Full Report: Roman stops Kubo, wins WBA 122lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Sumio Yamada

Aggressive challenger Daniel Roman (23-2-1, 9 KOs), 121.75, US, impressively captured the WBA super-bantamweight belt when he sent defending champ Shun Kubo (12-1, 9 KOs), 121.75, a taller Japanese southpaw, to the deck twice, effectively followed it up and finally halted him with the referee’s intervention at 1:21 of the ninth round on Sunday in Kyoto, Japan.

Prior to the well-timed halt, the official tallies were nearly shutout—Hernando Steidel (Puerto Rico) and Silvestre Abainza (Philippines) both 80-70, Jean-Francois Toupin (France) 79-72, all in Roman’s favor. The referee was Pinit Prayadsab (Thailand) who made a well-received stoppage even by Kubo’s adherents at his home turf.

The newly crowned champ nicknamed “The Baby Faced Assassin” said, “My plan was to knock him out without having it to the judges. My feeling is beyond description. My dream come true.” Continue reading “Full Report: Roman stops Kubo, wins WBA 122lb belt”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada Aggressive challenger Daniel Roman (23-2-1, 9 KOs), 121.75, US, impressively captured the WBA super-bantamweight belt when he sent defending champ Shun Kubo (12-1,…
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Mpontshana retains SA title

By Ron Jackson

Phila Mpontshana retained the South African junior-lightweight title for the first time when he stopped the gutsy Lucky Monyebane in the eleventh round at the Portuguese Hall in Turfontein, Johannesburg on Sunday afternoon.

Mpontshana (58.68kg) made a slow start and possibly only shared the second round but did enough to shade the third. However, Monyebane (57.96kg) had a good fourth round scoring with his southpaw left to the head and body. Continue reading “Mpontshana retains SA title”

By Ron Jackson Phila Mpontshana retained the South African junior-lightweight title for the first time when he stopped the gutsy Lucky Monyebane in the eleventh round at the Portuguese Hall…
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WBSS: New measures to prevent draws

According to promoter Kalle Sauerland, the World Boxing Super Series will take special measures to prevent draws. First, instead of three judges, there will be four judges scoring the fight. However, the fourth scorecard will only be used if the other three cards result in a draw. In the event the fourth card is also a draw, the winner of the final round will decide who moves ahead in the tournament. Sauerland points out that this rule change has been approved by all four world organizations. In addition, he stated that “instant replay” will be used to help assess controversial situations, and all fighters are subject to VADA testing.

The $50 million WBSS tournament kicks off Saturday in Berlin with a quarterfinal clash between WBO cruiserweight champion Aleksandr Usyk and former champ Marco Huck. The two-division tourney has attracted virtually all the world’s top cruiserweights, along with a strong crop of super middleweights.

With just five days to go, there are still no networks carrying the 14 match tournament in the USA. Part of the problem is 1) a shortage of American participants, and 2) with most the fights taking place in Europe, networks don’t care for the afternoon start times Stateside. Hopefully, USA television will step up and carry the package.

According to promoter Kalle Sauerland, the World Boxing Super Series will take special measures to prevent draws. First, instead of three judges, there will be four judges scoring the fight.…
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Horn-Pacquiao, Horn-Mundine Updates

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Future Hall of Famer Manny Pacquiao has not ruled out a rematch with WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn BUT Pacman wants the fight in the Philippines. “It will not push through there in Australia, but we are bringing the fight here in the Philippines,” Pacquiao said on radio station DZBB, adding negotiations were ongoing. “This will be good for our country’s tourism.”

Meanwhile, former WBA super middleweight champion Anthony Mundine, the all-time pay-per-view sales king in Australia, has also called out Horn. “The Man” stated on Twitter, “Y’all wanna see it ?? I’ll show y’all he ain’t what they say !! I’ll hit him with more combinations than a bank.” Mundine said on his Facebook page he would fight Horn at 154 pounds.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Future Hall of Famer Manny Pacquiao has not ruled out a rematch with WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn BUT Pacman wants the fight…
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Rocky Hernandez still unbeaten

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBC Youth super featherweight world titleholder Eduardo “Rocky” Hernandez (24-0-3, 20 KOs) scored an impressive third round knockout victory over Raúl “Látigo” Centeno (20-4-1, 8 KOs) on Saturday night in front of 5,000+ at the Centro de Espectáculos de la Feria in Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico.

