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Photos: Coyle destroys Katsidis; McDonnell stays unbeaten

Photos: Coyle destroys Katsidis; McDonnell stays unbeaten

Photos: Scott Raven Lightweight Tommy Coyle (20-2, 9 KOs) stopped former two-time interim beltholder Michael Katsidis (30-7, 24 KOs) with a single left ...

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Fight for Water 3 Weights

Fight for Water 3 Weights

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Jose Ramirez 140.8 vs. David Rodela 141.4 Andy Ruiz 272.6 vs. Kenny Lemos 266.2 Michael Finney 151.6 vs. Wilkins Santiago ...

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143 lbs!  Pacquiao already on weight for November 22 clash with Algieri

143 lbs! Pacquiao already on weight for November 22 clash with Algieri

Photo: Ping Nepo Eight-division world champion Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao put on an awesome display at his media workout on Friday. Members of the ...

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Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada WBC bantamweight champ, unbeaten southpaw Japanese Shinsuke Yamanaka (22-0-2, 16 KOs), 118, successfully kept his belt ...

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Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME Crowd-pleasing Windy City fan favorite Andrzej "Chicago’s Polish Prince" Fonfara (25-3, 1 NC, 15 KOs), who’s been training in Big ...

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Photos: Coyle destroys Katsidis; McDonnell stays unbeaten

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Fight for Water 3 Weights

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143 lbs!  Pacquiao already on weight for November 22 clash with Algieri

143 lbs! Pacquiao already

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Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC

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Boxing News

Chavez-Alvarez brothers collide Sept 13

Fans have talked about a showdown between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez for years. On September 13, we get the next best thing as their brothers, Omar “Businessman” Chavez (32-2-1, 22 KOs) and Ramon “Inocente” Alvarez (19-4-2, 12 KOs), will face off at a venue to be named.

The fight is expected to take place in Verscruz as Chavez didn’t want to fight in Alvarez’ hometown of Guadalajara and Alvarez didn’t want to fight in Culiacan where Chavez hails from.



July 30th, 2014



Boxing News

Chaves gets visa, will hit Vegas tomorrow

Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum announced today that the Visa for Diego “La Joya” Chaves has CLEARED and that he will be traveling to Las Vegas to face Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios, as scheduled, on Saturday, August 2, at The Chelsea in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

Rios (31-2-1, 22 KOs), of Oxnard, Calif., the former world lightweight champion and pound-for-pound all-action fighter, will be making his eagerly-anticipated 2014 debut against one-time interim world champion Chaves (23-1, 19 KOs), of Buenos Aires, in a 10-round welterweight battle. The co-main event will feature undefeated World Boxing Association (WBA) super lightweight champion “The Pride of Las Vegas” Jessie Vargas (24-0, 9 KOs), making his first title defense, against undefeated contender Anton “The Pick Hammer” Novikov (29-0, 10 KOs), of Kopeysk, Russia. Both fights will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark, beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Tecate, remaining tickets to the Rios vs. Chaves / Vargas vs. Novikov world championship event are available for purchase at www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com or through Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 and www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets are priced at $50, $75, $100, $150 and $200. Room / ticket packages are also available.



July 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Queens boxing card cancelled

Due to multiple fighter fallouts. This Friday night’s Elton Dharry Promotions boxing event at the Amazura Concert Hall in Queens is cancelled. Fans who purchased tickets may refund them at the point of purchase. Dharry will now fight on August 2 in St. Maarten in a co-promotion with B.O.S.E Promotions.



July 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Fenech: Browne can be a world champ in 6 months

Legendary Hall of Famer Jeff Fenech believes Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne can win a world title in as little as six months. Australia has never produced a heavyweight champion of the world, but Fenech says he’s seen enough in the few weeks he’s been training Browne to suggest that the 35-year-old has all the ingredients. Browne faces unbeaten Ukrainian Andriy Rudenko for the WBC’s EPBC and WBA Inter-Continental crowns in Wolverhampton, England on Friday night and victory should push him closer to a showdown with either Bermane Stiverne or Ruslan Chagaev.

