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  1. Dan Rafael's top 20 pound-for-pound fighters

    Dan Rafael

    We have an expert panel that votes on ESPN.com's pound-for-pound top 10, of which I am one member. It's a way for us to reach some sort of consensus on the best fighters in the world, regardless of weight class. But since we began using this metho...

    Story | Conversation | July 04, 2014
  2. Boxcino tournament to crown champions on Friday

    Dan Rafael

    What began in February with eight fighters apiece in wide-open lightweight and middleweight tournament fields is down to the Boxcino championship round in both divisions with all four fighters shooting for the kind of win that could change their care...

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2014
  3. With Chavez out, Golovkin weighs options for July return

    Dan Rafael

    After his July 19 date with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. fell through at the last minute, unbeaten middleweight titlist Gennady Golovkin is weighing options for his July 26 date at New York's Madison Square Garden.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2014
  4. Arbitrator upholds promoter's deal with Andre Ward

    Dan Rafael

    For the second time in 10 months, the California State Athletic Commission upheld promoter Dan Goossen's promotional contract with super middleweight champion Andre Ward, who has been seeking to terminate the agreement.

    Story | Conversation | April 30, 2014
  5. 2014 wish list: Best fights to make

    Dan Rafael

    ESPN.com senior writer Dan Rafael joins Todd Grisham on the set of "Friday Night Fights" to look at the two fights he would most want to see in 2014....

    Blog | January 14, 2014
  6. How about Groves for Ward?

    Dan Rafael

    After super middleweight champion Andre Ward returned from a 14-month layoff because of a shoulder injury to rout Edwin Rodriguez on Nov. 16, the question that came to mind was, whom could Ward face next? He has already virtually cleaned out the 1...

    Blog | December 28, 2013
  7. Saturday's card a prelude to Stevenson-Kovalev?

    Dan Rafael

    Adonis Stevenson and Sergey Kovalev are on the same card Saturday for a reason: a possible matchup between them in 2014.

    Story | Conversation | November 29, 2013
  8. Scorecard: Andre Ward rolls over Edwin Rodriguez

    Dan Rafael

    Andre Ward showed zero signs of rust in Saturday's return, when he defended his super middleweight title for the first time in more than a year and had his way with Edwin Rodriguez in a unanimous decision win.

    Story | Conversation | November 18, 2013
  9. Rodriguez under weight-check limit

    Dan Rafael

    Super middleweight contender Edwin Rodriguez missed weight by two pounds at Friday's official weigh-in, but he was at least within the allowable limit at the Saturday morning weight check, hitting the scales at 179.8 pounds. Rodriguez, who cannot ...

    Blog | November 16, 2013
  10. Edwin Rodriguez misses weight for Andre Ward fight

    Dan Rafael

    Super middleweight contender Edwin Rodriguez missed weight by 2 pounds at Friday afternoon's weigh-in, costing him a chance to win the world title against champion Andre Ward.

    Story | Conversation | November 15, 2013
  11. Andre Ward is eager to show against Edwin Rodriguez that he's bet...

    Dan Rafael

    Andre Ward, who hasn't entered the ring in 14 months, says he's "famished" for a fight. With undefeated contender Edwin Rodriguez serving as his foil on Saturday, has he bitten off more than he can chew?

    Story | Conversation | November 15, 2013
  12. Edwin Rodriguez: 'This is my time'

    Dan Rafael

    With his victory in the Monte Carlo Million Dollar Super Four tournament final, Edwin Rodriguez earned the chance to challenge super middleweight champion Andre Ward.

    Story | Conversation | November 13, 2013
  13. Molina added to Ward-Rodriguez

    Dan Rafael

    Former lightweight title challenger John Molina, super middleweight Brandon Gonzalez and former junior middleweight titlist Sergio Mora will appear in separate bouts on the undercard of super middleweight champion Andre Ward's return, promoter Dan Go...

    Blog | October 25, 2013
  14. Andre Ward to return to action with fight vs. Edwin Rodriguez

    Dan Rafael

    Super middleweight champion Andre Ward, out of action since last September because of a shoulder injury, will return to defend his crown against contender Edwin Rodriguez on Nov. 16, promoter Dan Goossen announced Friday.

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2013
  15. Bradley-Matthysse sparring session

    Dan Rafael

    Well here's one way around the Top Rank-Golden Boy cold war: Although the promoters' fighters aren't going to fight each other for real any time soon, welterweight titleholder Timothy Bradley Jr., who is with Top Rank, and interim junior welterweight...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  16. Uncertainty for Ward, Rigo, Chavez

    Dan Rafael

    One thing is certain for Sept. 28: light heavyweight champ Adonis Stevenson is scheduled to make his first defense against former titleholder Tavoris Cloud in an HBO main event from the Bell Centre in Montreal. I really like the fight and don't ca...

    Blog | August 15, 2013