Weights From Detroit

Photos: Bob Ryder

Winford Harris 154.4 vs Aaron Garcia 153.2
Rydell Booker 221.4 vs Jamal Woods 246.2
Taylor Duerr 173 vs Dewayne Williams 172.6
Anthony Barnes 166.4 vs Lenwood Dozier 161
Darryl Cunningham 158.6 vs Gundrick King 162.4
Derrick Coleman, Jr 155.6 vs Raul Hernandez 151.4
Isiah Jones 164.8 vs Cameron Burroughs 164.4
Frank Martin 144.6 vs Terren Arrington 148
Josh Visel 153.4 vs Jared Chauvin 155.2
Joel Berman 133.6 vs Jermon Houck 138.4

Promoter/Matchmaker: Carlos Llinas
Venue: MotorCity Casino-Hotel
Doors Friday Night: 6:30 PM, First Bout: 7 PM

Photos

Photos: Bob Ryder Winford Harris 154.4 vs Aaron Garcia 153.2 Rydell Booker 221.4 vs Jamal Woods 246.2 Taylor Duerr 173 vs Dewayne Williams 172.6 Anthony Barnes 166.4 vs Lenwood Dozier…
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Weights from Bethlehem, PA

Frank De Alba 130.1 vs. O’Shaquie Foster 131.2
Luther Smith 199.1 vs. Elvin Sanchez 198.7
Martino Jules 128 vs. Vincent Jennings 126.7
James Robinson 156.7 vs. Greg Jackson 150.9
Jesus Perez 142.9 vs. Anthony Sonnier 143.2
Craig Callaghan 152 vs. Cesar Soriano Berumen 151.6

Promoter: King’s Promotions
Venue: Sands Bethlehem Event Center
1st Bell: 7 PM ET
TV: Eleven Sports (Delayed)

Frank De Alba 130.1 vs. O’Shaquie Foster 131.2 Luther Smith 199.1 vs. Elvin Sanchez 198.7 Martino Jules 128 vs. Vincent Jennings 126.7 James Robinson 156.7 vs. Greg Jackson 150.9 Jesus…
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Golovkin says he wants to fight May 5

By Miguel Maravilla

Still no opponent for WBC/WBA/IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin. The Golovkin Team updated the press today. GGG says he wants to fight May 5. No PPV now, regular HBO. Promoter Tom Loeffler says there are a lot of moving parts, not just getting an opponent and venue, but getting approval from the three sanctioning bodies. IBF mandatory Sergiy Derevyanchenko might be the best option, but the short promotional time frame would be disadvantageous for GGG and Derevyanchenko to be properly compensated. “At some point, we’re going to run out of time…April 18th will answer a lot of questions.”

Gennady Golovkin: “May 5th. Biggest Day. Nobody wants to fight with me. Are you serious?”

Tom Loeffler: “There is no official announcement. Gennady has mentioned to me he wants to fight May 5th. We’re under the gun to save May 5th. Continue reading “Golovkin says he wants to fight May 5”

By Miguel Maravilla Still no opponent for WBC/WBA/IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin. The Golovkin Team updated the press today. GGG says he wants to fight May 5. No PPV now,…
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Duno-Gonzalez clash May 17

Lightweight Romero “Ruthless” Duno (16-1, 14 KOs) of General Santos City, Philippines will fight Mexico City’s Gilberto “Flaco” Gonzalez (27-4, 22 KOs) in a 10-round lightweight fight in the main event of the May 17 ESPN2 telecast from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif.

The co-main event will feature another Philippines vs. Mexico match-up as Oscar Duarte (13-0-1, 9 KOs) of Parral, Chihuahua Mexico will fight Rey Perez (22-9, 6 KOs) in a lightweight fight scheduled for 10 rounds of action.

In the night’s TV swing bout, Dallas TX’s Alex Rincon (3-0, 3 KOs) will fight in the California fight scene for the first time when he faces a soon to be announced opponent in a four-round middleweight affair.

Lightweight Romero “Ruthless” Duno (16-1, 14 KOs) of General Santos City, Philippines will fight Mexico City’s Gilberto “Flaco” Gonzalez (27-4, 22 KOs) in a 10-round lightweight fight in the main…
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Garcia-Velez set, O’Sullivan REJECTS Golovkin clash

Unbeaten Ryan “Kingry” Garcia (14-0, 13 KOs) headlines an ESPN2-televised Golden Boy Boxing on May 4 at StubHub Center in Carson, California. Hot prospect Garcia faces seasoned Puerto Rican contender Jayson “La Maravilla” Velez (26-4-1, 18 KOs) in a 10-round super featherweight. Velez is coming off a stoppage win over former world champ “Juanma” Lopez.

