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Lebedev, Jones make weight

Lebedev, Jones make weight

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photo: Hrunov Promotions Denis Lebedev 198.6 vs. Guillermo Jones 200 (WBA cruiserweight world title) Venue: Dynamo Palace of Sports in Krylatskoye, Moscow, ...

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Night of the Heavyweights on May 30

Night of the Heavyweights on May 30

Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke SES Boxing has announced a May 30 show at the EnergieVerbund Arena in Dresden, Germany featuring four ...

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Martinez keeps IBF 122lb belt by stopping Hasegawa in 7

Martinez keeps IBF 122lb belt by stopping Hasegawa in 7

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Sumio Yamada Powerful and pugnacious Spaniard, Kiko Martinez (31-4, 23 KOs), 121.25, impressively retained his IBF junior featherweight belt as ...

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Full Report: Yamanaka retains WBC 118lbs belt; scores fifth consecutive defense by KO

Full Report: Yamanaka retains WBC 118lbs belt; scores fifth consecutive defense by KO

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada Unbeaten Japanese southpaw, Shinsuke Yamanaka (21-0-2, 16 KOs), 118, successfully retained his WBC bantamweight throne when he ...

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Klitschko-Leapai workout

Klitschko-Leapai workout

Photos: Michael Sterling Eaton / KMG Wladimir Klitschko and Alex Leapai held their open workout at the Centro shopping centre in Oberhausen (Germany). ...

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Lebedev, Jones make weight

Lebedev, Jones make weight

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Night of the Heavyweights on May 30

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Martinez keeps IBF 122lb belt by stopping Hasegawa in 7

Martinez keeps IBF 122lb belt

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Full Report: Yamanaka retains WBC 118lbs belt; scores fifth consecutive defense by KO

Full Report: Yamanaka retains WBC

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Klitschko-Leapai workout

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Boxing News

Mitchell-Griffin May 7th

Former world champion Byron Mitchell (28-5-1, 21 KOs) will take on Otis Griffin (21-6-2, 8 KOs) May 7th. The bout take place on Long Island, New York on May 7th and will be for the USBA light heavyweight title.



March 9th, 2010



Boxing News

Diaz headed to Dallas

Team Diaz

Former World Boxing Council lightweight champion David Diaz broke camp in his hometown of Chicago today and headed to Dallas, Texas where he will take on WBC super featherweight champion Humberto Soto on Saturday, March 13th at Cowboys Stadium. Diaz boarded a plane late Tuesday afternoon at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport with his manager/trainer Jim Strickland and co-trainer Mike Garcia.



March 9th, 2010

Feature Story

Q&A: Tomasz Adamek

I will be a nightmare for “Nightmare”

Big Joe Miranda

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Polish heavyweight Tomasz “Goral” Adamek (40-1, 27 KOs) has been preparing for his HBO fight on April 24 in Ontario, California and is training currently in Houston with Ronnie Shields. He talks about reaching 198 floors on the Stairmaster, swimming like Michel Phelps and why his style will be a real nightmare for the Chris “Nightmare” Arreola (28-1, 25 KOs). (more…)



March 9th, 2010

Boxing News

Pacman workout in Dallas

Robert Hughes

By Jeff Zimmerman

WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (50-3-2, 38 KOs) hosted a public and media workout Tuesday at the Gaylord Texan Hotel in Dallas in advance of Saturday’s showdown with Joshua Clottey at Cowboys Stadium. “He’s bigger and stronger than me, but I’m quicker and I’ll be waiting,” said Pacquiao. Trainer Freddie Roach added, “We’ll take care of business on Saturday, and hopefully Floyd will stop being scared and fight us.” Pacquiao promised to give Mayweather a chance to fight him. More photos…



March 9th, 2010

Announcement

Pro sparring headgear on sale!



March 9th, 2010

UFC

Hardy talks tough!