“The WBC and WBA champions are both beatable. If Lucas keeps getting the best sparring then he could be fighting for a world title in six months,” said Fenech, who himself won world honours in three weight divisions. “Preparation is everything and as long as he gets the right camp, he’ll be ready. Australia has never had a world champion in the heavyweight division and I think for Lucas to become the first would be an incredible thing. Alex Leapai went over to Germany to fight Klitschko and he had tremendous support but Lucas can go a step further than that.” (more…)



July 30th, 2014

Boxing News

‘El Tostado’ featured in Telemundo tourney Friday

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The summer season edition continues for Boxeo Telemundo Ford this Friday. Once again the main event will feature a solid matchup of super flyweights. Recent world title challenger Antonio ‘El Tostado’ Tostado (13-2, 6 KOs) goes on the road to face local favorite Daniel Lozano (11-1, 8 KOs). The winner will advance on to the next round of the single elimination Telemundo super flyweight tournament. The bout will take place at the A La Carte Event Pavilion, in Tampa, Florida. Tuto Zabala’s Jr. All Star Boxing, Inc. will promote the event. At stake will be the interim WBO Latino super flyweight title.

Tostado is fresh off of his first world title fight this past May against champion Omar Narvaez. The fight did not have the story book ending that Tostado hoped for as he was stopped in four. At just 20 years old, he’s working to position himself for another chance at the crown. His quest for that will begin this Friday. (more…)



July 30th, 2014

UFC

The Comeback of Dominick Cruz

“No.”

Dominick Cruz didn’t even let the question finish before he’s answered it. He knows what it is, he’s heard it a million times before, and each time, the response is the same.

For the record, the question was, after two knee surgeries and a groin injury that has kept him sidelined since October of 2011, did he ever wonder if he was going to hear the words “welcome back” again.

“No.” . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: BADER VS. SAINT PREUX is LIVE on FOX on Saturday, August 16 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



July 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Robert Guerrero will be be a special guest at the Ringside World Championships. More

Bob Arum remains upbeat on the Pacquiao-Algieri showdown. More

Jameel McCline’s campaign for Congress picks up speed in Florida. More

Does defeat spell the end for Daniel Geale? More



July 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Jenkins wins by KO

Story and photo by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com

The brand new Tuesday Night Fights Pro-Am boxing series kicked off at the 2300 Arena in South Philly Tuesday night, and North Philly middleweight Fred Jenkins closed the show with a second round KO over Baltimore’s Jeremy Trussell in their scheduled 6-round bout.

A total of three professional and six amateur bouts were contested.

Jenkins looked sharp, winning the first round against his bigger opponent, before unleashing a vicious left hook in round two that decked Trussell flat on his back. Trussell made it to his feet, but Jenkins immediately jumped on him the moment referee Hurley McCall waved him back in. Not usually known for his punch, Jenkins turned killer and let loose a flurry of hard punches that put Trussell on the canvas again. The wounded fighter struggled to get up, but failed to beat the count. Referee McCall signaled the end at 2:52 of round two.

Jenkins improved to 8-1-1, 3 KOs, while Trussell fell to 8-2-1, 6 KOs. (more…)



July 30th, 2014

Boxing News

WBA #15 Dawson ready for Trout

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBA #15 Daniel “The Rock” Dawson (40-3-1, 26 KO’s) talks to Fightnews to say training has been going well for his August 22nd showdown against former WBA 154 pound champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout (26-2,14 KO’s) at the Pechanga Resort and Casino, Temecula, California. Dawson’s trainer Bobby Mayne has him in the best shape of his career, working on the left jab and busy work rate to score a victory over his highly regarded opponent.

“Training camp has been great, first half of camp was spent rehabbing the shoulder reconstruction from surgery and building the general conditioning after three months of inactivity,” said Dawson. “I’m now firing and using the shoulder 100%. It has been an amazing and challenging preparation that has built so much confidence in me! We are ready and prepared for Trout and this fight in every way! It’s such an exciting opportunity and a dream come true to be competing at this level in the Mecca of Boxing, the US! Trout is an incredible boxer and I have a lot of respect for his achievements in the sport, that being said this is my time, this is my moment and I am ready for a future of fighting at the highest level of Boxing in the US! Utilizing my jab, my work rate and my energy depleting body work will be key components to my win.

“Training with the author of ‘The Art of Boxing,’ Bobby Mayne, we have more than a few tricks up our sleeves for Trout and I know we’ll put in an awesome performance.”



