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  1. Where's the third man?

    Dan Rafael

    Your weekly random thoughts ... • Sometimes HBO just does weird stuff. The latest example involves Saturday's David Diaz-Manny Pacquiao pay-per-view card. For the first time that I am aware of in its long history of covering boxing, th...

    Blog | Conversation | June 25, 2008
  2. EliteXC: More sizzle than steak

    Dan Rafael

    With an open mind and a clean slate, I watched last Saturday night's entire Elite XC card on CBS, the first mixed martial arts event ever broadcast on network television. Those who read me regularly and chat with me each week know I'm not an MMA fan,...

    Blog | Conversation | June 03, 2008
  3. Vazquez-Arce in November?

    Dan Rafael

    When Top Rank's Bob Arum held a breakfast news conference on Feb. 16 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas to announce a pair of "Latin Fury" pay-per-view cards, the exciting and charismatic Jorge Arce was in the house. One of the fights Arum announced was A...

    Blog | Conversation | May 09, 2008
  4. It's all about the networks

    Dan Rafael

    Boxing back on network television. It is the Holy Grail for many in the fight game. Promoters long for the days of regular coverage, when it was the norm to find weekend boxing cards on ABC, CBS and NBC, sometimes competing against each other. T...

    Blog | Conversation | March 20, 2008
  5. No shame in Showtime

    Dan Rafael

    Your weekly random thoughts ... • Showtime knows no shame. It's bad enough that its Saturday tripleheader is one of the weakest cards on paper that it has presented in ages, one headlined by a pitiful matchup between former light heavy...

    Blog | Conversation | November 29, 2007
  6. More random thoughts

    Dan Rafael

    • Who has had a better recent run of action fights than Bob Arum's Top Rank? Start with an April 14 pay-per-view card that featured four entertaining bouts, including Manny Pacquiao's exciting eighth-round knockout of Jorge Solis in the ma...

    Blog | Conversation | June 14, 2007
  7. World Cup event on the horizon?

    Dan Rafael

    Golden Boy Promotions hasn't given up on its plan to stage a second World Cup-style event. Oscar De La Hoya's company, in conjunction with its promotional partner in the Philippines, hopes to stage a second World Cup card in August in the Philippin...

    Blog | Conversation | May 18, 2007
  8. More big fights coming

    Dan Rafael

    Although last week's Oscar De La Hoya-Floyd Mayweather mega-fight pushed most everything else in boxing to the back burner, there are still a slew of interesting fights being made for the summer cards. Here's a quick, chronological look at the late...

    Blog | Conversation | May 11, 2007