IBF orders Abdukakhorov-Vargas eliminator

The IBF has officially ordered unbeaten fast-rising welterweight contender Kudratillo Abdukakhorov (15-0, 9 KOs) of Uzbekistan and former two-division world champion Jessie Vargas (28-2-2, 10 KOs) to meet in a world title eliminator. The winner of the bout will be placed as number #1 ranked contender and mandatory to current unbeaten world champion Errol Spence. Continue reading “IBF orders Abdukakhorov-Vargas eliminator”

The IBF has officially ordered unbeaten fast-rising welterweight contender Kudratillo Abdukakhorov (15-0, 9 KOs) of Uzbekistan and former two-division world champion Jessie Vargas (28-2-2, 10 KOs) to meet in a…
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Another ‘Tito’ in Las Vegas

For almost a decade, Felix ‘Tito’ Trinidad thrilled boxing fans under the bright lights of Las Vegas, a town where he accomplished significant triumphs over names such as Oscar de la Hoya, Fernando Vargas, David Reid, Héctor ‘Macho’ Camacho and Luis Ramón ‘Yory Boy’ Campas. And from this Saturday on there will be another Puerto Rican ‘Tito’ from Barrio Obrero in San Juan; Angel Acosta, will seek to settle in this great boxing mecca when he makes his debut in the ‘city of sin’ against dangerous Aztec Abraham Rodriguez during Golden Boy Fight Night at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino and on ‘Facebook Watch’ through the pages of Golden Boy Promotions and Miguel Cotto Promotions.
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Acosta (18-1 with 18 KOs) will make the second title defense of his mini flyweight crown of the World Boxing Organization (WBO) against Rodriguez (23-1 with 11 KOs) after knocking out in Puerto Rico the Nicaraguan Carlos Buitrago on last June. Continue reading “Another ‘Tito’ in Las Vegas”

For almost a decade, Felix ‘Tito’ Trinidad thrilled boxing fans under the bright lights of Las Vegas, a town where he accomplished significant triumphs over names such as Oscar de…
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LA Fight Club Weights

Ferdinand kerobyan 150 vs. Rolando Mendivil 146
Azat Hovhannisyan 122 vs. Jesis Martinez 121.4
Richard Acevedo 153.2 vs. Javier Olvera 155
Rudy Garcia 121 vs. David Perez 121.6
David Mijares 139 vs. Michael Myers 139.8

Venue: Belasco Theater, downtown Los Angeles
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Estrella

Ferdinand kerobyan 150 vs. Rolando Mendivil 146 Azat Hovhannisyan 122 vs. Jesis Martinez 121.4 Richard Acevedo 153.2 vs. Javier Olvera 155 Rudy Garcia 121 vs. David Perez 121.6 David Mijares…
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Browne to face Pati (Tua’s cousin) Nov 24

Former WBA Heavyweight champion Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne continues on the comeback trail when he faces Junior Pati, the cousin of former Heavyweight contender David Tua. Browne and Pati will square off over 10 rounds at the AMI Netball Centre, Auckland, New Zealand.

It will be the first time the 6’5 Aussie KO artist has boxed in New Zealand, with many thinking it is a prelude to facing former WBO champion Joe Parker later in 2019. Browne last fought on September 28 when he obliterated Julius Long inside of three rounds, bringing his record to 26-1 (23 KO). His sole defeat was to Dillian Whyte in London in March of this year. Browne appeared in much better shape for his latest bout and will look to continue this heading into the fight with Pati. Continue reading “Browne to face Pati (Tua’s cousin) Nov 24”

Former WBA Heavyweight champion Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne continues on the comeback trail when he faces Junior Pati, the cousin of former Heavyweight contender David Tua. Browne and Pati will…
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Crawford-Benavidez Press Conference

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Following Wednesday’s media day tensions, Terence “Bud” Crawford and Jose Benavidez Jr. were a bit more civil at Thursday’s press conference. The trash talk led to an extended face-off, as pound-for-pound king Crawford (33-0, 24 KOs) readies to defend his WBO welterweight world title against Benavidez (27-0, 18 KOs) Saturday at the CHI Health Center Omaha on ESPN.
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Terence Crawford: “This is my fourth time fighting in Omaha, and I’m happy to be back. Like I said, there’s no place like home. He said we’re all bark but no bite. Come Saturday, he’s gonna find out how hard I bite. I ain’t even gotta do too much talking because I know what’s gonna happen come Saturday.”

