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O’Connor punishes Farmer; Bogere destroys Garcia

O'Connor punishes Farmer; Bogere destroys Garcia

Photos: Emily Harney In the main event, welterweight Danny O'Connor (24-2, 8 KOs) scored a TKO over Andrew Farmer (18-3, 8 KOs) ...

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Sergey Kovalev: If my opponent doesn’t respect me, then I don’t respect him

Sergey Kovalev: If my opponent doesn't respect me, then I don't respect him

Photos: Denis Bancroft / Main Events Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev opened up his camp to the media today in preparation for his Nov. 8 ...

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Valdez, Ramirez, Abregu update

Valdez, Ramirez, Abregu update

Photo: Chris Farina / Top Rank Two-time Mexican Olympian and undefeated featherweight knockout artist Oscar Valdez (13-0, 11 KOs), of Nogales, Mexico ...

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Lemieux set to defend NABF belt against Rosado

Lemieux set to defend NABF belt against Rosado

By Jerry Glick Photos: Rich Kane - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy On December 6th, Canadian puncher David Lemieux will defend his NABF middleweight belt against Philadelphian, ...

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Giant WBO 2014 Convention Day Two Report

Giant WBO 2014 Convention Day Two Report

By David Finger Photos: Joel A. Colon/WBO The second business day of the 27th annual WBO Convention at Caesars Palace Las Vegas kicked ...

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Valdez, Ramirez, Abregu update

Valdez, Ramirez, Abregu update

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Lemieux set to defend NABF belt against Rosado

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Boxing News

Warriors invades Puerto Rico!

Seminole Warriors Boxing, joined with Universal Promotions, kicked off a new series of shows in Puerto Rico in a big way on Saturday night, as highly-touted prospects Kenny Galarza and Jonathan Gonzalez scored electrifying knockout victories that had the over 4,000 fans at the Auditorio Juan “Pachín” Vicens in Ponce on their feet and cheering for more. “It was a great night for Universal Promotions and Seminole Warriors Boxing, for our fighters, and for Puerto Rico,” said Leon Margules, Executive Director of Seminole Warriors Boxing. “The fans came out in force to support this show, and Kenny and Jonathan delivered the goods in a big way.” (more…)



March 3rd, 2009



Boxing News

Full Report: Johnson-Judah!

By Jason Kotar at ringside / Photos: Javiel Centeno

Former light heavyweight champion Glen “Road Warrior” Johnson thoroughly dominated former foe Daniel Judah over ten hard fought rounds to win a convincing unanimous decision at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood , FL. The ESPN2 Friday Night Fights event was promoted by Seminole Warriors Boxing and was a rematch of a disputed draw between both fighters in April 2003. Johnson (49-12-2, 33 KOs) on this night, made sure there would be no such disappointment as he landed at will against a listless Judah (23-4-3, 10 KOs ). ***CLICK HERE FOR THE ENTIRE PHOTOGALLERY***



March 3rd, 2009


Boxing News

Pacquiao-Hatton UK Wrap-Up!

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During a blistering two-day U.K. media tour, superstars Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and Ricky “Hitman” Hatton set the tone for their world junior welterweight “The Battle of East and West” championship set for Saturday, May 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and broadcast live on HBO Pay-Per-View. The fighters started in Hatton’s hometown of Manchester and finished yesterday in London. They were joined by their respective trainers Freddie Roach and Floyd Mayweather, Sr, as well as US-based promoters Top Rank Chairman Bob Arum and Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer. (more…)



March 3rd, 2009

Boxing News

McCullough opponent named!