In the co-main event, middleweight Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan (27-2, 19 KOs) will make his Southern California debut in a 10-rounder against TBA. That TBA will not be WBC/WBA/IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin. O’Sullivan was rumored to be in the mix to step in for Canelo Alvarez, who withdrew from a rematch with GGG after an adverse drug test. But O’Sullivan has reportedly rejected fighting for the world championship on HBO and will instead opt for a lower profile undercard bout against an undetermined opponent on ESPN2.

Also scheduled are welterweight Alexis “Lex” Rocha (11-0, 8 KOs), super welterweight Ferdinand Kerobyan (8-0, 4 KOs) and super welterweight Richard “Kansas Kid” Acevedo (1-0, 1 KO).

Unbeaten Ryan “Kingry” Garcia (14-0, 13 KOs) headlines an ESPN2-televised Golden Boy Boxing on May 4 at StubHub Center in Carson, California. Hot prospect Garcia faces seasoned Puerto Rican contender…
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Jennings-Dawejko: A Philly throwback fight

When heavyweights Bryant “By By” Jennings and Joey “The Tank” Dawejko square off in their 10-round heavyweight bout Saturday, April 28, it will revive memories of the some of the great all-Philly matchups that helped to make the Quaker City one of the leading boxing centers in the country.

Always a leading center for boxing, Philadelphia built its reputation by matching fighters from different neighborhoods in front of large, enthusiastic crowds.

“I believe Jennings vs. Dawejko is the biggest all-Philly matchup in 36 years,” said promoter J Russell Peltz. That goes back to 1982 when Jeff Chandler successfully defended his WBA bantamweight title by knocking out former high school classman Johnny Carter in six rounds at the Civic Center. We’ve had some good ones since then, but none as big as Chandler vs. Carter. Continue reading “Jennings-Dawejko: A Philly throwback fight”

When heavyweights Bryant “By By” Jennings and Joey “The Tank” Dawejko square off in their 10-round heavyweight bout Saturday, April 28, it will revive memories of the some of the…
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Warren: Tyson Fury Returns June 9

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former WBA, WBO, IBF heavyweight champion Tyson Fury will return to the ring on June 9 under promoter Frank Warren.”There will be no rush,” Warren said to London’s Daily Mail. “We want Tyson to be in the best possible physical and mental condition. I will be choosing the opponents, but the day for Joshua will happen. Tyson is a great boxer and all he needs is to get fighting fit to regain the titles he never lost in the ring and are rightfully his. The Joshua fight will happen after three or four fights. When the time is right, we will press the button.”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Former WBA, WBO, IBF heavyweight champion Tyson Fury will return to the ring on June 9 under promoter Frank Warren.”There will be no…
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Cunningham: Broner ready to take career seriously

Trainer Kevin Cunningham, the former St. Louis police officer who has worked with former world champions Devon Alexander and Cory Spinks and now the trainer of four-division world champion Adrien Broner and unbeaten former champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis, spoke about working with Broner in West Palm Beach, Florida. Broner fights former welterweight champion Jessie Vargas on April 21 live on SHOWTIME from Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Photo: Jose Pineiro/SHOWTIME

On his relationship with Adrien Broner…

“I’ve known Adrian Broner for a very long time. I think I’ve known him since he was like eight years old and 60 pounds. He’s always been an extremely talented fighter. When he was a kid he was one of the most talented kids. He has always had boatloads of talent.” Continue reading “Cunningham: Broner ready to take career seriously”

Trainer Kevin Cunningham, the former St. Louis police officer who has worked with former world champions Devon Alexander and Cory Spinks and now the trainer of four-division world champion Adrien…
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Salka back in the spotlight

Last time we saw “Lightning” Rod Salka (24-4, 4 KOs), he was getting laid out by a much larger Danny Garcia in a heavily criticized 2014 Showtime fight. Since then Salka has won five straight and tonight he steps up again against exciting former world champion Francisco “El Bandido” Vargas on ESPN2 from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif.

Online sportsbooks have the WBC #2 rated Vargas favored by as much as 50:1, but Salka sees this fight as his chance to beat a name fighter his own size. “I’m excited to be at 130 pounds,” said Salka in the lead up to the fight. “Francisco Vargas stands in the way of me fighting [Miguel] Berchelt, so he has to be eliminated.”

Tall order, but tonight we’ll see if he can do it.

