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Alvarado beats Morales in WBA eliminator

In a WBA super featherweight world title eliminator, WBA #1 rated Rene “El Gemelo” Alvarado (29-8, 20 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over WBA #4 Carlos “The Solution” Morales (17-3-3, 6 KOs) on Saturday night at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. Alvarado battled through the blood from several cuts to win 117-111, 116-112, 115-113.

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“I’m going to work harder on getting better and improving my technique,” said Alvarado afterward. “I was able to get these six victories in a row because allow God to direct me, I work hard and I throw a lot of punches. We want the world title. I want [Alberto] Machado.” Continue reading “Alvarado beats Morales in WBA eliminator”

In a WBA super featherweight world title eliminator, WBA #1 rated Rene “El Gemelo” Alvarado (29-8, 20 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over WBA #4 Carlos “The Solution”…
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Lomachenko beats Pedraza in unification bout

By David Finger at ringside
Photos: Sumio Yamada

WBA lightweight champion Vasiliy Lomachenko (12-1, 9 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision to take the belt of WBO lightweight champion Jose Pedraza (25-2, 12 KOs) in a lightweight unification clash on Saturday night at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
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It was a tactical fight with Lomachenko bringing the pressure but not dominating in normal Loma fashion until round eleven when he exploded and battered Pedraza pillar to post with two knockdowns. Scores were 119-107, 117-109, 117-109.

“It was my dream to unify titles,” Lomachenko said. “It was my next goal. I can now focus on my next chapter…He’s a veteran. He did a very good job, and I respect Pedraza and his team.” Continue reading “Lomachenko beats Pedraza in unification bout”

By David Finger at ringside Photos: Sumio Yamada WBA lightweight champion Vasiliy Lomachenko (12-1, 9 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision to take the belt of WBO lightweight champion…
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Brook cruises to decision, Hurd next?

Former world champion Kell “Special K” Brook (38-2, 26 KOs) was forced to go the full twelve rounds against Michael Zerafa (25-3, 14 KOs) in a WBA super welterweight eliminator on Saturday night at the Sheffield Arena in Sheffield, England. Not an impressive performance by Brook, who never had Zerafa in any trouble. Scores were 118-110, 119-109, 117-111.

With the win, Brook earned a mandatory shot at WBA super welterweight champion Jarrett Hurd.

“I was a bit like Klitschko tonight, the right I just couldn’t let it go!” said Brook, who again called out archrival Amir Khan. Khan, however, is said to be close to landing a fight against WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford.

Former world champion Kell “Special K” Brook (38-2, 26 KOs) was forced to go the full twelve rounds against Michael Zerafa (25-3, 14 KOs) in a WBA super welterweight eliminator…
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Loma, Pedraza, Dogboe, Navarrete make weight

By David Finger at the scale

Vasiliy Lomachenko 134.4 vs. Jose Pedraza 134.2
(WBA, WBO lightweight unification)

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Isaac Dogboe 120.8 vs. Emanuel Navarrete 122
(WBO super bantamweight title)
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Mason Menard 135 vs. Teofimo Lopez 135
Brian Ceballo 147.8 vs. Daniel Calzada 147.6
Juan Carlos Abreu 146.8 vs. Alexander Besputin 146.6
Guido Vianello 236 vs. Luke Lyons 239.8
Josh Renteria 142.8 vs. Josue Vargas 142.6
Michael Perez 142.4 vs. Abdiel Ramirez 142.4

Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York City
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: ESPN

By David Finger at the scale Vasiliy Lomachenko 134.4 vs. Jose Pedraza 134.2 (WBA, WBO lightweight unification) Isaac Dogboe 120.8 vs. Emanuel Navarrete 122 (WBO super bantamweight title) Mason Menard…
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CP Freshmart retains WBA minimum belt

Undefeated WBA minimumweight champion Knockout CP Freshmart (19-0, 7 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over former champ Byron Rojas (25-4-3, 11 KOs) on Thursday night in a makeshift ring outside the provincial hall in Chon Buri, Thailand. CP Freshmart was faster and much busier as he retained the WBA title for the sixth time. Scores were 115-113, 116-112, 117-111.

