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  1. Blog 33

    Don Steinberg

    Saturday, 11 p.m. ET -- Top Rank 1, Golden Boy, 0 Marco Antonio Rubio surged late to take a split decision over Enrique Ornelas. That's one win for Top Rank over Golden Boy guys in their direct match-ups. Not that anyone is counting. Steven Luev...

    Blog | Conversation | October 18, 2008
  2. Blog 32

    Don Steinberg

    Saturday, 9:50 p.m. ET -- Et tu, Brute? Marco Antonio Rubio is fighting Enrique Ornelas and the winner supposedly becomes mandatory chllanger for Kelly Pavlik's WBC middleweight title. I think it's cool that so many Mexican boxers are named Marco...

    Blog | Conversation | October 18, 2008
  3. Blog 31

    Don Steinberg

    Saturday, 9:30 p.m. ET -- DJ KO Danny Jacobs opened the PPV telecast with a quickie. Jacobs touched Tyrone Watson with a gut-busting left hook to the body early in Round 1, then landed a straight right halfway through the round that crumbled Watson....

    Blog | Conversation | October 18, 2008
  4. Blog 30

    Don Steinberg

    Saturday, 8:55 p.m. ET -- Almost TV time Brooklyn's Yuri Foreman just danced his way to a shutout decision over Vinroy Barrett. The PPV telecast begins at 9 p.m. ET. The vast legions of fans from Youngstown, who have been all over the casinos and t...

    Blog | Conversation | October 18, 2008
  5. Blog 29

    Don Steinberg

    Saturday, 8 p.m. ET -- Danny's cheering section Danny Garcia, the 7-0 junior welterweight prospect from Philly, is fighting, and in the quiet arena you can hear two little girls yelling "Danny, hit him down!" and "Come on, Danny, you can do it!" Th...

    Blog | Conversation | October 18, 2008
  6. Blog 27

    Don Steinberg

    Saturday, 7 p.m. ET -- At the arena early Arriving unbelievably early at a major boxing match is really cool. The arena seats are empty. The general public hasn't been let in yet, and there's a low, machine hum in the building as the pre-production ...

    Blog | Conversation | October 18, 2008
  7. Blog 28

    Don Steinberg

    Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET -- And we're off! Fight 1 is done. Bantamweight Qa'id Muhammad, the only Atlantic City fighter on this Atlantic City card and a runner-up in last year's Olympic trials, advanced his record to 3-0 with a Round 4 TKO of Samuel ...

    Blog | Conversation | October 18, 2008
  8. Blog 24

    Don Steinberg

    Saturday, 2 p.m. ET -- The last great era of boxing? George Kimball's great new book "Four Kings" inspired a lively panel discussion at Caesar's. The book is about Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvin Hagler, Tommy Hearns and Roberto Duran, and how -- in nine ...

    Blog | Conversation | October 18, 2008
  9. Blog 26

    Don Steinberg

    Saturday, 3 p.m. ET -- More on the "Four Kings" The guest panelists who discussed George Kimball's terrific book "Four Kings" shared some awesome inside stories. Emmanuel Steward on Tommy Hearns' loss to Marvin Hagler in 1985: "The night we lost t...

    Blog | Conversation | October 18, 2008
  10. Blog 25

    Don Steinberg

    Saturday, 2:30 p.m. ET -- Still fighting over Leonard-Hagler What really happened when Sugar Ray Leonard fought Marvelous Marvin Hagler in 1987? The nation remains divided. Well, at least the "Four Kings" panel couldn't agree. Larry Merchant said L...

    Blog | Conversation | October 18, 2008
  11. Blog 23

    Don Steinberg

    Friday, 9 p.m. ET -- Playing it safe I spoke with Nick Lembo, legal counsel for the New Jersey Athletic Control Board, about the referee controversy. He said they received a late objection from the Kelly Pavlik camp about a possible friendly relatio...

    Blog | Conversation | October 17, 2008
  12. Blog 20

    Don Steinberg

    Friday, 5 p.m. ET -- Referee Controversy The Bernard Hopkins camp has lodged an official protest with the New Jersey Athletic Control Board over events that have led to a referee switcheroo for Saturday's bout against Kelly Pavlik. Earl Morton is o...

    Blog | Conversation | October 17, 2008
  13. Blog 21

    Don Steinberg

    Friday, 5:30 p.m. ET -- Madness at the weigh-in It's a crazy-loud weigh-in, open to the public. Supporters of Kelly Pavlik from Youngstown, Ohio, are suddenly everywhere, many of them wearing lime green bus-tour t-shirts. The 1,500-seat theater that...

    Blog | Conversation | October 17, 2008
  14. Blog 22

    Don Steinberg

    Friday, 5:45 p.m. ET -- Mea Culpa ESPN.com's own Dan Rafael called me out, justifiably, for labeling Billy Dib a "highlight reel fighter." I was a little too creative with my adjectives there. Dib's unorthodox moves in the ring can be strung toget...

    Blog | Conversation | October 17, 2008
  15. Blog 18

    Don Steinberg

    Friday, 3:30 p.m. ET -- What are the odds? Kelly Pavlik is the favorite going into the fight -- and getting, erhm, favoriter. Bettors have pushed the odds up to 5-1 for Pavlik (up from 3.5-1) at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. Oddsmakers believe the ...

    Blog | Conversation | October 17, 2008
  16. Blog 19

    Don Steinberg

    Friday, 3:40 p.m. ET -- The world a-weights Boxing weigh-ins normally are clinical procedures where guys strip down and step up, and the state boxing commissioner pushes the metal slider on a medical scale. It's as exciting as passing a vehicle emis...

    Blog | Conversation | October 17, 2008