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  1. Dan Rafael

    Dan Rafael



    Blog | Chats | Boxing
  2. Boxcino returns for 2015

    Dan Rafael

    Boxcino will be back on ESPN2's "Friday Night Fights" this season. After a pair of fun and exciting eight-man, single-elimination tournaments in the lightweight and middleweight divisions last season -- Petr Petrov knocked out Fernando Carcamo in ...

    Blog | December 27, 2014
  3. Tarver hoping to lure Haye into ring

    Dan Rafael

    After 46-year-old Antonio Tarver, the former light heavyweight world champion now trying to make a go of it as a heavyweight, scored a nice knockout of Johnathon Banks on Dec. 11, he repeated his goal, which is to become the oldest heavyweight champi...

    Blog | December 27, 2014
  4. Upcoming fight schedule

    Dan Rafael

    Boxing schedule for 2014

    Story | Conversation | December 27, 2014
  5. Lee's 1st defense could be in Ireland

    Dan Rafael

    After Andy Lee, trailing on all three scorecards (two by shutout), knocked out Matt Korobov in the sixth round to win a vacant middleweight world title on Dec. 13 in Las Vegas, he made one thing perfectly clear. As he had said before the fight, Le...

    Blog | December 26, 2014
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  7. GBP to celebrate Hopkins' 50th birthday

    Dan Rafael

    A few notes from around the boxing world: • Golden Boy Promotions will celebrate the 50th birthday of company partner and future Hall of Famer Bernard Hopkins with a card at the 2300 Arena in his hometown of Philadelphia on Jan. 20 (Fo...

    Blog | December 24, 2014
  8. Chagaev mourns Sdunek's passing

    Dan Rafael

    The death this week of acclaimed German trainer Fritz Sdunek, who worked with numerous world champions during his career, hit many of his fighters and former fighters hard, but perhaps none harder than Ruslan Chagaev. "I just cannot believe it and...

    Blog | December 24, 2014
  9. Felix Verdejo named ESPN.com prospect of the year

    Dan Rafael

    For a kid who says he was supposed to be a baseball player, 21-year-old lightweight sensation Felix Verdejo is one helluva boxer. When Verdejo, viewed by many as the next great fighter from the boxing-mad island of Puerto Rico, was 9 years old, he ...

    Story | Conversation | December 24, 2014
  10. Wladimir Klitschko scores ESPN.com KO of the year

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko sure has scored his share of big knockouts. In recent years, opponents such as Samuel Peter, Eddie Chambers, Tony Thompson, Jean-Marc Mormeck and Alex Leapai have all fallen from his fistic fury as Klitschko ra...

    Story | Conversation | December 24, 2014
  11. Tyson Fury to fight Christian Hammer on Feb. 28 in London

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight contender Tyson Fury will meet Christian Hammer on Feb. 28 in London.

    Story | Conversation | December 24, 2014
  12. Notes: Salido-Martinez in works

    Dan Rafael

    A few notes from around the boxing world: • Junior lightweight titlist Orlando Salido, coming off his epic fight of the year candidate with Terdsak Kokietgym in September -- they combined for seven knockdowns in Salido's 11th-round kno...

    Blog | December 23, 2014
  13. 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 | December 23, 2014
  14. Famed German boxing trainer Fritz Sdunek dies of heart attack at ...

    Dan Rafael

    Famed German boxing trainer Fritz Sdunek, who worked with numerous world champions, died Monday after suffering a heart attack. He was 67.

    Story | Conversation | December 22, 2014
  15. Kovalev, Pascal civil at news conference

    Dan Rafael

    Respect abounded on Monday as unified light heavyweight titleholder Sergey Kovalev and former champion Jean Pascal met head-to-head at a news conference to formally announce their fight on March 14 (HBO) at the Bell Centre in Montreal. "He's the b...

    Blog | December 22, 2014
  16. Ievgen Khytrov switches promoters

    Dan Rafael

    Highly touted middleweight prospect Ievgen Khytrov has signed a co-promotional deal with Lou DiBella, who will guide his career along with original promoter Fight Promotions Inc., DiBella told ESPN.com. Khytrov (7-0, 7 KOs), 26, a native of Ukrain...

    Blog | December 22, 2014
  17. Terence Crawford named ESPN.com fighter of the year

    Dan Rafael

    In 2013, lightweight Terence Crawford gave fight fans a glimpse of what was to come when he fearlessly moved up to junior welterweight to take an HBO-televised fight on short notice against dangerous puncher Breidis Prescott. While there were some on...

    Story | Conversation | December 22, 2014
  18. Boxing with Dan Rafael

    Welcome to SportsNation! On Friday, ESPN.com's boxing writer, Dan Rafael, will log on to take your questions on all the latest news and notes from inside and outside the ring. Rafael began writing for ESPN.com in March 2005 after working for five yea...

    Chat | December 22, 2014