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  1. Notes: Inoue sidelined by hurt hand

    Dan Rafael

    A few notes from around the boxing world: • Junior bantamweight titlist Naoya Inoue (8-0, 7 KOs), the 21-year-old Japanese prodigy who was a strong 2014 fighter of the year candidate, was supposed to make his first defense in May. Howev...

    Blog | February 26, 2015
  2. Lightweight champ Terence Crawford named BWAA fighter of the year...

    Dan Rafael

    Lightweight champion Terence Crawford was voted the Sugar Ray Robinson fighter of the year for 2014 by the Boxing Writers Association of America.

    Story | Conversation | February 23, 2015
  3. Crawford, Walters doubleheader in works

    Dan Rafael

    Lightweight champion Terence Crawford, the 2014 ESPN.com fighter of the year who is planning to vacate his title and move up in weight for his next fight, is expected to return on March 21 to headline an HBO card, Top Rank vice president Carl Moretti...

    Blog | January 30, 2015
  4. Inoue honored by Japan commission

    Dan Rafael

    The Japan Boxing Commission handed out its 2014 awards at its annual ceremony in Tokyo on Friday and the winner of the big prize was 21-year-old prodigy Naoya Inoue. Inoue (8-0, 7 KOs) won Japanese fighter of the year honors after a tremendous yea...

    Blog | January 24, 2015
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Nonito Donaire: 'I feel strong. I feel young'

    Brian Campbell

    Nonito Donaire: 'I feel strong. I feel young'

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2013
  16. 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