Jose Benavidez Jr: “It’s been a great camp. We’ve been {in Omaha} for three weeks. We’re training hard. You’re going to see a new champion Saturday night. I don’t see nothing special in Crawford. I don’t know why everyone is scared of him. Everyone is sleeping and soon they’re going to wake up and I’m going to beat his ass Saturday evening. You guys ain’t scaring nobody. You best bring your A-game on Saturday because you’re going to get your ass beat. Guaranteed. You better enjoy that belt because Saturday, that belt is going to be mine.” Continue reading “Crawford-Benavidez Press Conference”

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Following Wednesday’s media day tensions, Terence “Bud” Crawford and Jose Benavidez Jr. were a bit more civil at Thursday’s press conference. The trash talk led to…
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Fight Club OC Weigh In

Israel Mercado 135.2 vs Alfredo Hernandez 132
Ali Akhmedov 176.3 vs Jovany Gomez 187.2
Jose Alday Jr 158 vs Christian Aguirre 159
Trent Meaux 129.2 vs Ramos Cruz 129.4
Richie Palomino 161.2 vs Ivan Castillo 161
Tyler Smith 185.2 vs Jered Gwerder 184
Raul Calderon 155 vs Leo Ruiz 148.4

Venue: The Hangar in Costa Mesa, California
Promoter: Roy Englebrecht Promotions
Time: 7PM Thursday

Israel Mercado 135.2 vs Alfredo Hernandez 132 Ali Akhmedov 176.3 vs Jovany Gomez 187.2 Jose Alday Jr 158 vs Christian Aguirre 159 Trent Meaux 129.2 vs Ramos Cruz 129.4 Richie…
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Fedosov-Dawejko clash Saturday in Russia

This Saturday, 2015 Boxcino Heavyweight champion, Andrey Fedosov (30-3, 25 KOs) will take on tough Joey Dawejko in a 10-round bout in Ekaterinburg, Russia. This will be Fedosov’s 2nd bout in the past four months after he defeated Francisco Mireles in the 1st round on June 30th in Phoenix, Arizona.

“I have been hearing that Joey has been talking a lot on social media that he was going to knock me out, but on Saturday, he will find out that he is barking up the wrong tree,” said Fedosov. Continue reading “Fedosov-Dawejko clash Saturday in Russia”

This Saturday, 2015 Boxcino Heavyweight champion, Andrey Fedosov (30-3, 25 KOs) will take on tough Joey Dawejko in a 10-round bout in Ekaterinburg, Russia. This will be Fedosov’s 2nd bout…
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WBO Statement on Billy Joe Saunders

October 20 Andrade-Kautondonkwa clash now for the full WBO middleweight title

WBO President Francisco ‘Paco’ Valcárcel, Esq reacted on Billy Joe Saunders’ public comments regarding his world title status:

“B.J. Saunders has voluntarily vacated the WBO Middleweight Title, and publicly apologized for his violation of the Massachusetts Athletic Commission’s anti-doping regulations, Therefore, the clash between Demetrius Andrade and Walter Kautondonkwa scheduled for October 20th will now be for the vacant World Crown. Also, I will recommend to the WBO Executive Committee that Saunders receives a six month suspension for his transgression.”

October 20 Andrade-Kautondonkwa clash now for the full WBO middleweight title WBO President Francisco ‘Paco’ Valcárcel, Esq reacted on Billy Joe Saunders’ public comments regarding his world title status: “B.J.…
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Tete-Aloyan Preview

By Ron Jackson

South Africa’s Zolani Tete makes the third defense of his WBO bantamweight belt against Mikhail Aloyan of Russia, and they also meet in the quarterfinal of World Boxing Super Series, on Saturday at the Ekaterinburg Expo in Ekaterinburg, Russia.

