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  1. Alvarez-Lara: The best against the best

    Dan Rafael

    LAS VEGAS -- Floyd Mayweather Jr. is the unified junior middleweight champion, but he made his plans official Thursday when he announced that he will take a second consecutive fight in the welterweight division, where he is also a unified champion, i...

    Story | Conversation | July 11, 2014
  2. Persistence has carried Erislandy Lara to the top

    Dan Rafael

    Erislandy Lara is nothing if not persistent. It's one of the reasons that despite long odds -- massive odds, really -- he has risen to become one the best fighters in boxing, even if he's not exactly a household name. But he could inch closer toward ...

    Story | Conversation | July 10, 2014
  3. Alvarez-Lara 'Honor & Glory' card purses

    Dan Rafael

    The contracts are filed with the Nevada State Athletic Commission so here's the rundown of the purses for the "Honor & Glory" card on Saturday night (Showtime PPV, 9 ET) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas: • In the main event, f...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  4. Abner Mares not looking past Jonathan Oquendo

    Dan Rafael

    Abner Mares was riding as high as any boxer could be last summer. He was undefeated, headlining major Showtime cards, climbing the pound-for-pound rankings, making high-six-figure purses and ready to defend his featherweight world title -- the thir...

    Story | Conversation | July 09, 2014
  5. Alvarez aims for big dates

    Dan Rafael

    Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, the former unified junior middleweight titleholder, is Mexico's biggest active boxing star. He draws significant attention, makes entertaining fights, and sells tickets and pay-per-views. The two most important fight weekend...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  6. 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
  7. Showtime will air Kameda-Sor Singyo

    Dan Rafael

    Before the start of the Canelo Alvarez-Erislandy four-fight Showtime PPV card on July 12 (9 p.m. ET), Showtime announced that it will air bantamweight titleholder Tomoki Kameda's defense against former titleholder Pungluang Sor Singyo from the underc...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  8. Canelo-Lara: What's in a nickname?

    Dan Rafael

    When Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and junior middleweight titlist Erislandy "The American Dream" Lara meet in a 155-pound showdown on July 12 (Showtime PPV) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the fight is to essentially crown the world's No. 1 junior middleweig...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  9. Video: FNF News And Notes

    Dan Rafael

    ESPN.com senior writer Dan Rafael joins "Friday Night Fights" to look at the Aug. 9 card featuring junior welterweight titlists Danny Garcia and Lamont Peterson, preview the July 12 pay-per-view bout between Canelo Alvarez-Erislandy Lara and update t...

    Blog | June 28, 2014
  10. Lara: First Canelo, then Floyd

    Dan Rafael

    Junior middleweight titlist Erislandy Lara is hunkered down and training for his 155-pound nontitle bout against former titleholder Canelo Alvarez on July 12 (Showtime PPV) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, but he opened his camp for media day on Thursd...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  11. Canelo-Lara on big screen

    Dan Rafael

    Canelo Alvarez and Erislandy Lara are coming to a movie theater near you. Golden Boy Promotions and Fathom Events announced on Monday that the 155-pound nontitle showdown between former junior middleweight titlist Canelo Alvarez (43-1-1, 31 KOs) a...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  12. Officials set for Canelo-Lara card

    Dan Rafael

    At its monthly meeting Tuesday, the Nevada State Athletic Commission appointed the officials who will work the "Honor & Glory" card headlined by the Canelo Alvarez-Erislandy Lara fight on July 12 (Showtime PPV) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Rober...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  13. Gomez returning after layoff

    Dan Rafael

    You can bet if there's a big pay-per-view show on a Saturday night that there will be a smaller card piggybacking off of it, and that is no different in the case of the July 12 Showtime PPV card topped by the 155-pound showdown between Canelo Alvarez...

    Blog | June 13, 2014
  14. Forbes: Mayweather highest-paid athlete

    Dan Rafael

    Floyd "Money" Mayweather is in the money yet again, according to Forbes Magazine, which has named the pound-for-pound king the year's highest-paid athlete in the world for the second time in three years. Mayweather earned $105 million in the past ...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  15. Abner Mares to return on Canelo Alvarez-Erislandy Lara undercard

    Dan Rafael

    Former three-division titleholder Abner Mares, coming off his first defeat, will make his return after nearly a year out of the ring in one of the featured bouts on the Canelo Alvarez-Erislandy Lara undercard July 12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

    Story | Conversation | May 27, 2014
  16. Canelo-Lara: No. 1 vs. No. 2

    Dan Rafael

    Floyd Mayweather Jr. is the unified junior middleweight champion, but his fight last week against Marcos Maidana was at welterweight, where the pound-for-pound king won and also unified titles. So with Mayweather out of the 154-pound division for ...

    Blog | May 08, 2014