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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. Thomas Dulorme will fight Karim Mayfield in Atlantic City

    Dan Rafael

    Top prospect Thomas Dulorme and undefeated Karim Mayfield will square off in a notable junior welterweight fight on March 29 at the Adrian Phillips Ballroom at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J.

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2014
  3. DeMarco set for quick return

    Dan Rafael

    Former lightweight titlist Antonio DeMarco of Mexico returns to action this week in Tijuana, Top Rank announced on Monday. DeMarco, who turns 28 on Tuesday, will face countryman Jesus Gurrola (20-5-3, 9 KOs) in a scheduled 10-round junior welterwe...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  4. Willie Nelson has tear in elbow, withdraws from fight against Mat...

    Dan Rafael

    Willie Nelson suffered an elbow injury, forcing him to withdraw from a middleweight showdown with former three-time world title challenger Matthew Macklin, promoter Lou DiBella told ESPN.com on Monday.

    Story | Conversation | November 11, 2013
  5. JC Gomez back to cruiserweight

    Dan Rafael

    Juan Carlos Gomez was a dominant cruiserweight titleholder, winning a belt in 1998 and defending it 10 times, including nine by knockout, before vacating the title in 2001. Like most top cruiserweights, Gomez, the former Cuban amateur star who def...

    Blog | October 25, 2013
  6. Hernandez-Harrison getting exposure

    Dan Rafael

    Welterweight prospect Dusty Hernandez-Harrison is only 19 but the part-time college student, who turned pro in 2011, already has a robust record of 17-0 with 10 knockouts. Although not yet ready to fight top opposition, Hernandez-Harrison is start...

    Blog | October 02, 2013
  7. ESPN's No. 6 superfight: Mike Tyson-Evander Holyfield I

    Dan Rafael

    When Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield finally met in the ring, the build-up had been five years in the making. The fight itself somehow matched the hype, with Holyfield delivering the upset -- and ESPN's No. 6 superfight.

    Story | Conversation | August 24, 2013
  8. Lightweight contenders Terence Crawford, Andrey Klimov to face of...

    Dan Rafael

    Terence Crawford will face Andrey Klimov in a battle of undefeated lightweight contenders on Oct. 5, Top Rank vice president Carl Moretti told ESPN.com on Tuesday. Terence Crawford will face Andrey Klimov in a battle of undefeated lightweight contenders

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2013
  9. Johnathon Banks, from trainer back to fighter

    Dan Rafael

    While training Wladimir Klitschko for his last fight, Banks found the time to prepare for his fight Saturday against Seth Mitchell.

    Story | Conversation | November 14, 2012
  10. Brook-Khan rumblings begin

    Dan Rafael

    Kell Brook is a top-10 welterweight contender and Amir Khan, a former junior welterweight titlist, hopes to become one himself, when he eventually moves up in weight. They are also both from England and if they ever fight each other, it will be a...

    Blog | October 12, 2012
  11. Garcia gets replacement for Salido

    Dan Rafael

    MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. -- Former featherweight titlist Jonathan Barros of Argentina will step in and face Miguel Angel "Mikey" Garcia in a 10-round fight on Nov. 10 at the Wynn Las Vegas. If the deal is finalized, Top Rank and HBO have made a ni...

    Blog | October 12, 2012
  12. Featherweight champion Orlando Salido to defend title on Nov. 10

    Dan Rafael

    Featherweight titlist Orlando Salido and top contender Miguel Angel "Mikey" Garcia, whose fight has been agreed to for months pending a television deal for the bout, are set to meet Nov. 10 in an HBO main event at the Wynn Las Vegas.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2012
  13. Floyd Mayweather Jr. not on Manny Pacquiao radar for Nov. 10

    Dan Rafael

    Top Rank promoter Bob Arum is headed to the Philippines on Monday so he can sit down with Manny Pacquiao to discuss his options for a planned Nov. 10 return to the ring.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2012
  14. Ranking top pound-for-pound fighters (Nos. 4-20)

    Dan Rafael

    Dan Rafael ranks the best boxers in the world.

    Story | Conversation | June 27, 2012
  15. Ranking top pound-for-pound fighters (Nos. 4-20)

    Dan Rafael

    Dan Rafael ranks the best boxers in the world.

    Story | Conversation | May 30, 2012
  16. 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