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  1. Margarito should turn his attention toward Williams

    Dan Rafael

    Your weekly random thoughts ... • Why is it that some folks believe that it is OK for Antonio Margarito to keep calling out and belittling Oscar De La Hoya to complain that by fighting Manny Pacquiao on Dec. 6, he is not facing the b...

    Blog | Conversation | September 03, 2008
  2. 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
  3. Where's the third man?

    Dan Rafael

    Your weekly random thoughts ... • Sometimes HBO just does weird stuff. The latest example involves Saturday's David Diaz-Manny Pacquiao pay-per-view card. For the first time that I am aware of in its long history of covering boxing, th...

    Blog | Conversation | June 25, 2008
  4. Despite losing their most recent fights, Marquez brothers see the...

    Dan Rafael

    March was a rough month for the Marquez family. Juan Manuel went tooth-and-claw with Manny Pacquiao, while Rafael traded knockdowns with Israel Vazquez -- and both brothers came up just short. Despite the losses, neither takes a plunge in the pound-for-pound rankings.

    Story | Conversation | March 19, 2008
  5. How about 'The Mexecutioner'?

    Dan Rafael

    Random thoughts are back ... • Everyone who follows Manny Pacquiao knows he's dominated Mexican fighters, winning seven consecutive fights against them, including the sensational rematch with Juan Manuel Marquez last week. That came o...

    Blog | Conversation | March 18, 2008
  6. Thanks for the memories, Marco

    Dan Rafael

    Marco Antonio Barrera, one of the greatest fighters of our time and one of Mexico's greatest ever, called it quits after losing a clear decision to Manny Pacquiao in their rematch Saturday night in Las Vegas. At 33, Barrera was unable to turn back th...

    Blog | Conversation | October 09, 2007
  7. More random thoughts

    Dan Rafael

    • Who has had a better recent run of action fights than Bob Arum's Top Rank? Start with an April 14 pay-per-view card that featured four entertaining bouts, including Manny Pacquiao's exciting eighth-round knockout of Jorge Solis in the ma...

    Blog | Conversation | June 14, 2007
  8. Pacquiao planning next fight

    Dan Rafael

    Now that Manny Pacquiao has lost his bid for a seat in the Philippines Congress to incumbent Darlene Custodio, the junior lightweight star is turning his attention back to his boxing career. Top Rank promoter Bob Arum, who spent time on the campai...

    Blog | Conversation | May 29, 2007
  9. May 5 mania; Pacquiao prepares; Mosley motivated

    Dan Rafael

    The hype builds for the May 5 De La Hoya-Mayweather mega-bout. Also, Manny Pacquiao (pictured) gets back in the ring in April. See how they rate in Dan Rafael's P4P rankings.

    Story | Conversation | February 08, 2007
  10. Mayweather's challenge is set; Pacquiao moves up

    Dan Rafael

    Manny Pacquiao moves thisclose to Floyd Mayweather in Dan Rafael's pound-for-pound rankngs for December as Mayweather prepares to face Oscar De La Hoya on May 5.

    Story | Conversation | December 14, 2006
  11. Pacquiao surges to third overall

    Dan Rafael

    Manny Pacquiao moves from 10th to third overall in Dan Rafael's February rankings of the world's best fighters, regardless of division.

    Story | Conversation | February 09, 2006
  12. Pacquiao surges to third overall

    Dan Rafael

    Manny Pacquiao moves from 10th to third overall in Dan Rafael's February rankings of the world's best fighters, regardless of division.

    Story | Conversation | February 09, 2006