After dominating the fight, Hernandez finished things with a left/right combination to the jaw that sent Centeno crashing to the canvas. Continue reading “Rocky Hernandez still unbeaten”

By Gabriel F. Cordero WBC Youth super featherweight world titleholder Eduardo “Rocky” Hernandez (24-0-3, 20 KOs) scored an impressive third round knockout victory over Raúl “Látigo” Centeno (20-4-1, 8 KOs)…
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Bell Scores Shutout Win In Toledo

Story and Photos by Bob Ryder

Toledo’s lightweight Albert Bell was in complete control Saturday night as he did pretty much as he pleased in winning a six round decision (60-53 x 3) over South Bend’s Tyrome Jones at the Seagate Convention Center to improve his record to (8-0, 2 KO’s). Jones (4-2, 1 KO) fought most of the fight with his gloves held high and tight against his head.

One would think that this may have frustrated Bell but not so as he stated afterword “he made it easy for me, allowed me to pop shot him at will.” Continue reading “Bell Scores Shutout Win In Toledo”

Story and Photos by Bob Ryder Toledo’s lightweight Albert Bell was in complete control Saturday night as he did pretty much as he pleased in winning a six round decision…
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Boxing back in Nashville Sept 15

Pro boxing returns to Nashville when Tri Star Boxing presents “State Fair Boxing Showdown 2” Friday, September 15. The six-fight card is in association with Blue Chair Bay Rum and takes place at the State Fairgrounds Sports Arena, located at 500 Wedgewood Lane in Nashville, Tennessee. In the six round main event, Sena “African Assassin” Agbeko (18-1, 17 KOs) meets Brad Austin (12-25, 9 KOs) for the Tennessee light heavyweight championship.

Junior flyweight knockout king Edwin Reyes, 6-2 (5 KO’s), faces a foe to be announced in the eight round co-feature.

Pro boxing returns to Nashville when Tri Star Boxing presents “State Fair Boxing Showdown 2” Friday, September 15. The six-fight card is in association with Blue Chair Bay Rum and…
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“Sugar” Ramos passes in Mexico City

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Sad to report that Hall of Fame former featherweight world champion Ultiminio “Sugar” Ramos passed away at the age of 75 in Mexico City after a long fight against cancer. In 1963 Ramos was crowned World Boxing Association and World Boxing Council champion by stopping Davey Moore at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. Tragically Moore died four days after the bout.

Born in Matanzas, Cuba, Ramos moved to Mexico to escape communist regime of Fidel Castro. He eventually became an idol of Mexican boxing, retiring in 1972 with a record of 55-7-4, 40 KOs.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Sad to report that Hall of Fame former featherweight world champion Ultiminio “Sugar” Ramos passed away at the age of 75 in Mexico City after a…
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Roman stops Kubo, wins WBA 122lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Sumio Yamada

Aggressive challenger Daniel Roman (23-2-1, 9 KOs), 121.75, US, impressively captured the WBA super-bantamweight belt when he sent defending champ Shun Kubo (12-1, 9 KOs), 121.75, a taller Japanese southpaw, to the deck twice, effectively followed it up and finally halted him with the referee’s intervention at 1:21 of the ninth round on Sunday in Kyoto, Japan.

Taking the initiative, Roman floored Kubo with a vicious right following busy combinations in the seventh and eighth. Continue reading “Roman stops Kubo, wins WBA 122lb belt”

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Sumio Yamada Aggressive challenger Daniel Roman (23-2-1, 9 KOs), 121.75, US, impressively captured the WBA super-bantamweight belt when he sent defending champ Shun Kubo (12-1, 9…
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Mundine challenges Horn

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former WBA super middleweight champion Anthony “The Man” Mundine has challenged WBO welterweight champion Jeff “The Hornet” Horn via a text message and the former Brisbane schoolteacher is considering it since boxing legend Manny Pacquiao now balking at a November rematch. Horn’s promoter Dean Lonergan is also crunching the numbers and will discuss with co-promoter Bob Arum if Horn-Mundine is feasible.