UFC Primetime premieres on SPIKE TV Mar. 10

In anticipation of their world welterweight title clash at UFC 111: ST-PIERRE vs. HARDY, UFC® champion Georges St-Pierre and challenger Dan Hardy will be featured on UFC Primetime®, a weekly, three part series premiering Wednesday, March 10 at 10:00 PM ET/PT on Spike TV. (more…)



March 9th, 2010

Boxing News

2010 Fight Fax Record Book

Limited Edition – 27th Volume Now Shipping

The 2010 Boxing Record Book, Volume 27 (442 pages) is now shipping. This limited edition features as its cover a reproduction of an original painting by LeRoy Neiman, and includes complete records of active boxers, including over 350 pages of male boxers’ records and over 200 female fighters’ records from all over the world. Split and majority decisions listed in records. The title bout section includes a complete breakdown round-by-round scoring of every IBF, IBO, WBA, WBC and WBO 2009 title bout, including referees, judges, promoters and more. There are also title bout records of judges and referees. A phone directory of Who’s Who in Boxing and a year-end listing of major boxing awards. The price is $55 plus shipping and handling.
Shipping and handling is $15 to the United States, $20 to Canada, $20 to Puerto Rico, $30 to Mexico, $35 to Europe, $40 to Asia and Oceania and $35 to South America. Order through a secure website: www.spboxing.com, by fax 856-435-7021, by phone 856-627-1356 or e-mail – jay@spboxing.com.



March 9th, 2010

Boxing News

Clottey Fight Week Interview

Joshua Clottey interview with the press on fight week. Clottey is preparing to fight pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao at Cowboys Stadium on Saturday March 13, 2010. A crowd of over 40,000 is expected.



March 9th, 2010

Boxing News

Bash wins Sylvester-Karmazin

By Alexey Sukachev

A purse bid procedure was held at the IBF headquarters today to determine who will promote the IBF middleweight championship mandatory defense fight. There were only two bidders, Bash Boxing, Inc and Sauerland Event GmbH. Bash Boxing won with a bid of $616,515 and Sauerland Event GmbH bid $521,414. The purse bid split will be 75% to the reigning champion Sebastian Sylvester (33-3, 16 KOs) of Germany and 25% to IBF #1 mandatory challenger Roman Karmazin (40-3-1, 26 KOs) of Russia. The fight must take place within 90 days of March 9, 2010 or no later than June 9, 2010.



March 9th, 2010

Boxing News

Mares returns March 25

Bantamweight Abner Mares (19-0, 12 KOs), rated in the top five by the WBO, WBA and IBF, is closing in on a world title shot in 2010. But before he can challenge for a championship belt, he will have to get through another tough battle, this time against Colombian veteran Felipe Almanza (17-15-4, 8 KOs) in the ten-round main event of the March 25 edition of the hit series “Fight Night Club” at L.A. LIVE’s Club Nokia. Also in action will be junior featherweight prospect Derrick Wilson (5-1-1, 2 KOs) facing undefeated Khabir Suleymanov (9-0, 4 KOs) in the televised co-featured bout, plus undefeated featherweight prospect Ronny Rios (9-0, 4 KOs). An opponent for Rios, as well as a full undercard will be announced at a later date.



March 9th, 2010

Boxing News

Pacman in Dallas: day 1

Chris Farina/Top Rank

Seven-time world champion and “Fighter of the Decade” Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao takes a morning run with his dog ‘Pacman’ Tuesday morning for his upcoming world welterweight championship against challenger Joshua Clottey on Saturday, March 13 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas on HBO pay-per-view. Click here for more photos…



March 9th, 2010

Boxing News

Branco vs Hatton on March 26

Christian Cherchi of OPI 2000 and Richard Poxon of Hatton Promotions announced today that the vacant European welterweight title will be contested between Gianluca Branco (43-2-1, 22 KOs) and Matthew Hatton (38-4-2, 15 KOS). The fight will take place on March 26 in Goresbrook Leisure Centre in Dagenham, England. The winner will face Yuri Nuzhnenko. Hatton Promotions will promote the fight with SKY SPORTS televised live in UK and DAHLIA TV in Italy.



