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Report/gallery: Hopkins vs. Shumenov

Report/gallery: Hopkins vs. Shumenov

Ringside by Gary "Digital" Williams Photos by Mike Greenhill After another brilliant in-ring performance, 49-year-old IBF Light Heavyweight champion Bernard "The Alien" Hopkins ...

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Photos: Quigg annihilates Munyai; Crolla stops Murray in war

Photos: Quigg annihilates Munyai; Crolla stops Murray in war

Photos: Scott J. Raven WBA super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg (28-0-2, 21 KOs) scored a second round KO over late sub Tshifhiwa Munyai ...

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Verdejo blows away Zavala in 74 seconds

Verdejo blows away Zavala in 74 seconds

Photos: Peter Amador / Top Rank Unbeaten lightweight Felix "Diamante" Verdejo (12-0, 9 KOs) needed just 74 seconds to demolish Ivan "El Oso" ...

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49-year-old Hopkins schools Shumenov; Porter destroys Malignaggi

49-year-old Hopkins schools Shumenov; Porter destroys Malignaggi

By Gary "Digital" Williams at ringside Photos: Tom Casino / Showtime 49-year-old IBF light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins (55-6-2, 32 KOs) continued to make ...

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Salka upsets Collado: Full Report

Salka upsets Collado: Full Report

By Kurt Wolfheimer Photos: Stephanie Trapp/Showtime Friday night before a raucous crowd of over 2,000 strong at the Convention Center in Monroeville, PA, ...

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Report/gallery: Hopkins vs. Shumenov

Report/gallery: Hopkins vs. Shumenov

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Photos: Quigg annihilates Munyai; Crolla stops Murray in war

Photos: Quigg annihilates Munyai; Crolla

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49-year-old Hopkins schools Shumenov; Porter destroys Malignaggi

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Salka upsets Collado: Full Report

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Scale Watch

Adamek-Golota Weigh-In

Photo: Simon Mikiewicz

Photo: Simon Mikiewicz

Amidst much fanfare and Hollywood style glitz, Tomasz Adamek and Andrew Golota had their final press conference and weigh-in today. Golota weighed in at 256 pounds, Adamek at 214.2 pounds. The fight takes place tomorrow at Arena Lodz, in Lodz, Poland and will be televised in Poland, on Polsat TV.



October 23rd, 2009



Scale Watch

Weights from Dessau, Germany

Eroll Popova

Eroll Popova

Francois Botha 252.4 vs Pedro Carrion 267
Kreshnik Qato 160 vs Fabio Liggieri 160
Tamas Kovacs 173.5 vs Gyula Gaspar 174
Ilian Ares 146.25 vs Michael Schubov 146
Tommy Altmann 146.5 vs Willy Plato ??
Venue: Anhalt Arena in Dessau, Germany
Promoter: SES Boxing
TV: DSF (Germany)



October 23rd, 2009

Boxing News

Valuev-Haye on PPV

Integrated Sports Distributing Nov. 7 clash

North American boxing fans can view the much-anticipated “David vs. Goliath” World Boxing Association heavyweight championship boxing match between Nikolai “The Russian Giant” Valuev and David “The Hayemaker” Haye, live on Pay-Per-View on Saturday, Nov. 7 from Nuremberg, Germany. The broadcast is being distributed by Integrated Sports in the United States by Integrated Sports for live viewing at 3 PM/ET – 12 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, TVN, Viewer’s Choice and Bell TV for a suggested retail price of $24.95. A replay will be shown that same night at 9 PM/ET, 6 PM/PT. (more…)



October 23rd, 2009

Boxing News

More on Agbeko-Perez

Photo: Big Joe Miranda

Photo: Big Joe Miranda

Dominating IBF bantamweight champion Joseph King Kong Agbeko and No. 1-Ranked mandatory challenger Yonnhy “El Colombiano” Perez participated in a frightful media workout at Perez’s gym in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., just nine days before their crucial world title fight on Halloween, Saturday, Oct. 31, LIVE on SHOWTIME (9 p.m. ET/PT) in the first boxing match at Treasure Island Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Agbeko crashed Perez’s training camp at the Santa Fe Springs Activity Center, giving the media a glimpse into how the two 118-pounders are preparing for the world title showdown. The fighters worked out, talked some trash and got into the spirit of Halloween a week early by posing together at a haunted house inside the Activity Center. (more…)



October 23rd, 2009

Boxing News

Klitschko-Johnson: Ticket Alert

On December 12th, WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko will defend his title against Kevin Johnson at the PostFinance-Arena in Bern, Switzerland. Tickets are available starting Sunday at 10AM at www.ticketcorner.com or via phone. Ticket prices start at CHF 60,00. Call +41 (0) 900 800 800.



