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  1. Ring Tones: Pacquiao-Marquez IV

    Dan Rafael

    Bummed that Manny Pacquiao picked Juan Manuel Marquez for his dance partner on Dec. 8, rather than giving Timothy Bradley Jr. or Miguel Cotto another twirl on the apron? ESPN.com's Dan Rafael says that pulling the trigger on this fight, if not a no-b...

    Blog | September 19, 2012
  2. Ring Tones: Scouting the Olympics

    Dan Rafael

    The London Olympic Games have thus far been a disappointment for the U.S. boxing team, but Dan Rafael says Team USA still has a chance to erase the memory of its 2008 showing, which was the worst in its history. For more on the Americans' medal chanc...

    Blog | August 02, 2012
  3. Ring Tones: Donaire-Mathebula

    Dan Rafael

    Junior featherweight titlists Nonito Donaire and Jeffrey Mathebula will both make their first defenses Saturday in Carson, Calif. -- against each other. Donaire hopes to grab a strong foothold in what he plans to be a long climb through boxing's lowe...

    Blog | July 06, 2012
  4. Ring Tones: Ortiz-Lopez preview

    Dan Rafael

    Blame Andre Berto for blowing your weekend boxing plans if you wish, but Josesito Lopez is a solid late-replacement opponent for Victor Ortiz, one who may have the potential to make Saturday's welterweight main event at Los Angeles' Staples Center mo...

    Blog | June 20, 2012
  5. Rick Reilly: LeBron versus Durant

    Rick Reilly

    Rick Reilly previews a titanic matchup in the NBA Finals, LeBron James against Kevin Durant.

    Story | June 11, 2012
  6. Ring Tones: Tarver-Kayode preview

    Dan Rafael

    Athletes frequently rail against media members who "never played the game," and one can only guess a few of them have daydreamed of landing a haymaker on some snide scribe or TV wonk. On Saturday, cruiserweight Lateef Kayode gets to live the dream ag...

    Blog | May 31, 2012
  7. Ring Tones: Trout-Rodriguez

    Dan Rafael

    Dan Rafael has written extensively about the June 2 Showtime quadrupleheader headlined by Antonio Tarver and Lateef Kayode, which appears rock-solid from top to bottom. Yet of the four televised fights, he's most intrigued by the Austin Trout-Delvin ...

    Blog | May 24, 2012
  8. Ring Tones: Testy about PEDs

    Dan Rafael

    Imagine demanding that your city add a stop sign on your corner and then, after local officials relent, blowing through the intersection at your first opportunity. A weak analogy, perhaps, but you get the idea why ESPN.com's Dan Rafael is so confound...

    Blog | May 23, 2012
  9. Ring Tones: Bute-Froch preview

    Dan Rafael

    Even if it isn't the fight many of us had hoped to see at 168 pounds -- that would be Andre Ward taking on fellow titlist Lucian Bute -- ESPN.com's Dan Rafael says the May 26 super middleweight tilt between Bute and Carl Froch is likely the next-best...

    Blog | May 18, 2012
  10. Ring Tones: Viloria-Nino preview

    Dan Rafael

    No big fights this weekend, you say? Fine, how about a great "little" fight? ESPN.com's Dan Rafael says Saturday's flyweight title match between Filipino-American Brian Viloria and Mexico's Omar Nino carries on one of the best national and individual...

    Blog | May 10, 2012
  11. Ring Tones: Hopkins-Dawson II

    Dan Rafael

    ESPN.com's Dan Rafael has learned his lesson picking against Bernard Hopkins over the years, but does the 47-year-old light heavyweight champ have enough left to topple a dangerous contender in Chad Dawson -- especially given the direction their abor...

    Blog | April 26, 2012
  12. Ring Tones: Seth Mitchell

    Dan Rafael

    Seth Mitchell is America's next great heavyweight hope, but is he a legitimate future contender? Get Dan Rafael's take as Mitchell prepares to face his most daunting challenge yet in Chazz Witherspoon on Saturday in Atlantic City, N.J....

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  13. Ring Tones: Abril burned by Rios

    Dan Rafael

    No mincing words here: ESPN.com's Dan Rafael believes Richard Abril got "hosed" in a split decision loss to Brandon Rios on Saturday in Las Vegas. Agree? Disagree? Sound off in the comments section below or give us a shout on Twitter....

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  14. Ring Tones: Thomas Dulorme's future

    Dan Rafael

    What does Dan Rafael think of welterweight prospect Thomas Dulorme, who will fight Friday on Showtime (11 p.m. ET/PT)? Check out the video above. And for more info on up-and-comers, including Dulorme, review Rafael's 2011 prospect of the year story, ...

    Blog | February 17, 2012
  15. Ring Tones: Favorite action fighters

    Dan Rafael

    Dan Rafael riffs on a few of his favorite action fighters who will return to the ring in the coming days....

    Blog | February 16, 2012
  16. Ring Tones: What does Williams have left?

    Dan Rafael

    Dan Rafael wonders whether one-time pound-for-pound star Paul Williams can bounce back against Nobuhiro Ishida on Feb. 18 in Corpus Christi, Texas....

    Blog | February 09, 2012