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  1. Klitschko defense to air on ESPN

    Dan Rafael

    World heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko's 16th title defense will be televised in the United States live on ESPN after the network reached a deal on Wednesday with IMG, the company selling the international rights for the bout. Contracts are...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  2. Wladimir Klitschko does good while doing well

    Dan Rafael

    Wladimir Klitschko will put his heavyweight hardware on the line against Dereck Chisora in Mannheim, Germany, on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | December 08, 2010
  3. Dan Rafael: Gomez, team talking the talk

    Dan Rafael

    Maybe it's just bravado or maybe they really believe it, but heavyweight contender Juan Carlos Gomez and his team sound awfully confident that Gomez will dethrone titleholder Vitali Klitschko. Gomez (44-1, 35 KOs) is the mandatory challenger for Kli...

    Blog | Conversation | March 17, 2009
  4. Knowing when to say when

    Dan Rafael

    Your weekly random thoughts ... • Although his style of fighting has never been the most crowd pleasing, I admit it: I've always been a Chris Byrd fan. Besides the fact that he and his wife, Tracy Byrd, are two of the nicest people I...

    Blog | May 22, 2008
  5. Knowing when to say when

    Dan Rafael

    Your weekly random thoughts ... • Although his style of fighting has never been the most crowd pleasing, I admit it: I've always been a Chris Byrd fan. Besides the fact that he and his wife, Tracy Byrd, are two of the nicest people I h...

    Blog | Conversation | May 22, 2008
  6. Which pay-per-view to view?

    Dan Rafael

    We've got ourselves a very nice boxing weekend, don't we? Start off with ESPN2's "Friday Night Fights" with former heavyweight titleholder Chris Byrd unveiling his new light heavyweight body as he attempts to reshape his career at 175 ...

    Blog | May 16, 2008
  7. Which pay-per-view to view?

    Dan Rafael

    We've got ourselves a very nice boxing weekend, don't we? Start off with ESPN2's "Friday Night Fights" with former heavyweight titleholder Chris Byrd unveiling his new light heavyweight body as he attempts to reshape his career at 175 pounds against ...

    Blog | Conversation | May 16, 2008
  8. Byrd to make light heavyweight debut May 16

    Dan Rafael

    Free-agent former two-time heavyweight titleholder Chris Byrd, who is moving down to light heavyweight, has signed with promoter Artie Pelullo's Banner Promotions.

    Story | Conversation | April 10, 2008
  9. Byrd can relate to Chambers' uphill battle

    Dan Rafael

    If Eddie Chambers is looking for some last-minute advice on what to expect when he gets in the ring against Alexander Povetkin, who better to provide it than former Povetkin opponent Chris Byrd?

    SpecialFeature | January 25, 2008
  10. Scorecard: Povetkin shoots down Byrd in 11

    Dan Rafael

    In a division hungry for a star, heavyweight Alexander Povetkin may be a sure-fire bet. The hard-hitting Russian forced Chris Byrd's corner to throw in the towel after 11 fast-paced rounds.

    Story | Conversation | October 29, 2007
  11. Four committed for box-off; winner fights Wladimir Klitschko

    Dan Rafael

    Chris Byrd, Alexander Povetkin, Eddie Chambers and Calvin Brock have committed to a tournament for the right to face Wladimir Klitschko for his heavyweight title.

    Story | Conversation | August 24, 2007
  12. To the scorecard: Wladimir simply overwhelming

    Dan Rafael

    Dan Rafael recaps a week's worth of exciting action, from an ESPN "instant classic" to Wladimir Klitschko's impressive victory for a heavyweight title.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2006
  13. Notebook: Byrd faces daunting odds

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight champion Chris Byrd has warmed to the underdog role going into his rematch with mandatory challenger Wladimir Klitschko on Saturday, Dan Rafael writes.

    Story | Conversation | April 21, 2006
  14. Byrd eager to face Klitschko without Don King

    Dan Rafael

    Chris Byrd, now a promotional free agent, is looking to get his career back on track after after battling Don King. He will defend his IBF heavyweight belt in Germany on April 22.

    Story | Conversation | February 08, 2006