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  1. Manny Pacquiao, Timothy Bradley Jr. set for April after controver...

    Dan Rafael

    Filipino icon Manny Pacquiao and welterweight titlist Timothy Bradley Jr., whose June 2012 fight will go down as one of the most controversial decisions in boxing history, will meet again.

    Story | Conversation | January 25, 2014
  2. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Brian Vera weight limit upped to 173, ...

    Dan Rafael

    The weight limit for the Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.-Brian Vera fight has been increased to a maximum of 173 pounds, a source with direct knowledge of the deal told ESPN.com on Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | September 26, 2013
  3. C.J. Ross steps down after scoring of Mayweather-Alvarez fight dr...

    Dan Rafael

    C.J. Ross, the embattled boxing judge whose draw scorecard from Saturday night's Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Saul "Canelo" Alvarez junior middleweight championship fight ignited a firestorm of controversy, has stepped down.

    Story | Conversation | September 18, 2013
  4. Juan Manuel Marquez knocks out Manny Pacquiao for a fitting end

    Dan Rafael

    There was no controversy this time, but on Saturday in Las Vegas, only a knockout of Manny Pacquiao would satisfy Juan Manuel Marquez and keep alive hope that their rivalry would continue -- and Marquez delivered.

    Story | Conversation | December 08, 2012
  5. To fix a broken U.S. boxing Olympic program, why not a Dream Team...

    Dan Rafael

    In the aftermath of the worst showing by a U.S. boxing team in Olympic history, Dan Rafael proposes a Dream scenario -- inviting pros into the ring -- and offers his own version of a new American boxing powerhouse.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2012
  6. Take the test? Chavez did

    Dan Rafael

    As if there weren't enough scandal and controversy in boxing already, now we have a manufactured one due to an honest error -- but one that many fight fans can't seem to accept as just that. I was watching HBO's "World Championship Boxing" telecas...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  7. Timothy Bradley Jr. has strained ligaments in left foot

    Dan Rafael

    Timothy Bradley Jr., who won a hugely controversial split decision against Manny Pacquiao on Saturday night in Las Vegas to claim a welterweight world title, is going to be off his feet for a while.

    Story | Conversation | June 13, 2012
  8. WBO to review Timothy Bradley's win over Manny Pacquiao

    Dan Rafael

    The WBO will review Timothy Bradley Jr.'s controversial victory over Manny Pacquiao in Saturday's welterweight championship fight.

    Story | Conversation | June 13, 2012
  9. Bob Arum requests AG inquiry into judges' disputed Manny Pacquiao...

    Dan Rafael

    Top Rank promoter Bob Arum said he has submitted a formal request to the office of Nevada's attorney general for a "full and complete inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the scoring" of Saturday's Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley fight.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2012
  10. Ariza still in Team Pacquiao fold

    Dan Rafael

    LAS VEGAS -- Time after time, Alex Ariza, Manny Pacquiao's strength and conditioning coach, usually manages to find himself embroiled in some sort of controversy before one of Pacquiao's fights -- or the fights of others he works with, including Amir...

    Blog | June 07, 2012
  11. James Kirkland wins on Carlos Molina's curious DQ

    Dan Rafael

    Everything's bigger in Texas -- especially the controversy. Carlos Molina's baffling disqualification gave James Kirkland an unsatisfying win Saturday in Houston.

    Story | Conversation | March 24, 2012
  12. HBO's 2012 first quarter looking good

    Dan Rafael

    HBO put a solid 2011 in the books last week with Lamont Peterson's upset of Amir Khan to win a pair of junior welterweight titles in an exciting fight, albeit one saddled with the controversy of two questionable point deductions of Khan, which impact...

    Blog | December 15, 2011
  13. Lamont Peterson, Amir Khan talk rematch after controversial fight...

    Dan Rafael

    After Washington, D.C.'s Lamont Peterson won two junior welterweight belts in his hometown from England's Amir Khan in an upset split decision on Saturday night, both sides immediately talked about a rematch.

    Story | Conversation | December 12, 2011
  14. Chad Dawson takes Bernard Hopkins' title on ugly TKO

    Dan Rafael

    Saturday's light heavyweight title bout wasn't the fight fans wanted, and it satisfied neither Bernard Hopkins nor Chad Dawson. But fair or foul, the verdict fell in Dawson's favor on a fluky second-round TKO.

    Story | Conversation | October 15, 2011
  15. Abner Mares vs. Joseph Agbeko rematch set

    Dan Rafael

    Abner Mares and Joseph Agbeko will meet in a rematch on Dec. 3 on Showtime at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., Golden Boy promoter Richard Schaefer, told ESPN.com on Wednesday night.

    Story | Conversation | September 21, 2011
  16. Abner Mares-Joseph Agbeko rematch ordered in wake of low-blow con...

    Dan Rafael

    Three days after Abner Mares claimed a bantamweight title with a hard-fought but highly controversial majority decision win against Joseph Agbeko, the IBF ordered an immediate rematch.

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2011