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  1. Surveying the American heavyweight scene

    Dan Rafael

    Despite the dominance in the heavyweight division by titlists Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko, who campaign almost exclusively in Europe, the American scene within the division is as promising as it has been in a decade.

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2013
  2. Daniel Geale eyes next step: U.S. stardom

    Dan Rafael

    Middleweight titlist Daniel Geale, already a star in his native Australia, hopes to conquer new lands -- and Darren Barker -- in Atlantic City, N.J., on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2013
  3. GBP announces changes; more fights

    Dan Rafael

    A little of this and a little of that from the world of boxing: • There's been a big shake-up behind the scenes at Golden Boy as chief executive Richard Schaefer recently announced a major restructuring of the staff of the world's No. 1...

    Blog | June 13, 2013
  4. Burns lucky to survive Gonzalez

    Dan Rafael

    For most of the nine rounds that their fight lasted, lightweight titleholder Ricky Burns was utterly outclassed by the largely unknown Jose Gonzalez. It was a shocking scene to see Gonzalez, who was the mandatory challenger for reasons that will rema...

    Blog | May 11, 2013
  5. Pascal, Bute to undergo drug testing

    Dan Rafael

    A couple of boxing notes on the Canadian fight scene: • Former light heavyweight champ Jean Pascal (27-2-1, 16 KOs) and former super middleweight titlist Lucian Bute (31-1, 24 KOs) announced they will undergo random drug testing leadin...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  6. Dr. Jerry Buss made his mark not only in basketball, but also in ...

    Dan Rafael

    Dr. Jerry Buss, who died Monday of cancer at age 80, wasn't just a visionary owner for the Los Angeles Lakers. He also was an avid fight fan who buoyed the L.A. boxing scene in the 1980s and '90s.

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2013
  7. Is there a growing heavyweight horde on the horizon?

    Dan Rafael

    Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko may not be ready to release their death grip on the heavyweight division just yet, but the next generation of contenders appears capable of bringing class back to the big men.

    Story | Conversation | February 08, 2013
  8. Emanuel Steward, famed boxing trainer, dies at 68

    Dan Rafael

    Emanuel Steward, the owner of the legendary Kronk Gym and a standout trainer for boxers including Thomas Hearns, Evander Holyfield and Oscar De La Hoya, died Thursday. He was 68.

    Story | Conversation | October 25, 2012
  9. Rob Murray Sr., longtime figure in Philadelphia, dies

    Dan Rafael

    Rob Murray Sr., a fixture on the Philadelphia boxing scene for decades as a trainer, manager and promoter, died Sunday after a battle with cancer. He was 67.

    Story | Conversation | June 05, 2012
  10. Jean Pascal to challenge Tavoris Cloud for title on August 11

    Dan Rafael

    Jean Pascal will challenge light heavyweight titlist Tavoris Cloud on Aug. 11 at the Bell Centre in Montreal on "Showtime Championship Boxing," Showtime and promoters Don King and Yvon Michel announced Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2012
  11. Promoter: Urango a no-go without us

    Dan Rafael

    In March 2010, Devon Alexander scored a spectacular eighth-round knockout of Juan Urango to unify two junior welterweight titles. It was a shocking scene because Alexander isn't known for big knockout power and Urango had a reputation for having a gr...

    Blog | April 13, 2012
  12. Tomasz Adamek's road to Vitali Klitschko goes through Kevin McBri...

    Dan Rafael

    All Tomasz Adamek has to do is beat Kevin McBride on Saturday and he will get a shot at heavyweight titlist Vitali Klitschko on Sept. 10 at a stadium in Poland in what is sure to be a memorable scene.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2011
  13. Lennox Lewis dishes on the Klitschkos

    Dan Rafael

    Former heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis is quite familiar with Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko. He fought Vitali and acted out fight scenes in a movie with Wladimir. Lewis correctly believes both are bound for the International Boxing Hall of Fame, b...

    Blog | March 18, 2011
  14. Boxing Notebook: Amir Khan intent on conquering Paulie Malignaggi...

    Dan Rafael

    British imports like Amir Khan have a knack for making a name for themselves in the States by beating up on New York City fighters. Paulie Malignaggi isn't going to stand for it anymore.

    Story | Conversation | May 13, 2010
  15. Hopkins-Jones lives down to expectations

    Dan Rafael

    Your weekly random thoughts … • I'm still in a little bit of a depression in the aftermath of the Bernard Hopkins-Roy Jones Jr. rematch last week. What a foul fight week and a sad, sad scene in Las Vegas, where Mandalay Ba...

    Blog | April 06, 2010
  16. Dan Rafael: From Round 1 to Round 9, Marquez-Diaz delivered

    Dan Rafael

    From start to finish, no fight delivered the thrills and spills quite like Juan Manuel Marquez's ninth-round knockout of Juan Diaz.

    Story | Conversation | January 02, 2010