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  1. Lundy makes case for title shot

    Dan Rafael

    With two notable victories in a row, both regarded in many quarters as upsets, Philadelphia's "Hammerin'" Hank Lundy believes he should get a shot a world title next, be it at lightweight or junior welterweight. On Friday, he easily outpointed lig...

    Blog | February 26, 2014
  2. David Diaz announces retirement from boxing

    Dan Rafael

    David Diaz, a 1996 U.S. Olympian and former lightweight world titlist, has announced his retirement from boxing after a 15-year professional career.

    Story | Conversation | March 01, 2012
  3. Alfredo Angulo gets back to business

    Dan Rafael

    Alfredo Angulo's quick victory over Joseph Gomez in Saturday's ring return should open new doors for the Mexican fighter ... if he can get a visa to fight in the U.S.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2011
  4. Morales hopes for successful comeback

    Dan Rafael

    Erik Morales, who will face former lightweight titlist Jose Alfaro on Saturday, has his post-retirement sights set high: becoming the first Mexican-born fighter to win titles in four divisions.

    Story | Conversation | March 24, 2010
  5. Humberto Soto edges David Diaz; John Duddy wins

    Dan Rafael

    Humberto Diaz dug deep to grind out a 12-round decision over David Diaz on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | March 13, 2010
  6. Amir Khan's options include Edwin Valero, David Diaz and Marco An...

    Dan Rafael

    Lightweight Amir Khan is a wanted man. You know why? Because he's viewed as vulnerable in the wake of a first-round knockout loss to Breidis Prescott in September and because he brings money to the table, a lot of it. There are three notable oppone...

    Blog | Conversation | March 26, 2009
  7. Rapacious PacMan climbs to top of P4P rankings

    Dan Rafael

    Five world titles in five different weight classes is a feat that speaks for itself, but it was the way Manny Pacquiao dominated David Diaz that solidified PacMan's place as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world.

    Story | Conversation | July 16, 2008
  8. Arum the optimist

    Dan Rafael

    Your weekly random thoughts ... • Top Rank promoter Bob Arum told me the other day the Manny Pacquiao-David Diaz lightweight title bout did between 225,000 and 250,000 buys on HBO PPV. To put it nicely, Arum is ever the optimist. I asked ...

    Blog | July 09, 2008
  9. Pacquiao's HOF résumé now includes a lightweight title

    Dan Rafael

    A sublime performance against lightweight champion David Diaz should all but guarantee Manny Pacquiao a place in the Hall of Fame.

    Story | Conversation | June 30, 2008
  10. All hail the new king

    Dan Rafael

    It was Manny "PacMan" Pacquiao's game from the start; David Diaz was only playing a two-bit role in it. Pacquiao dominated Diaz for nine rounds to wrest the 135-pound title from Diaz on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | June 29, 2008
  11. Luevano retains crown with split draw; DQ costs Soto

    Dan Rafael

    Steven Luevano retained his 126-pound title via split draw against Mario Santiago.

    Story | Conversation | June 28, 2008
  12. Pacquiao fight a dream come true for Diaz

    Dan Rafael

    David Diaz wasn't sure he'd turn pro after the 2006 Olympics. Today, he's a lightweight champion and on the cusp of the biggest fight of his career -- a showdown with Manny Pacquiao on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2008
  13. Where's the third man?

    Dan Rafael

    Your weekly random thoughts ... • Sometimes HBO just does weird stuff. The latest example involves Saturday's David Diaz-Manny Pacquiao pay-per-view card. For the first time that I am aware of in its long history of covering boxing, ...

    Blog | June 25, 2008
  14. A ton of random thoughts

    Dan Rafael

    • For all of you who think life as the ESPN.com boxing writer is so glamorous, think again. Here is the making sausage side of things: I was in Chicago to cover David Diaz's lightweight defense against Erik Morales last week and had a...

    Blog | August 07, 2007
  15. Scorecard: Vazquez gets his revenge in the leading fight of the y...

    Dan Rafael

    Israel Vazquez regained his world junior featherweight title from Rafael Marquez in their rematch, while David Diaz stopped Erik Morales from winning his fourth world title in different divisions, sending him into retirement, writes Dan Rafael.

    Story | Conversation | August 06, 2007
  16. Diaz retains lightweight title; sends Morales into retirement

    Dan Rafael

    Making his first defense, David Diaz dominated Erik Morales, retaining his lightweight title belt and sending the legendary three-time-world-title holder into retirement. He says he earned this win and now the critics can stop talking.

    Story | Conversation | August 04, 2007