Cuban boxer defected unsuccessfully 38 times before realizing U.S. dream

<p><br /><p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/sports/rss/Kevin+Iole/SIG=145ptarhs/*http%3A//sports.yahoo.com/news/meet-the-cuban-boxer-who-failed-to-defect-38-times-before-realizing-u-s--dream-200229434-boxing.html"><img src="http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/Sports/ap/201407110013008222417"  width="5184" height="3456"  alt="Rances Barthelemy reacts as he hears on on Friday, July 11, 2014, that he has defeated Argenis Mendez in a boxing match begun late Thursday night in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)" align="left" border="0"></a></p><p>Rances Barthelemy endured harrowing circumstances on his way to boxing's big stage.</p><br clear="all" /><br><b>UFC’s sponsorship deal with Reebok about more than a new look</b>:<br /><p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/sports/rss/Kevin+Iole/SIG=13i76adl0/*http%3A//sports.yahoo.com/news/ufc-s-sponsorship-deal-with-reebok-about-more-than-just-a-new-look-205716284.html"><img src="http://l.yimg.com/os/publish-images/sports/2015-06-30/4f1fc490-1f68-11e5-9110-63e11375f533_GettyImages-479063940.jpg"  width="3000" height="1996"  alt="NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 30: The Launch Of The Reebok UFC Fight Kit at Skylight Modern on June 30, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Reebok)" align="left" border="0"></a></p><p>As usual, the promotion has an eye on the future, but some of its fighters might be feeling a present pinch.</p><br clear="all" /><br><b>Jose Aldo still fighting (for now), but UFC 189 is about Conor McGregor anyways</b>:<br /><p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/sports/rss/Kevin+Iole/SIG=143vvira9/*http%3A//sports.yahoo.com/news/jose-aldo-still-fighting--for-now---but-ufc-189-is-about-conor-mcgregor-anyways-041855701-mma.html"><img src="http://l.yimg.com/os/publish-images/sports/2015-06-23/e7142350-19e5-11e5-9e7c-419ffd61bf20_GettyImages-468138116.jpg"  width="3000" height="2183"  alt="LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 30: UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo (L) and UFC Featherweight Contender Conor McGregor (R) face off during the UFC 189 World Championship Press Tour on March 30, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)" align="left" border="0"></a></p><p>The UFC isn't wrong to push Conor McGregor. The Irishman may now be the biggest star in the sport.</p><br clear="all" /><br><b>Legend of 'Scarface': How Jose Aldo's latest withdrawal could impact his legacy</b>:<br /><p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/sports/rss/Kevin+Iole/SIG=13unk73f8/*http%3A//sports.yahoo.com/news/legend-of--scarface---how-jose-aldo-s-latest-withdrawal-impacts-his-legacy-053730283-mma.html"><img src="http://l.yimg.com/os/publish-images/sports/2015-07-01/8b613660-1f8a-11e5-b237-019955ea00d4_GettyImages-468922482.jpg"  width="5418" height="3680"  alt="A rib injury forced featherweight champion Jose Aldo on Tuesday to pull out of his match with Conor McGregor that had been slated for July 11 in the main event of UFC 189 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Getty Images)" align="left" border="0"></a></p><p>Aldo's rib injury was preventable, which makes it even more maddening for UFC president Dana White.</p><br clear="all" /><br><b>Yoel Romero eyeing what his brother already has</b>:<br /><p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/sports/rss/Kevin+Iole/SIG=12vbp2aqd/*http%3A//sports.yahoo.com/news/yoel-romero-eyeing-what-his-brother-already-has-172220205.html"><img src="http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/74c4f269f93366056d0f6a70670020a8.jpg"  width="674" height="449"  alt="Yoel Romero celebrates after his fight with Tim Kennedy, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Las Vegas. Romero won via TKO. (AP Photo/John Locher)" align="left" border="0"></a></p><p>A win over Lyoto Machida would move Yoel Romero one step closer to a title belt, something his boxing brother already owns.</p><br clear="all" /><br><b>Adrien Broner more punchline than 'Problem' in loss to Shawn Porter</b>:<br /><p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/sports/rss/Kevin+Iole/SIG=13q9it7n4/*http%3A//sports.yahoo.com/news/adrien-broner-more-punchline-than--problem--in-loss-to-shawn-porter-035033767-boxing.html"><img src="http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/2a8f9804aeecfb1b790f6a70670080a7.jpg"  width="3622" height="2238"  alt="Adrien Broner, left, and Shawn Porter battle during a welterweight fight on Saturday, June 20, 2015, in Las Vegas. Porter won by an unanimous decision after a 12-round bout. (AP Photo/David Becker)" align="left" border="0"></a></p><p>Broner doesn't have the dedication of mentor Floyd Mayweather and that was clear Saturday.</p><br clear="all" /></p>
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