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  1. Another batch of random thoughts

    Dan Rafael

    • Wladimir Klitschko might not be recognized as THE HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION OF THE WORLD at the moment, but don't you think he's seriously beginning to put some distance between himself and the rest of the division? Right now, he's clearly th...

    Blog | Conversation | July 10, 2007
  2. Fights we want to see

    Dan Rafael

    Short of having an undisputed heavyweight champion, boxing received some of the best news it could have asked for last week when Bob Arum's Top Rank and Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions reached a settlement of their various lawsuits, includin...

    Blog | Conversation | July 03, 2007
  3. Mayweather champ at 147; Winky has options

    Dan Rafael

    Floyd Mayweather Jr. cements his place as The Man in November's pound-for-pound rankings. The only question now is whether he faces The Golden Boy, writes Dan Rafael.

    Story | Conversation | November 09, 2006
  4. Who should Haye fight at heavyweight?

    Dan Rafael

    As we all know by now, cruiserweight champion David Haye of England is heading up to the heavyweight division in the fall, a move that could inject some excitement into a division in desperate need of it. Haye's handlers are in search of the right ...

    Blog | Conversation | June 17, 2008
  5. Time to wake up, Tarver

    Dan Rafael

    Your weekly random thoughts ... Is anyone else tired of the delusional Antonio Tarver talking as though he is still a force in boxing? At one time, he was the true light heavyweight world champion and one of the very best in the world. He beat Ro...

    Blog | Conversation | April 09, 2008
  6. Stagnant rankings mean calm before the storm

    Dan Rafael

    Consider this the calm before the storm. As boxing's big guns prepare for a rush of major fights at the end of this year, Dan's top 20 pound-for-pound remains mostly the same -- for now.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2007
  7. Vazquez creeps into P4P after regaining title in rematch win

    Dan Rafael

    Some things change. After a month title defenses, title losses and more, Dan Rafael's August rankings scrambled up and managed to fit in junior featherweight champion Israel Vazquez. Still somethings stayed the same; Floyd Mayweather Jr. is still the pound-for-pound king.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2007
  8. Calzaghe: Hopkins must wait

    Dan Rafael

    After Bernard Hopkins retained the light heavyweight world title against Winky Wright last Saturday night, he called out super middleweight champion Joe Calzaghe. Hopkins suggested that Calzaghe leave Wales and come to the United States to challeng...

    Blog | Conversation | July 26, 2007
  9. Mayweather answers Hatton's call

    Dan Rafael

    Floyd Mayweather Jr. is still number one and is answering Ricky Hatton's call, even though it won't be as competitive a fight with Sugar Shane Mosley would be, writes Dan Rafael in his July rankings.

    Story | Conversation | July 10, 2007
  10. Mayweather wants what he can't have

    Dan Rafael

    Floyd Mayweather Jr. is thirsty for more, but refuses to quench his thirst with a matchup against Sugar Shane Mosley, writes Dan Rafael in his June rankings.

    Story | Conversation | June 13, 2007
  11. The king retains his right to rule

    Dan Rafael

    Floyd Mayweather Jr. withstood the challenge from Oscar De La Hoya to remain at the top of the heap in Dan Rafael's pound-for-pound rankings for May.

    Story | Conversation | May 09, 2007
  12. J. Marquez cracks Top 10, Barrera slides

    Dan Rafael

    Well, nothing changed towards the top as all the heavy hitters from last month held on to their spots. Juan Manuel Marquez is moving on up and Jose Luis Castillo is dropping fast. See how Dan Rafael ranks 'em.

    Story | Conversation | April 11, 2007
  13. Floyd on top; Castillo, Hatton need to fight each other

    Dan Rafael

    Floyd Mayweather remains Mr. Pound-for-pound; meanwhile, Ricky Hatton and Jose Luis Castillo fight Jan. 20 -- but not each other. Dan Rafael rates 'em in his January P4P rankings.

    Story | Conversation | January 11, 2007
  14. Mayweather's challenge is set; Pacquiao moves up

    Dan Rafael

    Manny Pacquiao moves thisclose to Floyd Mayweather in Dan Rafael's pound-for-pound rankngs for December as Mayweather prepares to face Oscar De La Hoya on May 5.

    Story | Conversation | December 14, 2006
  15. Pound for pound: Corrales enters Top 10

    Dan Rafael

    Who's made the most impact in the May listing of the best fighters, regardless of weight class? Dan Rafael says Diego Corrales vaults up his list of the 20 best.

    Story | Conversation | May 11, 2005
  16. Pound for pound: Hopkins is the best

    Dan Rafael

    Who's the best fighter, regardless of weight class? Dan Rafael says it's Bernard Hopkins in his initial top 20.

    Story | Conversation | April 13, 2005