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  1. Roy Jones Jr., 46, to meet Willie Williams in a cruiserweight fig...

    Dan Rafael

    Former four-division titleholder Roy Jones Jr., the former longtime pound-for-pound king, still has his eye on winning a title in a fifth weight class even though he turned 46 last month and has many calling for his retirement.

    Story | Conversation | February 24, 2015
  2. The day James "Buster" Douglas shook the world

    Dan Rafael

    Although 25 years have passed since James "Buster" Douglas' absolutely shocking, 10th-round knockout of heretofore indestructible Mike Tyson on Feb. 11, 1990 at the Tokyo Dome, it still resonates all these years later with those who remember it. It...

    Story | Conversation | February 11, 2015
  3. Bermane Stiverne, Deontay Wilder promise explosive fight

    Dan Rafael

    LAS VEGAS -- If heavyweight titlist Bermane Stiverne and mandatory challenger Deontay Wilder put on a fight as entertaining as their lively final news conference on Thursday, then everyone is in for a treat. Stiverne and Wilder, with apparent conte...

    Story | Conversation | January 16, 2015
  4. Manny Pacquiao ushers in New Year with Twitter call-out to Floyd ...

    Dan Rafael

    As 2014 came to a close on Wednesday, Manny Pacquiao continued to publicly chase the fight that he and most of the sports world want most -- a showdown with pound-for-pound king and fellow welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.

    Story | Conversation | December 31, 2014
  5. Floyd Mayweather Jr. says he wants to fight Manny Pacquiao, propo...

    Dan Rafael

    Pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. has had precious little to say about the fight the public has demanded for years, a bout with Manny Pacquiao -- until Friday night.

    Story | Conversation | December 12, 2014
  6. Jessie Vargas, Roy Jones Jr. a good combination

    Dan Rafael

    Roy Jones Jr., the former longtime pound-for-pound king, four-division titleholder and future Hall of Famer, did not know Jessie Vargas personally, but he had seen him fight in his role as a commentator for HBO, which televised Vargas' last two fight...

    Story | Conversation | November 19, 2014
  7. Aguilar re-elected as NSAC chairman

    Dan Rafael

    A few notes from around the boxing world: • Nevada State Athletic Commission chairman Francisco Aguilar was unanimously elected to a second one-year term at the panel's monthly meeting Monday in Las Vegas. That is a significant change ...

    Blog | October 28, 2014
  8. Stiverne-Wilder deal getting closer

    Dan Rafael

    The long slog to make the mandatory fight between heavyweight titleholder Bermane Stiverne and Deontay Wilder is inching closer to the finish line. One of the open issues in making the fight was for Stiverne to come to an agreement with his promot...

    Blog | October 15, 2014
  9. Bermane Stiverne-Deontay Wilder WBC purse bid again delayed

    Dan Rafael

    For the second time in less than a month the WBC-mandated purse bid for the fight between Bermane Stiverne and mandatory challenger Deontay Wilder was postponed on Wednesday

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2014
  10. Oscar: No Stiverne-Wilder deal yet

    Dan Rafael

    Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya's message was very clear: Don't believe everything you hear. Contrary to an announcement by the WBC, which said De La Hoya and Don King had reached an agreement for the heavyweight title bout betwee...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  11. Floyd Mayweather Jr. says 'dog house' fights and pot smoking on '...

    Dan Rafael

    Pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. said Tuesday that Showtime's "All Access" reality series, which follows him and his opponent during the training camp and buildup to their fight, is staged as a way to sell more pay-per-views.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2014
  12. Floyd Mayweather Jr. must appear before Nevada State Athletic Com...

    Dan Rafael

    The Nevada State Athletic Commission ordered Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Thursday to appear before the five-person panel at its meeting Tuesday to answer questions about unsafe training conditions at his Las Vegas gym.

    Story | Conversation | September 18, 2014
  13. Floyd Mayweather Jr. scores unanimous decision against Marcos Mai...

    Dan Rafael

    Floyd Mayweather put on a boxing master class in his rematch with Marcos Maidana, cruising to a unanimous decision to retain his welterweight and junior middleweight world titles on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

    Story | Conversation | September 13, 2014
  14. Floyd Mayweather Jr. to make at least $32M for rematch with Marco...

    Dan Rafael

    Floyd Mayweather Jr., already the highest-paid athlete in the world according to ESPN The Magazine and Forbes, will pocket a guaranteed minimum of $32 million for his rematch against Marcos Maidana.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2014
  15. Marcos Maidana looks to build on success against Floyd Mayweather...

    Dan Rafael

    Marcos Maidana came closer to defeating Floyd Mayweather Jr. in their May bout than nearly anyone else in Mayweather's long career. And the Argentine slugger believes he can only improve on his performance in Saturday's rematch.

    Story | Conversation | September 11, 2014
  16. Is Mayweather working with Ariza?

    Dan Rafael

    LAS VEGAS -- It came as a surprise when pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. posted photos on social media recently of controversial strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza stretching him out as he was training for his rematch with Marcos Mai...

    Blog | September 10, 2014