Last time we saw “Lightning” Rod Salka (24-4, 4 KOs), he was getting laid out by a much larger Danny Garcia in a heavily criticized 2014 Showtime fight. Since then…
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Nietes to vacate IBF flyweight title

Three-division world champion Donnie Nietes, the longest reigning Filipino world champion ever, has announced that he relinquished his world flyweight belt and moving up to super flyweight.

“Today, I have made my decision to move up to 115 and vacate my IBF Flyweight world title,” said Nietes in a statement. “This is the challenge I have been waiting for. to go up in weight is never easy but this is my dream to become a four-division world champion and to fight all the big names at super flyweight.

“I would like to sincerely thank the IBF for giving me the opportunity to be a world champion of their organization and the WBO for putting me now as the #1 contender to fight for the vacant WBO super flyweight title.” Continue reading “Nietes to vacate IBF flyweight title”

Three-division world champion Donnie Nietes, the longest reigning Filipino world champion ever, has announced that he relinquished his world flyweight belt and moving up to super flyweight. “Today, I have…
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DiBella signs WBA#5 Kambosos

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBA#5 lightweight George Kambosos has signed with DiBella Entertainment and will be making his USA debut on May 5. “I have been a fan of George Kambosos from afar for a long time; he is a genuine talent,” said Lou DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment. “George is not only one of the most talented prospects in boxing, but he possesses the charisma and the character to become a star. I will continue to heavily promote George in Australia, but I have no doubt of his ability to conquer the United States and inevitably become a force the world over.” Kambosos is trained by fellow Australian Justin Fortune in Los Angeles.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBA#5 lightweight George Kambosos has signed with DiBella Entertainment and will be making his USA debut on May 5. “I have been a…
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Rivera-Vazquez collide Friday in Culiacan

Veterans Cosme “Chino” Rivera (43-24-3, 29 KOs) and Miguel “Titere” Vazquez (39-6, 15 KOs) will clash for the vacant WBF Mexican welterweight title on Friday night at the Parque Revolucion in Rivera´s hometown of Culiacan, Mexico. The 41-year-old Rivera is coming off victories in his two most recent outings, while the ten years younger former IBF lightweight champ Vazquez returns after being stopped for the first time in his career after moving up to jr welterweight against Josh Taylor last November in Scotland. He is now moving up to yet another new weight class. The card is promoted by Promociones Boxisticas Culiacan.

Veterans Cosme “Chino” Rivera (43-24-3, 29 KOs) and Miguel “Titere” Vazquez (39-6, 15 KOs) will clash for the vacant WBF Mexican welterweight title on Friday night at the Parque Revolucion…
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ESPN2 Weights from Indio, California

Francisco “El Bandido” Rodriguez 130 vs. Rod Salka 131

Photo: Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

Aidar Sharibayev129.4 vs. Andrew Cancio 130
Rommel Caballero 130.8 vs. Eric Rodriguez 132
Javier Padilla 124.6 vs. Ricardo Arias 126.4
Aaron McKenna 146.8 vs. Keasen Freeman 146.6
Geraro Gamez 139.4 vs. Shoki Sakai 140.4
Jonathan Navarro 139.6 vs. Justin Savi 141.4

Venue: Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, Calif
Promoter: Golden Boy Promotions
TV: ESPN2

Francisco “El Bandido” Rodriguez 130 vs. Rod Salka 131 Aidar Sharibayev129.4 vs. Andrew Cancio 130 Rommel Caballero 130.8 vs. Eric Rodriguez 132 Javier Padilla 124.6 vs. Ricardo Arias 126.4 Aaron…
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Broner talks about trainer change

Four-division world champion Adrien Broner gives us a training camp update from West Palm Beach where for the first time under the guidance of head trainer Kevin Cunningham he’s preparing for his April 21 Showtime clash with former welterweight world champion Jessie Vargas in Brooklyn.

Photo: Jose Pineiro/SHOWTIME

On changing trainers…

“I felt like it was time to change. I hear people say, ‘You are expected to change but you don’t, that’s why you end up in the same spots over and over’. So, I have to change something to get a different result. That’s why I had to step outside of the box and go for it.

“I had to change things. I had to add to my repertoire because I’m getting all that I can do out of what I’m doing but I keep coming up short for these fights that I’m supposed to be winning. So, it was time for a change. Continue reading “Broner talks about trainer change”

Four-division world champion Adrien Broner gives us a training camp update from West Palm Beach where for the first time under the guidance of head trainer Kevin Cunningham he’s preparing…
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Charlo-Trout added to Santa Cruz-Mares card

The 154-pound division continues to heat up as undefeated WBC super welterweight world champion Jermell Charlo defends his belt against former world champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout Saturday, June 9 in a 12-round showdown live on Showtime from Staples Center in Los Angeles.

