ESPN's Dan Rafael Seems Like He Could Use A Nap

ESPN boxing writer Dan Rafael is, as our own Iron Mike Gallego has long enjoyed pointing out, a stooge and a nitwit, but the run-up to the announcement of the long-delayed Floyd Mayweather/Manny Pacquiao bout has revealed something else about him: Like much of the rest of the boxing media but even more so, he… » 2/20/15 10:21am 2/20/15 10:21am

The Trouble With Floyd Mayweather

Last week, Floyd Mayweather announced that he will fight a rematch with Marcos Maidana on Sept. 13. Their first fight, two months ago, was Mayweather’s closest challenge in years, with many in the boxing media believing that Maidana had earned the decision. And while that bout may have failed to meet expectations at… » 7/16/14 3:06pm 7/16/14 3:06pm

How ESPN's Dan Rafael Became The Most Important Journalist In Boxing: A Cautionary Tale

Dan Rafael is the most important boxing journalist in the world, merely by dint of being the only full-time boxing correspondent at ESPN. He has access—to fighters, to promoters, to fans—that other writers could only imagine. He has 70,000 followers on Twitter; few other full-time boxing writers can claim more than… » 12/08/12 10:00am 12/08/12 10:00am