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  1. Dan Rafael's top 20 pound-for-pound fighters

    Dan Rafael

    We have an expert panel that votes on ESPN.com's pound-for-pound top 10, of which I am one member. It's a way for us to reach some sort of consensus on the best fighters in the world, regardless of weight class. But since we began using this metho...

    Story | Conversation | July 04, 2014
  2. Miguel Angel Garcia files suit against Top Rank

    Dan Rafael

    Junior lightweight titleholder Miguel Angel "Mikey" Garcia, declaring that his promotional agreement with Top Rank is illegal and also expired, sued the company in California State Court in Riverside County on April 8.

    Story | Conversation | April 15, 2014
  3. Danny Garcia is fighting to defend his title ... and his heritage...

    Dan Rafael

    Defending his title in Puerto Rico is a dream come true for junior welterweight Danny Garcia -- and a win will earn him the respect of the island's boxing fans.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2014
  4. Dulorme adds Garcia as trainer

    Dan Rafael

    Welterweight prospect Thomas Dulorme of Puerto Rico has made a big change to his team, leaving longtime trainer Jose Bonilla to train with Robert Garcia at his gym in Oxnard, Calif. Dulorme (20-1, 14 KOs), 24, was as hot as any prospect in boxing ...

    Blog | February 07, 2014
  5. M. Garcia-Gamboa in the works

    Dan Rafael

    The process of Mikey Garcia moving up in weight appears to be under way. Plans are in the works for Garcia, who easily outpointed Juan Carlos Burgos in a snoozefest last Saturday night to retain his junior lightweight title, to head up to lightwei...

    Blog | January 31, 2014
  6. Scorecard: Lamont Peterson Peterson returns in striking fashion v...

    Dan Rafael

    Junior welterweight titleholder Lamont Peterson was making no run-of-the-mill defense on Saturday in Washington, D.C. Coming off a knockout loss, the hometown fighter had plenty to prove -- and did just that in a unanimous decision that re-established Peterson as a player at 140 pounds.

    Story | Conversation | January 27, 2014
  7. Mikey Garcia is moving fast, perhaps to an eventual Manny Pacquai...

    Dan Rafael

    Emerging pound-for-pound star Mikey Garcia is finally on the fast track, set to face Juan Carlos Burgos on Saturday in New York before a likely move up in weight and, seemingly, to the top of boxing's food chain.

    Story | Conversation | January 23, 2014
  8. HBO enjoys success with new crop of fighters

    Dan Rafael

    Despite what some would call an average year, HBO Sports president Ken Hershman is declaring victory -- and with a new crop of talent on his network, is ready to take the new year by the horns.

    Story | Conversation | December 20, 2013
  9. Mikey Garcia set to make first title defense

    Dan Rafael

    Junior lightweight titlist Miguel Angel "Mikey" Garcia will make his first defense against Juan Carlos Burgos on Jan. 25 at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum told ESPN.com on Friday.

    Story | Conversation | December 14, 2013
  10. Jennings fight shifted to Jan. 25

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight hopeful Bryant Jennings, whom HBO wants to begin featuring now that he has signed with promoter Gary Shaw, was initially slated to fight Jan. 18 in Montreal on the Jean Pascal-Lucian Bute undercard. However, Jennings' fight has been sh...

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  11. Garcia could return Jan. 25

    Dan Rafael

    Fresh from a dominant eighth-round knockout of Rocky Martinez on Nov. 9 to win a junior lightweight world title, Mikey Garcia's first defense is on the drawing board. Garcia, whose only problem with Martinez was getting dropped in the second round...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  12. A titlist again, Garcia looks ahead

    Dan Rafael

    Mikey Garcia feels whole again. He owned a featherweight title, but he was disappointingly stripped when he failed to make weight for a June defense against Juan Manuel Lopez. But Garcia has a world title belt wrapped around his waist again after ...

    Blog | November 12, 2013
  13. Mikey Garcia, Nonito Donaire win in different fashions

    Dan Rafael

    Mikey Garcia and Nonito Donaire took the wins that both were widely expected to earn on Saturday in Corpus Christi, Texas, but one of them was far more convincing in victory than the other.

    Story | Conversation | November 09, 2013
  14. Mikey Garcia grateful for another title shot

    Dan Rafael

    After being stripped of his 126-pound title when he failed to make weight in his previous outing, Mikey Garcia is putting the episode behing him -- starting with, he hopes, Saturday's challenge for Rocky Martinez's 130-pound crown.

    Story | Conversation | November 08, 2013
  15. Featherweight titlist Nicholas Walters signs with Top Rank

    Dan Rafael

    Featherweight titlist Nicholas Walters of Jamaica signed a multiyear promotional agreement with Top Rank over the weekend and will make his first defense on Nov. 9, Top Rank chairman Bob Arum told ESPN.com on Monday.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2013
  16. Miguel Angel Garcia to meet Roman Martinez for junior lightweight...

    Dan Rafael

    Former featherweight titlist Miguel Angel "Mikey" Garcia, installed as a junior lightweight mandatory challenger, will go for his second world title when he meets titleholder Roman "Rocky" Martinez on Nov. 9, promoter Top Rank announced on Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | September 17, 2013