July 29th, 2014

UFC

Silva-Diaz superfight set for Super Bowl weekend

Speculation about possible opponents for newly re-signed UFC star Nick Diaz ended Tuesday afternoon when UFC President Dana White announced on ESPN SportsCenter that the Stockton standout will face future Hall of Famer Anderson Silva on January 31 in Las Vegas . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: BADER VS. SAINT PREUX is LIVE on FOX on Saturday, August 16 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



July 29th, 2014

Boxing News

Andre Dirrell returns on FNF co-feature

Friday’s 10-round FNF co-feature will pit former Super Middleweight world title challenger and 2004 Olympian “The Matrix” Andre Dirrell (21-1, 14 KOs) of Flint, Michigan, fighting out of Boca Raton, Florida, against Providence Rhode Island’s Vladine “Mr. Providence” Biosse (15-4-2, 7 KOs). In his last outing, Dirrell won a 10-round unanimous decision over Michael Gbenga, while Biosse is looking to rebound from a 10-round unanimous decision loss to Callum Smith.

The main event is an IBF eliminator between former Light Heavyweight titlist Gabriel “Chico Guapo” Campillo (23-6-1, 9 KOs) and undefeated Light Heavyweight Thomas “Top Dog” Williams Jr. (17-0, 12 KOs). The winner of the fight will be ranked No. 2 by the IBF. Friday’s show is taking place at the Little Creek Casino in Shelton, Washington.



July 29th, 2014

Boxing News

Video: Klitschko-Briggs Gym Showdown

Here’s what went down earlier today in Florida:



July 29th, 2014

Boxing News

Kovalev-Caparello undercard

Before live audiences at Revel Casino Hotel witness the WBO light heavyweight world championship match-up between the undefeated champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (24-0-1, 22 KOs) and the undefeated challenger Blake “Il Capo” Caparello (19-0-1, 6 KOs), they will be treated to an undercard highlighted by the light heavyweight showdown between Isaac “Golden Boy” Chilemba (22-2-2, 9 KOs) and Cory “Black Ice” Cummings (17-6-1, 13 KOs). Also, undefeated jr middleweight Dmitry Mikhaylenko (16-0, 6 KOs) will be featured in his US debut against Sechew “Iron Horse” Powell (26-5, 15 KOs) in an eight rounder. Heavyweight Adam Kownacki (6-0, 6 KOs) faces Charles Ellis (9-1-1, 8 KOs) in a six round bout. Local jr middle prospect DeCarlo Perez (11-3-1, 4 KOs) is slated to take on Marcus Willis (13-3-2, 3 KOs) in a six-rounder. In an all-Philly match-up, heavyweights Joey Dawejko (10-3-2, 3 KOs), 24, and David Williams (7-8-2, 2 KOs), 37, face off for eight rounds.

Main Events’ matchmaker Jolene Mizzone said about this card, “Every single fight on the undercard has someone from the northeast. It is rare to see a card with so much local talent looking to break into the sport and make a name for themselves. This is a true tri-state area card and should be a real crowd-pleaser because from top to bottom every single fight is a 50-50.”



July 29th, 2014

Boxing News

Chaves still waiting for OK to enter USA

The ongoing “glitch” in the U.S. State Department’s database for processing visas and passports that has caused delays for millions of people awaiting travel documents is causing major headaches for international fighters scheduled for fights in the United States. Welterweight Diego Chaves, scheduled to face Brandon Rios on Saturday in Las Vegas, is among those caught up in the backlog for travel documents. In the event Chaves is unable to get into the country, unbeaten Jose Zepeda (19-0, 16 KOs) is reportedly being tapped to step in against Rios on Saturday night at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and on HBO.



July 29th, 2014

Boxing News

Hammer-Mathis changed to no contest

The German Boxing Federation (BDB) has officially changed the result of the female world title fight between Christina Hammer and Anne Sophie Mathis last Saturday in Dessau to a “No Contest.” The action follows that of the WBF which made the same decision yesterday. The WBO has yet to make an announcement. Mathis seemingly won by KO but was instead disqualified for a phantom blow behind the head.

“The BDB is very sorry for this bad decision”, says President Thomas Pütz. “Because it was a world title fight it was not completely under our jurisdiction. Still the referee Manfred Küchler is a BDB referee and we apologize on his behalf. This was clearly no attempt to cheat on Anne Sophie Mathis and her team but just a wrong judgement in the heat of the fight. We all make mistakes – but we got to do our best to correct them. There will be an investigation of the events and a hearing of Manfred Küchler before we decide if he will be suspended. But there is no question that the result of a DQ victory for Hammer has to be changed to a ‘no contest.’ This way Anne Sophie Mathis keeps her world champion title and the promoters can negotiate a rematch which would definitely make sense from our side.”



