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  1. Oscar De La Hoya is fighting back

    Dan Rafael

    LAS VEGAS -- Retired from the ring or not, Oscar De La Hoya will always be a fighter at heart. He won a 1992 Olympic gold medal -- hence the famous "Golden Boy" nickname -- 10 world titles in a then-record six weight divisions, earned some $300 mil...

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2014
  2. Canelo-Lara: What's in a nickname?

    Dan Rafael

    When Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and junior middleweight titlist Erislandy "The American Dream" Lara meet in a 155-pound showdown on July 12 (Showtime PPV) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the fight is to essentially crown the world's No. 1 junior middleweig...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  3. Duva foresaw Stevenson's struggles

    Dan Rafael

    Main Events chief executive Kathy Duva watched with interest as light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson, looking anything like his "Superman" nickname would suggest, struggled mightily over the last quarter of the fight with Andrzej Fonfara on Sa...

    Blog | May 25, 2014
  4. Thompson headed back to Europe

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight contender Tony Thompson has always gone by the nickname "The Tiger," but he might to try "Road Warrior" on for size. The 42-year-old two-time world title challenger from Washington, D.C., is once again headed to Europe for a fight when...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  5. Ruslan Provodnikov stops Mike Alvarado; wins title

    Dan Rafael

    Ruslan Provodnikov outslugged and broke the will of junior welterweight titlist and hometown fighter Mike Alvarado on Saturday night in Broomfield, Colo.

    Story | Conversation | October 19, 2013
  6. Stevenson confident entering first title defense

    Dan Rafael

    One fight removed from his one-punch knockout of light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson, power-punching Adonis Stevenson is expecting to do the same in his first title defense against Tavoris Cloud.

    Story | Conversation | September 26, 2013
  7. Lucas Matthysse's power doesn't worry Lamont Peterson

    Dan Rafael

    Lucas Matthysse has crushing knockout power and his past 10 wins are by stoppage, but that doesn't worry junior welterweight titlist Lamont Peterson too much.

    Story | Conversation | May 17, 2013
  8. Adrien Broner's Oct. 6 fight moved

    Dan Rafael

    Adrien Broner is living up to his nickname: "The Problem." Broner, a former junior lightweight titlist who was stripped of his belt for not making weight before a July 21 fight with Vicente Escobedo (which Broner won via dominant fifth-round knock...

    Blog | August 22, 2012
  9. May-Cotto cracks top 10 gates

    Dan Rafael

    Floyd Mayweather Jr. has lived up to his "Money" nickname again. Besides his record guaranteed purse of $32 million for his victory against Miguel Cotto (who made a career-best $8 million minimum) in their junior middleweight title bout last Satur...

    Blog | May 09, 2012
  10. Healthy Peter Quillin ready to show mettle

    Dan Rafael

    Six years into his professional career, middleweight Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin is ready to bust out. He has talent, a fan-friendly style, a great nickname and an outgoing personality. But it hasn't been the easiest of rides despite his perf...

    Blog | November 04, 2011
  11. Marcos Maidana scores a close decision over Erik Morales - boxing...

    Dan Rafael

    Marcos Maidana scored a close decision over Erik Morales Saturday, but the five-time champion lived up to his nickname despite the loss.

    Story | Conversation | April 09, 2011
  12. 'The Ducker' no more, Haye finally signs

    Dan Rafael

    Your random thoughts ... • Looks like giving heavyweight titlist David Haye the nickname "The Ducker" worked, as he finally signed to fight champion Wladimir Klitschko in the most significant heavyweight fight boxing has to offer. Seriou...

    Blog | March 08, 2011
  13. Tony Thompson mauls Paul Marinaccio

    Dan Rafael

    Talk about baring his teeth: Tony "The Tiger" Thompson lived up to his nickname by pouncing on a wounded Paul Marinaccio to end matters at 2 minutes, 2 seconds of Round 4.

    Story | Conversation | November 20, 2010
  14. When opportunity knocks, Glen Johnson answers

    Dan Rafael

    Glen Johnson's nickname, "The Road Warrior," has nothing to do with putting ticks on the odometer and everything to do with fighting all comers anywhere, anytime.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2010
  15. Dan Rafael: Manny Pacquiao's punchout of Ricky Hatton is ESPN.com...

    Dan Rafael

    When Manny Pacquiao rocked Ricky Hatton back in May, he could've swiped the nickname "Hitman." As it was, the Pacman won a belt (junior welterweight), tied a record (titles in six divisions) and earned ESPN.com's Knockout of the Year award.

    Story | Conversation | December 30, 2009
  16. Paul Williams up for Sergio Martinez challenge in Kelly Pavlik's ...

    Dan Rafael

    When Kelly "The Ghost" Pavlik made like his nickname and vanished, Paul Williams didn't fret. He went after the next biggest threat in Sergio Martinez.

    Story | Conversation | December 03, 2009