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  1. Ranking the top pound-for-pound fighters (Nos. 4-20)

    Dan Rafael

    Dan Rafael ranks the best boxers in the world.

    Story | Conversation | July 14, 2010
  2. Ranking the top pound-for-pound fighters (Nos. 4-20)

    Dan Rafael

    Dan Rafael ranks the best boxers in the world.

    Story | Conversation | May 12, 2010
  3. Ranking the top pound-for-pound fighters (Nos. 4-20)

    Dan Rafael

    Dan Rafael ranks the best boxers in the world.

    Story | Conversation | April 21, 2010
  4. How can we be excited about Pavlik-Hopkins?

    Dan Rafael

    Your weekly random thoughts... • One of the quotes Top Rank's Bob Arum gave me after he came to terms with Golden Boy's Richard Schaefer for a Kelly Pavlik-Bernard Hopkins fight on Thursday was, "Kelly isn't thrilled with the fight." T...

    Blog | Conversation | July 18, 2008
  5. Not so fast, boys

    Dan Rafael

    When I was in Hollywood, Fla., last week covering the Arthur Abraham-Edison Miranda fight, I wrote a blog detailing how a Nov. 21 junior featherweight unification fight between Steve Molitor and Celestino Caballero had been resurrected -- and would a...

    Blog | Conversation | June 24, 2008
  6. De La Hoya sweepstakes kick off

    Dan Rafael

    The most immediate fallout from Floyd Mayweather's sudden retirement on Friday involves Oscar De La Hoya. The Golden Boy was supposed to fight him in a Sept. 20 rematch, but now that's out and De La Hoya is scrambling for a new opponent. Golden Boy ...

    Blog | Conversation | June 10, 2008
  7. Golden Boy undercards lack shine

    Dan Rafael

    • Having Oscar De La Hoya back in the ring instead of in a business suit (and on HBO instead of pay-per-view) last week for his fight against Steve Forbes in front of a sold-out crowd of 27,000 at the Home Depot's gorgeous soccer stadium w...

    Blog | Conversation | May 07, 2008
  8. Future shines bright for Golden Boy

    Dan Rafael

    While Floyd Mayweather continues to overlook Miguel Cotto, Oscar De La Hoya is strongly considering a farewell bout with the Puerto Rican bomber.

    Blog | Conversation | May 02, 2008
  9. When promoters attack

    Dan Rafael

    Instead of promoting fights, Gary Shaw and Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer should consider stepping between the ropes to do battle. Outside the ring, they're engaging in boxing's version of "When Promoters Attack." First a little backgro...

    Blog | Conversation | February 28, 2008
  10. Mayweather head of pound-for-pound class

    Dan Rafael

    With a piston-like jab, graceful movement and an airtight defense, Floyd Mayweather has proved to be boxing's total package. The only downside to the "Pretty Boy" is the long breaks he takes between fights, writes Dan Rafael.

    Story | Conversation | December 12, 2007
  11. 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
  12. Could De La Hoya fight Pacquiao?

    Dan Rafael

    Larry Merchant and I we were discussing the state of the game the other day, just as we do regularly. One of the questions we were mulling over was about Oscar De La Hoya. De La Hoya is supposed to return to action May 3 and he says he's coming back...

    Blog | Conversation | October 29, 2007
  13. Another dose of random thoughts

    Dan Rafael

    • When Golden Boy and HBO announced that Juan Manuel Marquez would defend the junior lightweight title against Jorge Barrios in a pay-per-view headliner on Sept. 15, my first reaction was something like, "How the hell can that be on pay-pe...

    Blog | Conversation | July 24, 2007
  14. Fights we want to see

    Dan Rafael

    Short of having an undisputed heavyweight champion, boxing received some of the best news it could have asked for last week when Bob Arum's Top Rank and Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions reached a settlement of their various lawsuits, includin...

    Blog | Conversation | July 03, 2007
  15. Golden Boy, Top Rank working on truce

    Dan Rafael

    The war between Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions and Bob Arum's Top Rank, which has boxing fans caught in the crossfire because the firms are unwilling to make fights between their boxers, appears as though it is headed toward a truce. With ...

    Blog | Conversation | June 18, 2007
  16. World Cup event on the horizon?

    Dan Rafael

    Golden Boy Promotions hasn't given up on its plan to stage a second World Cup-style event. Oscar De La Hoya's company, in conjunction with its promotional partner in the Philippines, hopes to stage a second World Cup card in August in the Philippin...

    Blog | Conversation | May 18, 2007