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  1. Brandon Rios, Mike Alvarado ready for chapter three

    Dan Rafael

    WESTMINSTER, Colo. -- For 19 rounds through their first two epic fights, Mike Alvarado and Brandon Rios blasted each other around the ring in hellacious slugfests that were thrilling fight of the year candidates. Yet despite the inhuman brutality ...

    Story | Conversation | January 23, 2015
  2. Oscar De La Hoya honored to be in the Hall of Fame

    Dan Rafael

    Much of Oscar De La Hoya's time recently has been consumed by the internal strife at his company, Golden Boy Promotions, which saw chief executive Richard Schaefer resign this week after a protracted battle with De La Hoya over various issues related...

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2014
  3. New Year's Eve cards in Japan

    Dan Rafael

    There's that famous moment during the epic first Arturo Gatti-Micky Ward fight when, after the hellacious ninth round, it appeared as though the fight was going to be stopped in Gatti's corner. Referee Frank Cappuccino put the confusion to rest, t...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  4. Referee Earl Morton dies of cancer at 58

    Dan Rafael

    Earl Morton, who refereed more than a dozen world title fights during his 24-year career died Friday after a battle with cancer.

    Story | Conversation | September 22, 2013
  5. Mayweather Jr.'s best performances

    Dan Rafael

    Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s performance against Canelo Alvarez on Saturday night was so brilliant and so decisive it has to be considered one of the best performances in a career filled with them. But where specifically does this junior middleweight unifi...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  6. GBP announces changes; more fights

    Dan Rafael

    A little of this and a little of that from the world of boxing: • There's been a big shake-up behind the scenes at Golden Boy as chief executive Richard Schaefer recently announced a major restructuring of the staff of the world's No. 1...

    Blog | June 13, 2013
  7. Arturo Gatti is man of the hour at Hall of Fame ceremonies

    Dan Rafael

    The late Arturo Gatti can't be in Canastota, N.Y., for his finest hour -- Sunday's induction into the International Boxing Hall of Fame -- but those closest to the fighter know how much it would have meant to him.

    Story | Conversation | June 07, 2013
  8. Arturo Gatti's inclusion in Hall of Fame was well deserved

    Dan Rafael

    With the 2012 class of the International Boxing Hall of Fame recently announced, Dan Rafael shared his ballot, including reasons why the late action star Arturo Gatti deserved his induction.

    Story | Conversation | December 11, 2012
  9. DiBella signs two contenders

    Dan Rafael

    Lou DiBella has always had a good eye for talent, be it when he programmed boxing for HBO or now as a promoter. As an HBO exec, he was responsible for putting on such fairly unknown fighters as Arturo Gatti, Marco Antonio Barrera, Erik Morales, An...

    Blog | November 29, 2012
  10. Ward: Gatti a definite Hall of Famer

    Dan Rafael

    Ballots for the International Boxing Hall of Fame's class of 2013 are due back by Oct. 31. Up for election in the modern category are 45 fighters, including three first-timers on the ballot: the late Arturo Gatti and light heavyweight champion rivals...

    Blog | October 25, 2012
  11. Arturo Gatti, Henry Maske among Boxing Hall nominees for 2013 cla...

    Dan Rafael

    Two-division titleholder Arturo Gatti, and light heavyweight champion rivals Virgil Hill and Henry Maske are the newcomers to year's International Boxing Hall of Fame ballot.

    Story | Conversation | October 03, 2012
  12. Tarver-Kayode bombs at gate

    Dan Rafael

    I've always believed that the live gate for a fight card should remotely reflect how much a network pays for a fight. When Arturo Gatti was selling out Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J., the gates were around $1.2 million, give or take, depending...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  13. Longtime cutman Joe Souza dies at 77 from prostate cancer

    Dan Rafael

    Longtime cutman Joe Souza, who worked with Arturo Gatti, James Leija, Evander Holyfield, Pernell Whitaker, Fernando Vargas and Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko, died Monday night at his home in San Antonio after battling prostate cancer since 2002.

    Story | Conversation | November 15, 2011
  14. Miguel Cotto-Antonio Margarito II tension is already high

    Dan Rafael

    Miguel Cotto's beating in their first fight and Antonio Margarito's ensuing hand-wrap scandal are the focal points during the buildup to their Dec. 3 rematch, which has fueled a hotcake-like ticket-selling spree.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2011
  15. Main Events staple Dennis Dueltgen dies of heart attack

    Dan Rafael

    Promotional company Main Events, still reeling from the July death of Arturo Gatti, one of its most beloved fighters, suffered another loss Sunday night with the death of its longtime operations manager, Dennis Dueltgen.

    Story | Conversation | September 14, 2009
  16. Vernon Forrest's impact felt beyond the ring

    Dan Rafael

    Driven and skilled inside the ring, Vernon Forrest may have been even more dedicated to others outside the ropes. Boxing never gave him quite the recognition he deserved, but those who knew Forrest best won't soon forget his compassion and character.

    Story | Conversation | July 28, 2009