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  1. ESPN The Magazine:The Top-5 pound-for-pound boxers of all time

    Michael Woods

    The Mag digresses

    Story | Conversation | April 27, 2009
  2. Pavlik plummets out of top 10 while Hopkins cements legacy

    Dan Rafael

    Think Bernard Hopkins was the only fighter to win big in Atlantic City on Saturday? Nuh-uh. Hopkins' heroic effort over Kelly Pavlik makes Joe Calzaghe's win over B-Hop all the more impressive. Dan Rafael ranks the best fighters in the world.

    Story | Conversation | October 23, 2008
  3. Blog 14

    Don Steinberg

    Friday, 12:50 p.m. ET -- (Weight) Class warfare The weigh-in approaches (5 p.m.) in another big-time fight that tells official weight divisions to get lost. We've been having a lot of these. Roy Jones vs. Felix Trinidad -- I'm not sure that was a ...

    Blog | Conversation | October 17, 2008
  4. Blog 56

    Kieran Mulvaney

    Saturday, 10:05 p.m. ET -- A class act Kennedy Clark in Dallas writes: "I see that one of Cotto's guys is wearing a T-shirt that says, "God bless Oscar Diaz." Really goes to show that despite the fierce competition in the ring, these guys are a tigh...

    Blog | Conversation | July 26, 2008
  5. Despite losing their most recent fights, Marquez brothers see the...

    Dan Rafael

    March was a rough month for the Marquez family. Juan Manuel went tooth-and-claw with Manny Pacquiao, while Rafael traded knockdowns with Israel Vazquez -- and both brothers came up just short. Despite the losses, neither takes a plunge in the pound-for-pound rankings.

    Story | Conversation | March 19, 2008
  6. Mayweather head of pound-for-pound class

    Dan Rafael

    With a piston-like jab, graceful movement and an airtight defense, Floyd Mayweather has proved to be boxing's total package. The only downside to the "Pretty Boy" is the long breaks he takes between fights, writes Dan Rafael.

    Story | Conversation | December 12, 2007
  7. Calzaghe, Cotto making big moves

    Dan Rafael

    With a win over future Hall of Famer Shane Mosley this past Saturday, Miguel Cotto is an obvious mover on November's pound-for-pound list. But is someone being overlooked? Dan Rafael has the answer.

    Story | Conversation | November 14, 2007
  8. Cotto, Hatton make pound-for-pound debuts

    Dan Rafael

    Miguel Cotto has had his sights set on pound-for-pound status for some time, so it's no surprise that the Puerto Rican bomber makes this month's list after two former claimants fall off the chart.

    Story | Conversation | October 10, 2007
  9. Stagnant rankings mean calm before the storm

    Dan Rafael

    Consider this the calm before the storm. As boxing's big guns prepare for a rush of major fights at the end of this year, Dan's top 20 pound-for-pound remains mostly the same -- for now.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2007
  10. Vazquez creeps into P4P after regaining title in rematch win

    Dan Rafael

    Some things change. After a month title defenses, title losses and more, Dan Rafael's August rankings scrambled up and managed to fit in junior featherweight champion Israel Vazquez. Still somethings stayed the same; Floyd Mayweather Jr. is still the pound-for-pound king.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2007
  11. Mayweather answers Hatton's call

    Dan Rafael

    Floyd Mayweather Jr. is still number one and is answering Ricky Hatton's call, even though it won't be as competitive a fight with Sugar Shane Mosley would be, writes Dan Rafael in his July rankings.

    Story | Conversation | July 10, 2007
  12. Mayweather wants what he can't have

    Dan Rafael

    Floyd Mayweather Jr. is thirsty for more, but refuses to quench his thirst with a matchup against Sugar Shane Mosley, writes Dan Rafael in his June rankings.

    Story | Conversation | June 13, 2007
  13. The king retains his right to rule

    Dan Rafael

    Floyd Mayweather Jr. withstood the challenge from Oscar De La Hoya to remain at the top of the heap in Dan Rafael's pound-for-pound rankings for May.

    Story | Conversation | May 09, 2007
  14. J. Marquez cracks Top 10, Barrera slides

    Dan Rafael

    Well, nothing changed towards the top as all the heavy hitters from last month held on to their spots. Juan Manuel Marquez is moving on up and Jose Luis Castillo is dropping fast. See how Dan Rafael ranks 'em.

    Story | Conversation | April 11, 2007
  15. May 5 mania; Pacquiao prepares; Mosley motivated

    Dan Rafael

    The hype builds for the May 5 De La Hoya-Mayweather mega-bout. Also, Manny Pacquiao (pictured) gets back in the ring in April. See how they rate in Dan Rafael's P4P rankings.

    Story | Conversation | February 08, 2007
  16. Floyd on top; Castillo, Hatton need to fight each other

    Dan Rafael

    Floyd Mayweather remains Mr. Pound-for-pound; meanwhile, Ricky Hatton and Jose Luis Castillo fight Jan. 20 -- but not each other. Dan Rafael rates 'em in his January P4P rankings.

    Story | Conversation | January 11, 2007