“Obviously, Pacquiao was our priority,” Lonergan said. “I find it surprising Anthony thinks he can get in a ring with Jeff Horn but it would be a nice tune-up fight for something bigger. We’re on the big stage now but Jeff’s got to keep fit and keep fighting and you never know in boxing. Continue reading “Mundine challenges Horn”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Former WBA super middleweight champion Anthony “The Man” Mundine has challenged WBO welterweight champion Jeff “The Hornet” Horn via a text message and…
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WBO #3 Ito stops Filipino Enterina

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

OPBF and WBO Asia Pacific 130-pound champ, WBC#11/WBO#3 Masayuki Ito (22-1-1, 11 KOs) engaged in a non-title ten rounder, was bewildered by the opening attack of Filipino Glenn Enterina (11-3-1, 8 KOs) but dropped him with an overhand right in the fourth and finally halted him at 1:32 of the sixth round on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan.

The bright prospect Ito, then OPBF ruler, had unified another regional belt by defeating WBO ASPAC titlist Takuya Watanabe on points on New Year’s Eve of the previous year. Enterina showed his power and heart in the opening session, but Ito found his range and rhythm, outpunching the game Filipino with effective combinations from the second round on. As he decked Enterina in the closing seconds of round four, it became a lopsided affair with Masayuki battering him to the punch. The ref declared a well-timed halt to save the good loser. Continue reading “WBO #3 Ito stops Filipino Enterina”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda OPBF and WBO Asia Pacific 130-pound champ, WBC#11/WBO#3 Masayuki Ito (22-1-1, 11 KOs) engaged in a non-title ten rounder, was bewildered by the…
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Margarito takes aim at Cotto

“Jones was very dirty,” said former world champion Antonio Margarito after his technical decision win over Carson Jones on Saturday night. “The whole fight he gave me head butts and from the second round the cut constantly affected me. I was telling the referee to watch for his head butts, but in the end justice was done. I will continue in my goal to seek a fight with Miguel Cotto.”

Photo: Julio Rivera, Imago/Zanfer

“Jones was very dirty,” said former world champion Antonio Margarito after his technical decision win over Carson Jones on Saturday night. “The whole fight he gave me head butts and…
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Margarito wins bloody tech decision, Cotto next?

By Karl Freitag
Photos: Julio Rivera, Imago/Zanfer

The comeback of former world champion Antonio Margarito (41-8, 27 KOs) continued on Saturday night at the Gimnasio “Manuel Bernardo Aguirre” in Chihuahua, Mexico. The “Tijuana Tornado” suffered a bad cut over his surgically repaired right eye in round two against veteran super welterweight Carson Jones (40-12-3, 30 KOs).

The fight featured good two-way action while Margarito’s blood streamed steadily until the fight was halted after round seven. Since the cut was ruled caused by a headbutt, the bout went to the scorecards where Margarito prevailed 67-65, 68-64 and 67-65. Jones was deducted a point for a headbutt in round five. Continue reading “Margarito wins bloody tech decision, Cotto next?”

By Karl Freitag Photos: Julio Rivera, Imago/Zanfer The comeback of former world champion Antonio Margarito (41-8, 27 KOs) continued on Saturday night at the Gimnasio “Manuel Bernardo Aguirre” in Chihuahua,…
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Canelo’s brother held to draw

Super welterweight Ramón “Inocente” Álvarez (24-6-3, 16 KOs), older brother of Canelo Alvarez, and Johnny “Vaquero” Navarrete (33-10-2, 15 KOs) fought to an eight round draw on Saturday night at the Gimnasio “Manuel Bernardo Aguirre” in Chihuahua, Mexico. Scores were 77-75 Alvarez, 77-75 Navarrete, 76-76.

Photo: Julio Rivera, Imago/Zanfer

Undefeated super welterweight Jaime Munguía (25-0, 21 KOs) scored a spectacular second round KO over Uriel “Big Bang” Gonzalez (16-2-1, 12 KOs).

Super welterweight Ramón “Inocente” Álvarez (24-6-3, 16 KOs), older brother of Canelo Alvarez, and Johnny “Vaquero” Navarrete (33-10-2, 15 KOs) fought to an eight round draw on Saturday night at…
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Srisaket, Chocolatito WBC 7-day weigh-in

WBC super flyweight world champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (42-4-1, 38 KOs) and former champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (46-1-0, 38 KOs) both weighed in within the required WBC 7-day weight limit ahead of their highly anticipated HBO-televised rematch next Saturday from the legendary StubHub Center in Carson, California.

