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  1. Kirkland's return on Hopkins-Kovalev card?

    Dan Rafael

    Junior middleweight slugger James Kirkland, who has fought just one time in each of the past two years, is seemingly ready for his annual ring appearance. Kirkland is the leading candidate to be featured in the HBO-televised co-feature of the Bern...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  2. Bernard Hopkins-Sergey Kovalev is a fascinating matchup

    Dan Rafael

    The light heavyweight unification fight between two-belt titleholder Bernard Hopkins and one-belt owner Sergey Kovalev looms as the most significant fight of the fall. It's a fascinating matchup. Hopkins is the ageless legend with a great chin, sup...

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2014
  3. Pascal continues to chase Stevenson

    Dan Rafael

    Light heavyweight champ Adonis Stevenson has blown fights with Sergey Kovalev and Bernard Hopkins for the fall, so they are unifying their belts with each other on Nov. 8. The next best choice for Stevenson is an all-Montreal showdown with former ...

    Blog | August 31, 2014
  4. Bernard Hopkins-Sergey Kovalev bout set for Nov. 8 in Atlantic Ci...

    Dan Rafael

    Bernard Hopkins-Sergey Kovalev will take place Nov. 8 (HBO) at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, co-promoters Main Events and Golden Boy Promotions announced Friday.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2014
  5. Stevenson left with no big fight

    Dan Rafael

    Light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson could've faced titleholder Sergey Kovalev in a much-anticipated unification fight on HBO in the fall. But Stevenson ran for cover to Showtime, where he struggled to a decision win against Andrzej Fonfara on...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  6. Main Events drops lawsuit against Adonis Stevenson

    Dan Rafael

    After securing a light heavyweight title unification fight for Sergey Kovalev, promoter Main Events dropped its lawsuit against Adonis Stevenson on Monday.

    Story | Conversation | August 04, 2014
  7. Sergey Kovalev knocks out Blake Caparello

    Dan Rafael

    Light heavyweight titlist Sergey Kovalev punched his ticket to the biggest fight of his career by knocking out unheralded underdog Blake Caparello in the second round on Saturday night in Ovation Hall at the Revel Casino Hotel.

    Story | Conversation | August 02, 2014
  8. Bernard Hopkins in line to fight Sergey Kovalev in 175-pound unif...

    Dan Rafael

    As long as light heavyweight titleholder Sergey Kovalev does not lose to Blake Caparello, he will meet Bernard Hopkins to unify three of the major 175-pound world titles in November.

    Story | Conversation | August 01, 2014
  9. Sergey Kovalev not looking past Blake Caparello

    Dan Rafael

    As 2014 began, one of the most anticipated fights in boxing was a light heavyweight showdown between champion Adonis Stevenson and titleholder Sergey Kovalev, both exciting performers and massive punchers. And unlike some big-time fights that fans ...

    Story | Conversation | July 31, 2014
  10. Oscar De La Hoya is fighting back

    Dan Rafael

    LAS VEGAS -- Retired from the ring or not, Oscar De La Hoya will always be a fighter at heart. He won a 1992 Olympic gold medal -- hence the famous "Golden Boy" nickname -- 10 world titles in a then-record six weight divisions, earned some $300 mil...

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2014
  11. 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
  12. Plenty at stake for Dudchenko, Mohammedi

    Dan Rafael

    There's a good chance that unified light heavyweight titleholder Bernard Hopkins will square off with champion Adonis Stevenson in the fall. Waiting for the winner of the bout will be a mandatory defense against either Anatoliy Dudchenko or Nadji...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  13. Chad Dawson ready for ring return

    Dan Rafael

    Chad Dawson, a longtime fixture in the pound-for-pound rankings, won a light heavyweight world title by decision in a rematch against Bernard Hopkins in an excellent performance in April 2012. But it's been downhill since for Dawson. Five months l...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  14. DiBella stocking up at 160

    Dan Rafael

    Promoter Lou DiBella likes his middleweights. He helped guide Bernard Hopkins to the undisputed title in 2001. He did the same with Jermain Taylor, and he promoted Sergio Martinez throughout his title reign, which came to an end Saturday night at the...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  15. 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
  16. Duva foresaw Stevenson's struggles

    Dan Rafael

    Main Events chief executive Kathy Duva watched with interest as light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson, looking anything like his "Superman" nickname would suggest, struggled mightily over the last quarter of the fight with Andrzej Fonfara on Sa...

    Blog | May 25, 2014