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  1. Cotto-Margarito PPV a big hit

    Dan Rafael

    The numbers are not official yet, but everyone associated with last week's tremendous Antonio Margarito-Miguel Cotto welterweight championship fight expects the pay-per-view numbers to be excellent. Top Rank promoter Bob Arum and HBO PPV haven't rel...

    Blog | Conversation | August 02, 2008
  2. Margarito's next opponent won't be Williams

    Dan Rafael

    In the wake of Antonio Margarito knocking out Miguel Cotto last week in a fabulous fight, attention has quickly turned to the next fight for the "Tijuana Tornado." Who will Margarito face next when he returns Nov. 1, the date Top Rank promoter Bob A...

    Blog | Conversation | August 01, 2008
  3. Arum the optimist

    Dan Rafael

    Your weekly random thoughts ... • Top Rank promoter Bob Arum told me the other day the Manny Pacquiao-David Diaz lightweight title bout did between 225,000 and 250,000 buys on HBO PPV. To put it nicely, Arum is ever the optimist. I ask...

    Blog | Conversation | July 09, 2008
  4. The wrong way to do things

    Dan Rafael

    I understand part of boxing is spin and hype, but sometimes the effort makes a fighter and his promoter look foolish. Case in point: Sycuan Ringside Promotions and former junior lightweight titlist Joan Guzman, who have launched a pathetic assault on...

    Blog | Conversation | May 23, 2008
  5. It's all about the networks

    Dan Rafael

    Boxing back on network television. It is the Holy Grail for many in the fight game. Promoters long for the days of regular coverage, when it was the norm to find weekend boxing cards on ABC, CBS and NBC, sometimes competing against each other. T...

    Blog | Conversation | March 20, 2008
  6. Shaw nearly spoils perfect fight

    Dan Rafael

    Your weekly random thoughts... • After the electrifying third fight between Israel Vazquez and Rafael Marquez last Saturday, it didn't take long for Marquez promoter Gary Shaw to ruin the moment. Instead of basking in the glory of one ...

    Blog | Conversation | March 05, 2008
  7. When promoters attack

    Dan Rafael

    Instead of promoting fights, Gary Shaw and Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer should consider stepping between the ropes to do battle. Outside the ring, they're engaging in boxing's version of "When Promoters Attack." First a little backgro...

    Blog | Conversation | February 28, 2008
  8. The Bobfather spills his guts

    Dan Rafael

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Top Rank promoter Bob Arum was in a talkative mood as we chatted over bottled water (for me) and coffee (for him) in the deserted media center inside the beautiful Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa on Saturday morning. Arum is here h...

    Blog | Conversation | November 17, 2007
  9. Calzaghe-Kessler fight in limbo

    Dan Rafael

    The super middleweight fight everyone wants to see most -- a unification match between undefeated champions Joe Calzaghe of Wales and Denmark's Mikkel Kessler -- is hanging by a thread. According to the Calzaghe camp, promoters Frank Warren and Moge...

    Blog | Conversation | June 29, 2007
  10. Abraham versus Sturm in the future?

    Dan Rafael

    While many American fans hope for a middleweight showdown between world champion Jermain Taylor and No. 1 contender Kelly Pavlik -- which is being negotiated between the promoters and HBO for the fall -- German fight fans hope to see a similar showdo...

    Blog | Conversation | June 01, 2007
  11. Pacquiao planning next fight

    Dan Rafael

    Now that Manny Pacquiao has lost his bid for a seat in the Philippines Congress to incumbent Darlene Custodio, the junior lightweight star is turning his attention back to his boxing career. Top Rank promoter Bob Arum, who spent time on the campai...

    Blog | Conversation | May 29, 2007
  12. King, Arum making plans together

    Dan Rafael

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Rival promoters Bob Arum and Don King, giants of the sport, are both here in the home of the blues ready to wheel and deal with each other -- a rarity -- and to make other interesting fights. Fights being discussed? How about Juan ...

    Blog | Conversation | May 19, 2007