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Sacramento card scrubbed

Courtesy Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee

A boxing-MMA card scheduled for March 5 at Sacramento’s Red Lion Hotel has been postponed for at least a month. The lead bouts for the boxing portion of the show were to feature heavyweight Ashanti Jordan of San Francisco and Sacramento light heavyweight Ernesto Castaneda. Hotel owner Jeff Berger and promoter Nasser Niavaroni, who launched a series of small ballroom-sized cards at the hotel a few years ago to help develop area prospects, are looking to rebook the show by April, possibly outdoors. Looming as an all-local main event is a much-anticipated third meeting between Castaneda and fellow local Otis Griffin, who won their first two bouts but needed a last-round knockout to secure the second victory.

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