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  1. Santana set to tangle with Lundy

    Dan Rafael

    Lightweight Angelo Santana, a Cuban defector now living in Miami, was a prospect on the rise last year. He had scored a 2012 knockout of the year candidate against Johnny Garcia on national television and was supposed to fight for an interim titl...

    Blog | February 11, 2014
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  3. 2013 ESPN knockout of the year: Adonis Stevenson-Chad Dawson

    Kieran Mulvaney

    Chad Dawson might have underestimated Adonis Stevenson before they met in June, but there was no doubting the southpaw slugger when he stepped up to light heavyweight and crumpled Dawson with one devastating punch in the 2013 ESPN knockout of the year.

    Story | Conversation | December 30, 2013
  4. Golovkin close to fighting Macklin

    Dan Rafael

    Now that middleweight titlist Gennady Golovkin is safely through his Saturday fight -- having absolutely drilled Nobuhiro Ishida in the third round in a knockout-of-the-year candidate -- attention can turn to a more serious fight for the man called "...

    Blog | April 03, 2013
  5. ESPN.com knockout of the year: Juan Manuel Marquez-Manny Pacquiao...

    Dan Rafael

    Juan Manuel Marquez's rock-a-bye right hand against Manny Pacquiao -- an epic equalizer in an all-time great rivalry -- is ESPN.com's 2012 KO of the year.

    Story | Conversation | December 26, 2012
  6. 2011 ESPN.com knockout of the year: Nonito Donaire-Fernando Monti...

    Dan Rafael

    Nonito Donaire announced his superstardom in February with a smashing left hook that finished Fernando Montiel, pilfered a pair of bantamweight belts and earned ESPN.com's 2011 knockout of the year.

    Story | Conversation | December 28, 2011
  7. Paul Williams, Nobuhiro Ishida agree to July fight at 155

    Dan Rafael

    Paul Williams, who is returning to the junior middleweight division, will face Japan's Nobuhiro Ishida in the headline bout of a July 9 edition of HBO's "World Championship Boxing," both camps told ESPN.com.

    Story | Conversation | May 16, 2011
  8. Sergio Martinez faces no easy rival in Sergiy Dzinziruk

    Dan Rafael

    Sergio Martinez faces a tough rival in Sergiy Dzinziruk.

    Story | Conversation | March 10, 2011
  9. Dan Rafael: Manny Pacquiao's punchout of Ricky Hatton is ESPN.com...

    Dan Rafael

    When Manny Pacquiao rocked Ricky Hatton back in May, he could've swiped the nickname "Hitman." As it was, the Pacman won a belt (junior welterweight), tied a record (titles in six divisions) and earned ESPN.com's Knockout of the Year award.

    Story | Conversation | December 30, 2009
  10. Dan Rafael: ESPN.com's Knockout of the Year

    Dan Rafael

    When it comes to slick, intelligent boxing, No one will ever confuse Edison Miranda's boxing skills for those of Floyd Mayweather. When it comes to knockout power and highlight-reel KOs, however, Miranda is in a league of his own.

    Story | Conversation | December 25, 2008
  11. Donaire eyes fight in the Philippines

    Dan Rafael

    Top Rank promoter Bob Arum told ESPN.com that former four-division titlist Nonito Donaire (33-3, 21 KOs), the 2012 fighter of the year, who lost his featherweight world title by rough sixth-round knockout to Nicholas Walters on Oct. 18, plans to figh...

    Blog | November 15, 2014
  12. Klitschko admires GGG from afar

    Dan Rafael

    Middleweight titlist Gennady Golovkin, the knockout artist and rising star, has seen his ratings on HBO and the size of the crowds he draws increase over the past two years, during which he has mostly fought in the United States. Surprisingly, Gol...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  13. Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. makes a run to another world title

    Dan Rafael

    Former junior featherweight beltholder Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. makes a run to another title opportunity, writes Dan Rafael.

    Story | Conversation | October 31, 2014
  14. Danny O'Connor knocks out Andrew Farmer

    Brian Campbell

    Welterweight Danny O'Connor made his return from a one-year absence from the ring to knock out Andrew Farmer on Thursday in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

    Story | Conversation | October 30, 2014
  15. Danny Garcia, titleholder Lamont Peterson win, set up possible sh...

    Dan Rafael

    In a night of mismatches, junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia and titleholder Lamont Peterson destroyed overmatched opponents in knockout fashion to set up a possible showdown later this year on Saturday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2014
  16. Katsidis eyes bigger fights

    Dan Rafael

    Australia's Michael Katsidis, whose action fights over the past several years are the stuff of legend, has won two fights this year in a comeback from a two-year retirement. Although Katsidis won both fights handily, scoring a third-round knockout...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  17. Crawford-Gamboa ratings a hit

    Dan Rafael

    Lightweight titleholder Terence Crawford's exciting ninth-round knockout of Yuriorkis Gamboa in his first defense on Saturday night was a fight of the year candidate. It was also the second-most viewed fight of the year so far on American television,...

    Blog | July 01, 2014