March 9th, 2010

Feature Story

Kentikian, Brähmer Presser

Kentikian: I must have more fire

Public Adress

Another boxing highlight for Hamburg as “Universum Champions Night” returns on April 24th at the famous Sporthalle with triple flyweight champion Susi Kentikian and WBO light heavyweight world champion Jürgen Brähmer. Today, the main players met for a kickoff press conference and photo shoot at the “Michel,” a famous Hamburg landmark. (more…)



March 9th, 2010

Boxing News

Gomez ready for Castillo

Ricardo Conde

WBC #10/IBF #10/WBO #10 welterweight contender Alfonso Gomez (21-4-2, 10 KOs) from Whittier, CA, famed for season one of “The Contender” reality show, will face Jose Luis Castillo (60-9-1, 52 KOs) on Saturday, March 3rd at the Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, TX on the Pacquiao vs. Clottey “The Event” undercard which will be shown live on HBO PPV and is being promoted by Top Rank. For more details and photos click here…



March 9th, 2010

Boxing News

WBC welcomes Hasegawa-Montiel

WBC president Jose Sulaiman issued the following statement from Bangkok, Thailand, on the sensational encounter of WBC bantamweight champ Hozumi Hasegawa and Mexican Fernando Montiel on April 30 in Japan, as follows:

“I’m very happy and greatly satisfied with the fight between Hasegawa and Montiel to materialize. Hasegawa, the great champ, made ten defenses to his credit and is going to receive an award from the WBC for being one of the very best world champions of 2009 . Montiel, the top and excellent Mexican champion, has been expecting to fight for the WBC belt for several years with the opportunity finally coming to him in one of the most interesting promotions in professional boxing. This fight has taken special attention by the Mexican press as well as Mexican boxing fans, and especially by the WBC. We would like to congratulate the promoter Akihiko Honda, for having signed such a good fight for the benefit of Japanese fans and also for the great revelation of Hasegawa as one of the very best boxers in the world today.”



March 9th, 2010

Boxing News

Huck, Povetkin workout

Both eager to extend winning streaks

Photo Wende

WBO Cruiserweight Champion Marco “Captain” Huck, American challenger Adam Richards, IBF mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin as well as cruiserweight hopeful Alexander Frenkel and IBF Intercontinental Cruiserweight Champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez all participated in a public work-out today in Berlin´s famous Axel-Springer-Passage. All fighters will be in action on Saturday night when Captain Huck makes a second defence of his WBO title. His opponent presented himself in strong shape on Tuesday afternoon despite a horror trip from Houston, which had left him stranded in Amsterdam after missing his connecting flight. After a long wait, Richards (23-2, 15 KOs) made it to Berlin and eventually to his downtown hotel on late Monday night. “Everything is fine now,” he said. “It was a long journey but I am here and that is all that matters. I will be ready for Huck. It will be an exciting fight with two bulls going forward all the time.” (more…)



March 9th, 2010

Late Result

Ohba, Yasuda victorious

By Joe Koizumi

WBC#3/WBA#9 bantam, unbeaten Kohei Ohba (27-0-1, 11 KOs), 121, Japan, was befuddled by non-stop punching of OPBF#2 Filipino lefty veteran Eric Barcelona (50-17-5, 18 KOs), 119.5, but countered him with precision to earn a unanimous decision (97-93, 97-94 and 97-95) over ten hot rounds on Sunday in Nagoya, Japan. Ohba, a Floyd Mayweather stylist, often enjoyed swaying back and averting Barcelona’s versatile combinations with his back to the ropes, and landed a fewer but more effective counters to the face and midsection. The shifty Japanese became aggressive in the eighth, when he caught the fading Filipino with good rights and stopped him from recklessly boring in. Though his performance was less satisfactory this night, Ohba is still one of the most talented 118-pounders here in Japan.
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WBC#8 bantam Mikio Yasuda (16-4-2, 13 KOs), 118, gained the vacant Japanese national 118-pound throne by scoring a quick stoppage of JBC#1 ranked Takuro Kodama (21-7-5, 15 KOs), 117.5, at 0:30 into the second session of a scheduled ten. Yasuda’s explosiveness was shown in the opening round, when he caught him with a trade-mark right and had him fall on all fours. Kodama couldn’t recover from the damage only to be halted just after the second commenced. Promoter: Hatanaka Promotions.



