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  1. ESPN The Magazine - Tim Keown: The story of Kris Lawrence, who is...

    Tim Keown

    From the December 28, 2009 issue of ESPN The Magazine - Tim Keown profiles Kris Lawrence, who developed a plan to create the next great heavyweight champs by turning former football players into boxers. Can this save the heavyweight division?

    Story | Conversation | December 16, 2009
  2. Blog 6

    Don Steinberg

    Thursday, 3:20 p.m. ET -- Prediction time Here's how some of boxing's top fighters see the Kelly Pavlik-Bernard Hopkins light heavyweight fight going on Saturday: Oscar De La Hoya, who lost to Hopkins in 2004 and is now business partners with him: ...

    Blog | Conversation | October 16, 2008
  3. Blog 13

    Kieran Mulvaney

    Thursday, 11 a.m. ET -- Business men There's no doubting Oscar De La Hoya's drawing power. He has been far and away the most financially successful non-heavyweight fighter of all time. He has fought 18 times on pay-per-view bouts, which have generat...

    Blog | Conversation | May 01, 2008
  4. Blog 42

    Kieran Mulvaney

    Saturday, 8:55 p.m. ET -- An item I missed Here's a story I missed from earlier in the week, unconnected to tonight's action, but worth a mention. Polly Lauder Tunney, widow of former heavyweight great Gene Tunney, died at home in Connecticut a we...

    Blog | Conversation | April 19, 2008
  5. Blog 12

    Kieran Mulvaney

    Wednesday, 3:30 p.m. ET -- Mini Byrd Just saw a guy who looked like Chris Byrd's skinny little brother. Byrd, a former heavyweight titlist, is now planning to campaign in the light heavyweight division, and it's quite a shock to see how much smalle...

    Blog | Conversation | April 16, 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. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Drama looms but Mayweather's still the man

    Dan Rafael

    Floyd Mayweather Jr. hangs onto his No. 1 spot in October's pound-for-pound rankings, but he's gathering more misses than hits, writes Dan Rafael.

    Story | Conversation | October 12, 2006
  16. Mayweather gets test, but has a ways to go for G.O.A.T.

    Dan Rafael

    Floyd Mayweather finally will face a real opponent in Carlos Baldomir, but has a long way before he merits G.O.A.T. props. Check out Dan Rafael's August P4P rankings.

    Story | Conversation | September 14, 2006