July 29th, 2014

Boxing News

Photos: Briggs and Klitschko nearly square off; Michael Moorer intervenes

Unified heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and the last U..S. heavyweight champion of the world Shannon Briggs nearly made a fight between them a reality much sooner than expected in South Florida early this morning. Klitschko was having an open media workout when Briggs stormed in. Briggs wanted to resend the message that he is still in pursuit of a fight with Klitschko. Words were exchanged and apparently Briggs didn’t like what Klitschko had to say. Briggs then stormed into the ring where Vlad’s hands were already wrapped as were Briggs’ who was working out in the same gym. The two were face to face where it looked like at any moment it was going to go down. Former heavyweight champion of the world Michael Moorer broke the two apart to prevent it from going any further. We’re expecting exclusive video shortly.

Photos



July 29th, 2014

Boxing News

Takayama, Okada keep Japanese belts

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

Japanese welterweight champ Suyon Takayama (21-1, 7 KOs), 147, barely kept his national belt as he withstood determined retaliations of top contender Koshinmaru Saito (20-6-1, 11 KOs), 147, and was awarded a hairline majority verdict (96-95 twice and 95-95) over ten hard-fought rounds on Monday in Tokyo, Japan. It was a grudge fight as the champ, 28, acquired the vacant title by winning a close decision over the 35-year-old perennial challenger in 2012, and it became a tough war for him again as expected. Saito, handled by three-time world junior middle champ Koichi Wajima, made a good start and was leading on points after the first half, as announced 48-47 by all judges on the open scoring system. They put on a see-saw performance with Takayama occasionally scoring with left-right combos and Saito connecting with good left hooks to the bloodied champ. Had Saito, making his fourth attempt to win the national belt, won the final session, he would have acquired the long-anticipated belt. Try to win it for the fifth time, Saito!

Another total war was witnessed in a supporting ten, where unbeaten Japanese super-light champ Hiroki Okada (9-0, 7 KOs), 140, also barely managed to retain his title when he struggled to outbox and outpunch a constantly aggressive infighter Shamgar Koichi (18-6-1, 11 KOs; previously fighting as Koichi Aso), 139.75, and earned a close but unanimous nod (all 96-94) over ten. Okada, formerly amateur champ making his first defense, tried to outbox the willing mixer with a peek-a-boo guard and looked successful until he was caught by Koichi’s abrupt attack midway in the fifth. Though being ahead on points (48-47 twice for Okada and 48-47 for Koichi) after the fifth, it became a give-and-take affair with the tide busily turning in every round. The challenger had the champ at bay and almost seized the belt then and there, but Okada showed his heart to fight back with his strong determination. The champ was in command in the last two sessions, which carried him to a toughest triumph in his still short career.

Promoter: Kadoebi Jewel Promotions.



July 29th, 2014

Boxing News

Gevor brothers to fight on August 16

On August 16, boxing brothers Noel and Abel Gevor will step into the ring to fight on the same card at the Erfurt Exhibition Hall in Thuringia, Germany. Trained by their stepfather and former world title challenger Khoren Gevor, 23 year-old Noel (12-0, 7 KOs) will take on Ismael Abdoul (54-29-2, 20 KOs) and 21 year-old Abel (7-0, 4 KOs) having a six-round bout scheduled versus Attila Palko (17-13, 13 KOs). (more…)



July 29th, 2014

UFC

Incredibly Smooth: The Best of Benson Henderson

Benson Henderson returns to the Octagon next month when he takes on fellow top-ranked lightweight Rafael Dos Anjos in the main event of the August 23 UFC Fight Night event in Tulsa, Oklahoma . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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July 29th, 2014

Boxing News

Smoger to run referee, judges clinics in St Maarten

Renowned Referee Steve Smoger is set to return to St Maarten and to help further improve the sport in the Caribbean by running both Referee and Judges clinics before he referees ‘The War in Paradise’ professional boxing card on Saturday in Philipsburg, St Maarten. “I feel blessed to be able to give back to the sport of boxing by doing clinics at the beautiful island of St Maarten,” said Smoger who has refereed 195 world championship fights and worked in 42 countries around the world.

Promoter Bobby Ottley’s B.O.S.E. Promotions will be promoting the card billed as “War in Paradise” at the L.B. Scott Sports Auditorium in Philipsburg, Sint Maarten featuring Nuvo reality TV champion Denis Douglin (17-4, 10 KOs) against hard hitting middleweight Eduardo Mercedes (25-11, 21 KOs) along with a special IBO female world heavyweight title bout between Carlette “The Truth” Ewell (15-7-1, 9 KOs) and top rated Sonya “The Scholar” Lamonakis (9-1-2, 1 KO) played a big role in getting Steve to come to the paradise island. (more…)



July 29th, 2014

Boxing News

Joseph Parker mired in passport snafu

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

New Zealand Heavyweight Joseph Parker’s US visa has been approved but he is still no closer to getting his passport returned from the US Consulate. A global US Immigration computer glitch across the world is holding things up. Parker is booked to fly to Las Vegas tonight but will have to cancel the flight if he does not receive his passport back before 5pm. The US Consulate says they cannot guarantee they’ll be able to issue the passport today.