Former WBC bantamweight champion and 1992 Olympic silver medalist Wayne “Pocket Rocket” McCullough, wants one more world title shot at that’s why he’s fighting St. Patrick’s Day Eve (Monday, March 16) “Erin Go Brawl II” card, presented by Irish Ropes Promotions, at WaMu Theater in the famed Madison Square Garden. McCullough (27-7, 18 KOs), fighting out of Las Vegas by way of Belfast, takes on Mexican super bantamweight Alex “El Diablo” Becerra (19-7, 9 KOs), in the 10 round co-feature. 2004 Irish Olympian Andy Lee (16-1, 13 KOs), 14 years younger than his 38-year-old hero, McCullough, headlines in the 10-round main event against 3-time world title challenger Antwun “Kid Dynamite” Echols (31-9-4, 27 KOs).



March 3rd, 2009

Boxing News

PR Best inks Olympian Negron!

Left to right: Rocky Martinez, Jose Lopez, Juan Manuel Lopez, Ivan Calderon and Carlos Negron. Photo: Jose Perez.

Left to right: Rocky Martinez, Jose Lopez, Juan Manuel Lopez, Ivan Calderon and Carlos Negron. Photo: Jose Perez.

By Lee Bates

PR Best Boxing Promotions led by Ivan and Peter Rivera have a busy early schedule as they begin 2009 with a splash in the international market. Already with two world champions in their stable Juan Manuel Lopez and Ivan Calderon, they hope to add two more champions by the end of March. Both Lopez and Calderon are set to defend their world championship early in the year, while Roman “Rocky” Martinez and Jose “Carita” Lopez will challenge for world titles on March 14 and 28 respectably. Ivan Rivera also announced today that they have sign Puerto Rican 2008 Olympian Carlos Negron to a promotional contract. (more…)



March 3rd, 2009

UFC

UFC 98 tickets on sale Saturday!

Lesnar rematches Mir for UFC heavy title!

Lesnar and Mir Face Off For The Undisputed UFC® Heavyweight Championship! Brock Lesnar and Frank Mir will go head-to-head once again in the Octagon to determine who truly is the king of the heavyweight division! Click here for more



March 3rd, 2009

Announcement

Pacquiao backing Khan!

Phenom vs. living legend live on PPV on March 14!

Manny Pacquiao is backing stablemate Amir Khan to beat Marco Antonio Barrera. The Filipino phenomenon, in England to promote his May 2 showdown with Ricky Hatton, has been sparring with Khan at Freddie Roach’s Wildcard Gym in Hollywood . . . Click here for more from Sky Sports

Integrated Sports will distribute a world-class pay-per-view card, headlined by Amir Khan versus “The Baby Faced Assassin” Marco Antonio Barrera, Saturday, March 14 live from The M.E.N. Arena in Manchester, United Kingdom . . . Click here for more



March 3rd, 2009

UFC

UFC invades Germany!

Franklin takes on Silva at UFC 99!

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® organization announced today that, this summer, it will bring the world’s fastest growing sport to Germany for the first time.

At a packed press conference in Cologne, UFC® President Dana White, UFC Chairman Lorenzo Fertitta and MLK CEO Marek Lieberberg confirmed UFC 99: THE COMEBACK will take place at the LANXESS Arena, Cologne, on Saturday, June 13 . . . Click here for more



March 3rd, 2009

Boxing News

Sidorenko-Moreno rematch?

By Alexey Sukachev

According to various sources in both Ukrainian and Panamanian press, reigning WBA bantamweight champion Anselmo ‘Chemito’ Moreno (24-1-1, 8 KOs) of Panama will travel to Germany for the second time in his life to defend his title against its former owner Wladimir Sidorenko (21-1-2, 7 KOs) of Ukraine. The fight is scheduled to take place on May 2 in Bremen. Moreno acquired his belt with an upset unanimous decision over local favorite Sidorenko last May, also in Germany. He has retained his title twice since then, outpointing Filipino Rolly Lunas and Mexican Cecilio Santos. According to Moreno’s representative Robero Grimaldo, the champion has already started his preparation for the upcoming challenge in the gym. He will come to Germany not later than April 26th, confirmed Grimaldo.



March 3rd, 2009

Boxing News

Salita returns April 2!

