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  1. Lucas Matthysse-John Molina bout wins fight of the year as BWAA a...

    Dan Rafael

    The action-packed brawl between junior welterweight sluggers Lucas Matthysse and John Molina was named the 2014 fight of the year by the BWAA.

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2015
  2. Ruslan Provodnikov to fight Lucas Matthysse on April 18

    Dan Rafael

    Junior welterweight sluggers Ruslan Provodnikov and Lucas Matthysse, two of boxing's most exciting fighters and biggest punchers, are set to meet in a fight many will view as a surefire fight of the year candidate.

    Story | Conversation | February 24, 2015
  3. Brandon Rios, Mike Alvarado ready for chapter three

    Dan Rafael

    WESTMINSTER, Colo. -- For 19 rounds through their first two epic fights, Mike Alvarado and Brandon Rios blasted each other around the ring in hellacious slugfests that were thrilling fight of the year candidates. Yet despite the inhuman brutality ...

    Story | Conversation | January 23, 2015
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Brandon Rios-Mike Alvarado III set for Jan. 24 outside Denver

    Dan Rafael

    After Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado split a pair of thrilling, action-packed fights, both of which were fight of the year candidates, a rubber match was inevitable. And now it's set.

    Story | Conversation | December 02, 2014
  7. Gamboa's goal? To be No. 1 lightweight

    Dan Rafael

    Former unified featherweight titlist Yuriorkis Gamboa suffered his first loss in June when Terence Crawford knocked Gamboa down four times and violently stopped him in the ninth round of a tremendous fight that is a candidate for fight of the year. ...

    Blog | November 12, 2014
  8. Gamboa plots comeback in Mexico

    Dan Rafael

    When last in the ring, former featherweight titlist Yuriorkis Gamboa was getting dropped four times and violently knocked out in the ninth round challenging lightweight titleholder Terence Crawford in a fight of the year candidate in June. That wa...

    Blog | October 31, 2014
  9. Rios-Alvarado III could happen Dec. 20

    Dan Rafael

    Mike Alvarado and Brandon Rios have split two epic fights, both scorching thrillers and fight of the year candidates. In October 2012, Rios stopped Alvarado in the seventh round and Alvarado exacted revenge in March 2013 by winning a decision (and...

    Blog | October 15, 2014
  10. Rodriguez vacates 105 title, moves up

    Dan Rafael

    When Francisco Rodriguez Jr. outpointed Japan's Katsunari Takayama on Aug. 9 in Monterrey, Mexico to unify strawweight titles it was the end of a fantastic fight. For my money, it is so far the 2014 fight of the year and one of the greatest fights in...

    Blog | October 09, 2014
  11. Scorecard: Orlando Salido wins interim title in Fight of the Year...

    Dan Rafael

    A roundup of the past week's notable boxing results from around the world:...

    Story | Conversation | September 22, 2014
  12. Rios-Alvarado III possible

    Dan Rafael

    A few notes from the boxing world: • Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado are 1-1 in their two hellacious fight of the year contenders. A rubber match to settle the score is a must, and Top Rank promoter Bob Arum told ESPN.com that he hopes t...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  13. Rios: 'I am far from being finished'

    Dan Rafael

    Former lightweight titlist Brandon Rios has lost two fights in a row: a close decision to Mike Alvarado in their interim junior welterweight rematch, a 2013 fight of the year candidate, followed by a one-sided pasting by Manny Pacquiao in a welterwei...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  14. Crawford-Gamboa ratings a hit

    Dan Rafael

    Lightweight titleholder Terence Crawford's exciting ninth-round knockout of Yuriorkis Gamboa in his first defense on Saturday night was a fight of the year candidate. It was also the second-most viewed fight of the year so far on American television,...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  15. Scorecard: Lucas Matthysse-John Molina in early fight of the year...

    Dan Rafael

    Lucas Matthysse survived two visits to the canvas to stop John Molina Saturday in an early fight of the year candidate.

    Story | Conversation | April 28, 2014
  16. 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