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Salido, Miura to slug it out for interim title

In a fight that virtually guarantees wild action, former world titleholders Orlando Salido and Takashi Miura will fight for a vacant interim junior lightweight title Dec. 17 at The Forum.

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8hDan Rafael

Power outage forces new Lopez-Vazquez Jr. date

The match between bitter rivals and former world titleholders Juan Manuel Lopez and Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. has been moved to a new date due to the recent power outage in Puerto Rico.

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10hDan Rafael

Beterbiev gets Prieto in second fight of comeback

Light heavyweight contender Artur Beterbiev continues his comeback from right shoulder surgery when he faces Paraguay's Isidro Ranoni Prieto in a 12-round bout on Dec. 23 in Quebec.

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1dDan Rafael

Brook recovering from orbital bone surgery

Kell Brook had surgery last Friday to repair a broken orbital bone around his right eye, suffered in a fifth-round knockout loss to unified middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin on Sept. 10.

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11hDan Rafael

Lebedev, Gassiev to square off Dec. 3 in Moscow

Unified cruiserweight titleholder Denis Lebedev and mandatory challenger Murat Gassiev, who both have tremendous punching power, will square off Dec. 3 in Moscow.

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2dDan Rafael

Titleholder Saunders to make first defense Oct. 22

Middleweight world titleholder Billy Joe Saunders, who hasn't fought since December, will make his first defense Oct. 22 in Wales, against an opponent to be determined.

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2dDan Rafael

Lomachenko, Walters agree to bout on Nov. 26

Junior lightweight titlist Vasyl Lomachenko and Nicholas Walters, who had been on track to fight this past June, have agreed to a bout on Nov. 26 in the main event of an HBO-televised card.

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3dDan Rafael

Joshua-Klitschko in November? It's possible

After his title rematch with Tyson Fury fell apart, former champ Wladimir Klitschko may have found himself a replacement in titlist Anthony Joshua.

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10hDan Rafael

Boxing fight schedule

Want to know what fights are on the horizon? Check out the boxing schedule for 2016.

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5dNick Parkinson

Crolla camp confident of Linares rematch

Anthony Crolla's promoter Eddie Hearn is confident the Briton will get a rematch with Jorge Linares after losing their world title fight via a unanimous points decision.

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4dDan Rafael

Promoters King, Salita sign prospects

Don King has signed light heavyweight Anthony Sims Jr., and Dmitriy Salita announced that he has added junior welterweight slugger Shohjahon Ergashev.

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4dDan Rafael

Featherweight fighter Patrick Hyland retires

Former featherweight world title challenger Patrick Hyland announced his retirement from boxing on Saturday, the 12th anniversary of his Sept. 24, 2004, professional debut.

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4dDan Rafael

Lopez to make 2nd defense in Guevara rematch

Junior flyweight world titleholder Ganigan Lopez's second title defense will be a rematch against former champion Pedro Guevara on Oct. 15.

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7dDan Rafael

Chat wrap: Dan Rafael talks boxing

Senior writer Dan Rafael answers your questions about the sweet science, including a preview this weekend's fights and much more.

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8dDan Rafael

What has happened to Premier Boxing Champions?

After a busy launch on multiple networks in 2015, Premier Boxing Champions has just one fight card currently scheduled for the remainder of 2016.

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7dDan Rafael

Golovkin-Jacobs targeted for Dec. 10 at MSG

With a fractured right thumb scuttling Canelo Alvarez's planned fight on Dec. 10 at Madison Square Garden, a Gennady Golovkin-Daniel Jacobs bout is being targeted as a replacement.

Bunce: Crolla and Linares set for classic (2:14)
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8dDan Rafael

Witness a no-show, charges vs Broner dropped

Judge drops felony assault and aggravated robbery charges against former world titleholder Adrien Broner after alleged victim fails to show at courthouse.

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7dDan Rafael

Gvozdyk-Chilemba finalized for Kovalev-Ward

Isaac Chilemba and Oleksandr Gvozdyk will meet in a scheduled 10-rounder in one of the HBO PPV undercard bouts on the Sergey Kovalev-Andre Ward card on Nov. 19 at T-Mobile Arena in L


Dan Rafael @danrafaelespn

So VLom-Walters and Saldio-Miura are now set. Can HBO notch the hat trick and get GGG-Jacobs done also? Will be a great way to end the year.

Dan Rafael ESPN Senior Writer 

In a fight that virtually guarantees wild action, former junior lightweight world titleholders Orlando Salido and Takashi Miura will meet Dec. 17 (HBO) at The Forum in Inglewood, California, Golden Boy CEO Oscar De La Hoya told ESPN on Thursday night. They will meet for an interim 130-pound world title while full titleholder Francisco Vargas is sidelined with injuries. Miura was half of the 2015 fight of the year against Vargas and Salido has been in several fight of the year contenders, including a war with Vargas in an April draw that is this year's leading fight of the year contender.

Dan Rafael ESPN Senior Writer 

The grudge match between Puerto Rican rivals Juan Manuel Lopez and Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. was moved to a new date Thursday as a result of the recent power outage that shut down most of the island for several days. The junior lightweight fight, slated for Oct. 8 at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, will now take place at the same venue but on Oct. 29.

Dan Rafael @danrafaelespn

If it all works out (GGG-Jacobs, VLom-Walters, Salido-Miura) looks like HBO will have put that leftover Canelo money to good use. #boxing

Dan Rafael @danrafaelespn

Been told we'll likely get Orlando Salido vs. Takashi Miura on HBO Dec. 17. Nobody better cast a fight of the year ballot before this one!!!