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  1. Mike Jones ending 2-year layoff

    Dan Rafael

    In 2010 and 2011, Philadelphia welterweight Mike Jones began to get a lot of hype. He was undefeated, getting television time, stepping up his level of opposition and had an interesting story in that he held a day job at Home Depot and was a single f...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  2. Devon Alexander breezes by passive Randall Bailey to win welterwe...

    Dan Rafael

    Devon Alexander wasn't spectacular, but he didn't need to be against the gun-shy Randall Bailey, who lost his welterweight belt in his first defense Saturday in Brooklyn, N.Y.

    Story | Conversation | October 20, 2012
  3. Bailey honored by Key West

    Dan Rafael

    First, Randall Bailey won a welterweight world title. Now his celebration will continue with a day named in his honor. Bailey (43-7, 37 KOs) drilled Mike Jones (26-1, 19 KOs) for a spectacular 11th-round knockout to claim a vacant belt on the Mann...

    Blog | July 26, 2012
  4. Bailey looking to cash in on belt

    Dan Rafael

    Randall Bailey won a vacant welterweight belt on the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley Jr. undercard on June 9, essentially with two punches. Bailey knocked down Mike Jones with a powerful straight right hand in the 10th round and then knocked him ou...

    Blog | June 21, 2012
  5. Manny Pacquiao, boxing fans got robbed

    Dan Rafael

    A roundup of the past week's notable boxing results from around the world: Dan Rafael is the boxing writer for ESPN.com. Follow him on Twitter @danrafaelespn....

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2012
  6. Randall Bailey stuns Mike Jones with a late knockout

    Dan Rafael

    Randall Bailey looked all of his 37 years through most of Saturday's fight, but he caught prospect Mike Jones in Round 11 with a crushing uppercut that knocked him flat and won Bailey a vacant welterweight title.

    Story | Conversation | June 09, 2012
  7. Purses for Pacquiao-Bradley card

    Dan Rafael

    LAS VEGAS -- As always, Keith Kizer, the executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, was carrying around a slip of paper at Wednesday's final news conference that listed all of the purses -- which are public record -- for the upcoming...

    Blog | June 06, 2012
  8. Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley Jr. undercard features Jorge Arce,...

    Dan Rafael

    Jorge Arce, who is considered one of boxing's most consistently exciting fighters, and a pair of world title bouts will be featured on the undercard of Manny Pacquiao's welterweight title defense against junior welterweight titleholder Timothy Bradley Jr.

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 2012
  9. Heavyweights Sergei Liakhovich, Eddie Chambers to kick off 'NBC S...

    Dan Rafael

    Promoter Main Events' new boxing series on NBC Sports Network will kick off with a showdown between former heavyweight titlist Sergei Liakhovich and former title challenger Eddie Chambers, Main Events chief Kathy Duva told ESPN.com on Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | December 08, 2011
  10. Miguel Cotto gets his revenge against Antonio Margarito

    Dan Rafael

    Miguel Cotto didn't exactly turn back the clock, but he did look leaps and bounds better than a shot Antonio Margarito on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2011
  11. Cotto-Margarito II: Brandon Rios overwhelms John Murray

    Dan Rafael

    Lightweight champion Brandon Rios failed to make weight, was stripped of his title and got a tough initial challenge from John Murray, but ultimately overwhelmed the Brit for an 11th-round TKO on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | December 03, 2011
  12. George Groves, James DeGale lay groundwork for rematch

    Dan Rafael

    After George Groves beat rival James DeGale in a May super middleweight showdown, fight fans can only hope their next meeting -- on the same Dec. 9 card -- is just a prelude to a rematch.

    Story | Conversation | November 17, 2011
  13. Pair of bouts finalized for Miguel Cotto-Antonio Margarito underc...

    Dan Rafael

    While Top Rank promoter Bob Arum was wrapping up a four-city media tour on Thursday to promote the rematch between junior middleweight titlist Miguel Cotto and Antonio Margarito, he and his staff were also ironing out the undercard.

    Story | Conversation | September 22, 2011
  14. Mike Jones leaves no doubt in rematch with Jesus Soto Karass - bo...

    Dan Rafael

    Mike Jones pounded his way to a unanimous decision against a bloodied Jesus Soto Karass on the undercard of the Fernando Montiel-Nonito Donaire bantamweight championship fight.

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2011
  15. Bob Arum receiving proposals to take to Manny Pacquiao

    Dan Rafael

    Manny Pacquiao's 32nd birthday is on Dec. 17 and the pound-for-pound king will be picking out his own present -- his next opponent -- at about that time.

    Story | Conversation | December 02, 2010
  16. Contender James Kirkland claims he learned from mistakes

    Dan Rafael

    Junior middleweights have good reason to run for cover, now that rising star James Kirkland has served his time and is free to terrorize his fellow fighters again.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2010