October 23rd, 2009

UFC

Machida-Rua: Expect fireworks!

UFC 104 is LIVE on PPV Oct. 24!

Final presser report by Andreas Hale

After September 22nd of 2007, if you predicted that Mauricio “Shogun” Rua would be fighting Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida for the light heavyweight championship, mixed martial arts pundits may have called you  insane.

You see, September 22nd was the day both Machida and Rua fought at UFC 76. Machida was just getting his feet wet in the UFC and scored a unanimous decision over Kazuhiro Nakamura. Rua was introduced to the Octagon by a Forrest Griffin rear naked choke that shocked the entire world of MMA. People were skeptical of both Rua and Machida. The future of “Shogun” was in question as was considered to be possibly past his prime and on the fast track downhill while “The Dragon” and his awkward karate style may have been winning fights – but not in spectacular fashion. . . . Click here for more

UFC 104: Machida vs. Shogun – Saturday, October 24th, live on Pay-Per-View from Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Click here for more info.



October 23rd, 2009

Announcement

Miller-Luna for NYS lightweight title

Schenectady NYS correction officer Brian Miller and Albany rival Rafael Luna will battle for the vacant NYS Lightweight Title in a featured bout on Pugnacious Promotions’ “Friday Night Frights: Future Stars Pro-Am Boxing “at Hudson Valley Community College’s McDonaugh Fieldhouse on Friday, October 23rd. (more…)



October 23rd, 2009

UFC

UFC updates!

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* Watch the UFC® 104 weigh-in LIVE on UFC.com today at 7pm ET / 4pm PT
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October 23rd, 2009

UFC

Preview: Velasquez-Rothwell

UFC 104 is LIVE on PPV Oct. 24!

Preview by Brady Crytzer

It’s size against speed in the co-main event of UFC 104: Machida vs. Shogun as rising heavyweight star Cain Velasquez battles former IFL chieftain and knockout puncher “Big” Ben Rothwell . . . . Click here for more

UFC 104: Machida vs. Shogun – Saturday, October 24th, live on Pay-Per-View from Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Click here for more info.



October 23rd, 2009

Boxing News

ShoBox goes PINK

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Photo: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Photo: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Photo: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Photo: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

All of the fighters in tonight’s ShoBox: The New Generation telecast – including the non-televised fighters – will be wearing Everlast PINK gloves to help raise awareness about the battle against breast cancer. Pictured above, welterweight prospects Freddy Hernandez and Damian Frias plus NABF super bantamweight champion Al Seeger and his challenger Victor Fonseca hold a pair of the Everlast PINK gloves that they will be wearing during tonight’s ShoBox telecast. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month so Everlast Worldwide has created the PINK products to raise money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) in the fight to KO breast cancer. Everlast will donate a portion from each sale of a PINK item to the BCRF to support the search for a cure for breast cancer. The Everlast PINK items include the Everlast Hook and Loop Training Glove, Pink 180′ Hand Wraps, and the Pink Mini-Glove Keychain. Please click here for more info and to order the Everlast PINK items.



October 23rd, 2009

Announcement

Everlast Free Glove Friday

Win the Protex² Evergel Training Glove

evpt2tg 1_tEverlast is giving away one (1) pair of the Everlast Protex² Evergel Training Glove this Friday through their Facebook page.  The Everlast Protex² Evergel Training Glove is constructed from durable and long-lasting synthetic leather plus it feature a superior duel support panel for more wrist protection and comfort.  The improved curved anatomical grip and fit makes the Everlast Protex² Evergel Training Glove a serious glove for a serious athlete!  To enter the Everlast “Fight Glove Friday” giveaways, log onto Facebook and find the Everlast Facebook page, become a fan of Everlast, and post a comment as directed by the “Fight Glove Friday” post.  Good luck!



October 23rd, 2009

Boxing News

Miranda annihilates Sierra

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Jan Sanders/Goosen Tutor

By David Robinett at ringside

World rated super middleweight contender Edison “Pantera” Miranda (33-4, 29 KOs) again showed why he’s one of the most feared punchers in boxing on Thursday night at the Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino in Lemoore, CA. Miranda knocked out Mexican super middleweight champion Francisco “Panchito” Sierra (20-3, 19 KOs) with a short right to the temple in round one to claim the NABO super middleweight championship. The time was 2:16 when Miranda sent Sierra pitching forward to the canvas for the full count. Miranda was making his debut under the Goossen Tutor banner.
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October 23rd, 2009