Unbeaten WBA #1 rated jr welterweight Dmitriy Salita (29-0-1, 16 KOs) will return to the ring on April 2 against an opponent to be named at the Aviator Complex in Brooklyn. “I am thrilled to get back in the ring,” he said, “and excited about getting a title shot soon, as I became WBA #1 rated jr. welterwight in the world and a mandatory challenger for the world championship. I am focused on my next assignment on April 2nd. I have already begun my preparations at the training camp in the Poconos. I am in great shape and am working extremely hard to put on a great show on April 2.” Tickets are $50-$150. Call 718-730-4111.



March 3rd, 2009

Boxing News

Adamek: I can be heavyweight champ!

“I changed my tactic and began to land body punches that changed the fight,” said IBF cruiserweight champion Tomasz Adamek after his exciting knockout win over Johnathon Banks on Friday night in Newark, NJ. “ I have a lot of respect for the right hand of Johnathon Banks but my trainer (Andrzej Gmitruk) told me to be patient, not to rush in and my time will come.” Adamek, who moved to cruiserweight after a world title reign in the light heavyweight division, announced after the fight that he may not stay in the 200lb ranks for long. In his live, post-fight interview with ShoBox analyst Steve Farhood, Adamek announced, “Everything is possible in the United States. I believe I can be heavyweight world champion.” Click here to see out Adamek-Banks photo gallery.



March 3rd, 2009

UFC

Don’t sell Sell short!

UFC 96 is live on PPV Mar. 7!

Story by Robert Kravantka

Pete “Drago” Sell looks for his second win since moving down to the welterweight division, this Saturday night when he steps into the Octagon against Matt “The Immortal” Brown. Both fighters have a similar fighting style that is sure to deliver an action packed event when the two collide in Columbus, Ohio at UFC 96 .  . . . Click here for more

Former UFC® Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson was at his devastating best last December as he settled his score with Wanderlei Silva via a chilling first round knockout. On Saturday, March 7, Jackson will look to move one step closer to regaining his title when he takes on the man who beat both Chuck Liddell and Forrest Griffin, Keith “The Dean of Mean” Jardine. For the third year in a row, the Ultimate Fighting Championship® is heading back to Columbus, Ohio for UFC 96: JACKSON vs. JARDINE, live from the Nationwide Arena on Saturday, March 7, 2009. Click here to visit the official UFC 96 website!



March 3rd, 2009

Photo Gallery

Light heavy night in Dresden!

Four important 175lb clashes Saturday

Photos: Eroll Popova

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“Universum Champions Night” returns to the Freiberger Arena in Dresden with five high quality title fights. Fighters appearing on the card took part in a press conference at the “Augustiner an der Frauenkirche.” In the main event, light heavyweight contender Jürgen Brähmer (31-2, 25 KOs) rebounds from his first world title shot against Rachid Kanfouah (29-6, 23 KOs) for the vacant European title. In all, the card will feature four notable light heavyweight bouts, a women’s world title rematch, plus the popular Bedak Brothers. (more…)



March 3rd, 2009

Boxing News

St. Paddy’s card in Dorchester!

Promoters Mark Porter and Packy Collins of Celtic Pride Promotions, in association with Mark Vaz Boxing, will present it’s second annual “St Patrick’s Day Boxing Show” at the Dorchester Armory on Saturday, March 14th. The main event will feature Dublin’s Patrick Hyland putting up his undefeated record against Nicaragua’s Carlos Guevara (12-8-1, 9 KOs) in a ten-round bout for the vacant jr lightweight title. Guevara lost a close decision to Orlando Cruz for the IBA title in Puerto Rico last year. (more…)



March 3rd, 2009

Boxing News

Cunningham-Braithwaite Update!

A purse bid for an IBF cruiserweight eliminator between Steve Cunningham and Wayne Braithwaite scheduled for tommorrow has been canceled. Don King Productions will promote this fight on April 19. A site is yet to be announced.



