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Krasniqi edges out Sek to set up Braehmer showdown in 2015

Krasniqi edges out Sek to set up Braehmer showdown in 2015

Report/photos Tony Mayger at ringside Robin Krasniqi outpointed Dariusz Sek in Munich to firmly plant himself in the light heavyweight mandatory challenger's position ...

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Russell dominates Martin, Cuellar retains WBA interim featherweight belt

Russell dominates Martin, Cuellar retains WBA interim featherweight belt

By Karl Freitag Photos: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME Former featherweight title challenger 'Mr.' Gary Russell Jr. (25-1, 14 KOs) was way too fast for Christopher 'S.D. ...

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Andy Ruiz beats Liakhovich to stay unbeaten, Valdez and McCumby crush foes

Andy Ruiz beats Liakhovich to stay unbeaten, Valdez and McCumby crush foes

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank Heavyweight Andy "The Destroyer" Ruiz Jr. (23-0, 17 KOs) remained unbeaten with a ten round unanimous decision ...

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Arroyo defeats Geraldo in IBF 115lb eliminator

Arroyo defeats Geraldo in IBF 115lb eliminator

Photos: Jose Perez / PR Best Unbeaten McJoe Arroyo (16-0, 8 KOs) defeated Mark Geraldo (31-5-3, 14 KOs) by unanimous twelve round decision ...

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Stevenson demolishes Sukhotskiy as expected

Stevenson demolishes Sukhotskiy as expected

By Dave Spencer at ringside Photos: Amanda Kwok/SHOWTIME WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (25-1, 21 KOs) scored an impressive fifth round KO ...

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Russell dominates Martin, Cuellar retains WBA interim featherweight belt

Russell dominates Martin, Cuellar retains

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Andy Ruiz beats Liakhovich to stay unbeaten, Valdez and McCumby crush foes

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Arroyo defeats Geraldo in IBF 115lb eliminator

Arroyo defeats Geraldo in IBF

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Stevenson demolishes Sukhotskiy as expected

Stevenson demolishes Sukhotskiy as expected

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Scale Watch

Weights from Germany

Photos by Daniel Hiller/FIGOSport.de

Jennifer Retzke 146.8 vs. Daniella Smith 142.8
(IBF female welterweight championship)
Benjamin Simon 158.7 vs. Zoltan Kalocsai 158.7
Venue: Circusarena Alt Glienicke in Berlin, Germany
Promoter: Eva Rolle
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November 11th, 2010



Scale Watch

Weights from Hidalgo, TX

Omar Figueroa 134.5 vs. Arturo Quintero 134
Jermell Charlo 148.2 vs. Luis Grajeda 147
Angel Hernandez 128.2 vs. Jesus Hernandez 129.2
Juan Manuel Lopez 117 vs. Alex Garcia 117.7
Raul Tovar 148 vs. Noel Rodriguez 149
Juan Jose Ruiz 176.2 vs. Efren Diaz 179.5
Venue: State Farm Arena, Hidalgo, Texas
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Telefutura



November 11th, 2010

Scale Watch

Weights from Ontario, CA

Photos by Carlos Baeza/Thompson Boxing Promotions

Josesito Lopez 144.5 vs. Sergio Rivera 141.5
Efrain Esquivias 121 vs. 120.5
Artemio Reyes 144 vs. Jesus Vallejo 144.5
Jhon Ortega 141 vs. Anthony Reyes 140
Miguel Diaz 114 vs. Abel Gomez 113.5
Alfredo Madrigal 117 vs. Cain Garcia 119
Manuel Roman 162 vs. Jovanni Rubio 160
Venue: Doubletree Hotel, Ontario, California
Promoter: Thompson Boxing Promotions
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November 11th, 2010