The Premier Boxing Champions event is headlined by WBA super world featherweight world champion Leo Santa Cruz battling WBA regular featherweight world champion Abner Mares in an anticipated world title rematch.

The 154-pound division continues to heat up as undefeated WBC super welterweight world champion Jermell Charlo defends his belt against former world champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout Saturday, June 9…
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Christina Hammer Speaks

WBC and WBO women’s middleweight world champion and international superstar Christina Hammer talks about her ambitions for a US debut and eventual megafight showdown with Claressa Shields.

WBC and WBO women’s middleweight world champion and international superstar Christina Hammer talks about her ambitions for a US debut and eventual megafight showdown with Claressa Shields.

WBA orders Joshua-Povetkin

The World Boxing Association (WBA) Championships Committee ordered the start of negotiations between WBA heavyweight super champion Anthony Joshua and WBA intercontinental champion Alexander Povetkin to agree on a fight for the body’s belt at more than 200 pounds.

Povetkin won the right to be Joshua’s official challenger in December last year, when in an elimination fight he beat Christian Hammer by unanimous decision. In addition, he comes from beating David Price by knockout. Moreover, the fact that he has already been world champion of the division and won a gold medal in the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, endorse the decision based on article 18 of the WBA rules. Continue reading “WBA orders Joshua-Povetkin”

The World Boxing Association (WBA) Championships Committee ordered the start of negotiations between WBA heavyweight super champion Anthony Joshua and WBA intercontinental champion Alexander Povetkin to agree on a fight…
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Zanfer Promotions, Fighters Named Best in Mexico

Photos by Pablo Lozano/Zanfer

Fernando Beltran’s boxing company Zanfer Promotions was recognized Tuesday as the Best Promotional Company for 2017 during an award ceremony hosted in Mexico City which was presented by the Mexico City Boxing Commission and the World Boxing Council (WBC). Several boxers promoted by Zanfer Promotions were also awarded individual awards.


These awards once again show that Zanfer Promotions continues to make history and is without a doubt the top boxing promotion in Mexico and in all of Latin America.

Zanfer Promotions promises fans will continue to enjoy the best boxing shows in 2018 on Azteca 7 with “The House of Boxing” series and with the support of their top sponsor Tecate. Continue reading “Zanfer Promotions, Fighters Named Best in Mexico”

Photos by Pablo Lozano/Zanfer Fernando Beltran’s boxing company Zanfer Promotions was recognized Tuesday as the Best Promotional Company for 2017 during an award ceremony hosted in Mexico City which was…
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WBO #6 Fujimoto to face Aussie Russell

By Joe Koizumi

Photo: Kadoebi Gym
WBO #6/WBA #14 heavyweight Kyotaro Fujimoto (18-1, 10 KOs), Japan, will put his OPBF and WBO Asia Pacific heavyweight belts on the line against Australian Aaron Russell (10-4, 4 KOs) in Tokyo, Japan, on May 7. It was publicly announced by Kadoebi Promotions on Monday. A fleet-footed speedster Kyotaro, making his third defense of the OPBF strap, is gunning for a world title shot abroad in the near future.

By Joe Koizumi WBO #6/WBA #14 heavyweight Kyotaro Fujimoto (18-1, 10 KOs), Japan, will put his OPBF and WBO Asia Pacific heavyweight belts on the line against Australian Aaron Russell…
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Nicaraguan Rosales in public workout

By Joe Koizumi

Nicaraguan Cristofer Rosales (26-3, 17 KOs), 23, engaged in a public workout on Tuesday prior to his ambitious crack at the WBC flyweight belt against unbeaten KO artist and defending champ Daigo Higa (15-0, 15 KOs) in Yokohama, Japan, on this coming Sunday.

Photo: Boxing Beat

Though he had lost decisions to future world champ Khalid Yafai in 2015 and to Andrew Selby last year—both in UK, Rosales boasts of not having hit the deck to prove his durability. Continue reading “Nicaraguan Rosales in public workout”

By Joe Koizumi Nicaraguan Cristofer Rosales (26-3, 17 KOs), 23, engaged in a public workout on Tuesday prior to his ambitious crack at the WBC flyweight belt against unbeaten KO…
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Showtime greasing wheels for Wilder-Joshua

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Showtime boxing boss Steve Espinoza has offered to help negotiate a much-anticipated unification showdown between WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and WBA, WBO, IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua.

