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  1. Khan joins Haymon's stable

    Dan Rafael

    The stable of powerful adviser Al Haymon continued to grow Wednesday as he added yet another prominent fighter -- former unified junior welterweight titlist Amir Khan of England. The signing comes as little surprise, as Khan has talked about signi...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  2. Keith Thurman, Lucas Matthysse and Omar Figueroa to headline Apri...

    Dan Rafael

    Three of boxing's most exciting punchers -- Keith Thurman, Lucas Matthysse and Omar Figueroa -- will be in action April 26 at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., Golden Boy Promotions chief executive Richard Schaefer told ESPN.com.

    Story | Conversation | March 25, 2014
  3. Dawson latest to join Haymon

    Dan Rafael

    LAS VEGAS -- Powerful adviser Al Haymon usually signs top titleholders, contenders and elite prospects. He is not known for signing reclamation projects, but that is exactly what he has done by adding former light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson to ...

    Blog | March 08, 2014
  4. Thurman, Matthysse doubleheader

    Dan Rafael

    LAS VEGAS -- Golden Boy Promotions chief executive Richard Schaefer likes for his fight cards to have a theme. For example, Saturday night's Showtime PPV card, headlined by an expected brawl between Canelo Alvarez and Alfredo Angulo, is called "Toe T...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  5. Luis Collazo signs with Al Haymon

    Dan Rafael

    Add one more guy to the list of fighters who undoubtedly will say at his next news conference or after his next victory, "I'd like to thank Al Haymon." Former welterweight titlist Luis Collazo became the latest fighter to sign with Haymon, the mos...

    Blog | March 03, 2014
  6. Stevenson signs with Haymon

    Dan Rafael

    Light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson surprised many on Tuesday when he signed with powerful adviser Al Haymon. Stevenson signed the papers in California with Sam Watson, Haymon's right-hand man. Watson said he has known Stevenson for a whil...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  7. Dan Rafael's dozen must-see fighters

    Dan Rafael

    What does Miguel Cotto, Adonis Stevenson and Sergey Kovalev have in common? For starters, they are three of Dan Rafaels' dozen must-see fighters in boxing today.

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2014
  8. Thurman-Collazo in the cards?

    Dan Rafael

    Luis Collazo's second-round knockout of fellow former welterweight titleholder Victor Ortiz on Thursday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., was impressive, vaulted him back into the consciousness of fight fans and certainly set him up for...

    Blog | February 03, 2014
  9. Showtime bet on boxing pays off in 2013

    Dan Rafael

    In his second year at the helm of Showtime Sports, Stephen Espinoza has the network's boxing franchise at an all-time high and poised for another big year in 2014.

    Story | Conversation | January 10, 2014
  10. Scorecard: Marcos Maidana overpowers Adrien Broner for title

    Dan Rafael

    In a late entry for the top fight of 2013, Marcos Maidana put on a power display and upset Adrien Broner in a gritty, dramatic bout to win a welterweight title Saturday in San Antonio.

    Story | Conversation | December 16, 2013
  11. Keith Thurman impresses in a ninth-round knockout of Jesus Soto K...

    Dan Rafael

    Keith Thurman broke down the rugged Jesus Soto Karass before chopping him down for a ninth-round stoppage to defend his welterweight title in San Antonio on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | December 14, 2013
  12. Thurman sets sights on Broner

    Dan Rafael

    SAN ANTONIO -- Keith Thurman will defend his interim welterweight title against Jesus Soto Karass in the co-feature Saturday night at the Alamodome (Showtime, 8 ET), and, although Thurman has given respect to Soto Karass as a serious opponent, he als...

    Blog | December 13, 2013
  13. Keith Thurman and Jesus Soto Karass eye next step but first face ...

    Dan Rafael

    Keith Thurman and Jesus Soto Karass are on-the-upswing welterweights who are drawing nearer to the big fights they crave. On Saturday in San Antonio, they square off to determine who takes that next step.

    Story | Conversation | December 12, 2013
  14. Broner, Maidana fire first shots

    Dan Rafael

    The stacked Adrien Broner-Marcos Maidana card will close out the year for the American premium cable schedule on Dec. 14 (Showtime) at the Alamodome in San Antonio, where those involved gathered on Thursday for the kickoff news conference. Broner ...

    Blog | October 31, 2013
  15. Bout between Adrien Broner, Marcos Maidana tops Dec. 14 card

    Dan Rafael

    Welterweight titleholder Adrien Broner has aspirations to follow in the footsteps of the fighter he calls "big brother" -- Floyd Mayweather Jr. - as a future pound-for-pound No. 1 and pay-per-view king.

    Story | Conversation | October 11, 2013
  16. Guerrero not interested in Thurman

    Dan Rafael

    Golden Boy chief executive Richard Schaefer told me on Wednesday that he is working on 13 different fights for various cards before the end of the year. But one of the bouts he had hoped to make -- interim welterweight titlist Keith Thurman versus Ro...

    Blog | August 28, 2013