From his training camp in Thailand, Rungvisai weighed in at 119 lbs. while Gonzalez tipped the scales in Japan at 119.8 lbs. Both fighters were required to weigh-in at 121 lbs. or under per the World Boxing Council. Continue reading “Srisaket, Chocolatito WBC 7-day weigh-in”

WBC super flyweight world champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (42-4-1, 38 KOs) and former champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (46-1-0, 38 KOs) both weighed in within the required WBC 7-day weight limit…
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Weights From Toledo

By Bob Ryder

Albert Bell 134 vs Tyrome Jones 132
DeAndre Ware 168 vs Derrick Adkins 167.5
Angelo Snow 145 vs Marcus Washington 146
Cassius Anderson 235 vs Abel Penna Falls 253
Roshawn Jones 169 vs Darryl Madison 170
Robert Mumford 140 vs William Barber 137
Jalen Stephenson 128 vs Joe Szczublevski 127.5

Venue: Seagate Convention Center
Promoter: Vick Green (Pulse Boxing)
Matchmakers: Green and Aaron Rodriguez
Tickets: ticketmaster.com or at 419-318-2158
Doors: 6:30 PM, First Bout: 8 PM

By Bob Ryder Albert Bell 134 vs Tyrome Jones 132 DeAndre Ware 168 vs Derrick Adkins 167.5 Angelo Snow 145 vs Marcus Washington 146 Cassius Anderson 235 vs Abel Penna…
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Kubo, Roman make weight

Photos: Sumio Yamada

WBA super bantamweight champion Shun Kubo (12-0, 9 KOs) and challenger Danny Roman (22-2-1, 8 KOs) both made weight for their WBA world title clash on Sunday at the Shimazu Arena in Kyoto, Japan.

Both fighters scaled in at 121.75 Kubo is defending his WBA 122lb title for the first time. More photos

Photos: Sumio Yamada WBA super bantamweight champion Shun Kubo (12-0, 9 KOs) and challenger Danny Roman (22-2-1, 8 KOs) both made weight for their WBA world title clash on Sunday…
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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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LA Fight Club Results

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

Unbeaten featherweight prospect Manny “Chatto” Robles III (14-0, 6 KOs) was victorious headlining his first card in stopping Jose Estrella (18-13-1, 12 KOs) of Mexico in seven rounds as Golden Boy Promotions “LA Fight Club” series returned Friday to the Belasco Theater in downtown Las Angeles on the Boxeo Estelar on Estrella TV main event. Robles knocked down Estrella during an exchange with a counter left hook in the final seconds of round two. That did not discourage Estrella from coming forward throughout the fight as Robles countered with big punches.

Estrella was cut and trickling blood from his right eye in round five as Robles let loose backing Estrella unloading combinations. Fighting more confidently in round six Robles continued to back Estrella. However a two-punch combination in round seven dropped Estrella as the referee stopped the fight on the corners behalf at 1:39 of the seventh. Continue reading “LA Fight Club Results”

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Unbeaten featherweight prospect Manny “Chatto” Robles III (14-0, 6 KOs) was victorious headlining his first card in stopping Jose Estrella (18-13-1, 12 KOs) of Mexico…
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Marrero-Rojas moved to Sept 15

The WBA interim featherweight title fight between champion Claudio Marrero (22-1, 16 KOs) and challenger Jesus Rojas (25-1-2, 18 KOs) has been moved off the September 16 GGG-Canelo off-TV undercard and will now headline an ESPN2 telecast the night before at the MGM Grand Marquee Ballroom in Las Vegas.

In the co-main event, welterweight Rashidi “Speedy” Ellis (18-0, 12 KOs) will make the second defense of his IBF North American title against Juan Carlos “Merengue” Abreu (19-3-1, 18 KOs). Ryan “Kingry” Garcia (10-0, 9 KOs) will open up the show in an eight-round fight for the Junior NABF Super Featherweight title against Miguel Carrizoza (10-2, 2 KOs).

