WBSS: Dorticos demolishes Kudryashov in two

Photos: Francisco Perez/Ringstar Sports

WBA cruiserweight champion Yunier ‘The KO Doctor’ Dorticos (22-0, 21 KOs) scored an explosive second round KO over Dmitry ‘Russian Hammer’ Kudryashov (21-2, 21 KOs) in a World Boxing Super Series quarterfinal matchup on Saturday night at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Dorticos opened up in round two and a crushing right hand laid out Kudryashov to end it. Time was 2:10.

Dorticos will now fight the winner between IBF champ Murat Gassiev and Krzysztof Wlodarczyk. Continue reading “WBSS: Dorticos demolishes Kudryashov in two”

Photos: Francisco Perez/Ringstar Sports WBA cruiserweight champion Yunier ‘The KO Doctor’ Dorticos (22-0, 21 KOs) scored an explosive second round KO over Dmitry ‘Russian Hammer’ Kudryashov (21-2, 21 KOs) in…
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Matchroom inks Daniel Jacobs, plans U.S. invasion

Eddie Hearn and Matchroom have announced their first American signing as Daniel Jacobs pens a multi-fight deal as part of Matchroom Boxing’s new venture in the US. The former middleweight champ will make his debut under the new banner in November live on HBO as ‘The Miracle Man’ aims to reclaim his world champion status.

“I’m truly excited to be joining Matchroom Boxing and HBO,” said Jacobs. “This is a new beginning for my career and I get a chance to showcase my skills to the world. I can’t wait to return to the ring in November, being active and recapturing the world middleweight title.” Continue reading “Matchroom inks Daniel Jacobs, plans U.S. invasion”

Eddie Hearn and Matchroom have announced their first American signing as Daniel Jacobs pens a multi-fight deal as part of Matchroom Boxing’s new venture in the US. The former middleweight…
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Fury Camp plans to protest “disgusting” decision

Promoter Mick Hennessy has declared his intent to appeal WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker’s majority decision win over Hughie Fury on Saturday night in Manchester, England. “This is corruption at its highest level in boxing,” Hennessy told BBC 5 Live. “I thought it was an absolute masterclass, shades of Ali. Parker wasn’t even in the fight. One of the worst decisions I’ve ever seen…Beautiful boxing by Hughie and I can’t see why these judges have robbed this poor young lad. It’s disgusting. I’m going to lodge an appeal straight away.”

Promoter Mick Hennessy has declared his intent to appeal WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker’s majority decision win over Hughie Fury on Saturday night in Manchester, England. “This is corruption at…
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Parker beats Fury by majority decision

WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker (24-0, 18 KOs) retained his title with a twelve round majority decision over previously unbeaten WBO #1 contender Hughie Fury (20-1, 10 KOs) on Saturday night at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. The elusive Fury used movement and a flicking jab to keep Parker at bay. Parker tried to get inside with limited success and didn’t cut off the ring well. Neither fighter landed many big shots in a rather disappointing contest. Judges awarded Parker’s aggressiveness over Fury’s backpedaling. Scores were 114-114, 118-110, 118-110.

WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker (24-0, 18 KOs) retained his title with a twelve round majority decision over previously unbeaten WBO #1 contender Hughie Fury (20-1, 10 KOs) on Saturday…
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Jack vacates WBA light heavy belt

The World Boxing Association (WBA) Light Heavyweight Championship title was vacated after Badou Jack sent a letter to the organization this Saturday, September 23, in which he expressed his desire to give up the belt. Jack thanked for the opportunity given by the WBA to fight for the title against Englishman Nathan Cleverly on August 28, when he defeated his rival by TKO in the fifth round. Thus, the purse bids scheduled for Monday, September 25, between Badou Jack and Russian Dmitry Bivol were suspended.

The World Boxing Association (WBA) Light Heavyweight Championship title was vacated after Badou Jack sent a letter to the organization this Saturday, September 23, in which he expressed his desire…
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Valdez retains WBO featherweight belt

Photos: Sumio Yamada

WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez (23-0, 19 KOs) successfully defended his belt with a hard-fought unanimous decision over previously unbeaten #4 rated Genesis Servania (29-1, 12 KOs) on Friday night at the Tucson Convention Center in Tucson, Arizona.