March 2nd, 2009

Boxing News

Bute-Zuniga first look!

Coming off one of the most controversial victories in years, undefeated Lucian Bute will return to SHOWTIME® to risk his IBF super middleweight crown against hard-hitting Fulgencio Zuniga on a special World Championship edition of ShoBox: The New Generation on Friday, March 13 (11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the west coast) at the Bell Centre in Montreal. (more…)



March 2nd, 2009

Boxing News

New foe for Mike Jones!

Hard-hitting Dairo Esalas, a Colombian welterweight living in Miami, FL, replaces the injured Larry Mosley against unbeaten prospect Mike Jones in the scheduled 10-round main event Friday evening, March 6, at the Legendary Blue Horizon, 1314 North Broad Street. Mosley, 29, injured his back sparring Saturday in Los Angeles and will need several weeks to recover. Esalas, 35, who had been training in Miami, jumped at the chance when contacted Sunday evening. (more…)



March 2nd, 2009

Announcement

Ballroom Boxing & TKO team up!

Big show lined up for April 2!

Scott Wagner’s Ballroom Boxing and Chet Koerner’s TKO BOXING Promotions, have teamed up for 2009 to present six world class professional boxing events this year at Baltimore’s Michael’s Eighth Avenue as part of the nationally known “HOMETOWN HEROES TO WORLD CHAMPIONS” series . . . Click here for more



March 2nd, 2009

UFC

Preview: Jackson vs. Jardine

UFC 96 is live on PPV Mar. 7!

Preview by Brady Crytzer

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Columbus, Ohio on Saturday, March 7th where it presents UFC 96: Jackson vs. Jardine.In the main event of UFC 96, former light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson looks to get back into the title picture when he takes on the tough perennial contender Keith Jardine. With serious title implications, UFC 96 matches up a pair of 205 pound dynamos responsible for some of the most exciting fights in recent UFC history. Let’s see how they match up .  . . . Click here for more

Former UFC® Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson was at his devastating best last December as he settled his score with Wanderlei Silva via a chilling first round knockout. On Saturday, March 7, Jackson will look to move one step closer to regaining his title when he takes on the man who beat both Chuck Liddell and Forrest Griffin, Keith “The Dean of Mean” Jardine. For the third year in a row, the Ultimate Fighting Championship® is heading back to Columbus, Ohio for UFC 96: JACKSON vs. JARDINE, live from the Nationwide Arena on Saturday, March 7, 2009. Click here to visit the official UFC 96 website!



March 2nd, 2009

Announcement

Workouts open to the public!

The fighting pride of York, Pennsylvania, Carney Bowman, will host a public/media workout tomorrow, Tuesday, March 3rd at 5pm in advance of his headlining return to the Valencia Ballroom this Saturday night at the “BATTLE OF YORK 3″.
The open workout will take place at Bowman’s home gym, the Lincolnway Sportcenter, located at 2601 W. Market St. in York . . . Click here for more



March 2nd, 2009

Boxing News

Goossen inks Olympian Molina!

Promoter Dan Goossen has inked 2008 United States Olympian junior welterweight Javier Molina to an exclusive promotional contract with his company, Goossen Tutor Promotions, that begins with Molina’s professional debut on March 27th at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE. The 19-year-old Molina joins Olympic teammate Shawn Estrada on the Goossen Tutor roster, which also includes 2004 Olympic gold medalist Andre Ward. Headlining the March 27 card is former WBC heavyweight champion Samuel Peter against Eddie Chambers.



March 2nd, 2009

Announcement

Barrera on historic mission!

Khan on Mexican's hitlist!