Scale Watch

Weights from Troy, NY

Brian Miller 133 vs Rafael Luna 133
(Vacant New York State lightweight title)
Shawn Miller 175 vs Carlito Gonzalez 170
Mike Faragon 139 vs Julius Edmunds 138
Jaci Trivilino 128 vs Pepper Van Dyke 126
Brian Cloakey 182 vs Phil Hannah 182
Venue: Hudson Valley Community College, Troy, NY
Promoter: Pugnacious Promotions



October 23rd, 2009

Boxing News

Havoc in Houston

By Peter Lim

Bantamweight Miguel Flores, 2-0 (2 KOs), fights his third pro bout in as many months on Friday, Oct. 23 at the Houston Hobby Marriot Hotel in Houston, Texas. Coincidentally, it will be on the same night Al Seeger, 28-4 (22 KOs), returns to the ring in Laredo, Texas, for the first time since his tragic April 30 bout against Benjamin Flores, Miguel’s older brother. Benjamin Flores, 19-3 (6 KOs), died on May 5 from brain injuries sustained in his bout against Seeger for the NABF super bantamweight title. An accomplished amateur, Miguel Flores, 17, decided to turn pro not in spite of what happened to Benjamin, but in honor of him. “I think (Benjamin) would say, ‘I know you can do it,’ because he believed in me and knew what I was I was capable of doing,” Flores said in the Oct. 20, 2009 issue of The Houston Chronicle. (more…)



October 23rd, 2009

Boxing News

SA super amateur passes

By Ron Jackson

One of South Africa’s most decorated amateur boxers, Daan Bekker, has died in Pretoria at the age of 77 after a long struggle against Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. (more…)



October 23rd, 2009

Boxing News

Frias, Hernandez comments

Welterweight contenders Freddy Hernandez (25-1, 18 KOs) and Damian Frias (16-1, 7 KOs) collide in the featured ten-round bout Friday night on ShoBox: The New Generation on SHOWTIME (11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) at Laredo Entertainment Center in Laredo, Texas. Also, in a battle of world-ranked super bantamweights, undefeated Victor “Vitino” Fonseca (16-0, 8 KOs) will take on Al “The Quiet Storm” Seeger (28-4, 22 KOs). Here’s what the fighters had to say. (more…)



October 22nd, 2009

Boxing News

Seeger returns after tragedy

Photo: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Photo: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

In the co-featured event tomorrow/Friday, Oct. 23, on ShoBox: The New Generation on SHOWTIME® (11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast), Al Seeger will return to the ring for the time since last April 30 when his fight with Benjamin Flores ended tragically. Flores passed away five days afterward from head injuries sustained during the match. “If I or any fighter said something like that doesn’t play on your mind, or doesn’t take a toll on you, it’d be a lie,’’ Seeger said. “I have not said a prayer since that fight that doesn’t include me praying for the entire Flores family. I will always pray for them, just like I pray for my family. “I stayed in close touch with a few people after the fight and I spoke with his brother. I won’t say it’s behind me totally and I can’t say if it will make me less a fighter, although I don’t think it will. But what I do know, for sure, is that it has made me a better man.” (more…)



October 22nd, 2009

Boxing News

Fightwriter on Fonseca-Seeger

By Graham Houston

Former world title challenger Al Seeger, whose last fight ended in tragedy, returns to the ring in the ShoBox co-feature against Puerto Rican Victor Fonesca on Friday. In Seeger’s last fight, his opponent, Benjamin Flores, died from a brain injury five days after being stopped in the eighth round by Seeger in their NABF super bantam title bout in Dallas last April. Seeger defends the 122-pound title on Friday.(More)



October 22nd, 2009

Boxing News

Abeko-Perez erupts

Photo: Big Joe Miranda

Photo: Big Joe Miranda

By Big Joe Miranda

Things got heated today at the Santa Fe Springs Activity Center in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., when IBF mandatory contender Yonnhy Perez informed IBF bantamweight champion Joseph “King Kong” Abeko that he “talks too much.” They’ll settle it in the ring on October 31 topping a SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING world title twinbill in Las Vegas.



October 22nd, 2009

Boxing News

ShoBox weights

Photo: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Photo: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Freddy Hernandez and Damian Frias both weighed 146.25. Al Seeger weighed 121 and Victor Fonseca 122 for their co-feature bout on Friday night on SHOWTIME at 11 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the west coast) from the Laredo Entertainment Center in Laredo, Texas.



October 22nd, 2009

UFC

Fisher takes on Stevenson

UFC 104 is LIVE on PPV Oct. 24!

