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23mDan Rafael

Ortiz to defend 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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7hDan 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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23mDan Rafael

Ortiz to defend 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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12hESPN Staff

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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6hDan 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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13hDan 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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3dDan 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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4dPA 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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3dDan 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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4dNigel 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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5dDan 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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4dWallace 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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5dDan 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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6dDan 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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Haye: I want Joshua over title fight (1:17)
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6dDan 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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7dSalvador 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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6dESPN 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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7dESPN Staff

Mayweather hoping for Jack vs. DeGale 'super bout'

Floyd Mayweather Jr. hopes Britain's IBF super-middleweight champion James DeGale and WBC belt holder Badou Jack will meet in a "super bout" further down the line.

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6dDan 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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7dDan Rafael

Scorecard: Kovalev stops Pascal, eyes Ward for the fall

Unified light heavyweight titleholder Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev retained his three belts in a dominant performance against Jean Pascal and is on track to face Andre Ward in the fall.

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8dNick Parkinson

Khan weighing up Brook, Garcia fights

Amir Khan is looking to have a warm-up fight in March before a world title shot against either Danny Garcia or fellow Briton Kell Brook this summer.

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9dDan 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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Guillermo Rigondeaux @rigoelchacal305

Ready to Support my Team @MundoBoxing and #RuslanChagaev this coming March 5 in Russia than looking forward to traveling to Liverpool to fight JamesDickeson. First time fighting in England. Can't wait. It should be fun.

Dan Rafael @danrafaelespn

1 of other names under strong consideration for fight vs. Luis Ortiz was Samuel Peter. Thompson is a much more legit at this point. #boxing

Dan Rafael @danrafaelespn

Considering who was available/willing, Thompson makes a lot of sense for Ortiz. He's experienced, big, solid and is from DC, where fight is.