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  1. Love looks to continue rise

    Dan Rafael

    There's yet another boxing card in the fight capital of the world, Las Vegas, on Saturday night, this one at the Palms Casino Resort. But it probably has more special meaning to pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. than usual. It's the first ...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  2. Vasyl Lomachenko's first defense to come on Manny Pacquiao underc...

    Dan Rafael

    Featherweight titlist Vasyl Lomachenko will make his first defense on Nov. 22 in Macau.

    Story | Conversation | August 25, 2014
  3. Will Porter fight Thurman after Brook?

    Dan Rafael

    Welterweight titlist Shawn Porter has a tough assignment in mandatory challenger Kell Brook (32-0, 22 KOs) of England on Saturday night at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. But if Porter (24-0-1, 15 KOs) prevails, one of the best fights that co...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  4. Frank Maloney, prominent English promoter, reveals he's been livi...

    Dan Rafael

    England's Frank Maloney, the driving force behind Lennox Lewis' rise to the heavyweight championship, shocked the world on Sunday when he revealed that he is living life as woman.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2014
  5. GGG's viewership figures down

    Dan Rafael

    Middleweight titlist Gennady Golovkin's wipeout of former titlist Daniel Geale on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in New York lasted less than three full rounds, which was probably one of the factors that hurt Golovkin's viewership figures fo...

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  6. Top Rank notes: Verdejo, Diaz, more

    Dan Rafael

    A few notes from the Top Rank stable: • Lightweight super prospect Felix Verdejo, a 2012 Puerto Rican Olympian, and one of boxing's fastest-rising prospects, figures to get his stiffest test as a professional on Aug. 16 when he headline...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  7. Kameda signs with Haymon

    Dan Rafael

    Bantamweight titlist Tomoki Kameda, who looked great in his one-punch body-shot knockout in the seventh round against Pungluang Sor Singyu on last week's Canelo Alvarez-Erislandy Lara undercard in Las Vegas, has been ordered to make his mandatory def...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  8. Ramirez adds intrigue to Macau card

    Dan Rafael

    Flyweight prospect Zou Shiming, the two-time Chinese Olympic gold medalist on the verge of fighting for a world title, is in the main event. Junior featherweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux, one of boxing's most skillful fighters, is on the underca...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  9. World title tripleheader Aug. 16

    Dan Rafael

    The StubHub Center in Carson, California, which has become one of boxing's great venues, will host a world title tripleheader on Aug. 16. Although Showtime will televise the event, neither the network nor the promoter, Golden Boy, has made an officia...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  10. 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
  11. Miguel Cotto-Sergio Martinez promotors say pay-per-views subpar

    Dan Rafael

    Miguel Cotto's 10th-round knockout of Sergio Martinez to win the world middleweight championship on June 7 in New York was a historic performance, just one seen by far fewer people than the promoters and HBO anticipated.

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2014
  12. Hearn planning on U.S. invasion

    Dan Rafael

    NEW YORK -- On June 8, British promoter Barry Hearn was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, New York, after decades as one of Europe's most influential promoters. Someday his kid, Eddie Hearn, might join his dad in the H...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  13. Demetrius Andrade stops Brian Rose in Round 7

    Dan Rafael

    Although facing a heavy underdog, Demetrius Andrade was explosive and impressive as he destroyed Brian Rose in a one-sided seventh-round knockout on Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn

    Story | Conversation | June 14, 2014
  14. Chad Dawson back vs. George Blades after 1-year layoff

    Dan Rafael

    Former light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson, whose slide from the top came fast and furious in back-to-back one-sided knockout losses, will return following a year layoff.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2014
  15. Tyson, Holmes take a look back

    Dan Rafael

    On Jan. 22, 1988, Mike Tyson, smack in his prime, defended the undisputed heavyweight championship against aging former champ Larry Holmes and blasted him out in the fourth round of a one-sided fight. Twenty-six years later, the former champions w...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  16. De La Hoya looks back on career

    Dan Rafael

    Oscar De La Hoya, who won 10 world titles in a then-record six weight classes, was one of the best fighters of his time and the most popular fighter of his day. On Sunday, he will be inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, N...

    Blog | June 04, 2014