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  1. Oscar De La Hoya vs. Felix Trinidad revisited

    Eric Raskin

    Controversy and cash are the twin engines that power boxing rematches, and Felix Trinidad vs. Oscar De La Hoya produced bundles of both. When they exited the Mandalay Bay ring Sept. 18, 1999, with confetti clinging to their sweaty shoulders, Trinidad...

    Story | Conversation | June 03, 2014
  2. Rios-Alvarado II and a Deep Division, Divided

    Eric Raskin

    Let's play the bonus round on Pyramid: "I'm in the best shape of my life" ... "This has been the best training camp of my career" ... "I'm not looking for a knockout, I'm just looking to win" ... "He's never fought anybody like me before" ... "I have...

    Blog | March 29, 2013
  3. Nacho typical way to prep for a major fight

    Eric Raskin

    When it comes to working with Oscar De La Hoya, no trainer can say they were caught in the corner for too long. Eric Raskin walks us through the revolving door in De La Hoya's camp and analyzes Nacho Beristain's place in The Golden Boy corner.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2008
  4. Does anybody want $10 million?

    Eric Raskin

    Have you heard about the new craze in boxing? It involves saying "no" to Oscar De La Hoya -- and turning down a $10 million payday. Why is it that boxing's biggest draw has to make concessions?

    Story | Conversation | August 25, 2008
  5. Calzaghe-Jones and an era in judgment

    Eric Raskin

    Several subplots fuel interest in Joe Calzaghe's Sept. 20 showdown with Roy Jones. The most compelling? How the outcome of the fight could affect the debate over who has ruled the ring for the past 15 years.

    Story | Conversation | July 14, 2008
  6. Snapping the pieces of the De La Hoya puzzle into place

    Eric Raskin

    Boxing fans prefer when Oscar De La Hoya does his talking with his fists and not with his mouth. Eric Raskin tries to decipher the Golden Boy's diatribe.

    Story | Conversation | May 04, 2008
  7. Is a Mayweather Loss Whats Best for Boxing?

    Eric Raskin

    On June 16, 2012, a week after the Tim Bradley–Manny Pacquiao decision that launched every conspiracy theory short of a fourth judge on the grassy knoll, HBO broadcaster Larry Merchant uttered possibly the most perfect quote I've heard in my 16...

    Blog | September 13, 2013
  8. Miguel Cotto: The Anti-Camacho

    Eric Raskin

    It's been a rough couple of years for athletes nicknamed "Macho." In May 2011, pro wrestling legend Randy "Macho Man" Savage suffered a heart attack while driving, crashed his Jeep Wrangler, and died at age 58. Last week, 50-year-old ex-boxer Hector ...

    Blog | November 30, 2012
  9. An Imperfect Path to Pacquiao-Mayweather

    Eric Raskin

    The two most marketable boxers in the world are also the two best boxers in the world. If that were the end of the statement, it would mean that we're living through a rare moment in boxing history. But that's not the end of the statement. These two ...

    Blog | September 16, 2011
  10. Eyes on the prize fight, but one fight too few

    Eric Raskin

    What better time to introduce the mainstream sports world to an up-and-coming fighter than on an Oscar De La Hoya undercard? HBO is squandering a golden opportunity by not featuring a fight before the big show, writes Eric Raskin.

    Story | Conversation | April 27, 2008
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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