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  1. Pavlik plummets out of top 10 while Hopkins cements legacy

    Dan Rafael

    Think Bernard Hopkins was the only fighter to win big in Atlantic City on Saturday? Nuh-uh. Hopkins' heroic effort over Kelly Pavlik makes Joe Calzaghe's win over B-Hop all the more impressive. Dan Rafael ranks the best fighters in the world.

    Story | Conversation | October 23, 2008
  2. 'Punisher' breaks down Cotto-Margarito

    Dan Rafael

    LAS VEGAS -- One of the more interested bystanders to Saturday's big fight between welterweight titleholder Miguel Cotto and Antonio Margarito is Paul "The Punisher" Williams, who defeated Margarito to win a belt last summer. After beating Margarit...

    Blog | Conversation | July 24, 2008
  3. Time for Joe Cortez to find another nickname

    Dan Rafael

    Your weekly random thoughts... • Regarding referee Joe Cortez's miserable handling of last Saturday's Humberto Soto-Francisco Lorenzo fight: He was neither fair, nor firm. Soto, who was disqualified in the fourth round for landing a ...

    Blog | Conversation | July 03, 2008
  4. Where's the third man?

    Dan Rafael

    Your weekly random thoughts ... • Sometimes HBO just does weird stuff. The latest example involves Saturday's David Diaz-Manny Pacquiao pay-per-view card. For the first time that I am aware of in its long history of covering boxing, th...

    Blog | Conversation | June 25, 2008
  5. What's happening in Hollywood

    Dan Rafael

    HOLLYWOOD, Fla. -- I've been here at the terrific Hard Rock resort for a few days covering the Arthur Abraham-Edison Miranda rematch on Saturday night. Obviously, there are lots of boxing people around, and I've had my ears open. Here's some of the y...

    Blog | Conversation | June 21, 2008
  6. Let the corners do the talking

    Dan Rafael

    Throughout the promotion for middleweight champ Kelly Pavlik's first defense against mandatory challenger Gary Lockett on Saturday night (HBO, 10:05 ET) in Atlantic City, N.J., the fighters have been as professional and respectful of each other as yo...

    Blog | Conversation | June 05, 2008
  7. EliteXC: More sizzle than steak

    Dan Rafael

    With an open mind and a clean slate, I watched last Saturday night's entire Elite XC card on CBS, the first mixed martial arts event ever broadcast on network television. Those who read me regularly and chat with me each week know I'm not an MMA fan,...

    Blog | Conversation | June 03, 2008
  8. 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
  9. No shame in Showtime

    Dan Rafael

    Your weekly random thoughts ... • Showtime knows no shame. It's bad enough that its Saturday tripleheader is one of the weakest cards on paper that it has presented in ages, one headlined by a pitiful matchup between former light heavy...

    Blog | Conversation | November 29, 2007
  10. 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
  11. Still talking about that bad decision

    Dan Rafael

    Your weekly random thoughts ... • Maybe I'm beating a dead horse here, but the decision in Saturday night's Joel Casamayor-Jose Armando Santa Cruz lightweight championship fight was the single worst decision I have ever witnessed from ...

    Blog | Conversation | November 16, 2007
  12. Calzaghe, Cotto making big moves

    Dan Rafael

    With a win over future Hall of Famer Shane Mosley this past Saturday, Miguel Cotto is an obvious mover on November's pound-for-pound list. But is someone being overlooked? Dan Rafael has the answer.

    Story | Conversation | November 14, 2007
  13. Oscar the talk of the table

    Dan Rafael

    NEW YORK -- Although Oscar De La Hoya is here to promote Saturday night's eagerly anticipated fight between welterweight titleholder Miguel Cotto and former champion Shane Mosley, the Golden Boy can't avoid questions about his own ring career. It wa...

    Blog | Conversation | November 09, 2007
  14. Thanks for the memories, Marco

    Dan Rafael

    Marco Antonio Barrera, one of the greatest fighters of our time and one of Mexico's greatest ever, called it quits after losing a clear decision to Manny Pacquiao in their rematch Saturday night in Las Vegas. At 33, Barrera was unable to turn back th...

    Blog | Conversation | October 09, 2007
  15. Who said boxing's dead?

    Dan Rafael

    Your weekly random thoughts ... • To all those who say boxing is dead, you should have been at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City on Saturday night for the riveting Kelly Pavlik-Jermain Taylor fight. If boxing is dead, that sure was one h...

    Blog | Conversation | October 04, 2007
  16. Pavlik could be fighter of the year

    Dan Rafael

    Within a few minutes of Kelly Pavlik's sensational, star-making seventh-round knockout of Jermain Taylor to win the middleweight championship on Saturday night in Atlantic City, the question came at me from all directions. It came via voicemail, E-m...

    Blog | Conversation | October 01, 2007