Dan Rafael

Dan Rafael

ESPN boxing writer & television commentator & 2013 BWAA Nat Fleischer Award winner for career excellence in boxing journalism

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30 years ago today the late, great Pernell Whitaker starched Juan Nazario in Rd 1 to become the undisputed lightweight champion. Incredibly impressive KO, especially for a guy not known for his power: #boxing  @Main_Events  @Jmizzone 

As the only bidder, @trboxing  won a purse bid for the vacant @WorldBoxingOrg  126 title fight between Navarrete & Magdaleno. TR has both guys so why a purse bid? Details: #boxing  @PacoValcarcel  @CarlMoretti  @bradleyajacobs  @CrystinaPoncher  @KornerMan44 

Happy 71st birthday today to the legendary Hall of Fame @trboxing  head matchmaker @BruceTrampler ! One of the best to ever do it!!!

As expected the @MikeTyson- @RealRoyJonesJr exhibition has been moved to a new date and the full undercard has been announced. Details: #boxing 

Happy 32nd birthday today to THE heavyweight champion of the world, @Tyson_Fury !

Junior lightweight world titlist @JosephDiazJr  sings advisory deal with @MGM_Marbella  as the company continues to push into the U.S. market. Details: #boxing 


How great is @HeymanHustle  on #RAW  right now? Show after #WrestleMania  always great.

THIS IS NOT A DRILL!!! THIS IS THE REAL THING!!! #MayweatherPacquiao  IS ON!!! MAY 2, MGM. I REPEAT. THIS IS NOT A DRILL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#CaneloGGG2 is canceled!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is the letter from Jerry Jones to Manny in his dressing room. #MayweatherPacquiao  #boxing 

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Here we go!!!! Deontay Wilder has accepted the terms offered to him by Anthony Joshua promoter Eddie Hearn for them to meet in the United Kingdom for the undisputed heavyweight championship this fall, Shelly Finkel, Wilder’s co-manager, told ESPN on...

The weight limit is 147, there is no rematch clause, each man wears their usual brand of gloves, 60-40 split. #MayweatherPacquiao 

Basically every1 involved in #MayweatherPacquiao  (both sides) simply waiting for Floyd to announce. All are calm & say negotiation complete.

To the @GGGBoxing  haters on my timeline: GGG was 345–5 as an amateur (Olympic silver). As a pro, he's 40-1-1, 35 KOs (arguably 42-0), had record-setting 160 title reign, is one of greatest punchers in history & never been dropped or visibly hurt. He'd compete with any 160 ever.

Canelo announces Sept. 16 he will figt GGG, who comes to the ring to his music!!!!!! IT'S ON!!! #CaneloChavez  #CaneloGGG  #boxing