March 9th, 2010

Boxing Result

Fuentes wins OPBF 112lb title

By Joe Koizumi

Busy-punching Filipino, OPBF top ranked Rocky Fuentes (23-6-2, 14 KOs), 111.5, impressively captured the OPBF flyweight belt as he kept throwing double left hooks from the belly to the face all night and earned a well-received but majority decision over WBC#8 ranked defending champ Masafumi Ohkubo (16-3-1, 5 KOs), 112, over twelve heats on Tuesday in Tokyo, Japan. The official tallies were: Kazunobu Asao (Japan) 116-114, Severino Necesario (Philippines) 115-113, both for Fuentes, and scoring-referee Brad Vocale (Australia) 114-114. Despite an early gash over the left eyebrow, Okubo fought spiritually well but couldn’t show his usual up-and-down combinations only to mix it up less effectively. Fuentes, five years his junior at 25, looked more energetic, determined and effective to have the upper hand throughout the contest. (more…)



March 9th, 2010

Boxing News

Ramos to ref Pacquiao-Clottey

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Rafael Ramos will be the referee of the WBO welterweight title fight between Manny Pacquiao and Joshua Clottey on Saturday at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The 53-year-old Texan, originally from Puerto Rico, has been a referee since 1987 and has worked 64 world title fights. “I thank God for this opportunity to be in the fight of Pacquiao, the #1 in the world. For me, for my family and for Puerto Rico it’s a great honor,” said Ramos who previously refereed Juan Manuel Marquez against Juan Diaz. He is a member of both the WBA and IBF. Judges are Nelson Vázquez (PR), Duane Ford (USA) and Levy Martínez (USA).



March 9th, 2010

Boxing News

Khan-Malignaggi in NYC

WBA Super Lightweight World Champion Amir Khan and former Super Lightweight World Champion Paulie Malignaggi will hold a press conference in London on Friday to announce their world title bout set for May 15 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York which will be televised live on HBO in the United States. The fight marks Khan’s United States debut which will take place in the backyard of New York’s Malignaggi.



March 9th, 2010

Boxing News

Klitschko, Sosnowski comments

It’s official. WBC world heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko defends his title against European Champion Albert Sosnowski from Poland at Veltins-Arena Gelsenkirchen, Germany, on May 29. The arena is the home field of the famous soccer club Schalke 04.

Vitali Klitschko: “I am very happy to have my next fight in Germany again. The arena in Gelsenkirchen and the fans there are very special. I experienced that last year when my brother Wladimir had his fight there in front of 61,000 spectators. The atmosphere was simply electrifying. I saw Sosnowski’s fights on DVD and must admit that he is a very experienced, quick and tough opponent. He will do anything to get my belt but I promise that this is not going to happen.” (more…)



March 9th, 2010

Boxing News

Klitschko to face Sosnowski

MANGO.PL

With the proposed fight against former WBA heavyweight champion Nikolai Valuev falling through, WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko will now face European champion Albert Sosnowski (45-2-1, 27 KOs), probably on May 29 at the Schalke Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Klitschko’s manager Bernd Bönte told BILD that Valuev co-promoter Don King rejected a $2.5 million offer. Sosnowski agreed to a $1 million purse and cancelled his fight with Audley Harrison, which was scheduled for April 9.



