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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. UFC 179 Report Card: Jose Aldo wins; Chad Mendes shines; Conor Mc...

    Brett Okamoto

    Brett Okamoto hands out grades following UFC 179.

    Story | Conversation | October 27, 2014
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Jon Jones-Alexander Gustafsson rematch set for UFC 178 on Sept. 2...

    Brett Okamoto

    A light heavyweight title fight between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson has been set for UFC 178 on Sept. 27 in Toronto.

    Story | Conversation | June 06, 2014
  11. Heat-Pacers Preview

    Heat-Pacers Preview

    Preview | May 17, 2014
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. New York fighters featured on Showtime

    Michael Woods

    It's sort of like that "if a tree falls in the forest and no one is around, does it make a sound" query: If a fighter engages in a Fight of the Year sort of rumble, but there are no TV cameras beaming it to people sitting on their sofas, does it real...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  16. Fight of the year: Jones-Gustafsson

    Brett Okamoto

    Let's be real, none of us had Jon Jones-Alexander Gustafsson on our short list for potential fight of the year candidates, right? Oddsmakers saw it as a mismatch, pegging Jones about an 8-to-1 betting favorite. The UFC's marketing strategy heading...

    Blog | January 04, 2014