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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. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Nonito Donaire: 'I feel strong. I feel young'

    Brian Campbell

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

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2013
  12. 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
  13. Fights for Rigo, Allakhverdiev?

    jasonlangendorf

    Junior featherweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux is coming off his biggest victory, by far, when he got up from a knockdown and won a decision to unify 122-pound titles against 2012 fighter of the year Nonito Donaire in April. But Rigondeaux (12...

    Blog | September 02, 2013
  14. 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
  15. Grant is the midyear fighter of the year

    Chuck Mindenhall

    A year ago at this time, TJ Grant had just earned a yeoman's decision over Carlo Prater, to the attention of almost nobody. He was 2-0 since moving down to the lightweight division, but there was a colony of contenders well ahead of him in what had b...

    Blog | June 25, 2013
  16. Rigo to maybe fight in September

    Michael Woods

    Guillermo Rigondeux impressed the heck out of boxing fans who saw him do his ultra-clever pugilism against, the 2012 Boxing Writers Association Fighter of the Year, Nonito Donaire at Radio City Music Hall on April 13. Yes, there was some grumbling...

    Blog | May 03, 2013