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  1. Oscar De La Hoya vs. Felix Trinidad revisited

    Eric Raskin

    Controversy and cash are the twin engines that power boxing rematches, and Felix Trinidad vs. Oscar De La Hoya produced bundles of both. When they exited the Mandalay Bay ring Sept. 18, 1999, with confetti clinging to their sweaty shoulders, Trinidad...

    Story | Conversation | June 03, 2014
  2. 2013 ESPN round of the year: Timothy Bradley Jr.-Ruslan Provodnik...

    Eric Raskin

    Timothy Bradley Jr. and Ruslan Provodnikov proved in ESPN's 2013 round of the year that there's nothing more enthralling than the frantic final stanza of an up-for-grabs slugfest.

    Story | Conversation | December 29, 2013
  3. '12 Days': Stevenson-Kovalev

    Eric Raskin

    The cliched "irresistible force versus immovable object" paradox makes for a pretty darned good stylistic showdown in the boxing ring. But it's second-best in terms of excitement to when the irresistible force meets another irresistible force....

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  4. One man's opinion: Ward still trumps Floyd

    Eric Raskin

    It was just a week ago that, along with everyone else with even a passing interest in the sport of basketball, I found myself asking, "Who is that idiot who voted for Carmelo Anthony over LeBron James for NBA Most Valuable Player?" Turns out there...

    Blog | May 13, 2013
  5. TBRB: A viable alphabet alternative?

    Eric Raskin

    Anyone with even a passing interest in boxing can recognize the need for an alternative to the alphabet sanctioning bodies, which over the past half-century have proliferated like gremlins, been indicted for corruption, ranked dead men, and tried to ...

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  6. Canelo-Trout: Have we seen this before?

    Eric Raskin

    The superstar-in-the-making, in his very early 20s, is relatively unproven in the ring but is already among the most popular and entertaining fighters in boxing -- particularly with Mexican and Mexican-American fans. He is risking his undefeated r...

    Blog | March 27, 2013
  7. boxing 2012 'Other Awards'

    Eric Raskin

    There are two kinds of year-end awards: the ones that matter, and the ones you're about to read. First, an acknowledgement: Boxing is a deadly serious sport, and just for having the guts to step into the ring, every professional fighter deserves t...

    Blog | December 26, 2012
  8. Donaire-Marquez a fitting award debate

    Eric Raskin

    2012 will not go down as the year in which boxing developed a PEDs problem. But it will go down as the year in which boxing was forced to admit it has a problem. This was the year in which the average fan's view of the average fighter shifted from...

    Blog | December 24, 2012
  9. Boxer Saul Alvarez is NEXT - ESPN The Magazine

    Eric Raskin

    In ESPN The Magazine, Eric Raskin writes about Saul Alvarez is taking the boxing world by storm.

    Story | Conversation | December 03, 2012
  10. Boxing's PEDs issue impossible to ignore

    Eric Raskin

    What's more tainted: the beef they serve at Erik Morales' training camp, or the sport that made Morales famous? Whether or not you buy Morales' excuses, whether or not clenbuterol fits your definition of "performance enhancing," whether or not you...

    Blog | October 24, 2012
  11. Marcos Maidana wins bitter brawl over Jesus Soto Karras

    Eric Raskin

    Marcos Maidana flashed his newfound boxing skills early in his fight on the Canel Lopez-Josesito Lopez undercard Saturday in Las Vegas, but he and Jesus Soto Karras wound up flashing leather -- and cheap shots -- before Maidana closed a raucous show.

    Story | Conversation | September 15, 2012
  12. espnW -- Christy Martin-Mia St. John fight is the sports' past, t...

    Eric Raskin

    Christy Martin and Mia St. John squared off in what felt at the time like a desperate last gasp for two of the three biggest names in female fighting. They fight agian Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | August 13, 2012
  13. One man's lack of outrage at Rios-Abril

    Eric Raskin

    I was absolutely furious on Saturday night when the decision in favor of Brandon Rios was announced. How could they do that to poor Richard Abril? Another atrocity in favor of the house fighter! Has Las Vegas relocated to Texas? Then something hap...

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  14. Forget round of year -- this one mattered

    Eric Raskin

    With about 40 seconds left on the clock in the spellbinding ninth round of Saturday's Orlando Salido-Juan Manuel Lopez rematch, Showtime analyst Al Bernstein asked, "Can you say Corrales-Castillo?" Bernstein was, understandably, swept up in the mo...

    Blog | March 13, 2012
  15. Why aren't we getting Pac-Marquez IV?

    Eric Raskin

    We know that Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. won't be fighting each other in the first half of 2012. And we know who Mayweather will be fighting instead on May 5: Miguel Cotto. So that leaves one part of the spring-season super-duper-star ...

    Blog | February 03, 2012
  16. Yaegashi-Pornsawan stands tall in 2011

    Eric Raskin

    Boxing fans will never be satisfied -- nor should they be -- in a world in which Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather haven't fought each other. But in terms of access to the sport they love, there isn't much for fight fans to complain about these ...

    Blog | December 30, 2011