Scale Watch

Weights From Detroit

Weights and photos by Bob Ryder

Darryl Cunningham 170.4 vs. Rubin Williams 174.4
Vernon Paris 141.4 vs. Ramon Guevara 135.2
Alexis Hloros 161.2 vs. Cameron Allen 164.6
Rich Power 232.4 vs. Deandre McCole TBA
Willie Fortune 163 vs. Allen Moore 157.8
Damon McCreary 230.4 vs. Ray Lopez TBA
Domonique Dolton 157.6 vs. Jeremiah Jones TBA
Demar Singleton 174.4 vs. Eric Moon 170
Alex Otero 216 vs. Todd Welcome TBA
Venue: Royal Oak Music Theatre, Detroit, Michigan
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November 11th, 2010

Scale Watch

Weights from Rhode Island

Photo: Emily Harney

Peter Manfredo, Jr. 161 vs. Jhon Berrio 161
Keith Kozlin 169.5 vs. Joe Gardner 167
Mariusz Wach 259 vs. Galen Brown 260
Dante Wiggins 183.5 vs. Paul Gonsalves 179.5
Aleksandra Magdziak Lopes 146.5 vs Cassandra Lindsey 140
Eric Estrada 198 vs. Tobias Rice 199
Jesse Barboza 227 vs. Winston Thorpe 235
Johnathan Vazquez 140 vs. Ernest Butts III 140
Thomas Falowo 159 vs. Odias Dumezil 160
Venue: Twin River Event Center, Lincoln, RI
Promoter: Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment and Sports, Inc., in association with DiBella Entertainment
Matchmaker: Rich Cappiello



November 11th, 2010

Feature Story

Ornelas arrives in Germany

Photos: Eroll Popova

Super middleweight contender Enrique Ornelas (30-6, 20 KOs) has arrived in Dresden, Germany for his November 20 world title shot against reigning WBO world champion Robert Stieglitz (38-2, 23 KOs). The bout has an interesting subplot as Ornelas’ brother Librado Andrade handed Stieglitz his last defeat in 2008. The event, promoted by SES Boxing, will take place at the Freiberger Arena. Here’s what Ornelas had to say. (more…)



November 11th, 2010

Boxing News

Dundee likes Margarito’s chances

While most people in boxing are predicting a Manny Pacquiao win on Saturday night, Hall of Fame trainer Angelo Dundee says Antonio Margarito has the style to derail the Pacman Express. “The style of Margarito is the style that gives a southpaw trouble,” said Dundee. “He comes forward and the only way to fight a southpaw is to come forward. That is my interpretation…Dundeeism. I trained a half dozen southpaws. I had a boxer named Andy Durell fight the greatest boxer of all time, Willie Pep, and he took it as a warm-up in Miami Beach. The southpaw gave him all the trouble he wanted, busted him up and everything and it was supposed to be an easy fight.” (more…)



November 11th, 2010

Boxing News

Update: Pacquiqo-Margarito officials

The confirmed officials for Saturday’s showdown between Manny Pacquiao and Antonio Margarito will be referee Laurence Cole (Texas) and judges Oren Schellenberger (Texas), Jurgen Langos (Germany) and Glenn Crocker (Texas). WBC Supervisor will be WBC President Jose Sulaiman.



November 11th, 2010

Boxing News

Juanma vs Rojas in 2011?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBC featherweight champion Elio Rojas is one of the candidates to possibly land a title unification fight with WBO featherweight Juan Manuel Lopez on March 19 at the Coliseo Roberto Clemente in Puerto Rico. Some sources indicate that the fight could be made if there’s a good offer for Rojas, however other sources indicate that very difficult to make the fight due to the lukewarm relationship between Bob Arum (Lopez) and Don King (Rojas). Rojas had shoulder surgery in August and has not fought since February when he won by decision against former champion Guty Espadas in Mexico. Rojas was slated to unify with WBA champion Yuriorkis Gamboa in September but his shoulder wasn’t ready yet. Sources close to Rojas say he may take a tune-up fight first, but if an agreement is reached he could go straight to Lopez.



