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  1. For Mayweather, alphabets break their rules

    Dan Rafael

    For almost 2 1/2 years, the WBC has broken its rules when it comes to Floyd Mayweather Jr., allowing him to simultaneously hold its welterweight world title and the junior middleweight title of the equally rule-ignoring WBA. No surprise there, sin...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  2. Celebrities, fighters pick Cotto-Martinez

    Dan Rafael

    NEW YORK -- There is plenty of opinion on who will win the fight between middleweight champ Sergio Martinez and Miguel Cotto on Saturday night (HBO PPV, 9 ET) at Madison Square Garden. How about some celebrity and athlete picks? Mike Tyson: "...

    Blog | June 06, 2014
  3. Jean Pascal-Lucian Bute takes center stage in Canada

    Dan Rafael

    Boxing will get its moment in the Great White North as Montreal's adopted sons Jean Pascal and Lucian Bute (finally) square off Saturday at the Bell Centre.

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2014
  4. 12 Days: Mayweather-Pacquiao

    Dan Rafael

    In the spirit of the holidays, ESPN is celebrating the season with our own "12 Days" wish list of the fights we want to see most, regardless of promotional or other entanglements. Keep checking back in the coming days to see new fights revealed, disc...

    Blog | December 27, 2013
  5. How fighters see Pacquiao-Rios

    Dan Rafael

    With the Manny Pacquiao-Brandon Rios welterweight fight taking place Saturday night in Macau (HBO PPV, 9 ET), Top Rank promoter Bob Arum and HBO have set up a quasi-media center at the Venetian in Las Vegas and brought in more than a dozen radio show...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  6. ESPN's No. 2 superfight: Sugar Ray Leonard-Thomas Hearns

    Dan Rafael

    It's a boom time for boxing, with one of the sport's finest years in recent memory barely two-thirds finished and a handful of blockbusters still to come before the calendar flips again. With Floyd Mayweather Jr. defending his pound-for-pound cr...

    Story | Conversation | August 29, 2013
  7. Ortiz ready for the dance floor

    Dan Rafael

    Former welterweight titleholder Victor Ortiz is exchanging his boxing gloves for dancing shoes, at least for a little while. The new lineup for the hit show "Dancing with the Stars" was announced this week and Ortiz will be one of the contestants ...

    Blog | February 27, 2013
  8. Dan Rafael's frequently asked chat questions, Part 2

    Dan Rafael

    ESPN.com's Dan Rafael addresses the questions asked of him most frequently in his weekly chats for posterity's sake.

    Story | Conversation | January 10, 2013
  9. Dan Rafael's chat FAQ

    Dan Rafael

    ESPN.com's Dan Rafael addresses the questions asked of him most frequently in his weekly chats for posterity's sake.

    Story | Conversation | August 10, 2012
  10. Pros recall Olympic experiences

    Dan Rafael

    With the Olympics in full swing in London, the memories of past Olympians have come flooding back. I checked in with a few boxing Olympians to see what sorts of memories they had from their experience at the Games. Sugar Ray Leonard (1976 Montrea...

    Blog | August 05, 2012
  11. Auction to feature Ali gems

    Dan Rafael

    When Hall of Fame trainer Angelo Dundee died in February at age 90, he left behind a wealth of memorabilia that he had collected during his storied career, mainly items from the careers of his two most famous fighters: Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Leon...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  12. Dundee a great ambassador for boxing

    Dan Rafael

    I was very saddened to hear the news Wednesday night of the passing of Hall of Fame trainer Angelo Dundee at age 90. He wasn't just one of the nicest guys I've ever met in boxing, he was one of the nicest people I've ever met in life. He had so...

    Blog | February 02, 2012
  13. Nonito Donaire hit hard by passing of Alexis Arguello

    Dan Rafael

    Wednesday's news of the death of Hall of Famer and former three-division champion Alexis Arguello at age 57 hit the boxing world hard. The sport had lost one of its all-time greats, and flyweight titleholder Nonito Donaire had lost one of his heroes...

    Blog | Conversation | July 02, 2009
  14. Boxing Hall of Fame trainer Angelo Dundee teams with Oscar De La ...

    Dan Rafael

    Hall of Fame trainer Angelo Dundee is teaming up with the Golden Boy.

    Story | Conversation | October 30, 2008
  15. "Contender" musings and more

    Dan Rafael

    Your weekly random thoughts ... • Regarding Tuesday night's second episode of "The Contender," a few observations: 1. Sugar Ray Leonard, who is 51, dominated guest star Oscar De La Hoya, who is 34 and still fighting, in their impro...

    Blog | September 06, 2007
  16. "Contender" musings and more

    Dan Rafael

    Your weekly random thoughts ... • Regarding Tuesday night's second episode of "The Contender," a few observations: 1. Sugar Ray Leonard, who is 51, dominated guest star Oscar De La Hoya, who is 34 and still fighting, in their improm...

    Blog | Conversation | September 06, 2007