Undefeated WBA minimumweight champion Knockout CP Freshmart (19-0, 7 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over former champ Byron Rojas (25-4-3, 11 KOs) on Thursday night in a makeshift…
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Fields: Canelo may be looking past me

WBA super middleweight champion Rocky Fielding (27-1, 15 KOs) has ramped up his training efforts on home turf as he prepares for the opportunity of a lifetime against WBC/WBA middleweight king Canelo Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs) on December 15 at Madison Square Garden.

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“If I win, I’ll be the king of New York and one of the biggest names in the sport overnight. I came from nothing and now I’m headlining at MSG. It’s a dream come true, but it’s a job, and the work will be done in the gym in Manchester. There’s a lot of talk about Canelo’s next fight after Dec. 15-that it could be with Danny Jacobs, Demetrius Andrade, the Charlos, or even Callum Smith at Anfield – let them talk. If I take Canelo out, I’ll have a massive fight at Anfield instead. Continue reading “Fields: Canelo may be looking past me”

WBA super middleweight champion Rocky Fielding (27-1, 15 KOs) has ramped up his training efforts on home turf as he prepares for the opportunity of a lifetime against WBC/WBA middleweight…
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Manny Pacquiao’s Boxing Journey Continues

By Miguel Maravilla

WBA welterweight champ Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao (60-7-2, 39 KOs) is set to take on former world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner (33-3-1, 24 KOs) in his next fight. Pacquiao will square off against Broner on Saturday January 19 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas live on Showtime Pay per view.

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“This fight is going to be a good fight. This isn’t an easy fight vs. Adrien Broner. It will be a hard fight,” Pacquiao told Fightnews.com®. “I’m going to have a good convincing win like my last fight with Matthysse.”

Pacquiao returned to his old ways in July, scoring a knockout victory over hard-hitting Lucas Matthysse in Malaysia to regain a welterweight world title. Continue reading “Manny Pacquiao’s Boxing Journey Continues”

By Miguel Maravilla WBA welterweight champ Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao (60-7-2, 39 KOs) is set to take on former world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner (33-3-1, 24 KOs) in his next…
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Bivol outpoints Pascal to retain WBA title

Photos: Darryl Cobb, Jr.

WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol (15-0, 11 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over former champ Jean Pascal (33-6-1, 20 KOs) on Saturday night at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City.
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Bivol methodically punished Pascal from the get-go. Pascal kept it interesting with his wild aggression, but Bivol cruised to a 117-111, 119-109, 119-109 win.

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Photos: Darryl Cobb, Jr. WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol (15-0, 11 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over former champ Jean Pascal (33-6-1, 20 KOs) on Saturday night…
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WBA champ Lebedev defeats Wilson

In a non-title fight, current WBA cruiserweight champion in recess Denis Lebedev (32-2, 23 KOs) scored a workmanlike twelve round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Oregonian Mike Wilson (19-1, 8 KOs) on Saturday at the elegant Casino de Monte Carlo in Monte Carlo, Monaco. The 39-year-old Lebedev looked to be on his way to stopping Wilson after a big round four, but Wilson hung tough and the fight went the full distance. Scores were 117-111, 119-109, 119-109.

In a non-title fight, current WBA cruiserweight champion in recess Denis Lebedev (32-2, 23 KOs) scored a workmanlike twelve round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Oregonian Mike Wilson (19-1, 8…
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Yafai retains WBA superfly belt

WBA super flyweight champion Khalid Yafai (25-0, 15 KOs) was lucky to retain his title with a twelve round unanimous decision over Israel Gonzalez (23-3, 10 KOs) on Saturday at Casino de Monte Carlo, Monte Carlo, Monaco. It was a flat performance by Yafai. He struggled to get untracked against Gonzalez, who mostly outworked and outboxed him. Yafai upped the pressure late, but the wide scores of 117-111, 116-112, 116-112 seemed overly generous.