Story by David L. Hudson

One of the more entertaining fighters in mixed martial arts is lightweight Spencer “King” Fisher, who has garnered two Fight-of-the Night and one Submission of the night awards in his UFC career  . . . . Click here for more

UFC 104: Machida vs. Shogun – Saturday, October 24th, live on Pay-Per-View from Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Click here for more info.



October 22nd, 2009

Boxing News

Mbamba-Rojas Presser

Photo: Rafael Soto/Zanfer

Photo: Rafael Soto/Zanfer

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Both statements and threats were made during today’s heated final press conference for Saturday’s fight between current WBC interim super flyweight world champion Tomás “Gusano” Rojas (31-11-1, 22 KOs) and challenger Evans Mbamba (16-0, 8 KOs) who meet Saturday at the the World Trade Center in Veracruz, Mexico. It’s the first defense for Rojas, who is hoping to land a fight with Vic Darchinyan. The fight will be broadcast in Mexico by Azteca TV under the promotion of Zanfer in association with the Veracruz State Government. Click Here for more photos



October 22nd, 2009

Boxing News

Broadway Boxing PR Presser

Santos calls out Cintron
Photo: Jose Perez/PR Best Boxing Promotions

Photo: Jose Perez/PR Best Boxing Promotions

The final press conference for this Saturday’s special edition of DiBella Entertainment’s “Broadway Boxing” series was held today in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In the main event, former world welterweight champion Kermit “Killer” Cintrón (31-2-1, 27 KOs) will fight for his first time in his native Puerto Rico as a professional when he takes on Juliano Ramos (15-2, 12 KOs) of Brazil in a scheduled for 10 round welterweight main event. Click Here for More Photos



October 22nd, 2009

Boxing News

Pacquiao-Cotto PPV discount

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Fight fans in the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington, should be on the lookout for Tecate Beer’s $25 mail-in discount coupon for the blockbuster November 14 pay-per-view clash between Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto. The offer, which requires the purchase of an 18-pack of Tecate or Tecate Light, will cut a substantial chunk off of the suggested PPV price of $54.95. Tecate is also selling a commemorative 24 oz can featuring Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto.



October 22nd, 2009

Boxing News

Mbamba gunning for WBC belt

By Ron Jackson

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South Africa’s Evans Mbamba faces the toughest fight of his career when he challenges the vastly more experienced Tomas Rojas of Mexico for the WBC interim super flyweight title in an all southpaw clash at the World Trade Centre in Veracruz, Mexico on Saturday night. Even though the 28-year-old Mbamba has been a professional for six years and remained unbeaten he has only had 16 fights with 8 wins inside the distance. He has not fought at the same the level as the battle-hardened Rojas (31-11-1, 22 KOs) who made his professional debut in December 1996. (more…)



October 22nd, 2009

Boxing News

Marasco-Califano in Italy

By Enrico “Erik” Crociati

The Italian boxing organisation of promoter Mario Loreni and local stable Bergamo Boxe will stage an interesting Italian title clash at the lightweight limit on Friday night at the Palasport Italcementi in Bergamo, Italy, matching defending titlist and local hero Luca Marasco (13-0, 5KOs) against vicious contender and former national champ Simone ‘Chico’ Califano (13-2, 7KOs). Both fighters are strong warriors and rising prospects of Italian boxing and an exciting and brutal fight is expected. All in all, definitely a compelling matchup for an Italian belt. (more…)



October 22nd, 2009

Feature Story

Escalante plays the waiting game

Live on PPV Oct. 30 from El Paso!

IMG_6Story & photos by Chris Cozzone

Antonio Escalante, the border’s biggest hope for a world champion, is playing the waiting game.

Ranked No. 1 by the WBA, No. 2 by the WBO and No. 9 by the IBF, the Golden Boy-promoted super bantamweight is on the verge of big things. If all goes as planned, he just may become the first world champion El Paso has ever had. . . . . Click here for more

“LATIN INVASION 2″ will be held at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas. The event will be on live on Pay-Per-View. Tickets for this event available at TicketMaster, or can be purchased at the Don Haskins Center box office, at 915-747-5234.



October 22nd, 2009

UFC

Johnson plans to win

UFC 104 is LIVE on PPV Oct. 24!

Story by David L. Hudson

One of the more exciting, up-and-coming mixed martial artists in the UFC is Anthony Johnson, a fighter who possesses devastating striking, superior strength and exceptional athleticism. In addition, Johnson has a strong wrestling background and has improved his cardio and conditioning. However, his career has been marked by stops and starts, by momentum building and a couple career deflations  . . . . Click here for more

UFC 104: Machida vs. Shogun – Saturday, October 24th, live on Pay-Per-View from Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Click here for more info.