Hometown hero Valdez had it his way for the first three rounds. But in round four, Servania dropped Valdez with a big right hand then rocked him again as the round ended. Valdez responded in round five, dropping Servania with a left hook. Servania was wobbly but survived the round. Both fighters had their moments after that with Valdez pulling away late. Toe-to-toe at the final bell! Scores were 116-110, 119-111, 117-109. photos

Photos: Sumio Yamada WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez (23-0, 19 KOs) successfully defended his belt with a hard-fought unanimous decision over previously unbeaten #4 rated Genesis Servania (29-1, 12 KOs)…
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Ramirez retains WBO 168lb title

Photos: Sumio Yamada

WBO super middleweight champion Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (36-0, 24 KOs) retained his title with a twelve round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten mandatory challenger Jesse “Hard Work” Hart (22-1, 18 KOs) on Friday night at the Tucson Convention Center in Tucson, Arizona.

Ramirez dropped Hart in round two and then battered him from pillar to post. Hart managed to survive the round. Ramirez had another big round in round four, hurting Hart with big shots. Probably another 10-8 round. Hart showed some flashes of coming on in round eight. Hart landed some of his best punches in round eleven but didn’t follow up aggressively. Both landed big shots in a violent final round exchange. In the end, scores were 115-112, 115-112, 114-113. photos

Photos: Sumio Yamada WBO super middleweight champion Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (36-0, 24 KOs) retained his title with a twelve round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten mandatory challenger Jesse “Hard Work”…
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Hart fights for title and family legacy

Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com
Photos by Darryl Cobb Jr. – dcobbjr.com

Number one WBO super middleweight contender Jesse Hart, 22-0, 18 KOs, finally gets his shot at a world title after a lifetime of preparation, enormous expectations, and two generations of familial waiting. Hart, the son of Philly middleweight legend, Cyclone Hart, faces WBO champion Gilberto Ramirez, 35-0, 24 KOs, Friday night, in Arizona at the Tucson Convention Center, live on ESPN.

Even before Hart’s father brought him to a boxing gym, with a mission to turn the boy into an Olympic and professional boxing champion, high hopes have always surrounded Jesse Hart. He was a celebrated amateur whose sure-fire streak toward a Gold Medal at the London Olympics in 2012, was aborted by a pair of bad decisions in two different divisions which ended his Olympic dream at the box-offs level. Continue reading “Hart fights for title and family legacy”

Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com Photos by Darryl Cobb Jr. – dcobbjr.com Number one WBO super middleweight contender Jesse Hart, 22-0, 18 KOs, finally gets his shot at a…
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Andre Ward Suddenly Retires

33-year-old WBA/IBF/WBO light heavyweight champion Andre Ward (32-0, 16 KOs) has announced that he is retiring from boxing. A statement on his website reads, “I want to be clear – I am leaving because my body can no longer put up with the rigors of the sport and therefore my desire to fight is no longer there. If I cannot give my family, my team, and the fans everything that I have, then I should no longer be fighting.”

Continue reading “Andre Ward Suddenly Retires”

33-year-old WBA/IBF/WBO light heavyweight champion Andre Ward (32-0, 16 KOs) has announced that he is retiring from boxing. A statement on his website reads, “I want to be clear –…
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Wilder vs. Ortiz is set for Nov 4

It’s official. On Wednesday in New York City, undefeated WBC heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder (38-0, 37 KOs) and unbeaten top contender Luis Ortiz (27-0, 23 KOs) will announce their Showtime Championship Boxing showdown taking place Saturday, November 4 in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions from Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

It’s official. On Wednesday in New York City, undefeated WBC heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder (38-0, 37 KOs) and unbeaten top contender Luis Ortiz (27-0, 23 KOs) will announce their…
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NSAC: Adalaide had a bad night

The controversial 118-110 scorecard in the Golovkin-Alvarez fight submitted by veteran Las Vegas boxing judge Adalaide Byrd has received widespread criticism from media and fans alike. She shockingly awarded only two rounds to Gennady Golovkin Saturday night in a fight many thought he won or at least was very close.