WBA super flyweight champion Khalid Yafai (25-0, 15 KOs) was lucky to retain his title with a twelve round unanimous decision over Israel Gonzalez (23-3, 10 KOs) on Saturday at…
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Bivol and Pascal make weight

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Dmitry Bivol 174.4 vs. Jean Pascal 174.6
(WBA light heavyweight title)

Murodjon Akhmadaliev 121.2 vs. Issac Zarate 122
Israil Madrimov 152.8 vs. Vladimir Hernandez 157.2
Miguel Zamudio 142.2 vs. Shakhram Glyasov 141.2
Sergiy Kuzmin 244.2 vs. Laron Mitchell 244.6
Christian Mariscal 246.4 vs. Evgeny Tishchenko 212
Karl Dargan 134.2 vs. Moises Delgadillo 135
Logan Yoon 143.4 vs. Hamzrah Sempewo 141.2

Venue: Etess Arena at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City
Promoter: Main Events
TV: HBO

Dmitry Bivol 174.4 vs. Jean Pascal 174.6 (WBA light heavyweight title) Murodjon Akhmadaliev 121.2 vs. Issac Zarate 122 Israil Madrimov 152.8 vs. Vladimir Hernandez 157.2 Miguel Zamudio 142.2 vs. Shakhram…
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Wladimir Klitschko backs the WBA to replace AIBA

Former heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko has asked authorities to replace the troubled AIBA with the WBA to ensure the future of Olympic boxing.

“For the first time in the sport of boxing the worst has happened,” said Klitschko. “In an unprecedented shift that would rock athletics and the Olympics, boxing is in danger of being halted due to current disfunction, leading to losing the Olympic licensing…I’m pleading with the national federations to continue signing with the pioneers of boxing, the world renowned WBA. I’m also asking the IOC to consider the WBA as the organization that will centralize the sport while continuing to improve the protections and interests of its athletes, fans, and grant the Olympic license to the WBA to represent the sport for the upcoming games in to Tokyo!”

Former heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko has asked authorities to replace the troubled AIBA with the WBA to ensure the future of Olympic boxing. “For the first time in the sport…
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Bivol-Pascal Media Roundtable Quotes

WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol defends his world title against former champ Jean Pascal on HBO this Saturday at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, NJ. Both fighters spoke to the media.

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Continue reading “Bivol-Pascal Media Roundtable Quotes”

WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol defends his world title against former champ Jean Pascal on HBO this Saturday at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, NJ.…
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Top Rank inks WBA champ Rob Brant

Top Rank has signed WBA middleweight world champion Rob “Bravo” Brant to a multi-year co-promotional agreement with Greg Cohen Promotions and Rapacz Boxing, Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum announced today. Brant, from St. Paul, Minn., defeated then-champion Ryota Murata via unanimous decision on Oct. 20 in Las Vegas, throwing a mind-boggling 1,262 punches. Brant (24-1, 16 KOs) is unbeaten as a middleweight and looking to unify the division.

Brant’s first fight under this new agreement will be announced shortly.

Top Rank has signed WBA middleweight world champion Rob “Bravo” Brant to a multi-year co-promotional agreement with Greg Cohen Promotions and Rapacz Boxing, Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum announced…
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Pacquiao-Broner on PPV

WBA welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao defends against Adrien Broner on Saturday, January 19 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Showtime PPV will televise. Tickets ($100, $200, $300, $500, $750, $1000, $1500) go on sale this Saturday.
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Manny Pacquiao: We can’t underestimate this fight.

Adrien Broner: I’m gonna beat his motherf***ing a**.

