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Darnell Boone, who is 22-22-4, handed Adonis Stevenson the only loss of his career, a second-round knockout, with a friend working his corner who didn't know a spit bucket from a jump rope.

He's been in the ring with Ward (whom he knocked down), Pascal and Kovalev. 

He's fought 20 undefeated opponents and 10 others with only 1 loss.

In 2005-06, he fought five guys in seven months whose combined record was 131-9. And over a nine-month stretch in 2009-10, he fought five more who together were 55-1.

The first time he ever sparred as an amateur, his sparmate was a 22-0 fighter named Kelly Pavlik.

The guy sitting atop his bucket list has the initials GGG -- and he's willing to drop to 160 to fight him. 

He gets regular critiques -- and perceptive ones, at that -- from his wife.

And at 35, Boone is on a three-fight unbeaten streak.

Don't miss our in-depth interview with this colorful and persistent old-school warrior.

The Darnell Boone interview is preceded by a conversation with rising middleweight Paul Mendez (undefeated for nearly four years) about the good cop/bad cop routine of his trainers, Sam (good) and Max (bad) Garcia.

And we lead off, as always, with a thorough look at the big fights of the past two weeks, and the huge fight coming up on May 2, plus a live report from the West Coast Hall of Fame induction banquet, from expert analysts John J. Raspanti, Rizwaan Zahid, and Travis Hartman.

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