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  1. WBC sets mandatories, pushes Floyd-Pac

    Dan Rafael

    The 52nd annual WBC convention is going on this week at the Mirage in Las Vegas, and while I have little use for the sanctioning organization -- one which regularly breaks its own rules -- one element of the convention is significant because it has a...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  2. Povetkin, Charr ready for Friday

    Dan Rafael

    When last seen in the ring in October, Alexander Povetkin of Russia was getting knocked down four times in a shutout loss challenging heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko in Moscow. It was, by far, the worst performance of Povetkin's career. On...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  3. Povetkin-Charr to rumble May 30

    Dan Rafael

    When last seen in the ring in October, former heavyweight titlist Alexander Povetkin was being utterly embarrassed by real champion Wladimir Klitschko, who dropped him four times and won a shutout decision. And Klitschko did it on Povetkin's turf in ...

    Blog | May 03, 2014
  4. Klitschko defense to air on ESPN

    Dan Rafael

    World heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko's 16th title defense will be televised in the United States live on ESPN after the network reached a deal on Wednesday with IMG, the company selling the international rights for the bout. Contracts are...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  5. Scorecard: Bradley wins fight, some respect against Marquez

    Dan Rafael

    Opponents seem to overlook Timothy Bradley -- until it's too late. Count Juan Manuel Marquez as the latest to fall victim to Bradley's underwhelming approach -- and underrated talent.

    Story | Conversation | October 14, 2013
  6. Lewis comeback rumors a farce

    Dan Rafael

    Former undisputed heavyweight champion and Hall of Famer Lennox Lewis, who announced his retirement in early 2004 and is now 48 years old, is not coming back, is not in talks for a fight with one of the Klitschko brothers and never received an offer ...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  7. Scorecard: Wladimir Klitschko grinds while Miguel Cotto shines

    Dan Rafael

    Wladimir Klitschko notched another defense of his heavyweight title, although the fight won't win any beauty contests. Meanwhile, Miguel Cotto returned and looked like the Cotto of old, rather than an old Cotto.

    Story | Conversation | October 07, 2013
  8. Wladimir Klitschko's historical title reign continues

    Dan Rafael

    In what was supposed to be the most difficult challenge of his career, heavyweight champ Wladimir Klitschko dropped Alexander Povetkin four times on his way to another dominating victory.

    Story | Conversation | October 05, 2013
  9. Wladimir Klitschko amped about long-awaited Alexander Povetkin bo...

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko said he was "always dreaming about" Saturday's fight with top contender Alexander Povetkin, and now, after years of delays, it's finally a reality.

    Story | Conversation | October 03, 2013
  10. Klitschko-Povetkin officials tabbed

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko will defend his various belts against mandatory challenger (and secondary titleholder) Alexander Povetkin on Saturday (HBO, 3:30 p.m. ET) in Moscow, and on Monday the officials were announced. The referee wi...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  11. Pulev set for eliminator vs. Thompson

    Dan Rafael

    Bulgarian heavyweight contender Kubrat Pulev is one win away from getting a shot at the title when he meets veteran American contender Tony Thompson. They square off in a final eliminator on Saturday in Schwerin, Germany with the winner becoming a...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  12. Klitschko-Povetkin on U.S. TV?

    Dan Rafael

    Although the deal isn't signed yet, HBO is in the process of finalizing a deal to acquire American broadcast rights for heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko's defense against Alexander Povetkin on Oct. 5 in Moscow. The network would televise the f...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  13. Wladimir Klitschko to fight Alexander Povetkin Oct. 5 in Moscow

    Dan Rafael

    Wladimir Klitschko will make his 15th heavyweight championship defense when he faces Alexander Povetkin in a meeting of Olympic gold medal winners on Oct. 5 at the SC Olimpiyskiy arena in Moscow.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2013
  14. Scorecard: Lucas Matthysse blows away Lamont Peterson

    Dan Rafael

    Interim junior welterweight titlist Lucas Matthysse made his claim for being the best fighter at 140 pounds with his demolition of Lamont Peterson on Saturday in Atlantic City, N.J.

    Story | Conversation | May 20, 2013
  15. Povetkin risking Klitschko fight

    Dan Rafael

    Tuneup fights can be a recipe for disaster. Just ask, for example, former heavyweight contender Tommy Morrison. He had a done deal worth $8 million to fight Lennox Lewis but took what was supposed to be an easy tuneup fight against Michael Bentt i...

    Blog | May 15, 2013
  16. Wladimir Klitschko heavy favorite over Francesco Pianeta

    Dan Rafael

    The names may change, but the result is always the same: A Wladimir Klitschko win. And that dominance could continue against heavy underdog Francesco Pianeta on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | May 03, 2013