October 22nd, 2009

Boxing News

Super Six Video Highlights

See Arthur Abraham’s spectacular knockout of Jermain Taylor and action from the disputed Carl Froch vs. Andre Dirrell clash in Stage One of SHOWTIME’s Super Six World Boxing Classic.



October 22nd, 2009

Boxing News

Balszay to face Gutknecht

Former WBO super middleweight champion Karoly Balszay (21-1, 15 KOs) will fight for the first time since losing his world title in August when he takes on unbeaten Eduard “Eddy” Gutknecht (17-0, 7 KOs) on December 4 at the Austrian wintersport mecca of Sölden. The bout will be for Gutknecht’s WBO Intercontinental belt with the winner expected to challenge WBO world champion Robert Stieglitz. Both Balszay and Gutknecht know each other well because they both train in Hamburg’s famous Universum Gym. (more…)



October 22nd, 2009

Boxing Result

Uzelkov crushes (other) Adamek

Ustinov, Bursak are also victorious

By Alexey Sukachev and Dmitry Mikhalchuk

Vyacheslav Uzelkov (22-0, 14 KOs) proved both his superior power and technical assets over Czech Tomas Adamek (14-2-1, 6 KOs) with a dominant fifth round TKO yesterday at Palace of Sports on Kiev, Ukraine. The WBA light heavyweight mandatory started the bout aggressively by flooring his foe with a powerful combo, punctuated with a hard left hook to the jaw. Adamek survived the round and showed some grit and toughness in the second, standing his ground against local aggressor. The third stanza proved to be the key one as Uzelkov found a room for his right cross and landed it times and again over the course of the round. The end came in round five, when the WBA #3, WBO #4 and WBC/IBF #14 175lber decked his opponent with a picture-perfect left-left-right combo. Adamek got up but was immediately overwhelmed with a series of body punches, forcing referee to step in at 2:55 to register a technical knockout for Uzelkov, who has also retained his WBA I/C title in process. Next for the Ukrainian should be a winner of Gabriel Campillo vs. Beibut Shumenov rematch. (more…)



October 22nd, 2009

Boxing News

Ex-Pacman cutman in Cotto corner

Photo: Dennis Principe

Photo: Dennis Principe

By Dennis Principe

Team Pacquiao is not concerned one bit that a former comrade is now working for the enemy. In an interview with Fightnews, Filipino trainer Restituto “Buboy” Fernandez said they are aware a long time ago that their former cutman Joe Chavez is already working for Puerto Rican Miguel Cotto. Fernandez said at first they were surprised to see Chavez working in the corner of Cotto when the Puerto Rican fought and won over Joshua Clottey last June in New York. (more…)



October 22nd, 2009

Boxing News

Pacman LA arrival info

Manny Pacquiao and trainer Freddie Roach are scheduled to arrive in Los Angeles from his training camp in The Philippines on Saturday at 8:05pm at Los Angeles International Airport Terminal 4 Arrivals. Fight fans will have a chance to see Team Pacquiao after they have cleared Customs after arriving on Philippine Airlines Flight 102 from Manila.



October 22nd, 2009

Boxing News

Pacquiao is all pumped up

Photo: Nick Giongco

Photo: Nick Giongco

By Nick Giongco

Manny Pacquiao sparred 10 full rounds with Shawn Porter, Danny Escobar and Jose Luis Castillo on Thursday afternoon as the Filipino’s training for the Nov. 14 fight with Miguel Cotto went up another notch. Pacquiao trains at a gym owned by his buddy, former world champion Gerry Penalosa. Presiding over Pacquiao’s training are Freddie Roach, strength coach Alex Ariza and Filipino assistants Buboy Fernandez, Nonoy Neri, Roger Fernandez and two-time world titlist Dodie Boy Penalosa. Team Pacquiao leaves for the US this Saturday to resume training at the Wild Card in Hollywood. “I am feeling great,” said Pacquiao after the sparring session that was held behind closed doors. “I can’t wait for Nov. 14.” More photos…



October 22nd, 2009

Boxing News

Branco vs Nuzhnenko in Italy

OPI 2000 offer bests K2 East

Today in Rome at EBU Headquarters, OPI 2000 (Salvatore and Christian Cherchi) won the purse bid to stage the vacant EBU welterweight championship fight between former European super lightweight champion Gianluca Branco and former WBA welterweight champion Yuriy Nuzhnenko. OPI 2000 won the bid with an offer of €73,717, easily outpacing K2 East which offered €21,000.



October 22nd, 2009




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