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  1. Welterweight titlist Williams to fight middleweight Kolle

    Dan Rafael

    Welterweight champ Paul Williams will move up to fight middleweight Andy Kolle.

    Story | Conversation | September 02, 2008
  2. ESPN.com's division-by-division rankings

    Dan Rafael

    What recent changes have been made in boxing's weight-class rankings? Dan Rafael reveals his new world standings.

    Story | Conversation | July 22, 2014
  3. Montiel aims at fourth title

    Dan Rafael

    Mexico's Fernando Montiel has won world titles in three weight classes -- flyweight, junior bantamweight and bantamweight -- and pines for one in a fourth division. In the twilight of his 18-year professional career, Montiel, 35, has dreams of a w...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  4. 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
  5. Paul Butler vacates bantamweight belt, plans weight class drop

    Dan Rafael

    Paul Butler of England on Wednesday announced that he was vacating his bantamweight world title and dropping back to junior bantamweight, the division where he has fought most of his career.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2014
  6. Jean aiming for lightweight title

    Dan Rafael

    Dierry Jean, comfortable in his new weight class, would like a crack at a lightweight world title. The 32-year-old from Montreal couldn't get the job done at junior welterweight in a title challenge against Lamont Peterson in January, losing a har...

    Blog | June 21, 2014
  7. Miguel Cotto motivated to become a four-division champion

    Dan Rafael

    A confident Miguel Cotto is looking to become a fourth-division champion against Sergio Martinez on Saturday, Dan Rafael writes.

    Story | Conversation | June 06, 2014
  8. De La Hoya looks back on career

    Dan Rafael

    Oscar De La Hoya, who won 10 world titles in a then-record six weight classes, was one of the best fighters of his time and the most popular fighter of his day. On Sunday, he will be inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, N...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  9. Nonito Donaire to vie for fourth world title in different weight ...

    Dan Rafael

    Nonito Donaire, the 2012 fighter of the year and a former titleholder in three divisions, will attempt to win a world title in his fourth weight division when he challenges Simpiwe Vetyeka on May 31, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum said Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2014
  10. Arce comeback continues

    Dan Rafael

    It comes as no surprise but popular Mexican brawler Jorge Arce will fight on. He didn't unretire in November for a one-and-done comeback. No, Arce -- who has won world titles in four weight classes and an interim belt in a fifth -- has aspiration...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  11. Nevada announces 2014 HOF class

    Dan Rafael

    The Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame announced its second induction class on Tuesday, headed by former heavyweight champions George Foreman and Evander Holyfield and the legendary former four-division champion Roberto Duran. In all, 18 people (13 living...

    Blog | February 11, 2014
  12. Dan Rafael's dozen must-see fighters

    Dan Rafael

    What does Miguel Cotto, Adonis Stevenson and Sergey Kovalev have in common? For starters, they are three of Dan Rafaels' dozen must-see fighters in boxing today.

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2014
  13. Pattersons lead '14 N.Y. HOF class

    Dan Rafael

    The father-son combination of the late two-time heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson and his son, former junior featherweight and junior lightweight titlist Tracy Harris Patterson, was among those elected to the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame thi...

    Blog | January 22, 2014
  14. Devon Alexander to face Shawn Porter while waiting for big break

    Dan Rafael

    After fights with Kell Brook and Amir Khan felt through, Devon Alexander was again left without a major fight and will face rising contender Shawn Porter on Saturday

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2013
  15. How I voted on 2014 HOF class

    Dan Rafael

    The International Boxing Hall of Fame class of 2014 was announced Wednesday, with the 25th annual induction ceremony set for June 8 at the Canastota, N.Y., shrine. Inductees were voted on in five categories: modern, old-timer, pioneer, nonparticip...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  16. Oscar De La Hoya headlines 2014 boxing Hall class

    Dan Rafael

    Oscar De La Hoya, Felix Trinidad and Joe Calzaghe head the class of 2014 to be inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

    Story | Conversation | December 04, 2013