November 11th, 2010

UFC

Versus boosts coverage

VERSUS will air its first pre- and post-shows surrounding tonight’s live World Extreme Cagefighting® event beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET. The live 30-minute shows hosted by Molly Qerim, with in-arena interviews by VERSUS.com MMA writer Ariel Helwani, will feature unprecedented backstage access to the fighters as they prepare to step into the cage. Additionally, fighters from the December 16 live WEC event will stop by, including WEC lightweight champion Ben Henderson, Anthony Pettis and WEC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz. The shows will also feature an exclusive sit-down interview with UFC President Dana White as well as a live interview with current UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez. (more…)



November 11th, 2010

UFC

Marquardt, Okami face off

UFC 122 is on SPIKE TV Nov. 13!

Middleweight opponents Nate Marquardt and Yushin Okami face off at the UFC 122 pre-fight press conference at the Hilton Hotel on November 11, 2010 in Dusseldorf, Germany.  Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC.



November 11th, 2010

Boxing News

Weights from Stralsund

New opponent for Airich – again...

Right before the weigh-in promoter Ahmet Öner changed the main event for tomorrow’s “Battle at the Baltic Sea” again. German heavyweight contender Konstantin “Sandman” Airich (16-2-2) will face Gbenga “Bang Bang” Oloukun (18-6-0) instead of Levan Jomardashvili from Georgia (20-1). The last-minute replacement became necessary when unbeaten Turk Yakup Saglam (26-0) pulled out of the fight on short notice.

Airich weighed-in at 223 lbs. while Oloukun brought 238 lbs. to the scale.

The other weights:
Özlem Sahin 106 vs. Fleis Djendji 110
Mike Keta TBA vs. Mihalij Halas 161
Murat Öner (76,0 kg / 167,5 lbs.) vs. Andy Thiele 165
Domenic von Chrzanowski 165 vs. Thomas Freitag TBA
Azad Azizov 132 vs. Kakhaber Avetisian 135
Michael Schubov 154 vs. Rafael Bejaran 161
Erkan Teper 225 vs. Alexander Kahl TBA

The show starts Friday night at 6.30pm, Eurosport broadcasts live starting at 8.25pm (German time).



November 11th, 2010

Boxing News

Margarito’s explanation

Photo: Robert Hughes

Antonio Margarito made an unscheduled appearance at a Thursday press conference for Saturday’s undercard and stated that he never made fun of Manny Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach’s symptoms from Parkinsons disease. The Tijuana Tornado said a video that briefly went viral before being pulled from YouTube was edited and out of context and that he was merely pretending to shake with fear over statements from the Pacquiao camp.
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Brandon Rios, who fights in a pay-per-view undercard bout, also issued an apology for his part in the video and didn’t deny he was mocking Roach.



November 11th, 2010

Boxing News

Q&A: Carl Froch

"Abraham is definitely afraid of me"

Photo: Fightwireimages.com

By Wolfgang Schiffbauer

On November 27, former WBC super middleweight champion Carl Froch will face Arthur Abraham in the third and final group stage bout of the Super Six tournament. While both fighters have already secured a spot in the semi-finals, there is still the vacant WBC belt on stake. A title Froch lost to Mikkel Kessler in his last fight. FightNews caught up with the hard-hitting Froch en route to his daily training regime and asked the former champion about Abraham, his preparation, the tournament and his thoughts about David Haye and the British boxing scene. (more…)



November 11th, 2010

Boxing Result

Snow, Jeter victorious in DC

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside

Capitol Heights, MD super featherweight Thomas “KO” Snow won a six-round unanimous decision over Jason Rorie of Wilson, NC in front of a packed house at DC Star Nightclub in DC.

