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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 | October 21, 2014
  3. Mikey Garcia vacates junior lightweight title; Orlando Salido ele...

    Dan Rafael

    Mikey Garcia has vacated his junior lightweight title, and Orlando Salido has been elevated to full champion.

    Story | Conversation | October 15, 2014
  4. Marquez to return in early 2015

    Dan Rafael

    Future Hall of Famer Juan Manuel Marquez turned 41 in August, has won world titles in four weight classes and has made tens of millions of dollars in his decorated career by fighting several big fights, including against Manny Pacquiao (four times), ...

    Blog | October 04, 2014
  5. Gonzalez, Arce promise all-action fight

    Dan Rafael

    Mexican countrymen Jhonny Gonzalez and Jorge Arce, who both turned pro in the 1990s, have been in numerous outstanding fights during their long and distinguished careers. Each has also won world titles in multiple weight classes, and each is among th...

    Blog | October 03, 2014
  6. Timothy Bradley Jr.-Diego Chaves fight set for Dec. 13 in Las Veg...

    Dan Rafael

    Throughout his 10-year professional boxing career, Timothy Bradley Jr. has won world titles in two weight classes and faced a who's who of top opponents, so even though he is coming off his first defeat -- a time when many fighters would look for a soft t

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2014
  7. Floyd Mayweather Jr. scores unanimous decision against Marcos Mai...

    Dan Rafael

    Floyd Mayweather put on a boxing master class in his rematch with Marcos Maidana, cruising to a unanimous decision to retain his welterweight and junior middleweight world titles on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

    Story | Conversation | September 13, 2014
  8. Mares joins Haymon stable

    Dan Rafael

    Abner Mares, who has won world titles in three weight classes, is the latest fighter to join the ever-growing stable of manager/adviser Al Haymon. "I'm really excited and to be part of his team. I'm thrilled," Mares told ESPN.com. "The talks we ha...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  9. News from the boxing world

    Dan Rafael

    A few notes from around the boxing world: " The Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame announced its 2014 class of inductees on Wednesday: former heavyweight titlist John Ruiz, former middleweight contender Peter Manfredo, referee Michael Ortega, IBF pre...

    Blog | August 06, 2014
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Cotto: 'I will find a way to win'

    Miguel Cotto

    Puerto Rican superstar Miguel Cotto has nothing but history on his mind as he enters his June 7 showdown with middleweight champion Sergio Martinez. Cotto (38-4, 31 KOs), a titlist in three weight classes, will look to become the first Puerto Rica...

    Blog | June 04, 2014