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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Adonis Stevenson: 'I'm here to win by KO'

    Dan Rafael

    Adonis Stevenson earned his light heavyweight mantle by knocking out almost everybody he has faced. He vows to continue the trend against Andrzej Fonfara on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | May 23, 2014
  14. Main Events sues Adonis Stevenson, several others

    Dan Rafael

    Promoter Main Events filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in New York on Wednesday against several parties, claiming they interfered with an agreement the company had in place to co-promote a light heavyweight unification fight between champion Adonis S

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2014
  15. Bernard Hopkins ordered into mandatory defense by IBF

    Dan Rafael

    Unified light heavyweight titleholder Bernard Hopkins was ordered on Tuesday to make a mandatory defense against the winner of the elimination bout between Anatoliy Dudchenko and Nadjib Mohammedi, who meet June 21.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2014
  16. Wladimir Klitschko makes 16th consecutive title defense

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight champ Wladimir Klitschko used his trademark jab to perfection, stopping hopeful Alex Leapai in the fifth round for his 16th consecutive title defense Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 2014