The WBA interim featherweight title fight between champion Claudio Marrero (22-1, 16 KOs) and challenger Jesus Rojas (25-1-2, 18 KOs) has been moved off the September 16 GGG-Canelo off-TV undercard…
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Weights from Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Rocky Hernandez 129 vs Raul Centeno 127.60
Lourdes Juarez 111 vs Cecilia Santos 111
Karim Arce 114.40 vs Ivan Meneses 114.40
Alejandro Davila 147 vs Jose L Guerrero 146.50

Venue: Modulo Multidisciplinario Macro Centro Deportivo
Promoter: Promociones Del Pueblo
TV: Televisa (Mexico)

By Gabriel F. Cordero Rocky Hernandez 129 vs Raul Centeno 127.60 Lourdes Juarez 111 vs Cecilia Santos 111 Karim Arce 114.40 vs Ivan Meneses 114.40 Alejandro Davila 147 vs Jose…
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Margarito, Jones make weight

Photos: Zanfer

Antonio Margarito 154 vs. Carson Jones 154

Ramón Álvarez 156 vs. Johnny Navarrete 156
Jaime Munguía 155 vs. Uriel González 155
Edson Ramírez 135 vs. Cristhoper Sauceda 134.5
Eben Vargas 148 vs. Adrian Ramírez 147.5
José Macías 149 vs. Esteban Villlba 148

Venue: Gimnasio Manuel Bernardo Aguirre, Chihuahua, Mexico
Promoter: Zanfer
Tv: Azteca 7, Beinsports

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Photos: Zanfer Antonio Margarito 154 vs. Carson Jones 154 Ramón Álvarez 156 vs. Johnny Navarrete 156 Jaime Munguía 155 vs. Uriel González 155 Edson Ramírez 135 vs. Cristhoper Sauceda 134.5…
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Holyfield invades Louisville market

The Real Deal Boxing, the promotional entity of Evander Holyfield’s Real Deal Sports and Entertainment, will return to the legendary boxing city of Louisville, Kentucky, on Thursday, September 28 with a boxing card at the Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport Hotel. In the main event, featherweight contenders Toka Kahn “T-Nice” Clary (22-1, 15 KOs) and Braulio “El Chavo” Rodriguez (19-2, 17 KOs) meet in a ten-rounder for the vacant WBC Continental Americas belt.

Featured in the 10-round co-main event, Duke “The Baby Faced Terminator” Micah (20-0, 18 KOs) defends his WBC International bantamweight belt against Mario “El Triturador” Diaz (16-1, 6 KOs). Also, in a six round clash between super featherweight prospects, Joshua Davis (11-1, 5 KOs), will battle Ray “Lightning Jr.” Lampkin (10-0, 4 KOs).

The Real Deal Boxing, the promotional entity of Evander Holyfield’s Real Deal Sports and Entertainment, will return to the legendary boxing city of Louisville, Kentucky, on Thursday, September 28 with…
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Pinoy Pride 42 poised to make history

In Philippine Boxing history, there hasn’t been an all-Filipino clash for a world title crown since 1925, when Pancho Villa defended his world flyweight title against Clever Sencio. The drought will soon be over.

On September 16, current IBF Inter-continental super flyweight champion “Zorro” Sultan (13-3, 9KOs) will vie for the division’s #1 ranking against two-division world champion John Riel “Quadro Alas” Casimero (24-3, 15 KOs) in an all-Filipino IBF-mandated eliminator. The Sultan-Casimero winner will not only become the IBF’s #1 super fly, but will also have to challenge Filipino world champion Jerwin “Pretty Boy” Ancajas. Continue reading “Pinoy Pride 42 poised to make history”

In Philippine Boxing history, there hasn’t been an all-Filipino clash for a world title crown since 1925, when Pancho Villa defended his world flyweight title against Clever Sencio. The drought…
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Chepo: Canelo will give Golovkin a lot of problems

By Hesiquio Balderas

Chepo Reynoso is what you would call an intellectual of boxing. He is an experienced trainer who has created multiple world champions, but he is also a student of the game and he has an answer for everything and for everyone. But when he is talking about his star pupil Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, there a sign of confidence in his words and likes to keep it simple.

“Saul is a special fighter, he is smart, he is a fighter that thinks and causes a lot of problems for his opponents inside the ring,” said Reynoso during Canelo’s open workout leading up to his September 16 unification bout against hard puncher middleweight champion Genaddy “GGG” Golovkin. Continue reading “Chepo: Canelo will give Golovkin a lot of problems”

By Hesiquio Balderas Chepo Reynoso is what you would call an intellectual of boxing. He is an experienced trainer who has created multiple world champions, but he is also a…
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