Parker and Robert “The Butcher” Berridge are both scheduled to fight on NBC Sports Network’s Fight Night on August 9. Parker (9-0, 8 KOs) is fighting Keith Thompson (7-2, 4 KOs), the sparring partner of highly regarded unbeaten contender Deontay Wilder. Berridge (24-1-1, 20 KOs) is fighting 6’3 Russian light heavyweight Vasily Lepikhim (15-0, 8 KOs). Representatives of WBO light heavyweight world champion Sergey Kovalev will be watching the kiwi fight ahead of a likely title shot early next year. Kovalev defends his world title this weekend in Atlantic City against Australian Blake Caparello, the only fighter to beat Berridge in his 26 fight professional career.



July 29th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

(Video) Catch Roy Jones Jr. rapping after his latest win. More

In regard to middleweight history, how good is Gennady Golovkin’s knockout ratio? More

Bare-knuckle fighting makes a return in Nebraska. More

What’s become of Larry Holmes’ old boxing gym? More



July 29th, 2014

Boxing News

Late Report: Perez paints a Picasso on canvass called Calzada

By Eric ‘Sugar Foot’ Duran
Photos by Alan Velasquez

The crack of lightning and boom of thunder outside were no match for the fireworks in the ring on Friday night at the Salon Madrid as Steve ‘Match Makin’ Mestas and Airtight Boxing presented Colorado fans an exciting five bout card that had the crowd on their feet for most of the night. Local fan favorite Manny ‘Manos’ Perez delighted his family and supporters with a beautiful performance of skillful boxing. Raul ‘Chino’ Carillo had no issues with Jeremiah ‘Jett’ Torres in their five rounder. Joey Montoya picked up a W and ‘Terrible’ Tommy Atencio returned to the squared circle with a victory. (more…)



July 29th, 2014

Boxing News

Tuesday Night Fights tonight in Philadelphia

Tuesday Night Fights, a unique Philadelphia boxing event that will feature young talent in the Delaware Valley, will make its debut on Tuesday at 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia. Presented by Joe Hand Promotions and D and D Management, Tuesday Night Fights will showcase both amateur boxers and professional fighters representing various local boxing gyms. The plan is to make Tuesday Night Fights a monthly event at 2300 Arena. Tonight’s card will feature five professional fights and four amateur bouts. Highlighting the professional side is a six-round middleweight match between Fred Jenkins Jr. (7-1-1) of ABC Rec Center in North Philadelphia and Jeremy Trussell (8-1-1) from Baltimore, Md. Also, Keith Downs (2-0), representing the Willingboro Recreation Center, faces Robert Sweeney (2-0) from the Marian Anderson Rec Center, South Philadelphia, in a four-round middleweight contest.



July 29th, 2014

Boxing News

Estrada-Vukosa full report

By Mark Vaz at ringside

Before a crowd of 500-plus enthusiastic fans Saturday night at the Royal Night Club in Boston, come-backing former amateur standout Steve “The Gentle Giant” Vukosa was successful in his ring return upsetting former Olympian Jason “Big Six” Estrada over eight rounds via a majority decision. The 6’5″ southpaw – who’s last ring appearance was in May of 2002 – looked tentative over the first few rounds, circling the more aggressive Estrada, throwing one punch at a time giving Estrada good counterpunching opportunities. Once Vukosa began to let his hands go more frequently at the urging of his trainers, Jimmy Farrell and Kenny Butler, he found that he could land crisp, sharp combinations, eventually cutting Estrada over the right eye, which swelled shut almost immediately, severely handicapping Estrada’s defense. Much to his credit, Estrada continued his forward march, but with his punch output slowing, Vukosa was able to steal much of the second half of the contest to pull off the victory 76-75, 78-72 with one judge calling it even 76-76. FightNews saw the bout 76-76, four rounds apiece. Vukosa remains unbeaten at 9-0 (4) while Estrada slips to 20-5 with 6 knockouts, with all of his losses to top rated heavyweights. (more…)



July 28th, 2014




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