In a battle of southpaws the 30-year-old Aloyan who has only had four winning fights as a professional, all on points, is a comparative novice as a professional against the far more experienced Tete (27-3, 21 KOs) who is also 30-years-old. Continue reading “Tete-Aloyan Preview”

By Ron Jackson South Africa’s Zolani Tete makes the third defense of his WBO bantamweight belt against Mikhail Aloyan of Russia, and they also meet in the quarterfinal of World…
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Gonzalez-Alejo Kick Off Boxeo Telemundo Fall Series

Boxeo Telemundo Ford in association with Experience Kissimmee Tourism Council kick off their Fall series with an exciting battle of Puerto Rico vs Mexico as Felix “Tuto” Zabala’s All Star Boxing presents WBA #4, WBO #5, IBF #9 flyweight Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez (21-2-1, 12 KOs) against two-time world title challenger Juan “Pinky” Alejo (24-5-1, 14 KOs) for the WBO/NABO flyweight title live from Osceola Heritage Park Events Center in Kissimmee, Florida. Continue reading “Gonzalez-Alejo Kick Off Boxeo Telemundo Fall Series”

Boxeo Telemundo Ford in association with Experience Kissimmee Tourism Council kick off their Fall series with an exciting battle of Puerto Rico vs Mexico as Felix “Tuto” Zabala’s All Star…
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Tito Acosta hits Las Vegas

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Big-punching WBO light flyweight champion Angel “Tito” Acosta (18-1, 18 KOs) has arrived in Las Vegas where on Saturday he will defend his world title against Abraham “Choko” Rodriguez (23-1, 11 KOs) at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The bout can be seen on Facebook Watch.

Big-punching WBO light flyweight champion Angel “Tito” Acosta (18-1, 18 KOs) has arrived in Las Vegas where on Saturday he will defend his world title against Abraham “Choko” Rodriguez (23-1,…
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Heron returns Nov 17 in Toronto

Lee Baxter Promotions is coming home to the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto, Canada on Saturday November 17th. This will be the company’s fifth fight card promoted at the venue, which is quickly becoming renowned for hosting great Canadian boxing. “We’ve got a great night of domestic match-ups, a lot of local talent on a pretty stacked card,” stated promoter Lee Baxter.

In the main event, undefeated welterweight Kane Heron (11-0-1, 5 KOs) of Toronto takes on Maximiliano Leonel Scalzone (16-2-1, 12 KOs) in a fight originally scheduled for August 25th at the Budweiser Stage. The time since has seen both lighters extend already intensive training camps, the results of which will be showcased under the lights.

Lee Baxter Promotions is coming home to the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto, Canada on Saturday November 17th. This will be the company’s fifth fight card promoted at the venue,…
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Munguia a special guest at Fantasy Springs

WBO junior middleweight world champion Jaime Munguia will be the special VIP guest for the Oct. 18 edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. The event will be headlined by the 10-round middleweight fight between Donegal, Ireland’s Jason Quigley (14-0, 11 KOs) and Freddy “El Riel” Hernandez (34-9, 22 KOs) of Mexico City, Mexico for Quigley’s NABF title.ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes will air the fights.

WBO junior middleweight world champion Jaime Munguia will be the special VIP guest for the Oct. 18 edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in…
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Crawford: I’m going to shut him up

The long-simmering animosity between WBO welterweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford and unbeaten Jose Benavidez Jr. spilled over into Wednesday’s media day, with the pair and their respective teams exchanging verbal haymakers.

Terence Crawford: “It’s been real since day one, since the fight has been announced. It ain’t been nothing but real. I’m just going to go out there and shut him up. That’s it. That’s all…once he feels them punches going upside his head, I don’t even know if he’s going to want to stand there next to me.”

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Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Jose Benavidez Jr: “It’s time to show the world what I can do. I’ve been waiting for this my whole life. I am here. I am going to take over this city, and I am going to take his belt. I’m not scared. I don’t see anything special in him. I don’t know why everyone hypes him up so much.”
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Crawford-Benavidez takes place Saturday at the CHI Health Center Omaha (formerly the CenturyLink Center) live on ESPN. Crawford’s four previous fights at the venue have drawn nearly 45,000 fans, and another packed house is expected.

The long-simmering animosity between WBO welterweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford and unbeaten Jose Benavidez Jr. spilled over into Wednesday’s media day, with the pair and their respective teams exchanging verbal…
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Kautondokwa: I am going to be a nightmare

Unbeaten African blaster vows to KO Rhode Island ace in Boston
Walter Kautondokwa says he will shock the world and KO Demetrius Andrade when they clash at the TD Garden in Boston on October 20, live on DAZN.

