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  1. Merchant, Sheridan: Together at last

    Dan Rafael

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- One of the best parts of hitting the road to cover fights is getting a chance to spend time with old friends in the business. That was the case Saturday morning when I had breakfast at the fight hotel with two broadcasting legends...

    Blog | October 05, 2013
  2. Robinson, the original P4P king

    Dan Rafael

    Some fighters like to say they are the greatest of all time. And then there's Sugar Ray Robinson, who is widely revered as boxing's all-time greatest fighter. SRR was so good that the term "pound-for-pound" was coined as a way to compare the relat...

    Blog | June 01, 2013
  3. Remaining 2012 boxing awards

    Dan Rafael

    Yes, 2012 is in the books, but beyond last week's daily annual awards for fighter, knockout, round, prospect and fight of the year, I handed out some additional hardware on Wednesday. And now, here is Part 2: Most important business development: T...

    Blog | January 03, 2013
  4. Carmen Basilio, Canastota, New York's boxing Hall of Fame legend,...

    Chris Jones

    The Boxing Hall of Fame recently lost its heart and soul, Carmen Basilio, but this underdog Hall isn't about to throw in the towel. In ESPN The Magazine's Hall of Fame issue, executive director Ed Brophy tells Chris Jones about the museum's future plans.

    Story | Conversation | December 11, 2012
  5. Final goodbyes said for former champion Carmen Basilio

    Several hundred people packed a church Monday to say final goodbyes to Carmen Basilio, who won the world middleweight boxing crown from Sugar Ray Robinson in 1957 before losing a rematch six months later.

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2012
  6. Rest in peace, Carmen Basilio

    Michael Woods

    The Chittenango Choo Choo's ride is done. Hall of Famer Carmen Basilio died of pneumonia in a Rochester hospital Wednesday at age 85. The man who won Fight of the Year honors in 1955 (for a win over Tony DeMarco for the welterweight crown), 1956 (...

    Blog | November 07, 2012
  7. Carmen Basilio, who beat Sugar Ray Robinson, dies at 85

    Dan Rafael

    Carmen Basilio, a genial onion farmer's son who wrested the world middleweight boxing crown from Sugar Ray Robinson in 1957 and lost an equally epic, razor-edge rematch six months later, died Wednesday at age 85.

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2012
  8. A moment with Carmen Basilio

    Nigel Collins

    An unexpected afternoon of wine, bawdy jokes and pickpocketing pranks in the home of Carmen Basilio is an unforgettable memory for one boxing scribe.

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2012
  9. Boxing Hall of Fame trainer Angelo Dundee teams with Oscar De La ...

    Dan Rafael

    Hall of Fame trainer Angelo Dundee is teaming up with the Golden Boy.

    Story | Conversation | October 30, 2008
  10. Trainer to the champions had unique view of Ali and other fighter...

    Kieran Mulvaney

    Ask Angelo Dundee to recall some of his shining moments and he'll share stories about training boxing greats like Carmen Basilio, Ray Leonard and George Foreman. His fondest memories, though, involve Muhammad Ali.

    Story | Conversation | December 18, 2007
  11. Greatest Knockouts: Basilio vs. DeMarco

    Bert Randolph Sugar

    Carmen Basilio wasn't expected to beat hometown favorite Tony DeMarco for the 2nd time in 6 months, writes ESPN boxing historian Bert Sugar, but Basilio never got the memo.

    Story | Conversation | September 28, 2006
  12. Forgotten Champ: Paul Pender

    Marty Mulcahey

    Paul Pender twice defeated Sugar Ray Robinson, but do you know his name?

    AssociateStory | June 18, 2002
  13. Sugar Ray reclaims middleweight title

    Larry Schwartz

    Sugar Ray Robinson wins the middleweight title for the unprecedented fifth time on a split decision over Carmen Basilio.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | March 24, 2001