March 9th, 2010

Boxing News

Mike Jones opponent named

WBA #8/IBF #11 welterweight Mike Jones (20-0, 16 K0s), of Philadelphia, PA, takes on Hector “The Hurricane” Munoz in the fifth defense of his NABA title in a scheduled 10-round contest on April 17 at in the 10,000-seat Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. Munoz, 31, has a record of 18-2-1, 11 K0s. In his last fight, Munoz was stopped in the 12th round by undefeated top contender (WBA #3, WBO #2) Antonin DeCarie. In the scheduled 12-round main event, Kelly Pavlik defends his WBC/WBO middleweight titles against Sergio Martinez.



March 9th, 2010

Boxing News

Eastern Europe Update

By Alexey Sukachev

Fast-rising cruiserweight prospect Mateusz Masternak (18-0, 13 KOs) notched another impressive victory this Saturday night to retain his WBC interim Youth title for the second time at Spodek, Katowice, Poland, headlining a major event, arranged there by promoter Jakub Andreas Grajewski. WBC #17 Masternak showed an excellent poise and delivered every punch in the book to continuously hurt and overwhelm durable WBC #36 Frenchman Faisal Ibnel Arrami (11-2, 8 KOs) until getting a well-deserved stoppage at 1:46 of the eighth round. Masternak wobbled Arrami with a picture-perfect right cross followed by a left uppercut and unleashed a barrage of punches prompting referee to step in saving shaken Frenchman from further punishment. Wroclaw native Masternak, 22, opened some eyes the last year, stopping fellow undefeated Lukasz Janik in a dominating fashion. Scores were 70-63 (twice) and 68-65 – for Pole – at the time of stoppage. (more…)



March 9th, 2010

Boxing News

Manny hits Dallas

Chris Farina/Top Rank

Seven-time world champion and “Fighter of the Decade” Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao arrives in Dallas with his wife Jinkee on Monday night for his upcoming world welterweight championship against challenger Joshua Clottey on Saturday at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, Texas. Click here for more photos…



March 9th, 2010

Boxing News

Clottey: I have a good chin

Chris Farina/Top Rank

By Jeff Zimmerman

Joshua Clottey (35-3, 20ko’s) looked like he’s been here before, as he strolled around the ring and posed for the Dallas Fort Worth media today at the Gaylord Texan Hotel in preparation for the biggest fight of his life against 7-time world champion Manny Pacquiao (50-3-2 38ko’s) in The Event this Saturday, March 13th at Cowboys Stadium. Although he has never been on a stage quite this big, he has fought some of the biggest names of the last decade, including Miguel Cotto and Antonio Margarito. And if today was any indication, he appeared ever so ready to take on his greatest challenge, even catching Cowboy Owner Jerry Jones by surprise as he reached outside the ring to shake his hand. Clottey declared, “Nothing stresses me, no matter what.” (more…)



March 9th, 2010

UFC

Kimbo returns at UFC 113

Canada will get their first dose of the Kimbo Slice phenomenon on Saturday, May 8th, when the Ultimate Fighter alumnus looks to make it 2-0 in the Octagon on the UFC 113: Machida vs Shogun 2 card at the Bell Centre in Montreal. (more…)



March 8th, 2010

Boxing News

Moreno looks sharp in camp

Gabriel F. Cordero

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Current WBA bantamweight world champion Anselmo “Chemito” Moreno of Panama has intensified his training at Mexican trainer Ignacio “Nacho” Beristan’s famous La Romanza Gym in Mexico City. Moreno will be unifying the WBA belt with interim champ Nehomar Cermeño on March 27 in La Guaira, Venezuela. “This is a fight of pride, honor and dignity but above all is for my family, my country and those who have helped me in boxing. It has been a lot of sacrifice up to now and I’ll gave my best that night,¨ says Moreno. He is sparring with Mexican prospects Ray Vargas and Eduardo Escobedo among others. Moreno has his own team, but you can often hear input from Beristain, as well. Click here for more photos…



March 8th, 2010

Boxing News

Shot of the Day

WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao spars with an unnamed sparring partner at the Wild Card Gym in Hollywood, California in advance of Saturday’s PPV bout against Joshua Clottey in Dallas. Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum looks on.