Kautondokwa (17-0 16KOs) has replaced Billy Joe Saunders in the bout with the unbeaten former Super-Welterweight World ruler, and ‘The Executioner’ is full of belief that he can add to his formidable knockout record in Massachusetts having already been in camp. Continue reading “Kautondokwa: I am going to be a nightmare”

Unbeaten African blaster vows to KO Rhode Island ace in Boston Walter Kautondokwa says he will shock the world and KO Demetrius Andrade when they clash at the TD Garden…
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Cassius Chaney re-inks with Main Events

Undefeated heavyweight prospect Cassius Chaney has re-upped with his long-time promoter Main Events. Now 13-0 with 7 KOs, Chaney signed with the Totowa, New Jersey-based promoter before making his pro debut on April 17, 2015. His next bout, the first under his new promotional contract, will be streamed live as part of the November 3 edition of the Golden Boy Fight Night series on Facebook from The Aviator in Brooklyn, which will be headlined by Sullivan Barrera versus “Irish” Seanie Monaghan.

Undefeated heavyweight prospect Cassius Chaney has re-upped with his long-time promoter Main Events. Now 13-0 with 7 KOs, Chaney signed with the Totowa, New Jersey-based promoter before making his pro…
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WBSS: Tete-Aloyan and Tabiti-Fayfer clash Saturday

The World Boxing Series heads to Russia Saturday with the bantamweight quarter-final and WBO world championship between Zolani Tete and Mikhail Aloyan and the cruiserweight quarter-final between Andrew Tabiti and Ruslan Fayfer.

All four fighters performed their media workouts today ahead of their quarter-finals that will take place at the Ekaterinburg Expo in Ekaterinburg. Continue reading “WBSS: Tete-Aloyan and Tabiti-Fayfer clash Saturday”

The World Boxing Series heads to Russia Saturday with the bantamweight quarter-final and WBO world championship between Zolani Tete and Mikhail Aloyan and the cruiserweight quarter-final between Andrew Tabiti and…
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European Boxing Update

By Marco Bratusch

At today’s EBU purse bids which took place in Rome, France’s Europrom outbid Italy’s BBT Production offering 17,400 Euros compared to 10,800 Euros earning the right to stage the vacant European Union (EU) middleweight title between Anderson Prestot (21-1, 10 KOs) and Mirko Geografo (12-1-1, 1 KO), who just relinquished his Italian 160-pound title. Both men come from the lower weight division and they are aged 27. Neither date nor venue have been released yet by the winning promoter. Continue reading “European Boxing Update”

By Marco Bratusch At today’s EBU purse bids which took place in Rome, France’s Europrom outbid Italy’s BBT Production offering 17,400 Euros compared to 10,800 Euros earning the right to…
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Reynoso and Valdez team is working well

By Hesiquio Balderas

Trainer Eddy Reynoso has worked for a few weeks now with current WBO featherweight world champion Oscar Valdez. They have forged a friendship and it seems that they both like working together.

“Oscar is a great fighter, a great learner. We’ve been working since October 1. He is a world champion and he has his style. We’re trying to teach him to counterpunch, because as we know, the less punishment you take the longer you last in boxing. He’s doing great,” said Eddy. Continue reading “Reynoso and Valdez team is working well”

By Hesiquio Balderas Trainer Eddy Reynoso has worked for a few weeks now with current WBO featherweight world champion Oscar Valdez. They have forged a friendship and it seems that…
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BoMac talks Crawford, Nelson, Muwendo

By Bill Green

Brian “Bomac” McIntyre, manager/trainer of WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford, spoke to Fightnews.com® about Saturday’s clash between Crawford and former champion Jose Benavidez Jr. at the CHI Health Center Omaha (formerly the CenturyLink Center). Bomac also talked about Team Crawford members super featherweight Ismail Muwendo (19-1, 12 KOs) and light heavyweight Steve Nelson (11-0, 9 KOs) who are fighting on the card.

On Terence Crawford…

A few weeks ago, when we talked you said sparring was needed as “Bud” was simply busting up the crew quicker than expected. Is Crawford simply getting stronger at this level and weight?

Yeah, we are good on the sparring, we had to spend some money to bring in some more help. Yeah, Bud gets stronger and more accurate each and every camp. He’s disciplined both in the ring and outside of it, he’s mature as an athlete and as a person. But, the thing he doesn’t get credit for is his boxing IQ. It’s simply off the charts. Continue reading “BoMac talks Crawford, Nelson, Muwendo”

By Bill Green Brian “Bomac” McIntyre, manager/trainer of WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford, spoke to Fightnews.com® about Saturday’s clash between Crawford and former champion Jose Benavidez Jr. at the CHI…
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Flanagan-Goularmirian clash Oct 20 for WBA title

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

WBA #10 cruiserweight Mark “Bam Bam” Flanagan (24-5, 17 KOs) will clash with WBA #1 Arsen Goularmirian (23-0, 15 KOs) for the WBA interim world title at the Pailsis des Sport, Marseille, France on October 20. Flanagan is training in Philadelphia and talked to Paul Nasari on Radio 2BACR.

