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  1. Fury: Retirement looms with loss

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight contender Tyson Fury knows that a win against Christian Hammer on Saturday at the O2 Arena in London will punch his ticket to a world championship shot against the winner of the April 25 fight between champion Wladimir Klitschko and Bryan...

    Blog | February 27, 2015
  2. Nicholas Walters stops Nonito Donaire in Round 6

    Dan Rafael

    CARSON, Calif. -- Nicholas Walters is known as "The Axe Man," and he kept swinging punches just like one as he chopped down Nonito Donaire to win a world featherweight title before a crowd of 9,323 on Saturday night at the StubHub Center on the under...

    Story | Conversation | October 18, 2014
  3. Santa Cruz, fans deserve bigger fight

    Dan Rafael

    LAS VEGAS -- Junior featherweight titlist Leo Santa Cruz is one of the most fan-friendly fighters in boxing. He throws tons of punches and usually has a smile on his face inside an d outside the ring. The former bantamweight titleholder -- he va...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  4. Figueroa battles Estrada, hand problems

    Dan Rafael

    Lightweight titlist Omar Figueroa Jr. is one of boxing's most exciting performers. He loves to rumble, rarely takes a backward step and throws tons of hard punches. But one thing that has hampered him is hand problems, something that often takes i...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  5. 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
  6. Alexander looks to make statement against Soto Karass

    Dan Rafael

    Former welterweight titlist Devon Alexander hopes to regain form Saturday against Jesus Soto Karass, Dan Rafael writes.

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2014
  7. Bermane Stiverne drops Chris Arreola, wins heavyweight world titl...

    Dan Rafael

    Bermane Stiverne did not throw a lot of punches against Chris Arreola but he made them count, especially a huge right hand in the sixth round. It ultimately won him a vacant heavyweight world title on Saturday night.

    Story | Conversation | May 10, 2014
  8. Bermane Stiverne vows to win heavyweight title

    Dan Rafael

    Bermane Stiverne plans on duplicating his accomplishment from the first fight without doing much differently to defeat Chris Arreola and claim the heavyweight title.

    Story | Conversation | May 08, 2014
  9. Manny Pacquiao extra-motivated to beat Bradley and set the record...

    Dan Rafael

    Timothy Bradley's 'lack of fire' comments about Manny Pacquiao have sparked the eight-division champ to seek revenge and set the record straight.

    Story | Conversation | April 11, 2014
  10. Pacquiao talks Bradley-Marquez

    Dan Rafael

    Manny Pacquiao has faced Juan Manuel Marquez in four memorable battles, going 2-1-1, including a shocking one-punch knockout loss in fight No. 4 in December 2012. Pacquiao has also faced Timothy Bradley once, losing a massively controversial split...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  11. Pacquiao opponent coming soon

    Dan Rafael

    We already know that former eight-division titleholder Manny Pacquiao is scheduled to fight on April 12 and headline an HBO PPV card at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. What we don't know is who exactly the Filipino congressman will be swapping punches wi...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  12. Stevenson confident entering first title defense

    Dan Rafael

    One fight removed from his one-punch knockout of light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson, power-punching Adonis Stevenson is expecting to do the same in his first title defense against Tavoris Cloud.

    Story | Conversation | September 26, 2013
  13. Floyd Mayweather is expected to take down Canelo Alvarez on Sept....

    Dan Rafael

    In ESPN The Magazine's Fighting Issue, Dan Rafael crunches the numbers to see which undefeated fighter will be the first to take it on the chin in the Mayweather-Alvarez match on Sept. 14.

    Story | Conversation | September 06, 2013
  14. Scorecard: Jhonny Gonzalez KOs Abner Mares in stirring upset

    Dan Rafael

    Jhonny Gonzalez wasn't merely more fodder for Abner Mares' undefeated run, but neither was he given much chance to win Saturday. With virtually one punch, though, the former featherweight titlist climbed back on top of the division.

    Story | Conversation | August 26, 2013
  15. Mares-Santa Cruz is inevitable

    Dan Rafael

    Leo Santa Cruz emerged in 2012 as one of the most exciting fighters in boxing and there is no sign of that letting up, in whichever weight class he fights in. Last year, Santa Cruz, who throws punches non-stop, won a vacant bantamweight title and ...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  16. Curtis Stevens seeking big break in loaded middleweight division

    Dan Rafael

    Former super middleweight Curtis Stevens is picking up momentum at 160 pounds, but he'll need to handle Saul Roman on Saturday to take the next step toward what he hopes will be a middleweight title fight.

    Story | Conversation | August 01, 2013