”We have a vested interest in both guys, and feel attached to each. If we can help mediate, we will. We have offered that. We are a key element of the negotiation,” Espinoza told Sky Sports. “If we can grease the wheels, in terms of getting the deal done attractively to everyone, then we will do our best. I have no doubt that this fight will happen. It could be the next fight, the second fight, or in the spring of 2019. I don’t think we’ll see a drawn-out negotiation because I see two fighters anxious to stage a worldwide mega-fight.”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Showtime boxing boss Steve Espinoza has offered to help negotiate a much-anticipated unification showdown between WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and WBA, WBO,…
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Butler-Rodriguez clash for IBF bantam belt

Paul Butler gets the chance to become two-time IBF bantamweight champion when he tackles undefeated Emmanuel Rodriguez at The O2 in London on May 5.

Butler landed the IBF strap in April 2014 by taking it from Stuart Hall in Newcastle before vacating the strap to move down to Super-Flyweight in March 2015 to challenge IBF champion Zolani Tete.

The ‘Baby Faced Assassin’ returned to 118lbs and back into title contention when he comfortably saw off Hall in a rematch in Liverpool in September, and is rated at four in the IBF, one spot behind top-rated Rodriguez. Continue reading “Butler-Rodriguez clash for IBF bantam belt”

Paul Butler gets the chance to become two-time IBF bantamweight champion when he tackles undefeated Emmanuel Rodriguez at The O2 in London on May 5. Butler landed the IBF strap…
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Father’s Legacy Drives Jesse Hart

Super middleweight contender Jesse Hart wants to be a world champion, not only for himself, but also for his dad, Eugene “Cyclone” Hart, the power-punching Philadelphia middleweight from the 1970s who never got his chance. The younger Hart, 28, puts his world championship hopes on the line when he boxes Demond Nicholson, of Laurel, MD, in one of three ESPN-televised fights Saturday, April 28, from the Liacouras Center on the campus of Temple University.

“Before I’m finished boxing, I want to win the world title for my dad since he never got a chance himself,” Jesse said. “It would mean everything to me.” Continue reading “Father’s Legacy Drives Jesse Hart”

Super middleweight contender Jesse Hart wants to be a world champion, not only for himself, but also for his dad, Eugene “Cyclone” Hart, the power-punching Philadelphia middleweight from the 1970s…
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Santa Cruz-Mares Rematch Press Conference

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Scott Hirano/SHOWTIME

The rematch is official between Southern California’s featherweight world champions Leo Santa Cruz (34-1-1, 19 KOs) and Abner Mares (31-2-1, 15 KOs). They held a press conference Tuesday afternoon at the Staples Center in Los Angeles to kick things off for their June 9th at the Staples Center live on Showtime.

Leo Santa Cruz: “You all saw the first fight and it was close. This will be a better Mares because he has a different trainer. I’ve seen Mares improve and he will come in seeking revenge. This will be a good fight. See you all June 9th,”

Abner Mares: “This will be another great fight. Leo is a humble guy but I guess I have to be the bad guy in this one. You saw the first fight. It was a toe-to-toe battle and we pleased the fans. This will be a war, I’m fighting for redemption. I can say I will win this fight.” Continue reading “Santa Cruz-Mares Rematch Press Conference”

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Scott Hirano/SHOWTIME The rematch is official between Southern California’s featherweight world champions Leo Santa Cruz (34-1-1, 19 KOs) and Abner Mares (31-2-1, 15 KOs). They held…
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Abell: KO isn’t the only way I can beat Adamek

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“I know a lot about Tomasz Adamek. Always hard working, extremely smart and tough between the ropes. But my time is now. Time to face a very good opponent and add win number 35 to my resume,” says heavyweight Joey Abell (34-9, 32 KO), who after three consecutive spectacular KO wins will face former light heavyweight and cruiserweight world champion and heavyweight contender Tomasz Adamek (52-5, 30 KO) on April 21, in Częstochowa, Poland.

“Contrary to the popular opinion I’ll be ready for ten rounds. If I have a chance to KO him fast, I’ll do it… but this is not the only way I can beat Adamek. Continue reading “Abell: KO isn’t the only way I can beat Adamek”

By Przemek Garczarczyk “I know a lot about Tomasz Adamek. Always hard working, extremely smart and tough between the ropes. But my time is now. Time to face a very…
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