Unlike their first matchup that Snow won in November by using more movement, Snow fought a phone booth bout throughout with the determined Rorie. The close quarters allowed for headbutts to take place and one Rorie headbutt caused a gash over Snow’s left eye. Referee Dr. Joseph Cooper took two points away from Rorie for headbutts and holding. Both men landed solid punches throughout but more came from Snow. Judges Steve Rados and Lloyd Scaife scored the bout 60-52 while judge Tammye Jenkins saw the bout 58-54. (more…)



November 11th, 2010

Boxing News

TONIGHT: Through the Ropes!

Guests: Max Kellerman, Rau'shee Warren

Boxing fans, get ready to climb “Through the Ropes” with the #1 boxing news radio show hosted by award winning boxing writer Marc Lichtenfeld! This week, HBO’s Max Kellerman and two-time Olympian Rau’shee Warren, who will attempt to be the first US boxer to compete in three Olympics. Call in tonight or email your thoughts to ttropes@earthlink.net. Through The Ropes airs live coast to coast on Thursday nights from 9:00 – 10:00 ET on 75 affiliates of the Sports Byline USA Broadcast Network, including great radio stations like KSHP 1400 AM in Las Vegas and WNSR 560 AM in Nashville. The one-hour show will also be heard on American Forces Network, Sportsbyline.com and Fightnews.com. Fightnews readers can listen live by clicking here tonight at 9PM ET.



November 11th, 2010

Boxing News

New opponent for Airich

Bad news for boxing fans in Stralsund for tomorrow’s “Battle at the Baltic Sea”. Unbeaten Turkish heavyweight Yakup Saglam (26-0) had to pull out of his PABA championship bout aganist German contender Konstantin Airich (16-2-2). According to his trainer and manager Detlef Loritz, Saglam is down and out with fever and gastric flu. Airich will still be the main event fighter against last-minute replacement Levan Jomardashvili (20-1) from Georgia. (more…)



November 11th, 2010

Feature Story

Texas showdown heats up

Story by Jeff Zimmerman
Photos by Robert Hughes

Wednesday’s final press conference for this Saturday’s mega fight at Cowboy Stadium between Manny Pacquiao and Antonio Margarito took on a new twist yesterday as an apparent YouTube video surfaced (and since taken down) showing Margarito, head trainer Robert Garcia and stablemate Brandon Rios mocking and making fun of Freddy Roach and his condition caused by Parkinson’s disease . . . Click here for more



November 11th, 2010

Feature Story

Manfredo’s homecoming

Story by Mark Vaz
Photos by Emily Harney

When Peter Manfredo, Jr. returns to the ring in his native Providence, RI at the Twin River Casino this Friday to face the game Jhon Berrio in a scheduled ten round bout, it will be his first fight under contract with his new promoter, Lou DiBella.

When we last saw the season one “Contender” favorite, he stopped the game Angel Hernandez for the IBO middleweight title. That fight was under the banner of TKO Boxing, the third in a three-fight deal . . . Click here for more



November 11th, 2010

Announcement

Shaw inducted into NJ HOF

Garden State-based promoter Gary Shaw will be inducted into the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame Thursday night at an awards dinner to be held at the Venetian in Garfield, NJ.  Shaw, who was inducted into the California Boxing Hall of Fame last year, is the president and chief executive officer of Gary Shaw Productions, established in 2002 and based in Totowa, NJ. (more…)



November 11th, 2010

UFC

UFC updates

The California Kid Makes His Bantamweight Debut Tonight On Versus: The former WEC featherweight champion, Urijah Faber, takes on Takeya Mizugaki – plus, Chad Mendes faces off against Javier Vazquez and Joseph Benavidez takes on Wagnney Fabiano – tonight at 9pm ET/6pm PT on VERSUS



November 11th, 2010

UFC

Page as tough as they get

UFC 122 is on SPIKE TV Nov. 13!

The flames on Damacio Page’s feet advertise his conviction about the good life.

