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  1. Muhammad Ali's 'Fight of the Century' gloves on auction block aga...

    Dan Rafael

    The boxing gloves Muhammad Ali wore in the first fight of his famed trilogy with Joe Frazier, 1971's "Fight of the Century" heavyweight championship bout, are going up for auction again.

    Story | Conversation | July 07, 2014
  2. Ali wants Mayweather-Pacquiao

    Dan Rafael

    When Muhammad Ali was heavyweight champ, there was no top contender he wouldn't fight. In fact, Ali probably has the deepest resume of any heavyweight champion in history. His greatest rival, of course, was Joe Frazier, a champion in his own right...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  3. Muhammad Ali's gloves used in first Sonny Liston fight sell at au...

    Dan Rafael

    The boxing gloves that Muhammad Ali wore when he won the world heavyweight championship for the first time sold at auction for $836,500 on Saturday night.

    Story | Conversation | February 22, 2014
  4. 12 Days: Mayweather-Pacquiao

    Dan Rafael

    In the spirit of the holidays, ESPN is celebrating the season with our own "12 Days" wish list of the fights we want to see most, regardless of promotional or other entanglements. Keep checking back in the coming days to see new fights revealed, disc...

    Blog | December 27, 2013
  5. 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
  6. W. Klitschko milestone at hand

    Dan Rafael

    Wladimir Klitschko is the most underappreciated heavyweight champion in history. In his time, Larry Holmes, coming into his own in the shadow of Muhammad Ali's exit, was in a similar boat and also vastly underappreciated. Despite receiving heavy c...

    Blog | July 04, 2013
  7. Ali memorabilia sold at auction

    Dan Rafael

    When Muhammad Ali memorabilia hits the auction block, it typically draws strong interest and prices. That's no surprise given his global popularity and historic significance. If someone wants to spot me a ton of cash, I'd be happy to buy some of i...

    Blog | June 03, 2013
  8. Two sets of Muhammad Ali gloves each fetch $385K at auction

    Dan Rafael

    Two sets of gloves worn by Muhammad Ali each sold for $385,848 in bidding that concluded Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | December 02, 2012
  9. Auction to feature Ali gems

    Dan Rafael

    When Hall of Fame trainer Angelo Dundee died in February at age 90, he left behind a wealth of memorabilia that he had collected during his storied career, mainly items from the careers of his two most famous fighters: Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Leon...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  10. Dundee a great ambassador for boxing

    Dan Rafael

    I was very saddened to hear the news Wednesday night of the passing of Hall of Fame trainer Angelo Dundee at age 90. He wasn't just one of the nicest guys I've ever met in boxing, he was one of the nicest people I've ever met in life. He had so...

    Blog | February 02, 2012
  11. Finding humor in Margarito license mess

    Dan Rafael

    Your random thoughts ... • The last-minute, circus-like way that the New York State Athletic Commission handled the Antonio Margarito licensing situation, including forcing him to break camp in Mexico for an exam of his surgically repai...

    Blog | November 27, 2011
  12. George Foreman remembers Joe Frazier

    Dan Rafael

    Joe Frazier, who died Monday night at age 67 after a short battle with liver cancer, is inextricably linked to Muhammad Ali because of their three epic fights. But there was also George Foreman, the other heavyweight among the era's big three. Fo...

    Blog | November 08, 2011
  13. Joe Frazier was far more than just a foil for Muhammad Ali

    Dan Rafael

    The legacy of Joe Frazier's career, and life, was undeniably shaped by his series and spats with Muhammad Ali. But the reverse was also true, which shouldn't be forgotten when weighing Frazier's greatness.

    Story | Conversation | November 06, 2011
  14. Boxing Hall of Fame trainer Angelo Dundee teams with Oscar De La ...

    Dan Rafael

    Hall of Fame trainer Angelo Dundee is teaming up with the Golden Boy.

    Story | Conversation | October 30, 2008
  15. Abraham out to silence Miranda once and for all

    Dan Rafael

    If a broken jaw wouldn't slow Arthur Abraham down, what chance does Edison Miranda have in their rematch?

    Story | Conversation | June 20, 2008
  16. Brash Miranda never at a loss for words

    Dan Rafael

    When it comes to talking trash, Edison Miranda is in a class of his own. Dan Rafael serves up some of Miranda's greatest hits.

    Story | Conversation | June 19, 2008