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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Scorecard: Giovani Segura stops Felipe Salguero in slugfest

    Dan Rafael

    In an early contender for fight of the year, former junior flyweight champion Giovani Segura did what he does best -- engage in a brawl, and emerge from the battle with his hand raised.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2014
  6. 2013 ESPN fight of the year: Timothy Bradley-Ruslan Provodnikov

    Dan Rafael

    The slugfest contest between welterweight titlist Timothy Bradley Jr. and top contender Ruslan Provodnikov last march, is ESPN's 2013 fight of the year.

    Story | Conversation | January 03, 2014
  7. Mike Alvarado-Ruslan Provodnikov gives FOY race a can't-miss cont...

    Dan Rafael

    If ever there has been a can't-miss action battle and shoo-in fight of the year contender, it is Mike Alvarado's hometown defense of his junior welterweight title against Ruslan Provodnikov in Denver on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | October 17, 2013
  8. Picking Mayweather-Alvarez

    Dan Rafael

    LAS VEGAS -- Floyd Mayweather Jr. versus Canelo Alvarez is the biggest fight of the year, but if you look at the picks compiled by Showtime, Mayweather is the overwhelming favorite to win Saturday night's pay-per-view headliner at the MGM Grand Garde...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  9. Kenny Bayless to referee Floyd Mayweather-Saul Alvarez showdown

    Dan Rafael

    Kenny Bayless was to referee the junior middleweight unification fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez on Sept. 14 (Showtime PPV) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2013
  10. Alvarado to be elevated to full titlist

    Dan Rafael

    When Mike Alvarado is introduced to his home crowd in Denver before his much-anticipated fight with Ruslan Provodnikov on Oct. 19 (HBO) -- which we all expect to be a fight of the year candidate -- he will not be introduced with the interim tag attac...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  11. Katsidis eyes farewell fight

    Dan Rafael

    Lightweight Michael Katsidis was one of the most exciting action fighters of the era. Time and again, he was in dramatic slugfests. In 2007 and 2008, he had three consecutive fight of the year contenders in interim lightweight title bouts -- winni...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  12. Scorecard: Omar Figueroa guts out a win in fight of the year lead...

    Dan Rafael

    Omar Figueroa, a hard-hitting lightweight from Texas, was the known commodity in San Antonio on Saturday. But Nihito Arakawa won't soon be forgotten after he engaged in a war with Figueroa, who earned an interim belt the hard way.

    Story | Conversation | July 29, 2013
  13. Danny Garcia-Lucas Matthysse added as co-feature on Floyd Mayweat...

    Dan Rafael

    The fight between unified junior welterweight titlist Danny Garcia and powerful interim titlist Lucas Matthysse has been added as Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez's co-feature.

    Story | Conversation | July 18, 2013
  14. Fight of midyear: Alvarado-Rios II

    Dan Rafael

    When it comes time to select the official 2013 Fight of the Year, it's a good bet that many of the top candidates will come from the first six months. For boxing fans, January through June has been terrific. It was a tough call to select the fight...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  15. "Juanma" Lopez hoping to re-launch his career against "Mikey" Gar...

    Dan Rafael

    After two tough loses followed by a pair of tuneup fights, former featherweight champion Juan Manuel Lopez is taking on a serious opponent in Miguel Angel Garcia.

    Story | Conversation | June 14, 2013
  16. Mayweather, Canelo hit the road

    Dan Rafael

    Pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s junior middleweight unification fight with Canelo Alvarez on Sept. 14 (Showtime PPV) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas is by far the biggest fight of the year. In fact, it's one of the biggest fights in recent ...

    Blog | June 11, 2013