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  1. News and notes from the WBO convention

    Dan Rafael

    The 27th annual WBO convention wrapped up on Thursday at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The most significant activity at any sanctioning body convention comes on rankings and mandatory day, which is when the floor is open for promoters to make their ca...

    Blog | October 31, 2014
  2. Antonio Tarver pulls out of heavyweight fight against Johnathon B...

    Dan Rafael

    Antonio Tarver pulls out of his heavyweight fight against Johnathon Banks because of a fractured thumb.

    Story | Conversation | September 18, 2014
  3. Adamek-Glazkov fight in jeopardy

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight contender Tomasz Adamek's fight with 2008 Ukrainian Olympic bronze medalist Vyacheslav "Czar" Glazkov is in jeopardy. The two are scheduled to meet in a title elimination bout Saturday (NBC, 2:30 p.m. ET) at the Turning Stone Resort Ca...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  4. 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
  5. Gamboa added to Dec. 8 card

    Dan Rafael

    We all know that Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez will meet for the fourth time on Dec. 8 (HBO PPV) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. But what else will you get if you decide to shell out the $50 or $60 to buy the pay-per-view? Here is what you ca...

    Blog | October 31, 2012
  6. Amir Khan calls Lamont Peterson 'a fake and a fraud'

    Dan Rafael

    Amir Khan says Lamont Peterson's positive drug test cheated everyone out of a rematch of the fighters. Khan also believes Peterson cheated him out of his junior welterweight titles in a disputed December decision.

    Story | Conversation | May 11, 2012
  7. Bert Sugar, one of a kind, will be missed

    Dan Rafael

    Bert Sugar was a friend of mine since I met him shortly after arriving on the boxing beat in 2000. We had a lot of laughs and countless great boxing discussions over the past dozen years or so. I called him "Uncle" Bert. And he would respond by ca...

    Blog | March 25, 2012
  8. Saul "Canelo" Alvarez seeking to defend new title on June 18

    Dan Rafael

    Just days after Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, just 20, became the youngest fighter to win a junior middleweight title, he is already looking ahead to his first defense.

    Story | Conversation | March 10, 2011
  9. Boxing: Ivan Calderon wilts under Giovani Segura's pressure

    Dan Rafael

    Even iron will bend under enough pressure. Giovani Segura threw everything he had in his arsenal to dethrone longtime junior flyweight king Ivan "Iron Boy" Calderon on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | August 30, 2010
  10. Miguel Cotto can finally put past ghosts behind him

    Dan Rafael

    It took 12 rounds and a whole lot of blood-letting, but Miguel Cotto can finally put a humiliating knockout loss to Antonio Margarito behind him.

    Story | Conversation | June 13, 2009
  11. Mosley willing to drop weight to get Pacquiao

    Dan Rafael

    Shane Mosley is one of the best fighters in the world. He's the guy who destroyed Antonio Margarito with ease in a January shocker to win a welterweight championship and stamp himself as the top 147-pounder on the planet for the second time in his ca...

    Blog | Conversation | May 30, 2009
  12. Befuddled, irate Campbell looking for answers

    Dan Rafael

    Boy, am I glad I decided to go to Las Vegas last week to cover Juan Manuel Marquez's impressive 11th-round knockout victory against Joel Casamayor to win the recognized lightweight championship instead of going to Biloxi, Miss., to cover Nate Ca...

    Blog | September 17, 2008
  13. Random Thoughts: "Contender" is getting better

    Dan Rafael

    Your weekly random thoughts ... • The Fight Freaks out there who have chatted with me each week for the past couple of years know that I have not been a fan of "The Contender" in seasons past. I despised the first season on NBC, which ca...

    Blog | September 12, 2007
  14. Dominant win puts Calzaghe firmly on the map

    Dan Rafael

    Joe Calzaghe's domination of Jeff Lacy was as impressive as Hopkins over Trinadad, and then some. Calzaghe delivered on one of the most anticipated fights of the year.

    Story | Conversation | March 06, 2006
  15. Weekend scorecard: Walking the walk

    Dan Rafael

    In taking Arturo Gatti's junior welterweight title Saturday, Floyd Mayweather Jr. backed up his trash talk in a performance as one-sided as any in his marvelous career.

    Story | Conversation | June 27, 2005