However, despite the blowing the scoring, NSAC executive director Bob Bennett defended her. He acknowledged her score was “a little wide,” but he stated that she is an outstanding judge and he still has full confidence in her. “I’ll go over the fight with Adalaide round by round,” Bennett told the press. “She’ll have to articulate to me what she saw, how she saw it, why she scored each round the way she did, and then we’ll continue to move forward from there.” Continue reading “NSAC: Adalaide had a bad night”

The controversial 118-110 scorecard in the Golovkin-Alvarez fight submitted by veteran Las Vegas boxing judge Adalaide Byrd has received widespread criticism from media and fans alike. She shockingly awarded only…
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Golovkin and Canelo battle to a draw

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photo: Tom Hogan, Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions

WBA, WBC and IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs) and Canelo Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) battled to a twelve round draw on Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Canelo used his speed and movement, while Golovkin delivered tremendous pressure. In the end, judges scored it 118-110 Canelo, 115-113 Golovkin, 114-114. Continue reading “Golovkin and Canelo battle to a draw”

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photo: Tom Hogan, Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions WBA, WBC and IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs) and Canelo Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) battled…
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Saunders tops Monroe, still WBO middle champ

Photos: Sumio Yamada

Undefeated WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders (25-0, 12 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Willie Monroe, Jr. (21-3, 6 KOs) on Saturday night at the Copper Box Arena in London. It was a dull, tactical fight with Saunders simply the busier man in most rounds. Monroe closed stronger in rounds eleven and twelve…too little, too late. Scores were 117-111, 115-114, 117-112. After the fight, Saunders handed the mic to his young son, who told Monroe “Sorry for punching you in the nuts!”

Unbeaten WBO #8 light heavyweight Anthony Yarde (13-0, 12 KOs) battered Norbert Nemesapati (25-7, 18 KOs) for three rounds, after which the fight was halted.

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Photos: Sumio Yamada Undefeated WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders (25-0, 12 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Willie Monroe, Jr. (21-3, 6 KOs) on Saturday night at…
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Smith decisions Skoglund in WBSS opener

In a clash of unbeaten super middleweights, WBC #1 rated Callum Smith (23-0, 17 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over WBC #11, IBF #4 (at light heavyweight) Erik Skoglund (26-1, 12 KOs) in the first 168lb quarterfinal of the $50 million World Boxing Super Series at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England. After a close ten rounds, Smith dropped Skoglund to a knee in round eleven. Scores were 116-112, 117-110, 117-111. Smith claimed the vacant WBC diamond belt.

Super middleweight Martin Murray (36-4-1, 17 KOs) stopped Arman Torosyan (18-4-1, 15 KOs) with a shot to the body in round four. Three straight wins now for the four-time former world title challenger Murray.

Heavyweight David Price pulled out of his fight due to illness.

In a clash of unbeaten super middleweights, WBC #1 rated Callum Smith (23-0, 17 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over WBC #11, IBF #4 (at light heavyweight) Erik…
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Melindo edges Budler to retain IBF jr fly title

IBF jr flyweight champion Milan “El Metodico” Melindo (37-2, 13 KOs) retained his title by bloody twelve round split decision over former two-time world champion Hekkie “The Hexicutioner” Budler (31-3, 10 KOs) on Saturday night at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino in Cebu City, Philippines. Melindo overcame two cuts from accidental headbutts to win 117-110, 115-112 on two cards, while Budler was up 115-113 on the third card.

A ten round clash between WBO #3 junior welterweight Jason “El Nino” Pagara (40-2-1, 25KOs) and James “Onyi” Onyango 23-11-2, 19 KOs) ended in a split draw.

In an IBF junior bantamweight eliminator, #8 Jonas “Zorro” Sultan (14-3, 9 KOs) hammered out a twelve round unanimous decision over #3 John Riel Casimero (24-3, 15 KOs).

WBC #12 bantamweight “King” Arthur Villanueva (31-2, 16 KOs) was victorious when Richie “Magnum” Mepranum (31-7-1, 8 KOs) didn’t come out for round five.