“Walking through hell,” he says of the tattoos’ symbolism. “No matter what you want in life, you got to walk through hell to get it.” . . . . . Click here for more by Frank Curreri, UFC.com



November 11th, 2010

Boxing News

Sergio Martinez sparring session

Photos and report by Ricardo Conde

WBC middleweight champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez (45-2-2, 24 KOs) of Argentina continues his preparations at the World Crown Sports Training Center in Oxnard, CA for the highly anticipated rematch with former two-time welterweight champion Paul “The Punisher” Williams (39-1, 27 KOs) which takes place on Saturday, November 20th at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ. These two fighters first met in December of last year, in a “Fight of the Year” candidate, in which Williams won via majority decision after twelve exciting back-and-forth rounds. For more details and photos click here…



November 11th, 2010

Feature Story

Ward ready for Bika!

Ringside by Ramon Aranda/www.411Mania.com
Photos by Laura de la Torre

WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward and promoter Dan Goossen took part in a press conference Tuesday at Ricky’s Sports Theatre & Grill in San Leandro, CA to discuss the November 27th clash between Ward (22-0, 13 KOs) and Sakio Bika (28-4-2, 19 KOs) at the Oracle Arena in Oakland . . . Click here for more



November 11th, 2010

Boxing News

Chavez Jr workout

Photos by Chris Farina/Top Rank

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. tunes up for his upcoming big fight against Alfonso Gomez of Mexico on Top Rank’s “In Harms Way” to be held at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Ca. on Saturday, December 4 and broadcast live on Pay-Per-View. Click here for more photos…



November 11th, 2010

Boxing News

The Lone Star Cowboy

Photos by Chris Farina/Top Rank

Superstar Manny Pacquiao sings with his band Wednesday night after the press conference today for his upcoming mega fight against three-time world champion Antonio Margarito on Saturday, November 13 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Pacquiao vs. Margarito is promoted by Top Rank in association with MP Promotions and Cowboys Stadium. The Pacquiao vs. Margarito telecast will be available live on HBO Pay-Per-View. Click here for more photos…



November 11th, 2010

Boxing News

Marquez-Katsidis undercard

In addition to the HBO televised undercard action featuring Andre Berto vs. Freddy Hernandez and Celestino Caballero vs. Jason Litzau, former world champion Nate “The Galaxxy Warrior” Campbell, Cuban junior middleweight sensation Erislandy Lara, unbeaten young knockout artists Keith Thurman, Bastie Samir and Michael Finney, as well as top Mexican prospect Gilberto Gonzalez all seeing action in off TV bouts on the November 27 card at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas headlined by the lightweight title fight between Juan Manuel Marquez and Michael Katsidis. Campbell (33-6-1, 25 KOs) faces Colombian southpaw Walter Estrada (37-13-1, 25 KOs), while Lara (13-0, 8 KOs) , Thurman (14-0, 13 KOs), Samir (6-0, 6 KOs), Finney (5-0, 5 KOs) and WBC Youth lightweight titlist Gonzalez (16-1, 12 KOs) will face opponents to be named.



November 10th, 2010

Boxing News

Froch to spar with Rodriguez

Undefeated super middleweight prospect Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez (17-0, 13 KOs) departed today for the United Kingdom to serve 10 days as a sparring partner for Carl “The Cobra” Froch (26-1, 30 KOs), who is preparing for his WBC title fight showdown in SHOWTIME’s Super Six Tournament, November 27 in Finland against Arthur Abraham (31-1, 25 KOs). Rodriguez is coming off of a scintillating performance last Friday night in the main event on ShoBox: The New Generation, stopping James McGirt in the ninth round for the vacant WBC USNBC super middleweight title in Fargo, North Dakota. Rodriguez (had prepped for his fight against McGirt by sparring two weeks in Australia with middleweight Danny Geale (23-1, 14 KOs), who knocked out former IBF middleweight champion Roman Karmazin in their recent IBF eliminator fight.



