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  1. How can we be excited about Pavlik-Hopkins?

    Dan Rafael

    Your weekly random thoughts... • One of the quotes Top Rank's Bob Arum gave me after he came to terms with Golden Boy's Richard Schaefer for a Kelly Pavlik-Bernard Hopkins fight on Thursday was, "Kelly isn't thrilled with the fight." T...

    Blog | Conversation | July 18, 2008
  2. Vazquez-Arce in November?

    Dan Rafael

    When Top Rank's Bob Arum held a breakfast news conference on Feb. 16 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas to announce a pair of "Latin Fury" pay-per-view cards, the exciting and charismatic Jorge Arce was in the house. One of the fights Arum announced was A...

    Blog | Conversation | May 09, 2008
  3. Even more 2007 ESPN.com awards

    Dan Rafael

    Continuing on yesterday's theme, a few more memories from a great 2007 for boxing: • Comeback of the year: Well, besides boxing as a whole, I have to give it to HBO, which re-established itself as the "network of champions." I was one of ...

    Blog | Conversation | December 31, 2007
  4. No shame in Showtime

    Dan Rafael

    Your weekly random thoughts ... • Showtime knows no shame. It's bad enough that its Saturday tripleheader is one of the weakest cards on paper that it has presented in ages, one headlined by a pitiful matchup between former light heavy...

    Blog | Conversation | November 29, 2007
  5. Bika rules over Soliman

    Dan Rafael

    For one last Tuesday night, my wife, Jenn, and I were on the reclining couch watching ESPN's "The Contender." Next week, I will be inside Boston's TD Banknorth Garden, where I assume my seat will be less comfortable, covering the season finale of the...

    Blog | Conversation | October 31, 2007
  6. 'Contender' semis set

    Dan Rafael

    Another Tuesday night at 10 ET, another helping of "The Contender" on ESPN. One small problem: a 15-minute cable outage mid-episode meant I had to wait until the 12:30 a.m. replay on ESPN2 to catch what I missed. Thank goodness for replays. Here's a ...

    Blog | Conversation | October 10, 2007
  7. Who said boxing's dead?

    Dan Rafael

    Your weekly random thoughts ... • To all those who say boxing is dead, you should have been at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City on Saturday night for the riveting Kelly Pavlik-Jermain Taylor fight. If boxing is dead, that sure was one h...

    Blog | Conversation | October 04, 2007
  8. New rule keeps Cotto out of Vegas

    Dan Rafael

    It's about the gloves. The gloves are one of the primary reasons why, assuming the agreements are signed, that welterweight titlist Miguel Cotto will defend his belt against former champ Sugar Shane Mosley on Nov. 10 in New York's Madison Square Gar...

    Blog | Conversation | July 30, 2007