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  1. Boxing Relevance Report: Erislandy Lara and the Negative Risk-Rew...

    Eric Raskin

    In 2012, Grantland introduced the boxing Relevance Rankings, an attempt to combine pound-for-pound talent with marketability to rank fighters according to their overall clout in the fight game. The Relevance Reports are a way to keep that franchise a...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  2. Is a Mayweather Loss Whats Best for Boxing?

    Eric Raskin

    On June 16, 2012, a week after the Tim Bradley–Manny Pacquiao decision that launched every conspiracy theory short of a fourth judge on the grassy knoll, HBO broadcaster Larry Merchant uttered possibly the most perfect quote I've heard in my 16...

    Blog | September 13, 2013
  3. The Boxing Business Gets It Right, for a Change

    Eric Raskin

    Traditionally, there has been no place for long-term thinking in boxing. If fighters permitted themselves much contemplation of the lasting effects of what they do for a living, few would become fighters in the first place. The same goes for fans, wh...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  4. 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
  5. Money Walks: On Mayweathers Selection of Guerrero & and Showtime...

    Eric Raskin

    Perhaps the most remarkable thing about Floyd Mayweather's ascent to his position as king of the boxing box office is that he's done it without being an exciting fighter. Rather, he convinces fans to pay for his fights by distracting them from what w...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  6. ESPN.com 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
  7. 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
  8. Will Canelo vs. Chavez Become the New Mayweather vs. Pacquiao?

    Eric Raskin

    Examining boxing's next must-happen fight that might never happen.

    Story | Conversation | June 27, 2012