The 12-round main event March 14th between 22-year-old lightweight prospect Amir Khan and Hall of Fame bound multiple world champion, “The Baby Faced Assassin” Marco Antonio Barrera, shapes up as a potential classic at The M.E.N. Arena in Manchester, United Kingdom . . . Click here for more

Integrated Sports will distribute a world-class pay-per-view card, headlined by Amir Khan versus “The Baby Faced Assassin” Marco Antonio Barrera, Saturday, March 14 live from The M.E.N. Arena in Manchester, United Kingdom . . . Click here for more



March 2nd, 2009

Boxing News

Alvarado looks to extend streak!

The pride of Denver, undefeated junior welterweight contender Mike Alvarado, returns to the ring on Saturday at the Mile High Event Center, located directly across from Mile High Racing Park in Commerce City, Colorado. The top-15 contender will be taking on crafty Emmanuel Clottey, in a 10-round rumble, headlining an action-packed eight-bout bout. Promoted by Bob Arum’s Top Rank in association with Delgado Promotions, the Alvarado-Clottey brawl will be televised nationally on Azteca America. Alvarado (24-0, 17 KOs), has knocked out seven of his last eight opponents. (more…)



March 2nd, 2009

UFC

UFC 98 announced for Vegas!

Lesnar rematches Mir for UFC heavy title!

Long considered the most prestigious title in mixed martial arts, the UFC® Heavyweight Championship currently rests in the hands of two men – Champion Brock Lesnar and interim belt holder Frank Mir. On Saturday, May 23rd, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, Lesnar and Mir will meet to not only determine an Undisputed UFC Heavyweight Champion, but to settle some very personal business they began in this same arena over a year ago. . .  Click here for full report



March 2nd, 2009

UFC

Brown goes to town at WEC 39!

Report by Brady Crytzer & Robert Casaus

Last year, Mike Brown shocked the MMA world when he dethroned long-running WEC Featherweight Champ Urijah Faber at UFC.

Last night at WEC 39, held in Corpus Christi, Texas, the defending champ shocked Leonard Garcia’s world when he took out the No. 1 contender in less than two minutes . . .  Click here for full report



March 2nd, 2009

Boxing News

Pacquiao London Update!

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank


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Everywhere he goes pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao is surrounded by a swarm of Filipino fans who wave flags, take pictures, ask for autographs and who try to touch their national hero. “I never knew there were so many Filipino fans in London and in Manchester,” said Pacquiao after a very large, friendly crowd of fans surrounded his car when he arrived today at the Philippines Embassy. “I think we are all stunned about the number of Filipino fans here and their love for Manny,” said Bob Arum. “He really is a superstar, the national treasure of the Philippines.” (more…)



March 2nd, 2009

Boxing Result

Vazquez Jr. tops Beranza!

Unbeaten jr featherweight prospect Wilfredo “WV2″ Vazquez, Jr. (15-0-1, 12 KOs) defended his WBO Latin and WBA Fedcentro titles against former WBC Continental Americas Champion Jose “Pepe” Beranza (31-15-2, 25 KOs) via twelve round unanimous decision on Friday night at the Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, Florida. Scores were 118-109, 119-108, 120-107.



March 2nd, 2009

Boxing News

Brähmer-Kanfouah presser!

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Light heavyweight contender Jürgen Brähmer (31-2, 25 KOs) and French champion Rachid Kanfouah (29-6, 23 KOs) faced off today at a press conference in Dresden, Germany,  in advance of Saturday’s showdown for the vacant European championship. Brähmer, who is returning less than three months from a decision loss in a world title shot, stated, “My goal remains: I want to become the next German world champion. The Euro title is a big step on the way!”  (More to come)



March 2nd, 2009

Boxing News

Hide: Nothing but Trouble!

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Herbie Hide’s upcoming fight with Sandro Siproshvili in Cuxhaven on Friday wasn’t the only thing on Herbie Hide’s mind at the press conference today. The former two-time WBO heavyweight champion is also celebrating the release of his autobiography. The book, aptly titled “Nothing But Trouble” tells the story of his upbringing in Norwich and his time in boarding schools in Norfolk after arriving in England at the age of ten, before detailing his roller coaster boxing career and his numerous escapades outside of the ring. “My book tells it like it is,” says Herbie. “Lots of people bring out a book, but nobody has a story like mine. I’m the original bad boy. Everything is in there. You’ll laugh and cry when you read it. I’ve been through so much in my 37 years and my life really has been nothing but trouble, as the title says. But I haven’t finished yet because now I’m going to beat Siproshvili and then go on to be world champion for a third time.”



