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  1. The day Merchant met Mandela

    Dan Rafael

    As a sports columnist, author and broadcaster, Larry Merchant has spent the better part of 60 years conducting interviews with a who's who of boxing luminaries, not to mention all of the other famous figures he dealt with during his newspaper days. ...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  2. Merchant, Sheridan: Together at last

    Dan Rafael

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- One of the best parts of hitting the road to cover fights is getting a chance to spend time with old friends in the business. That was the case Saturday morning when I had breakfast at the fight hotel with two broadcasting legends...

    Blog | October 05, 2013
  3. History shows karma goes hand-in-hand with controversy

    Nigel Collins

    The fate of fighters who win titles controversially has been checkered at best, and their first defense has frequently been their last. Is that where Timothy Bradley is heading when he faces Ruslan Provodnikov?

    Story | Conversation | March 13, 2013
  4. Merchant to reunite with Foreman

    Dan Rafael

    Hall of Fame broadcaster Larry Merchant, a ringside staple of HBO broadcasts since the 1970s, retired at the end of 2012. Former heavyweight champ George Foreman was one of his longtime broadcast partners on HBO before leaving the network several yea...

    Blog | February 28, 2013
  5. Focusing too much on business of boxing takes spotlight off what ...

    Nigel Collins

    While boxing media coverage traditionally focused exclusively on what happened inside the ropes, the recent trend of reporting too much on the business end of things has hurt the sport.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2013
  6. What If ... Roy Jones Jr. had remained a heavyweight in 2003?

    Brian Campbell

    What if Roy Jones Jr. had remained a heavyweight after beating John Ruiz for a title in 2003? Might his superhuman reputation have held up in the division and changed how we remember him today?

    Story | Conversation | January 02, 2013
  7. Five things from Nonito Donaire-Jorge Arce and others

    Brian Campbell

    Five things we learned from Nonito Donaire-Jorge Arce, Amir Khan-Carlos Molina and Saturday's other fights.

    Story | Conversation | December 16, 2012
  8. Larry Merchant ready to call last fight for HBO

    Dan Rafael

    Larry Merchant, a staple of HBO's boxing telecasts for 35 years, will call his final fight for the network on Saturday night.

    Story | Conversation | December 13, 2012
  9. "Sugar" Shane Mosley announces his retirement from ring

    Dan Rafael

    Shane Mosley made it official, announcing his retirement on Monday.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2012
  10. Merchant-Mayweather 'rematch'?

    Dan Rafael

    As memorable as Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s fourth-round knockout of Victor Ortiz was in September -- when he knocked out Ortiz while he had his hands down and wasn't looking -- Mayweather's exchange with HBO commentator Larry Merchant after the fight was...

    Blog | April 16, 2012
  11. Size (of the ring) matters

    Dan Rafael

    To swipe a line from HBO broadcaster Larry Merchant, boxing is the theater of the unexpected. How else to explain one of the strangest things I can recall: A fight being called off because the ring was too small. Last Saturday night, while the eye...

    Blog | December 22, 2011
  12. Merchant-Kellerman pairing should be fun

    Dan Rafael

    As much as I look forward to covering Amir Khan's junior welterweight title defense against Lamont Peterson on Saturday night in Washington, D.C., -- only about a half-hour from my home -- I'm as excited to watch the HBO telecast (9:45 ET) later on m...

    Blog | December 07, 2011
  13. Glen Johnson unfazed by road, good buddy Lucian Bute

    Dan Rafael

    Glen Johnson has made a career of fighting the best on their own turf, but will it matter that this time, on Saturday in Quebec City, he'll face good friend Lucian Bute? Apparently, you don't know "The Road Warrior."

    Story | Conversation | November 03, 2011
  14. Larry Merchant -- Floyd Mayweather inflamed by fans' booing

    HBO boxing announcer Larry Merchant said Monday that Floyd Mayweather's victory over Victor Ortiz on Saturday in Las Vegas was the result of a "legal sucker-punch."

    Story | Conversation | September 19, 2011
  15. Blog 41

    Kieran Mulvaney

    Friday, 1:30 p.m. ET -- Cheers "This is a sign of the globalization of boxing," said Larry Merchant yesterday, and sure enough, the main event on Saturday pits a Filipino against a Brit, in the United States, on a card sponsored by a Mexican beer co...

    Blog | Conversation | May 01, 2009
  16. Blog 36

    Kieran Mulvaney

    Friday, 9 a.m. ET -- What died first: The chicken or the egg? I had a great chat with Larry Merchant yesterday evening as I was sitting in the press room. He came over and asked me how I thought Ricky Hatton compared in popularity to other British s...

    Blog | Conversation | May 01, 2009