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  1. 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
  2. Oscar De La Hoya starting cable TV sports channel

    Dan Rafael

    Oscar De La Hoya, the former six-division titleholder, International Boxing Hall of Famer and head of Golden Boy Promotions, is launching De La Hoya TV, a Spanish-language sports, travel and lifestyle cable television channel.

    Story | Conversation | January 21, 2015
  3. 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 | January 20, 2015
  4. Participants, draws revealed for 2015 Boxcino

    Dan Rafael

    With ESPN2's 2015 Boxcino tournaments in the junior middleweight and heavyweight divisions kicking off next month, the participants and draws were announced during "Friday Night Fights."

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2015
  5. Donaire eyes return at junior featherweight

    Dan Rafael

    Former four-division titleholder Nonito Donaire had some success as a featherweight, knocking out Vic Darchinyan for the second time in 2013 and then winning a world title by fifth-round technical decision against Simpiwe Vetyeka in May. But the 2...

    Blog | January 06, 2015
  6. Rodriguez-Takayama named 2014 fight of the year

    Dan Rafael

    With fireworks from start to finish, Francisco Rodriguez Jr. and Katsunari Takayama produced ESPN.com's 2014 fight of the year in their August strawweight unification bout.

    Story | Conversation | December 29, 2014
  7. 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
  8. Mares wants Gonzalez rematch

    Dan Rafael

    After former three-division titlist Abner Mares got upset in a first-round knockout loss to Jhonny Gonzalez in August 2013 -- a stunner that cost him his featherweight world title -- he was supposed to get an immediate rematch as per his contract. ...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  9. Timothy Bradley Jr., Diego Chaves fight to draw in welterweight b...

    Dan Rafael

    Timothy Bradley Jr. and Diego Chavez fought to a split draw in their welterweight bout at the Las Vegas Cosmopolitan on Saturday night.

    Story | Conversation | December 13, 2014
  10. With a win, Bradley likes his options

    Dan Rafael

    LAS VEGAS -- So where does former two-division titleholder Timothy Bradley Jr. go next should he defeat tough Diego Chaves on Saturday night (HBO, 10 ET/PT) in their welterweight bout at the Cosmopolitan? "There are a lot of options out there," sa...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  11. Bradley wants to see Pacquiao-Mayweather

    Dan Rafael

    You can count former two-division world titleholder Timothy Bradley Jr., boxing fan as well as fighter, among the millions who would like to see Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao finally fight each other. "Do I think the fight will happen? I...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  12. Abner Mares, Jermall Charlo added to December card in Las Vegas

    Dan Rafael

    Bouts involving former three-division titleholder Abner Mares and junior middleweight contender Jermall Charlo have been added to Showtime's Dec. 13 boxing card.

    Story | Conversation | November 26, 2014
  13. Manny Pacquiao defeats Chris Algieri by unanimous decision to ret...

    Dan Rafael

    Manny Pacquiao scored six knockdowns and dominated virtually every minute of the fight to win a lopsided unanimous decision against Chris Algieri.

    Story | Conversation | November 22, 2014
  14. Pacquiao looks to end KO drought against Algieri

    Dan Rafael

    As the great Manny Pacquiao, boxing's only eight-division titleholder and a reigning welterweight titlist, was making his historic march up the scale, he was knocking almost everyone out. Because of those eye-catching knockouts, including devastating...

    Story | Conversation | November 20, 2014
  15. Jessie Vargas, Roy Jones Jr. a good combination

    Dan Rafael

    Roy Jones Jr., the former longtime pound-for-pound king, four-division titleholder and future Hall of Famer, did not know Jessie Vargas personally, but he had seen him fight in his role as a commentator for HBO, which televised Vargas' last two fight...

    Story | Conversation | November 19, 2014
  16. Donaire eyes fight in the Philippines

    Dan Rafael

    Top Rank promoter Bob Arum told ESPN.com that former four-division titlist Nonito Donaire (33-3, 21 KOs), the 2012 fighter of the year, who lost his featherweight world title by rough sixth-round knockout to Nicholas Walters on Oct. 18, plans to figh...

    Blog | November 15, 2014