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  1. Final 'Fight Night' card of year set

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweights Amir Mansour and Kelvin Price will fight in a 10-rounder in the main event of the final "Fight Night" card of the year on Dec. 14, Main Events announced Tuesday. In the co-feature of the card (8 p.m. ET, NBC Sports Net) at the Resorts...

    Blog | November 05, 2013
  2. Why heavyweight title lineage matters

    Dan Rafael

    Since the dawn of the alphabet age of boxing belts in the mid-1980s, a lot of fighters have held versions of the heavyweight title. Many of them have been good big men who happened to pick up a trinket but were never regarded as the legitimate cha...

    Blog | November 06, 2012
  3. Vitali Klitschko to fight Germany's Manuel Charr

    Dan Rafael

    Vitali Klitschko will make the ninth defense of his third heavyweight title reign when he meets Manuel Charr on Sept. 8 in Moscow

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2012
  4. 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
  5. Wladimir Klitschko set to fight Dereck Chisora in December

    Dan Rafael

    England's Derek Chisora signed to fight Wladimir Klitschko on Monday, according to Bernd Boente, Klitschko's manager.

    Story | Conversation | October 11, 2010
  6. Contender James Kirkland claims he learned from mistakes

    Dan Rafael

    Junior middleweights have good reason to run for cover, now that rising star James Kirkland has served his time and is free to terrorize his fellow fighters again.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2010
  7. Boxing promoter Don King refutes rumors of a possible Mike Tyson,...

    Dan Rafael

    Promoter Don King shot down a rumor making the rounds Friday that he had a deal to promote former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson in a third fight with Evander Holyfield, but he was evasive about whether he was in talks with Tyson about a comeback.

    Story | Conversation | March 05, 2010
  8. Tyson, Vargas talking comebacks? Say it ain't so!

    Dan Rafael

    No, you weren't seeing or hearing things. Yes, that was Mike Tyson standing next to Don King on Saturday night answering questions about a possible comeback. And yes, that was indeed Fernando Vargas saying Friday night that he planned to return ...

    Blog | November 03, 2009
  9. Los Angeles is home away from home for Vitali Klitschko

    Dan Rafael

    Aspiring actors know they've made it big when they find work in Hollywood. Boxers are no different. Just ask Vitali Klitschko, who returns to L.A., his home away from home, on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | September 24, 2009
  10. V. Klitschko punches through Peter to reclaim portion of heavywei...

    Dan Rafael

    Many boxing pundits had pegged Sam Peter as the next big thing in heavyweight boxing. Vitali Klitschko put an end to that by bludgeoning Peter for eight, one-sided rounds in Berlin on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | October 13, 2008
  11. Fighters at 154 not a snore anymore

    Dan Rafael

    Your weekly random thoughts ... • In an April blog, I wrote that I thought the worst division in boxing was junior middleweight. "People always ask me about which division I think is the worst. At the moment, I have to say that it is, wit...

    Blog | October 09, 2008
  12. Comebacking V. Klitschko confident ahead of clash with Peter

    Dan Rafael

    Vitali Klitschko tried retirement -- several times -- but something wasn't right. He had a dream -- to be world heavyweight champion with his brother, Wladimir -- and he isn't going to let the dream die yet.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | October 03, 2008
  13. Gamboa on the fast track toward a world title

    Dan Rafael

    Seven months into 2008, Yuriorkis Gamboa seems a lock to win the prospect of the year award. The Cuban's one-round blowout of Al Seeger on Friday certainly bolstered his credentials, writes Dan Rafael.

    Story | Conversation | July 21, 2008
  14. Holt's chance to settle score with Torres comes on Saturday

    Dan Rafael

    Kendall Holt wasn't exactly greeted with open arms when he fought junior welterweight champion Ricardo Torres in Colombia in September. Will Holt fare any better in their Las Vegas rematch on Saturday?

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | July 04, 2008
  15. De La Hoya wants last fight to come against Cotto

    Dan Rafael

    It's one and done for Oscar De La Hoya. If the Golden Boy has his way, the swan song will come against Puerto Rican bomber Miguel Cotto in December.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | June 13, 2008
  16. Montiel mauls Maldonado; match with Mijares on the horizon?

    Dan Rafael

    The 115-pound division may not get the attention it deserves. But after Fernando Montiel dismantled Luis Maldonado in three one-sided rounds on Saturday, boxing fans are salivating for an all-Mexican showdown between Montiel and fellow titlist Cristian Mijares.

    Story | Conversation | June 02, 2008