IBF jr flyweight champion Milan “El Metodico” Melindo (37-2, 13 KOs) retained his title by bloody twelve round split decision over former two-time world champion Hekkie “The Hexicutioner” Budler (31-3,…
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Rojas KOs Marrero for WBA interim belt

Photos: Tom Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions

In an entertaining scrap, featherweight Jesus Rojas (26-1-2, 19 KOs) scored a seventh round KO to dethrone WBA interim 126lb champion Claudio Marrero (22-2, 16 KOs) on Friday night at the MGM Grand Marquee Ballroom in Las Vegas. Rojas dropped Marrero with a combination punctuated by a left hook and a dazed Marrero was counted out by referee Russell Mora. Time was 2:59.

“I’m super happy and super emotional,” said Rojas. “We knew that he [Marrero] was going to be aggressive and we purposely worked on our counterpunching, and that was what did the trick.” Continue reading “Rojas KOs Marrero for WBA interim belt”

Photos: Tom Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions In an entertaining scrap, featherweight Jesus Rojas (26-1-2, 19 KOs) scored a seventh round KO to dethrone WBA interim 126lb champion Claudio Marrero (22-2,…
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Lomachenko-Rigondeaux is on for Dec 9

Top Rank has confirmed that Vasyl Lomachenko and Guillermo Rigondeaux will meet December 9 in a clash of two-time Olympic champions. The fight will be for Lomachenko’s WBO super featherweight world title and take place at Madison Square Garden in New York City. ESPN will televise.

Vasyl Lomachenko: We are giving the fans what they want.

Guillermo Rigondeaux: Lomachenko didn’t take the easy way out like some cowards in boxing.

Bob Arum: Matching Lomachenko and Rigondeaux, each winners of two gold medals, is a milestone in my career.

Top Rank has confirmed that Vasyl Lomachenko and Guillermo Rigondeaux will meet December 9 in a clash of two-time Olympic champions. The fight will be for Lomachenko’s WBO super featherweight…
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WBO requests neutral referee for Parker-Fury

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBO President Paco Valcarcel has responded to the appointment of Terry O’Connor as referee to the WBO heavyweight title bout Joseph Parker vs. Hughie Fury on September 23 by Robert Smith, General Secretary of the British Boxing Board of Control requesting that neutral referee and judges be appointed from countries other than England or New Zealand according to WBO rules. Continue reading “WBO requests neutral referee for Parker-Fury”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBO President Paco Valcarcel has responded to the appointment of Terry O’Connor as referee to the WBO heavyweight title bout Joseph Parker vs.…
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[Updated] GGG-Canelo purses, rematch, officials…

Update on purses: Per Yahoo Sports, the amounts reported to the NSAC were $6 million for Canelo, $3 million for GGG.

Both WBC/WBA/IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin and former champ Canelo Alvarez had been reportedly guaranteed $15 million each with Canelo taking the lion’s share of the PPV upside.

If Golovkin wins, Canelo can enforce a contractual rematch clause. However, if Canelo wins, he’s under no obligation to grant “GGG” a rematch.

The NSAC has assigned Kenny Bayless to referee the bout. Judges are Adalaide Byrd, Dave Moretti and Don Trella.

Update on purses: Per Yahoo Sports, the amounts reported to the NSAC were $6 million for Canelo, $3 million for GGG. Both WBC/WBA/IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin and former champ…
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Srisaket beats Chocolatito again, this time by KO

By Rocky Morales at ringside
Photos: Sunio Yamada

Headlining “Superfly,” Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (44-4-1, 40KO) annihilated Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (46-2-1, 38KO) by fourth round knockout to retain his WBC super flyweight title on Saturday night at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

Srisaket won by controversial decision in their first fight, this time he beat up Chocolatito, dropping him twice in round four to end it. A right hook left Gonzalez out cold. Continue reading “Srisaket beats Chocolatito again, this time by KO”

By Rocky Morales at ringside Photos: Sunio Yamada Headlining “Superfly,” Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (44-4-1, 40KO) annihilated Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (46-2-1, 38KO) by fourth round knockout to retain his WBC super…
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Usyk punishes and stops Huck in WBSS opener

In the first cruiserweight quarter-final contest of the $50 million World Boxing Super Series, WBO world champion Oleksandr Usyk (13-0, 11 KOs) scored a brilliant tenth round TKO over long time former champion Marco Huck (40-5-1, 27 KOs) on Saturday night at the Max-Schmeling-Halle in Berlin, Germany. Huck tried to bring the pressure and rough up Usyk early on, but Usyk’s class showed in his fierce and brutal attacks. Huck was deducted a point in round eight for hitting Usyk while he was on the deck after a slip. The bout waved off in round ten by referee Robert Byrd after Usyk launched a non-stop assault battering Huck. Time was 2:18.

