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  1. Groves gets back to work

    Dan Rafael

    After back-to-back knockout losses to Carl Froch -- the first one highly controversial in November 2013 and the second one clean as a whistle in May -- super middleweight contender George Groves will look to put those disappointments behind him on Sa...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  2. Gomez steps in to face Paris

    Dan Rafael

    Welterweight prospect Frankie Gomez, a major disappointment thus far despite his unbeaten record, will step up to fight his most notable opponent when he faces Vernon Paris on July 25 (Fox Sports 1/Fox Deportes) at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino i...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  3. Ruslan Provodnikov to make defense against Chris Algieri

    Dan Rafael

    Ruslan Provodnikov hoped to kick off 2014 against another marquee opponent so he could not hide his disappointment when his first defense on June 14 was finalized this week against undefeated but largely unknown Chris Algieri.

    Story | Conversation | April 12, 2014
  4. Smith-Molina delay ends well

    Dan Rafael

    Sometimes what looks like a big disappointment ultimately works out for the best. Case in point: Ishe Smith's first junior middleweight title defense against mandatory challenger Carlos Molina. In February, Smith outpointed Cornelius "K9" Bundrage...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  5. Oct. 13 card could blow the roof off

    Dan Rafael

    It's one thing to hear about a great card in the works. Happens all the time. But often disappointment follows because one fight or another isn't finalized, for whatever reason. So for the past couple weeks, when I was hearing a lot of discussion ...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  6. Ring Tones: Scouting the Olympics

    Dan Rafael

    The London Olympic Games have thus far been a disappointment for the U.S. boxing team, but Dan Rafael says Team USA still has a chance to erase the memory of its 2008 showing, which was the worst in its history. For more on the Americans' medal chanc...

    Blog | August 02, 2012
  7. Juan Manuel Marquez is still stalking Manny Pacquiao

    Dan Rafael

    Juan Manuel Marquez has Sergey Fedchenko and a lightweight title bout on deck Saturday, but he's clearly taking the long view: working toward a possible fourth fight with nemesis Manny Pacquiao.

    Story | Conversation | April 12, 2012
  8. Jose Luis Araiza, Jesus Rojas fight to dull draw

    Dan Rafael

    It was a decent club fight with both guys giving it what they had, but while a draw was a perfect result for Jose Luis Araiza, it was a disappointment for Jesus Rojas

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2012
  9. Rafael Scorecard: Vitali Klitschko easily handles Odlanier Solis ...

    Dan Rafael

    First-round knockouts are one thing, but when a fight ends without even a big punch, it's a huge disappointment. Vitali Klitschko made easy work of Odlanier Solis to retain his heavyweight title.

    Story | Conversation | March 20, 2011
  10. Paul Williams up for Sergio Martinez challenge in Kelly Pavlik's ...

    Dan Rafael

    When Kelly "The Ghost" Pavlik made like his nickname and vanished, Paul Williams didn't fret. He went after the next biggest threat in Sergio Martinez.

    Story | Conversation | December 03, 2009
  11. Pacquiao-Cotto stays on track

    Dan Rafael

    Shane Mosley's disappointment notwithstanding, the big fight of the fall -- welterweight titlist Miguel Cotto against pound-for-pound king/junior welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao -- remains on track. Top Rank promoter Bob Arum intends to fi...

    Blog | July 02, 2009
  12. Manny Pacquiao-Miguel Cotto stays on track

    Dan Rafael

    Shane Mosley's disappointment notwithstanding, the big fight of the fall -- welterweight titlist Miguel Cotto against pound-for-pound king/junior welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao -- remains on track. Top Rank promoter Bob Arum intends to finaliz...

    Blog | Conversation | July 02, 2009
  13. Dan Rafael: Juan Manuel Marquez produces performance of his caree...

    Dan Rafael

    A scintillating win over Juan Diaz has helped Juan Manuel Marquez put aside a career full of disappointments and setbacks.

    Story | Conversation | March 01, 2009
  14. Juarez coping with letdown, focusing on Soto

    Dan Rafael

    If nothing else, Rocky Juarez is learning how to cope. Five years after a controversial Olympic final loss, Juarez is trying to focus on fighting for an interim title belt.

    Story | Conversation | August 19, 2005