WBA welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao defends against Adrien Broner on Saturday, January 19 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Showtime PPV will televise. Tickets ($100, $200, $300, $500, $750,…
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Usyk KOs Bellew in 8, remains undisputed

Undisputed WBA/WBC/IBF/WBO cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk (16-0, 12 KOs) spectacularly knocked out former champ Tony Bellew (30-3-1, 20 KOs) on Saturday night at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. Surprisingly tactical bout for the first six rounds. Usyk ratcheted up the pressure in the seventh round, then brutally knocked out Bellew with a crushing left hand in round eight. Time was 2:00. Bellew was ahead on two of the three scorecards entering the last round.

Undisputed WBA/WBC/IBF/WBO cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk (16-0, 12 KOs) spectacularly knocked out former champ Tony Bellew (30-3-1, 20 KOs) on Saturday night at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. Surprisingly…
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WBA opens operations in Switzerland

The World Boxing Association (WBA) officially opened its operations in Lausanne, Switzerland. The boxing body has been expanding its horizons now for years in the hands of its president, Gilberto Jesus Mendoza, and now specifies the opening of a new office in the European country.

With the current reality of boxing, whose participation in the future Olympic Games has been compromised recently due to the problems of leadership, the WBA has proposed to participate actively and be a protagonist in the rescue of the sport. In addition, the goal of the entity is to make pugilism return to the highest place in sports, as it was in the past. Continue reading “WBA opens operations in Switzerland”

The World Boxing Association (WBA) officially opened its operations in Lausanne, Switzerland. The boxing body has been expanding its horizons now for years in the hands of its president, Gilberto…
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Usyk-Bellew set for showdown

Undisputed WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk and former champ Tony Bellew met face-to-face at today’s final press conference in advance of Saturday’s world title clash at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. DAZN will stream the bout in the USA.

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Oleksandr Usyk: Tony is my best opponent ever…I will be doing boxing…the main thing from my side and Tony’s side is to perform our best.

Tony Bellew: I wish you the very best. I hope you’re in the best shape ever, because Saturday night we are going to go to war, believe you me. Blood, everything, I will give it all…Saturday night my friend, you’re going to learn how to lose.

Undisputed WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk and former champ Tony Bellew met face-to-face at today’s final press conference in advance of Saturday’s world title clash at the…
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WBA: The comeback of boxing II

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The president of the World Boxing Association (WBA), Gilberto Jesus Mendoza, issued a second letter that delves into the plan presented last June called “The Return of Boxing”, which seeks to rescue the discipline of pugilism and return it to the highest sport in the world.
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The World Boxing Association (WBA), pioneer of governing organizations in boxing, considers athletes and fans as fundamental pillars and reiterates its intention published in June of 2018. These intentions called for “The comeback of Boxing” because we firmly believe in the unity of all stakeholders in the sport. Boxing shall be only one sport; the WBA already is a pro/am international body.

The mentioned press statement, based on seven pillars, has been already supported by several National Federations whom have expressed their support and need to carry out a plan that strengthens and benefits boxing. In this way, we have fulfilled the first point of our letter, as our values of universality, diversity, respect and commitment have been underlined. Continue reading “WBA: The comeback of boxing II”

Game changing viable alternative for the future of Boxing The president of the World Boxing Association (WBA), Gilberto Jesus Mendoza, issued a second letter that delves into the plan presented…
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Dmitry Bivol Media Workout Quotes

WBA light heavyweight world champion Dmitry Bivol (14-0, 11 KOs) of Russia hosted a media workout at Churchill Boxing in Santa Monica, California on Tuesday in preparation for his title defense against light heavyweight contender Jean Pascal (25-5-2, 10 KOs) of Montreal, Canada.

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Bivol and Pascal will fight in the main event at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City on Saturday, November 24. The bout will be televised live on HBO. Continue reading “Dmitry Bivol Media Workout Quotes”

WBA light heavyweight world champion Dmitry Bivol (14-0, 11 KOs) of Russia hosted a media workout at Churchill Boxing in Santa Monica, California on Tuesday in preparation for his title…
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Contender winner to get top 10 WBA ranking

The Contender has joined forces with World Boxing Association (WBA) ahead of the final live bout on Friday, November 9th from the Forum in Los Angeles. For the first time since its inception, WBA will designate the winner of the current season (Shane Mosley Jr or Brandon Adams) to be automatically ranked in the top ten, creating a shortened path for the winner to participate in a title shot to win the WBA middleweight belt. The partnership aims to create more opportunities for young boxers around the world.