Next up for Usyk is the winner of September 30th clash in Latvia between WBC champion Mairis Briedis (22-0, 18 KOs) and Mike Perez (22-2-1, 14 KOs).

In the first cruiserweight quarter-final contest of the $50 million World Boxing Super Series, WBO world champion Oleksandr Usyk (13-0, 11 KOs) scored a brilliant tenth round TKO over long…
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Horn Opponent: Bradley Skeete?

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn’s next opponent for a November 25 bout in Brisbane should be known very soon. Horn’s trainer and manager Glenn Rushton talked to Fightnews.com®. “We should have an opponent’s name very soon. It should be resolved today. I will have to talk to Dean (Lonergan). There are a lot of moving parts. We will have to have the opponent sign off on the fight but I’m sure he will.”

Update: According to Anthony Marx of the Courier Mail, WBO #3 Bradley Skeete will be named as Jeff Horn’s next opponent in November. Expect a formal announcement within days about the latest challenger getting ready to climb in the boxing ring with Jeff Horn.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn’s next opponent for a November 25 bout in Brisbane should be known very soon. Horn’s trainer and manager…
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Joshua-Pulev clash in Cardiff Oct 28

Anthony Joshua MBE will defend his World Heavyweight titles against Kubrat Pulev at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on October 28, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

Joshua returns to the ring following his epic battle with Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium in April where the Brit added the WBA strap to his IBF belt in an enthralling contest with the future hall-of-fame legend, climbing off the canvas to record an 19th straight KO win in front of a record-breaking crowd in London.

The unbeaten Olympic gold medal hero will now tackle his IBF mandatory Pulev, the Bulgarian rated number one in the IBF facing his second world title challenge having faced Klitschko for the IBF title in November 2014. Continue reading “Joshua-Pulev clash in Cardiff Oct 28”

Anthony Joshua MBE will defend his World Heavyweight titles against Kubrat Pulev at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on October 28, live on Sky Sports Box Office. Joshua returns to…
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Margarito: Rivalry with Cotto isn’t over

At Friday’s weigh-in in Chihuahua, Mexico, the “Tijuana Tornado” Antonio Margarito again stated that his goal is a rubber match with WBO jr middleweight world champion and archrival Miguel Cotto.

Photo: Zanfer

Antonio Margarito: “I reiterate: I will win Saturday. It will be a great fight and then I’ll force Miguel Cotto to retire in December. That rivalry isn’t over. He hits like a girl and knows that he was helped in the second fight, but right now my focus is Jones.”

At Friday’s weigh-in in Chihuahua, Mexico, the “Tijuana Tornado” Antonio Margarito again stated that his goal is a rubber match with WBO jr middleweight world champion and archrival Miguel Cotto.…
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Takuma Inoue returns victorious

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Unbeaten Takuma Inoue (9-0, 2 KOs), 118, returned to action after a one-year hiatus and defeated three-time world challenger Hiroyuki Hisataka (25-17-1, 11 KOs), 117.5, winning a unanimous decision (98-92, 98-93, 97-94) over ten on Wednesday in Tokyo, Japan. WBC#9/WBA#11/IBF#15 Takuma, the younger brother of WBO 115-pound champ Naoya, was then scheduled to have a shot at the WBO bantam diadem against then reigning Marlon Tapales, but unfortunately suffered a hand fracture during his strenuous training, and it was unfortunately postponed. While waiting for Takuma’s recovery, Tapales forfeited his belt because of his failure to make weight against Shohei Omori.

Takuma, a brilliant speedster, displayed eye-catching hand speed and steadily piled up points, but the bloodied veteran campaigner Hisataka showed his last surge in the final three sessions. Takuma is very much willing to follow his brother’s footstep and gain the world belt next year. Continue reading “Takuma Inoue returns victorious”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten Takuma Inoue (9-0, 2 KOs), 118, returned to action after a one-year hiatus and defeated three-time world challenger Hiroyuki Hisataka (25-17-1, 11…
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