March 2nd, 2009

Announcement

Arnaoutis, Ortiz battle it out!

On March 7th Star Boxing’s world rated light welterweight contender, The Pride of Greece, “Mighty” Mike Arnaoutis (21-2- 2,10KO) will meet ESPN.com’s 2008 prospect of the year “Vicious” Victor Ortiz (23-1- 1,18KO) in a 12 round light welterweight championship. The Arnaoutis vs. Ortiz battle will be part of that evening’s live triple header on HBO and will take place at The Tank in San Jose, CA. At stake will be both the USBA light welterweight title, held by Arnaoutis and the NABO light welterweight title, which is held by Ortiz . . . Click here for more



March 2nd, 2009

Announcement

BWAA names Liebling awards

Leonard Gardner, Larry Merchant, and the late John Lardner have been named by the Boxing Writers Association of America as winners of the A.J. Liebling Awards. Bestowed since 1995 by the BWAA, the award honors the elegant New Yorker stylist, who chronicled the sport for decades and whose work was subsequently collected in the timeless boxing books The Sweet Science and A Neutral Corner. The Liebling Awards will be presented at the BWAA’s annual dinner in New York on June 12th.

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March 2nd, 2009

Announcement

Rodriguez takes on Alvarez

On March 6th, Delvin Rodriguez (23-2-2, 14KO) will look to defend his USBA welterweight championship, and earn the number two ranking in the IBF world ratings when he takes on highly touted welterweight contender Shamone “The Truth” Alvarez (20- 1, 11KO). The bout will take place at the Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino in Uncasville, CT and be broadcast live as that evening’s ESPN2 “Friday Night Fights” main event. . . . Click here for more



March 2nd, 2009

Boxing News

Johnson wants Dawson now!

Friday night at the Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida, former world light heavyweight champion Glen “The Road Warrior” Johnson finally got his chance to put his controversial 2003 draw with Daniel Judah to rest, and he made the most of his opportunity, scoring a near shutout ten round decision over his opponent in the main event of ESPN2 Friday Night Fights. “It was great to get this victory and right a wrong from six years ago,” said Johnson, who improved to 49-12-2 (33 KOs) with the 99-90, 99-90, 99-89 win that included a first round knockdown of Judah. “Now I’m moving on to right one of the other wrongs of my career, the decision that was taken away from me against Chad Dawson.” (more…)



March 2nd, 2009

Boxing News

Froch-Taylor unraveling?

Is the camp of WBC super middleweight champion Carl Froch may be having second thoughts about facing ex-middleweight champion Jermain Taylor? The Taylor camp has announced that Taylor will fight Froch on April 25 at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut, and SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING is already onboard to televise the clash. The Froch camp, however, has denied that a deal is done. Froch had previously publicly called out Taylor and proclaimed that “they will need to drag Taylor to the ring kicking and screaming because I don’t think he wants any part of me,” and offered to come to the U.S. to fight him. Taylor warned over the weekend, “Froch has been running his mouth a lot, now it’s time to shut him up!” Stay tuned…



March 2nd, 2009

Boxing News

Pacquiao-Hatton update!

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and Ricky “The Hitman” Hatton pose with the IBO belt during a press conference at the Imperial War Museum in London, England on Monday during one of the stops on their mega UK media tour to officially announce their upcoming “East vs West” world junior welterweight championship fight on May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Pacquiao vs Hatton is presented by Top Rank and Golden Boy and will be available on HBO Pay Per View.



March 2nd, 2009




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