“We are thrilled to work with EPIX and The Contender, a great tournament with strong talent, to create a path to success for the show’s champion by automatically ensuring their top 10 ranking, and ensuring strong competition for boxers globally,” said Gilberto Mendoza, President of World Boxing Association.

The Contender has joined forces with World Boxing Association (WBA) ahead of the final live bout on Friday, November 9th from the Forum in Los Angeles. For the first time…
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Donaire dethrones Burnett for WBA bantam title

Former four-division champ Nonito Donaire (39-5, 25 KOs) dethroned WBA bantamweight super champion Ryan Burnett (19-1, 9 KOs) by TKO5 on Saturday night at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland. In round four, Burnett suffered a back injury and took a knee. He finished the round but couldn’t continue after the break. Donaire will continue to the WBSS bantamweight semi-final against Zolani Tete.

Former four-division champ Nonito Donaire (39-5, 25 KOs) dethroned WBA bantamweight super champion Ryan Burnett (19-1, 9 KOs) by TKO5 on Saturday night at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland.…
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WBSS: Burnett-Donaire Press Conference

Ryan Burnett and Nonito Donaire promise action when they meet for the World Boxing Association’s world bantamweight super title in a match that also serves as a WBSS bantamweight quarterfinal on Saturday at The SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland. Wednesday afternoon they came face to face at the pre-fight press conference.

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“I have pretty much achieved everything in boxing,” said 35-year-old Filipino-American Nonito Donaire (38-5, 24 KOs), a former four-weight world ruler. Fighter of the year, knockout of the year, multiple division world champion. I have had all the belts. I am a big, big name to put in people’s resume.” Continue reading “WBSS: Burnett-Donaire Press Conference”

Ryan Burnett and Nonito Donaire promise action when they meet for the World Boxing Association’s world bantamweight super title in a match that also serves as a WBSS bantamweight quarterfinal…
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Rob Brant ready for ‘next assignment’

Brand-new WBA World Middleweight Champion Rob “Bravo” Brant says he goes everywhere with his new best friend. “The belt hasn’t left my side since they handed it to me,” laughs the personable new champion from Saint Paul, Minnesota. 28-year-old Brant (24-1, 16 KOs) says he went into his main-event showdown with then-champion Ryota Murata (14-2, 11 KOs), last Saturday night at the Park MGM in Las Vegas (and live on ESPN+), unaware he was such a heavy underdog.

“I really did go into it very confident I would win, just off the preparations we did,” said Brant, who was having his first fight with former world champion Eddie Mustafa Muhammad as his trainer. “I tried to stay away from news when I was in training, so I had no idea how big of an underdog I was. We had a post-fight press conference and that was when I found out. When reporters were asking about it. I had no idea. It wouldn’t have deterred me anyway if I had known.” Continue reading “Rob Brant ready for ‘next assignment’”

Brand-new WBA World Middleweight Champion Rob “Bravo” Brant says he goes everywhere with his new best friend. “The belt hasn’t left my side since they handed it to me,” laughs…
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Dmitry Bivol 24/7

As HBO winds down their last few boxing telecasts, it has come this: “2 Days” a revealing and intimate look at a 48-hour span in the life of WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol. HBO cameras followed Bivol this past August when he faced off against Isaac Chilemba. The Bivol special airs Tuesday, November 13. Bivol then defends his title against Jean Pascal on HBO November 24. A December 8 HBO show featuring Chocolatito Gonzalez is in the works, and then after 45 years, the once proud network is throwing in the towel on boxing in 2019.

As HBO winds down their last few boxing telecasts, it has come this: “2 Days” a revealing and intimate look at a 48-hour span in the life of WBA light…
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