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  1. Nonito Donaire focused on reaching his potential

    Dan Rafael

    After a shaky 2013, Nonito Donaire has rededicated himself to his craft entering Saturday's featherweight world title bout against champion Simpiwe Vetyeka in Macau.

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2014
  2. Nonito Donaire to vie for fourth world title in different weight ...

    Dan Rafael

    Nonito Donaire, the 2012 fighter of the year and a former titleholder in three divisions, will attempt to win a world title in his fourth weight division when he challenges Simpiwe Vetyeka on May 31, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum said Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2014
  3. Floyd Mayweather Jr. voted Sugar Ray Robinson Fighter of the Year...

    Dan Rafael

    Pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr., who dominated both of his world title fights in two different weight divisions in 2013, was voted winner of the Sugar Ray Robinson Fighter of the Year award on Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | January 28, 2014
  4. Nonito Donaire to let orbit bone break heal on own, wife says

    Dan Rafael

    Former three-division world titleholder Nonito Donaire suffered a hairline fracture of the orbit bone below his right eye during his knockout victory against Vic Darchinyan on Saturday night but plans to let it heal on its own.

    Story | Conversation | November 13, 2013
  5. Father-son reunion for Donaires

    Dan Rafael

    Nonito Donaire has grown into one of the best fighters in the world. He claimed 2012 Fighter of the Year honors and has won world titles in three weight classes, plus an interim belt in another. The person most responsible for the development of t...

    Blog | November 08, 2013
  6. Rigondeaux-Agbeko in the works

    Dan Rafael

    It looks like junior featherweight champ Guillermo Rigondeaux, coming off a decision win in a title unification bout against 2012 fighter of the year Nonito Donaire in April, finally has a date and opponent nailed down for his next fight. If every...

    Blog | October 08, 2013
  7. Pacquiao has something to prove

    Dan Rafael

    Manny Pacquiao has won world titles in a record eight weight classes, been voted fighter of the year three times and fighter of the decade, and is a sure-fire first-ballot Hall of Famer. Yet as successful as Pacquiao has been, even he is feeling a...

    Blog | August 01, 2013
  8. Guillermo Rigondeaux bests Nonito Donaire, but also bores

    Dan Rafael

    Guillermo Rigondeaux might not have won any new fans, but he slipped punches and picked his spots Saturday in New York to outbox Nonito Donaire for a unanimous decision and unify junior featherweight titles.

    Story | Conversation | April 13, 2013
  9. Nonito Donaire finally warms to Guillermo Rigondeaux bout

    Dan Rafael

    Nonito Donaire initially had no interest in facing relatively untested Guillermo Rigondeaux, but now that Saturday's 122-pound unification fight is at hand, he says he's as excited as the rest of us.

    Story | Conversation | April 11, 2013
  10. Nonito Donaire-Guillermo Rigondeaux unification fight set for Apr...

    Dan Rafael

    Junior featherweight titleholder Nonito Donaire will meet Guillermo Rigondeaux April 13 in the main event of HBO's "World Championship Boxing".

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2013
  11. Nonito Donaire captures BWAA fighter of year honors

    Dan Rafael

    Junior featherweight titleholder Nonito Donaire, who had a dominant 2012 campaign, was voted Sugar Ray Robinson Fighter of the Year in balloting results announced on Sunday by the Boxing Writers Association of America.

    Story | Conversation | January 27, 2013
  12. Scorecard: Nonito Donaire punctuates 2012 fighter of year bid

    Dan Rafael

    As Nonito Donaire put the wraps on his fighter of the year candidacy Saturday, Amir Khan and Leo Santa Cruz set themselves up for bigger things in 2013.

    Story | Conversation | December 17, 2012
  13. Glen Johnson ends retirement, will face George Groves

    Dan Rafael

    Glen Johnson's retirement didn't last long. Johnson has agreed to face rising British super middleweight contender George Groves on Dec. 15.

    Story | Conversation | October 23, 2012
  14. Andre Ward cuts Chad Dawson down to size

    Dan Rafael

    Everyone knew Andre Ward was skilled, but the super middleweight champ went above and beyond against Chad Dawson on Saturday in Oakland, Calif., locking in the last pieces of the puzzle: excitement and a finishing flair.

    Story | Conversation | September 08, 2012
  15. Andre Ward named top fighter of 2011 by boxing writers

    Dan Rafael

    Andre Ward, who unified two super middleweight titles and won the grueling Super Six World Boxing Classic, was voted 2011 fighter of the year by the Boxing Writers Association of America in balloting results announced Monday.

    Story | Conversation | January 30, 2012
  16. 2011 ESPN.com fighter of the year: Andre Ward

    Dan Rafael

    For finishing the Super Six World Boxing Classic tournament in brilliant fashion, with a dominant win over Carl Froch, Andre Ward is the 2011 ESPN.com fighter of the year.

    Story | Conversation | December 26, 2011