“My preparation has been good in Philadelphia,” said Flanagan. “Everything is looking on track. I’ve got some good sparring partners. We’ve got Steve Cunningham former world champion helping us. I’ve got a good mixture of sparring partners. All the fighters here are hungry. When you walk in the gym they all have that grimace look on their face. It’s all about training hard and work-work-work. The preparation for this fight is much better this time than when I challenged Dennis Lebdev for the world title. I’m confident I will be victorious and become the WBA cruiserweight champion on October 20 in France!”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing WBA #10 cruiserweight Mark “Bam Bam” Flanagan (24-5, 17 KOs) will clash with WBA #1 Arsen Goularmirian (23-0, 15 KOs) for the WBA…
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Paro-Tlatlik clash Saturday

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Unbeaten welterweight Liam Paro (14-0, 10 KOs) will return to action on Saturday against German-based Robert Tlatlik (22-1, 16 KOs) over ten rounds at the Convention and Exhibition Centre Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Paro, 22 years of age, is coming off a second round stoppage of Sebastian Bytqyi in May to capture the WBO Youth title. The Polish-born Tlatlik is coming off a seven round knockout victory over Marek Jedrzejewski in March to capture the WBC International Silver belt. Promoter Angelo DiCarlo.

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Unbeaten welterweight Liam Paro (14-0, 10 KOs) will return to action on Saturday against German-based Robert Tlatlik (22-1, 16 KOs) over ten rounds…
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Nxoshe-Lara meet vacant WBC International title

By Ron Jackson

South African flyweight champion Thembelani Nxoshe meets Ulises Lara from Mexico for the vacant WBC International flyweight title at the Mdantsane Indoor Centre near East London on Friday night. The tournament will be shown live on SS4 from 20:00 to 23:00. Nxoshe (19-7-2, 6 KOs) who made his pro debut in June 2008 has had a rather in an out career.

In December 2017 he lost on points to Nhanhla Ngamtwini and in a return match on June 17 this year he just managed to hold on to his South African flyweight title with a majority draw. Continue reading “Nxoshe-Lara meet vacant WBC International title”

By Ron Jackson South African flyweight champion Thembelani Nxoshe meets Ulises Lara from Mexico for the vacant WBC International flyweight title at the Mdantsane Indoor Centre near East London on…
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Weston-Montoya clash Oct 27 in Auburn, WA

By Ricardo Ibarra

The Washington state based Pacific Northwest Professional Boxing Promotions will stage their one and only card of 2018 at the Green River Community College in Auburn, Washington, on Saturday, October 27th. A stacked ten bout card is on tap with a number of promising young fighters from around the region scheduled to see action.

Headlining the show will be surging Tacoma cruiserweight Marquice “Tree” Weston (14-1-1, 8 KOs), taking on Joey Montoya (9-5-3, 3 KOs), of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Continue reading “Weston-Montoya clash Oct 27 in Auburn, WA”

By Ricardo Ibarra The Washington state based Pacific Northwest Professional Boxing Promotions will stage their one and only card of 2018 at the Green River Community College in Auburn, Washington,…
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Terence Crawford: Camp Notes

As Terence “Bud” Crawford readies to defend his WBO welterweight world title this Saturday, Oct. 13 against Jose Benavidez Jr. at the CHI Health Center Omaha (ESPN, 10:30 p.m. ET), the latest four-part edition of “Camp Life” will take fans behind the curtain of the pound-for-pound kingpin. A new episode will be posted daily starting Tuesday, Oct. 9 through Friday, Oct 12 on ESPN+.

Each episode will feature ESPN boxing analyst Mark Kriegel discussing a wide array of topics with Crawford and his trainer/manager, Brian McIntyre. Continue reading “Terence Crawford: Camp Notes”

As Terence “Bud” Crawford readies to defend his WBO welterweight world title this Saturday, Oct. 13 against Jose Benavidez Jr. at the CHI Health Center Omaha (ESPN, 10:30 p.m. ET),…
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