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  1. One man's opinion: Ward still trumps Floyd

    Eric Raskin

    It was just a week ago that, along with everyone else with even a passing interest in the sport of basketball, I found myself asking, "Who is that idiot who voted for Carmelo Anthony over LeBron James for NBA Most Valuable Player?" Turns out there...

    Blog | May 13, 2013
  2. ESPN.com boxing 2012 'Other Awards'

    Eric Raskin

    There are two kinds of year-end awards: the ones that matter, and the ones you're about to read. First, an acknowledgement: Boxing is a deadly serious sport, and just for having the guts to step into the ring, every professional fighter deserves t...

    Blog | December 26, 2012
  3. Why aren't we getting Pac-Marquez IV?

    Eric Raskin

    We know that Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. won't be fighting each other in the first half of 2012. And we know who Mayweather will be fighting instead on May 5: Miguel Cotto. So that leaves one part of the spring-season super-duper-star ...

    Blog | February 03, 2012
  4. Yaegashi-Pornsawan stands tall in 2011

    Eric Raskin

    Boxing fans will never be satisfied -- nor should they be -- in a world in which Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather haven't fought each other. But in terms of access to the sport they love, there isn't much for fight fans to complain about these ...

    Blog | December 30, 2011
  5. The (under)dog days of 'The Contender'

    Eric Raskin

    "Contender" grads have a chip on their shoulders: They're forced to prove they're real fighters who made it onto a reality show, and not reality-show-made fighters. Can the reality TV graduates continue to tear up the scripts and upend the odds?

    Story | Conversation | March 30, 2008
  6. In an ideal world, Casamayor fights the 'Galaxxy Warrior' next

    Eric Raskin

    In the past week, both Joel Casamayor and Nate Campbell proved their worth against younger, more aggressive fighters. Now all that's left to prove is their worth against each other.

    Story | Conversation | March 23, 2008
  7. Heavyweight hopes and lightweight lessons

    Eric Raskin

    It took the "Galaxxy Warrior," Nate Campbell, to remind fight fans that anything is possible in the boxing world. Can David Haye and Sam Peter follow Campbell's lead and reinvigorate the heavyweight division?

    Story | Conversation | March 09, 2008
  8. A golden age of welterweights, a gold standard for Mayweather

    Eric Raskin

    To prove their worth at welterweight, Sugar Ray Leonard and Oscar De La Hoya fought the best fighters of their respective generations. So with guys like Miguel Cotto, Paul Williams and Antonio Margarito around, what's Floyd Mayweather waiting for?

    Story | Conversation | February 03, 2008
  9. A method to the MMAyweather madness

    Eric Raskin

    If Floyd Mayweather is looking for a reason to stick to the sport he's dominating, he doesn't need to look any further than the case of NBA great Michael Jordan.

    Story | Conversation | January 06, 2008
  10. 'Money' back, guaranteed -- and here's why

    Eric Raskin

    Sports fans love an aging, once-great athlete making a late-career run in the unfamiliar underdog role. Just ask Sugar Ray Leonard. Or Pete Sampras. Would a return to the ring in a few years' time make Floyd "Money" Mayweather a beloved fighter?

    Story | Conversation | June 16, 2008