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  1. Nonito Donaire, Nicholas Walters to meet to unify featherweight b...

    Dan Rafael

    Nonito Donaire and Nicholas Walters will meet to unify their versions of the featherweight world title on Oct. 18 at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, organizers told ESPN.com on Wednesday night.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2014
  2. Gonzalez, Arce close in on historic deal

    Dan Rafael

    Featherweight titlist Jhonny Gonzalez and former three-division titleholder Jorge Arce, both of Mexico, are close to finalizing a deal for a Sept. 27 bout in Arce's hometown of Los Mochis, Mexico, according to Arce promoter Zanfer Promotions. Arce...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  3. Guillermo Rigondeaux to show his style can also be entertaining

    Dan Rafael

    Junior featherweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux is as dominant as any fighter in boxing, but for all his talent he has provided precious little entertainment, which is why he is essentially banned from HBO. The network, which works closely with hi...

    Story | Conversation | July 11, 2014
  4. GBP-Top Rank peace could benefit Mares

    Dan Rafael

    If there is one fighter in the Golden Boy Promotions stable who might benefit the most from the newfound peace between Golden Boy's Oscar De La Hoya and Top Rank's Bob Arum, it is clearly former three-division titleholder Abner Mares. De La Hoya a...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  5. 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
  6. Arum considers feather tournament

    Dan Rafael

    The featherweight division is getting hot, and Top Rank promoter Bob Arum plans to take advantage of that. On May 31 in Macau, Arum promoted a card on which Nonito Donaire won a 126-pound world title via fifth-round technical decision against Sim...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  7. Scorecard: Miguel Cotto destroys Sergio Martinez in a shockingly ...

    Dan Rafael

    Scorecard:

    Story | Conversation | June 09, 2014
  8. Scorecard: Carl Froch finishes George Groves in grand fashion

    Dan Rafael

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    Story | Conversation | June 02, 2014
  9. Top Rank keeps investing in China

    Dan Rafael

    On the same day that Top Rank promoted its fifth boxing card in 13 months at the Venetian Macao in Macau -- Nonito Donaire's fifth-round technical decision to win a featherweight title against Simpiwe Vetyeka -- it also announced its latest endeavor ...

    Blog | May 31, 2014
  10. Guillermo Rigondeaux's next defense to be in Macau

    Dan Rafael

    Although Top Rank promoter Bob Arum is promoting a boxing card in Macau on Saturday headlined by the Simpiwe Vetyeka-Nonito Donaire featherweight world title fight, he is already making plans for his next show in China.

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2014
  11. Nonito Donaire focused on reaching his potential

    Dan Rafael

    After a shaky 2013, Nonito Donaire has rededicated himself to his craft entering Saturday's featherweight world title bout against champion Simpiwe Vetyeka in Macau.

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2014
  12. Fortuna joins busy day on May 31

    Dan Rafael

    There will be boxing all over the various HBO networks on a busy May 31. On the main network, the boxing day begins at 4 p.m. ET with same-day taped coverage of Nonito Donaire's challenge of Simpiwe Vetyeka for his featherweight belt at the Veneti...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  13. Likely title shot for Darchinyan

    Dan Rafael

    Former two-division titleholder Vic Darchinyan, who gave Nonito Donaire fits before being stopped in his last fight, performed well enough in defeat that it probably will land him a shot at a featherweight title. Darchinyan likely will challenge 1...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  14. Nonito Donaire to vie for fourth world title in different weight ...

    Dan Rafael

    Nonito Donaire, the 2012 fighter of the year and a former titleholder in three divisions, will attempt to win a world title in his fourth weight division when he challenges Simpiwe Vetyeka on May 31, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum said Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2014
  15. Donaire eyes return in Macau

    Dan Rafael

    When Top Rank promoter Bob Arum is in Macau next week for his Feb. 22 card at the CotaiArena at the Venetian Macao, he will also be meeting with casino executives to plan the rest of his shows there for this year. Arum said he could do as many as ...

    Blog | February 12, 2014
  16. 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