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  1. Manny Pacquiao extra-motivated to beat Bradley and set the record...

    Dan Rafael

    Timothy Bradley's 'lack of fire' comments about Manny Pacquiao have sparked the eight-division champ to seek revenge and set the record straight.

    Story | Conversation | April 11, 2014
  2. Timothy Bradley Jr. looks to silence critics against Manny Pacqui...

    Dan Rafael

    Proving his critics wrong and getting credit for a true victory against Manny Pacquiao is the one thing above all that drives unbeaten Timothy Bradley Jr. going into Saturday's welterweight title rematch.

    Story | Conversation | April 10, 2014
  3. Can Freddie Roach help reclaim Miguel Cotto's career?

    Dan Rafael

    Trainer Freddie Roach has helped build champions and rebuild broken ones, which seems to make him the man for the job to breathe life into the career of Miguel Cotto.

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2013
  4. Timothy Bradley Jr. wows 'em, wins a thriller over Ruslan Provodn...

    Dan Rafael

    Welterweight titlist Timothy Bradley Jr. -- often criticized as boring -- broke form and engaged in a firefight with puncher Ruslan Provodnikov on Saturday, holding on for a close decision.

    Story | Conversation | March 16, 2013
  5. Manny Pacquiao proves he's a great

    Dan Rafael

    Manny Pacquiao proved size doesn't matter by overcoming a 17-pound weight disadvantage to claim a title in his eighth weight class.

    Story | Conversation | November 13, 2010
  6. Manny Pacquiao transcends boxing

    Dan Rafael

    Manny Pacquiao knows what fight fans like -- and he's never one to let them down.

    Story | Conversation | November 11, 2010
  7. Manny Pacquiao fights for history; Antonio Margarito for redempti...

    Dan Rafael

    While Manny Pacquiao goes for his record-extending eighth title in a different weight class, Antonio Margarito will look for redemption.

    Story | Conversation | November 10, 2010
  8. Manny Pacquiao-Joshua Clottey undercard is missing punch

    Dan Rafael

    Between the 27 inches of snow that pummeled Northern Virginia on Saturday and the additional foot that crushed us Wednesday -- not to mention the bitter cold and extreme winds -- there hasn't been much to do but think about boxing even more than I us...

    Blog | Conversation | February 11, 2010
  9. Dan Rafael: From Round 1 to Round 9, Marquez-Diaz delivered

    Dan Rafael

    From start to finish, no fight delivered the thrills and spills quite like Juan Manuel Marquez's ninth-round knockout of Juan Diaz.

    Story | Conversation | January 02, 2010
  10. Dan Rafael: Juan Manuel Marquez and Juan Diaz produce Round of th...

    Dan Rafael

    Juan Manuel Marquez and Juan Diaz delivered nine rounds of championship prizefighting in one of the year's best bouts, but the first proved to be the best of the bunch -- the winner of the 2009 ESPN.com Round of the Year.

    Story | Conversation | December 31, 2009
  11. Mayweather disrespected Marquez, boxing

    Dan Rafael

    • Floyd Mayweather Jr. didn't take nearly enough grief for not making weight for Saturday's fight with Juan Manuel Marquez. Missing weight happens from time to time for fighters. It's never good, but, alas, it happens. However, what reall...

    Blog | Conversation | September 24, 2009
  12. Title trinkets, birthday wishes and more

    Dan Rafael

    Your weekly random thoughts ... I spent most of the past week bobbing in the Caribbean on a Disney family cruise (shameless plug for ESPN's parent company -- it was excellent), where my 6-year-old niece Elaina and 4-year-old nephew Noah were far ...

    Blog | Conversation | August 29, 2009
  13. Rapacious PacMan climbs to top of P4P rankings

    Dan Rafael

    Five world titles in five different weight classes is a feat that speaks for itself, but it was the way Manny Pacquiao dominated David Diaz that solidified PacMan's place as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world.

    Story | Conversation | July 16, 2008
  14. Arum the optimist

    Dan Rafael

    Your weekly random thoughts ... • Top Rank promoter Bob Arum told me the other day the Manny Pacquiao-David Diaz lightweight title bout did between 225,000 and 250,000 buys on HBO PPV. To put it nicely, Arum is ever the optimist. I asked ...

    Blog | July 09, 2008
  15. Arum the optimist

    Dan Rafael

    Your weekly random thoughts ... • Top Rank promoter Bob Arum told me the other day the Manny Pacquiao-David Diaz lightweight title bout did between 225,000 and 250,000 buys on HBO PPV. To put it nicely, Arum is ever the optimist. I ask...

    Blog | Conversation | July 09, 2008
  16. Pacquiao's HOF résumé now includes a lightweight title

    Dan Rafael

    A sublime performance against lightweight champion David Diaz should all but guarantee Manny Pacquiao a place in the Hall of Fame.

    Story | Conversation | June 30, 2008