November 10th, 2010

UFC

UFC updates

All New TUF – The Quarterfinals Begin Tonight On SPIKE : Team GSP’s Jonathan Brookins takes on Sako Chivitchian, while Cody McKenzie faces Nam Phan in the Octagon – tonight at 10pm ET/PT on SPIKE



November 10th, 2010

UFC

WEC at the scales

WEC: Faber vs. Mizugaki LIVE on VERSUS Nov. 11!

Weights from today’s WEC weigh-in at the Palms in Las Vegas:

Urijah Faber 136 vs Takeya Mizugaki 136
Javier Vazquez 146 vs Chad Mendes 145.5
Erik Koch 146 vs Francisco Rivera 146
Joseph Benavidez 136 vs Wagnney Fabiano 136
Damacio Page 136 vs Demetrious Johnson 135
LC Davis 146 vs Raphael Assuncao 146
Anthony Njokuani 156 vs Edward Faaloloto 154
Zack Micklewright 158 vs Dustin Poirier 155
Clint Godfrey 136 vs Michael McDonald 135
Cub Swanson 145 vs Mackens Semerzier 145
Yves Jabouin 145 vs Brandon Visher 145



November 10th, 2010

Boxing News

IBF’s first women championship

Retzke-Smith for IBF female welter belt

Photos by Daniel Hiller/Figosport.de

The International Boxing Federation is set to write a new page in the organization’s history this week. On Friday, the first world championship bout for the IBF Female Welterweight Title will take place in Berlin, Germany. Fighting for this title are Jeniffer Retzke of Germany with a record of (10-0) and Daniella Smith of New Zealand with a record of (9-1). (more…)



November 10th, 2010

Feature Story

Universum ready for “Warm Up”

Photos: PublicAd

More details on Universum Box-Promotion’s November 19th “Warm Up for 2011″ card were announced today at a press conference at the Artos Restaurant in Hamburg, Germany.

The card is slated to take place at the famed Universum Gym, which is already sold out, and feature former heavyweight champion Ruslan Chagaev (WBA mandatory challenger for David Haye), unbeaten heavyweight contender Denis Boytsov, Olympic gold medalist Rachim Tschachkijew and amateur world champion Jack Culcay. Also appearing will be former WBO super middleweight champion Karoly Balzsay, unbeaten heavyweight prospect Manuel Charr and unbeaten featherweight Marcel Meyerdiercks. (more…)



November 10th, 2010

Boxing News

Telemundo returns Friday

All Star Boxing, Inc. “The New Generation”, Tuto Zabala Jr. and Deportes Telemundo are teaming up once again to bring their popular series of “Boxeo TELEMUNDO”on Friday, November 12, 2010 to the famous Salon Jose Cuervo (former Salon 21) in Mexico City, Mexico home of the Cinturon de Oro Tournament. In the main event current WBC Latin Bantamweight Champion Jesus “Estrella” Ruiz (23-3-2, 19 KOs) of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico will face his toughest opponent in Julio “Chupete” Ler (30-7, 18 KOs) of Cordoba, Argentina in battle schedule for 12 Rounds with Ruiz World Boxing Council Latin Bantamweight Title on the line. (more…)



November 10th, 2010

Boxing News

Pacquiao-Margarito Presser Pics

Photos by Robert Hughes

Manny Pacquiao and Antonio Margarito were surrounded by the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders during the final press conference Wednesday for their upcoming mega fight on November 13 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Click here for more photos…



November 10th, 2010

Interview

Q&A: Antonio Margarito

Report and photos by Ricardo Conde

With only a few days until his U.S. return, three-time world champion, the “Tijuana Tornado” Antonio Margarito (38-6, 27 KOs) of Mexico finished his preparations at the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy in Oxnard, CA. Margarito faces seven-time world champion and considered widely by many to be the best pound for pound fighter in the world, Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao (51-3-2, 38 KOs) of the Philippines, this Saturday, November 13th at the $1.2 billion Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX for the vacant WBC junior middleweight championship and which will be shown live on HBO Pay-Per-View. For more details and photos click here…



November 10th, 2010




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