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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. New York's best beyond Ray Robinson

    Graham Houston

    Graham Houston lists 10 New York fighters beyond Sugar Ray Robinson who excelled in the ring.

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2008
  15. The most memorable welterweight fights

    Graham Houston

    From Sugar Ray Robinson to Sugar Ray Leonard, the welterweight division has been home to some of the most exciting fighters -- and fights -- that boxing has ever witnessed.

    Story | Conversation | November 08, 2007
  16. The 10 best knockouts via a body blow

    Graham Houston

    Head punches can be concussive but body punches, when timed correctly, can end fights in paralyzing -- and just as dramatic -- fashion. Graham Houston recounts his 10 favorite one punch body-blow knockouts.

    Story | Conversation | October 23, 2007