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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. Mayweather > Pac-man in fantasy tourney

    Michael Woods

    Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao fans are often at odds on the message boards, with each crew maintaining that their guy has the better resume, and standing as an all-time great. It isn't often that they can find common ground, but author Thomas H...

    Blog | July 11, 2013
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Rest in peace, Carmen Basilio

    Michael Woods

    The Chittenango Choo Choo's ride is done. Hall of Famer Carmen Basilio died of pneumonia in a Rochester hospital Wednesday at age 85. The man who won Fight of the Year honors in 1955 (for a win over Tony DeMarco for the welterweight crown), 1956 (...

    Blog | November 07, 2012
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Rest in peace, Ray Bonti

    Michael Woods

    Welterweight Ray Bonti of Bayside didn't often tell his family when he was fighting, because he didn't want to worry them. Yes, the fighter was no Sugar Ray Robinson, and his record in three-plus years as a professional stands for the ages at 7-22...

    Blog | October 24, 2012
  16. All hail Joe Gans, the first African-American champion

    Michael Woods

    The next time you see a fighter pull a No Mas, or gas out after the midway point of a championship scrap, please consider that Joe Gans, the first African American boxing titlist, had his hand raised after fighting Oscar "Battling" Nelson for 42 roun...

    Blog | August 14, 2012