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  1. Lightweight champ Terence Crawford named BWAA fighter of the year...

    Dan Rafael

    Lightweight champion Terence Crawford was voted the Sugar Ray Robinson fighter of the year for 2014 by the Boxing Writers Association of America.

    Story | Conversation | February 23, 2015
  2. NVBHOF announces class of 2015

    Dan Rafael

    The Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame's 2015 class was announced on Thursday with all-time greats Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Robinson leading the way in the 21-person class. Honorees for the Nevada Hall's third class were chosen in four categories: Nevad...

    Blog | February 19, 2015
  3. Collins: Is Floyd Mayweather Jr. still the best fighter in the wo...

    Nigel Collins

    Despite a clear victory over Marcos Maidana in Saturday's rematch, it's time to ask whether Floyd Mayweather Jr. is still boxing's pound-for-pound king.

    Story | Conversation | September 17, 2014
  4. Floyd Mayweather Jr. voted Sugar Ray Robinson Fighter of the Year...

    Dan Rafael

    Pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr., who dominated both of his world title fights in two different weight divisions in 2013, was voted winner of the Sugar Ray Robinson Fighter of the Year award on Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | January 28, 2014
  5. Merchant, Sheridan: Together at last

    Dan Rafael

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- One of the best parts of hitting the road to cover fights is getting a chance to spend time with old friends in the business. That was the case Saturday morning when I had breakfast at the fight hotel with two broadcasting legends...

    Blog | October 05, 2013
  6. Putting Mayweather's age in perspective

    Brett Okamoto

    Floyd Mayweather Jr. has never lost a fight -- he also has never been so close to age 37. The No. 1 pound-for-pound boxer in the world will celebrate his 37th birthday on Feb. 24 next year. Although Mayweather has shown few, if any, effects of age...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  7. Analysis of the height of power: heavy hands vs. speed

    Nigel Collins

    All power is not created equal. George Foreman and Naseem Hamed KO'd the opposition at roughly the same rate, but their methods -- and those of similar fighters -- couldn't have been more divergent.

    Story | Conversation | July 03, 2013
  8. Robinson, the original P4P king

    Dan Rafael

    Some fighters like to say they are the greatest of all time. And then there's Sugar Ray Robinson, who is widely revered as boxing's all-time greatest fighter. SRR was so good that the term "pound-for-pound" was coined as a way to compare the relat...

    Blog | June 01, 2013
  9. Classic Matchup: Sugar Ray Robinson vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr.

    ESPN.com staff

    What happens when today's elite clash with legends from the past? Find out as our ESPN.com panel of experts analyze a mythical matchup between Sugar Ray Robinson and Floyd Mayweather Jr.

    Story | Conversation | June 01, 2013
  10. What is Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s zero worth?

    Nigel Collins

    Floyd Mayweather Jr. holds his undefeated record to be self-evident of his greatness, but his "zero" is just a number. In truth, it is an epic struggle -- or even a loss -- that could elevate his greatness to legend.

    Story | Conversation | May 03, 2013
  11. Nonito Donaire captures BWAA fighter of year honors

    Dan Rafael

    Junior featherweight titleholder Nonito Donaire, who had a dominant 2012 campaign, was voted Sugar Ray Robinson Fighter of the Year in balloting results announced on Sunday by the Boxing Writers Association of America.

    Story | Conversation | January 27, 2013
  12. Boxing new to Mitchell, not Banks

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight Seth Mitchell didn't grow up around boxing like Johnathon Banks, his opponent on Saturday night (HBO, 10 ET/PT) at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J., did. Mitchell was a high school football star and then a linebacker at Michigan S...

    Blog | November 14, 2012
  13. Final goodbyes said for former champion Carmen Basilio

    Several hundred people packed a church Monday to say final goodbyes to Carmen Basilio, who won the world middleweight boxing crown from Sugar Ray Robinson in 1957 before losing a rematch six months later.

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2012
  14. Carmen Basilio, who beat Sugar Ray Robinson, dies at 85

    Dan Rafael

    Carmen Basilio, a genial onion farmer's son who wrested the world middleweight boxing crown from Sugar Ray Robinson in 1957 and lost an equally epic, razor-edge rematch six months later, died Wednesday at age 85.

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2012
  15. A moment with Carmen Basilio

    Nigel Collins

    An unexpected afternoon of wine, bawdy jokes and pickpocketing pranks in the home of Carmen Basilio is an unforgettable memory for one boxing scribe.

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2012
  16. Floyd Mayweather Jr. measures up with boxing's greats

    Igor Guryashkin

    Floyd Mayweather Jr. isn't shy about telling anyone who will listen that he's boxing's best ever. To the chagrin of "Pretty Boy" haters, at least one statistical measure would seem to back his claim.

    Story | Conversation | April 05, 2012