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  1. Terence Crawford named ESPN.com fighter of the year

    Dan Rafael

    In 2013, lightweight Terence Crawford gave fight fans a glimpse of what was to come when he fearlessly moved up to junior welterweight to take an HBO-televised fight on short notice against dangerous puncher Breidis Prescott. While there were some on...

    Story | Conversation | December 22, 2014
  2. Who's the fighter of the year?

    Our experts debate whether Terence Crawford or Sergey Kovalev deserves to be 2014 ESPN.com fighter of the year...

    Page | Conversation
  3. Crawford-Beltran ratings disappoint

    Dan Rafael

    Lightweight titleholder Terence Crawford may have put the cherry on top of a fighter of the year campaign with his one-sided romp over top challenger Raymundo Beltran on Saturday night. It's just a shame the fight did not draw a big audience, and I b...

    Blog | December 03, 2014
  4. Scorecard: Crawford wins, makes case for fighter of the year

    Dan Rafael

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

    Story | Conversation | November 24, 2014
  5. Donaire eyes fight in the Philippines

    Dan Rafael

    Top Rank promoter Bob Arum told ESPN.com that former four-division titlist Nonito Donaire (33-3, 21 KOs), the 2012 fighter of the year, who lost his featherweight world title by rough sixth-round knockout to Nicholas Walters on Oct. 18, plans to figh...

    Blog | November 15, 2014
  6. Assuncao willing to wait for title shot

    Brett Okamoto

    Raphael Assuncao is not angry. Upset? Yes, a little. Frustrated? Trying hard not to be. Assuncao (22-4), who fights Bryan Caraway on Saturday at UFC Fight Night 54 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, has to be a candidate for unluckiest fighter of the year. ...

    Blog | October 02, 2014
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. In your FaceLube: Victor Ortiz, Part 1

    Michael Woods

    The Boxing Writers Association of America counted the ballots for its year-end awards on Monday night, and the results were announced on Tuesday afternoon. Floyd Mayweather, "Money," hit the jackpot as Fighter of the Year, while Tim Bradley and Rusla...

    Blog | January 29, 2014
  10. 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
  11. Weidman runs away with FOTY honors

    Brett Okamoto

    So yeah, ESPN Fighter of the Year is not a close race in 2013. It's Chris Weidman by a landslide. Even Weidman, who isn't one to pat himself on the back or pause to admire his own work, knows a fighter of the year when he sees one. His year spea...

    Blog | January 04, 2014
  12. UFC on Fox 9 Report Card -- Demetrious Johnson in the thick of FO...

    Josh Gross

    Josh Gross hands out grades following UFC on Fox 9 in his Report Card.

    Story | Conversation | December 16, 2013
  13. Urijah Faber: 'I'm ready to fight anyone'

    Brett Okamoto

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- In all likelihood, Urijah Faber won't be a serious candidate for "Fighter of the year," but he's done something incredible these past 12 months -- and I'm not solely referring to his destruction of Michael McDonald on Saturday -...

    Blog | December 15, 2013
  14. The Triple-Threat Match for Fighter of the Year

    Eric Raskin

    Sucker punches at weigh-ins. Judges filling out their scorecards in advance. Referees stopping fights at the count of nine. The "why wait?" attitude pervades boxing, so we at Grantland figure why wait until the end of the year to kick off our awards ...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  15. 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
  16. 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