Rafael

WBA continues to seek reduction of belts

So far, so good as it relates to the promise from the WBA to rid the organization of the numerous excess world title belts it hands out.

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5dPA Sport

Wilder: I'll fight Fury in England

Deontay Wilder has told Tyson Fury he is prepared to fight him in England and unify their heavyweight belts if the Briton wins his rematch bout with Wladimir Klitschko.

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5dDan Rafael

Chat wrap: Dan Rafael talks boxing

Senior writer Dan Rafael answers your questions about the sweet science, the Canelo Alvarez-Amir Khan matchup, Deontay Wilder comments and much more.

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6dNigel Collins

Comparing Kovalev with the greats in division history

Unbeaten Sergey Kovalev has punched his way into the hearts of boxing fans by stopping 26 of his 30 pro opponents. How would he fare against 10 of the greatest light heavyweights in history?

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Fighting Words: Canelo to face Khan

ESPN Chicago's Ray Flores speaks with ESPN.com's Brian Campbell about the recent announcement of Canelo Alvarez fighting Amir Khan on May 7th in Las Vegas.

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P4P rankings: Kovalev makes a move

With his dominant win over Jean Pascal this past Saturday, unified light heavyweight titlist Sergey Kovalev jumped all the way to No. 3 in ESPN's pound-for-pound rankings.

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7dDan Rafael

Ex-champs Mares, Montiel to meet on March 12

Former champions Abner Mares and Fernando Montiel will both be looking to rebound from losses when they meet for a March 12 featherweight fight.

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6dWallace Matthews

Boxing needs to get better -- outside the ring

Things that would be considered deplorable in any other line of work are somehow acceptable in boxing, like the way in which black and white are routinely mixed to make green. As in dollars.

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7dDan Rafael

Rigondeaux headed to England to fight

Former unified junior featherweight world champion Guillermo Rigondeaux is headed overseas for the third time in his past four fights.

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7dDan Rafael

De La Hoya: How Alvarez-Khan was made

The news that middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez would defend against welterweight contender Amir Khan on May 7 was a well-kept secret that surprised even the most avid boxing fans.

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7dDan Rafael

Alcohol abuse forces Oosthuizen out of March fight

Light heavyweight contender Thomas Oosthuizen has been forced to withdraw from a title shot against secondary world titleholder Juergen Braehmer because of a drinking and substance abuse problem.

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9dSalvador Rodriguez

Margarito very motivated for return

After two weeks of intense sparring to which his body responded well, Antonio Margarito said he's ready to face Jorge Paez Jr. in his return.

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8dESPN Staff

Mayweather resists 'crazy numbers' for comeback

Floyd Mayweather revealed he turned down a lot of money to step back into the ring -- and denied talks took place over a possible rematch with Manny Pacquiao.

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21hDan Rafael

Vargas-Salido, the fight to make

Junior lightweight titlist Francisco Vargas stopped Takashi Miura in an epic fight in 2015, and a proposed bout with Orlando Salido next has all-time action written all over it.

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10dDan Rafael

Kovalev routs Pascal by TKO to retain titles

Unified light heavyweight titleholder Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev took care of Jean Pascal in front of Pascal's hometown crowd before trainer Freddie Roach stopped the fight after the seventh round.

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