March 8th, 2010

Boxing News

Guzman training in Manchester

Craig Gibson

Having been in Manchester, England for a little over 10 days now, Joan Guzman and his trainer Lee Beard are going over final preparations for his March 27th rematch against Ali Funeka. Guzman and Beard have been working hard on his tactics for this fight and have added world renowned nutritionist Kerry Kayes to help with his strength, conditioning and diet. Guzman completed 14 rounds of sparring on Friday and on Saturday he visited Leigh amateur boxing club where he met with the young boxers and took them through their paces sparring and covering training drills. Click here for more photos…



March 8th, 2010

Boxing News

Golden Boy on ShoBox

For years, SHOWTIME® has featured boxing’s top prospects and future World Champions on its hit series ShoBox: The New Generation, giving boxing fans a glimpse of the World Champions of tomorrow today. On Friday, April 2, live on SHOWTIME, Golden Boy Promotions will to present its first event on the series. Undefeated Cuban junior middleweight rising star Erislandy Lara puts his perfect record on the line against the always-dangerous Danny Perez in a 10-round main event and Puerto Rican featherweight standout Carlos Velasquez returns in the co-feature at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. (more…)



March 8th, 2010

Boxing News

Clottey in Dallas

Chris Farina/Top Rank

Challenger Joshua Clottey and two of his trainers during preparations in Dallas, Monday. Clottey is getting ready for the fight of his life against seven-time world champion and “Fighter of the Decade” Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao on Saturday, March 13 at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, Texas on HBO pay-per-view.



March 8th, 2010

Boxing News

Team Povetkin hits Berlin

Team Povetkin

By Alexey Sukachev

Alexander Povetkin (18-0, 13 KOs) continues his preparation for an upcoming ten-rounder on Saturday night at Max Schmeling Halle in Berlin, Germany. The Russian top heavyweight prospect, rated IBF #1, WBO #2 and WBC #4, faces Mexican Javier Mora (22-5-1, 18 KOs) on a huge card, promoted by Sauerland Event. From left to right: Vladimir Povetkin, Teddy Atlas, Saul Avelar, Alexander Povetkin and his manager Vladimir Hryunov.



March 8th, 2010

Announcement

‘The Champion Returns!’

LIVE on PPV March 27!

Hall of Fame-bound Erik “El Terrible” Morales returns to the ring March 27 after 2 ½ years of inactivity, headlining “The Champion Returns” pay-per-view event, on a mission to become the first Mexican boxer to capture world titles in four different weight classes . . . Click here for more



March 8th, 2010

Full Report

Report: Alexander vs. Urango

Ringside Report by Scott Ploof
Photography by Emily Harney

It took only two vicious uppercuts midway through the eighth round for 23 year old Devon Alexander (20-0, 13 KOs) to defeat Juan Urango (22-3-1, 17 KOs) and unify the WBC and IBF 140 pound titles on Saturday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. Time of the stoppage by referee Benji Estedes was at 1:12 of round eight. Alexander was quicker to the punch throughout as Urango did his best to try and combat the speed of his opponent. Urango did his best to brawl when given the opportunity however Alexander used his footwork to get away from these exchanges as he out-boxed the brawler. The fight card was promoted by Don King Promotions and was televised live on HBO’s Boxing After Dark. In the co-feature attraction of the evening, New York prospect and current WBC USNBC heavyweight titlist, Derric Rossy scored a convincing unanimous decision victory over veteran Zack Page by scores of 117-110, 120-107, and 118-109. Rossy used a little bit of everything in this fight as he had a height and reach advantage over Page. Rossy went on to out-land and frustrate Page throughout the contest en route to the twelve round decision. Click here for the ringside report and action packed photogallery.



March 8th, 2010




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