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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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Maurice Weber Set for Hand Surgery

It has been two years since former world title challenger Maurice Weber has stepped into the professional boxing ring. Ever since, the 37-year-old light middleweight contender has been hampered by a lingering hand injury he suffered when he fought Jack Culcay in May 2015 for the WBA world title. In that fight, Weber came close to fulfilling his dream of becoming champion of the world, dropping his opponent once en route to a close decision loss – despite the injury happening early in the fight. Continue reading “Maurice Weber Set for Hand Surgery”

It has been two years since former world title challenger Maurice Weber has stepped into the professional boxing ring. Ever since, the 37-year-old light middleweight contender has been hampered by…
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Salamov returns against Anim Saturday in Sochi

On Saturday, December 1, at the Galaktika Culture Centre in Sochi, Russia, Umar Salamov will defend his Eurasian Boxing Parliament and WBO International Light Heavyweight Championships when he faces once-beaten Emmanuel “Horse Power” Anim in an explosive 10-round showdown.
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Salamov (22-1, 17 KOs), from Alkhan-Kala, Russia, is currently ranked WBC #10, WBA #13, IBF #7 and WBO #10 in the world. Anim (13-1-1, 11 KOs), from Accra, Ghana, is a former Ghanaian Super Middleweight and Light Heavyweight Champion. The fight will also be televised live in Russia on Match TV. Continue reading “Salamov returns against Anim Saturday in Sochi”

On Saturday, December 1, at the Galaktika Culture Centre in Sochi, Russia, Umar Salamov will defend his Eurasian Boxing Parliament and WBO International Light Heavyweight Championships when he faces once-beaten…
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Hawton: I will be the winner

By Gabriel F. Cordero

On September 8 at the Forum in Los Angeles, former world champion Louisa “Bang-Bang Lulu” Hawton (8-2-0, 4 KOs) challenged Brenda Flores (15-4-1, 3 KOs) for the WBC female atomweight world title. Flores was controversially declared the winner by split decision.
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The California State Athletic Commission was not at all happy with the scorecards nor was the WBC, which ordered a direct rematch with no intervening defenses because of the highly questionable decision. That rematch is Saturday, December 8 at the StubHub Center in Carson, CA. Continue reading “Hawton: I will be the winner”

By Gabriel F. Cordero On September 8 at the Forum in Los Angeles, former world champion Louisa “Bang-Bang Lulu” Hawton (8-2-0, 4 KOs) challenged Brenda Flores (15-4-1, 3 KOs) for…
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Hurd Prepared For Title Defense Against Welborn

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Undefeated IBF/WBA/IBO 154-Pound champion “Swift” Jarrett Hurd arrived in Los Angeles, CA on Sunday for his title defense against former British Middleweight champion Jason Welborn on Saturday, December 1st. One of the first questions asked to the native of Accokeek, MD (22-0, 15 KO’s) was concerning his left shoulder which Hurd injured during his 12th round split decision title unification victory over Erislandy Lara on April 7th in Las Vegas, NV.

“The shoulder has not given me any issues,” Hurd said. “Training camp was good. In fact, my left shoulder feels stronger than my right one. I am ready to go.” Continue reading “Hurd Prepared For Title Defense Against Welborn”

By Gary “Digital” Williams Undefeated IBF/WBA/IBO 154-Pound champion “Swift” Jarrett Hurd arrived in Los Angeles, CA on Sunday for his title defense against former British Middleweight champion Jason Welborn on…
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Horn-Mundine Clash Friday

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former WBO welterweight champion Jeff “The Hornet” Horn (18-1-1, 12 KOs) is confident of victory on Friday when he clashes with 43-year-old former WBA super middleweight champion Anthony “The Man” Mundine (48-8, 28 KOs) over twelve rounds at the Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland.

“I will be able to get him in the later rounds, with fitness I will be able to break him down,” Horn said. “With that age as well and with my aggressive style I should be able to break him down.”

The promotion will be televised on Main Event in Australia and ESPN+ in the USA

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Former WBO welterweight champion Jeff “The Hornet” Horn (18-1-1, 12 KOs) is confident of victory on Friday when he clashes with 43-year-old former…
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New opponent for Nery

Former WBC bantamweight champion Luis Nery (27-0, 21 KOs) will now take on Renoel Pael (23-8-1, 12 KOs) from the Philippines on Saturday night in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico. The unbeaten Nery aims to regain a world title in 2019 after losing his belt on the scale back in March.

Former WBC bantamweight champion Luis Nery (27-0, 21 KOs) will now take on Renoel Pael (23-8-1, 12 KOs) from the Philippines on Saturday night in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico. The unbeaten…
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Chavez Jr vs. Angulo is off

The Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. vs. Alfredo Angulo bout, originally scheduled to appear on Saturday’s Showtime Boxing: Special Edition telecast, is off because Chavez’s father, Julio, Sr., and his team didn’t believe Chavez Jr. was ready to return to the ring. Chavez, Jr. will return at some time in the future. Angulo will still appear in a bout on the Wilder-Fury undercard at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Super welterweight contender Julian “J-Rock” Williams (25-1-1, 15 KOs) against Javier Francisco Castro (28-8, 23 KOs) in a 10-round bout has been added to the Wilder-Fury card.

The December 1 Showtime Boxing: Special Edition telecast will now begin at 7:45 p.m. ET/4:45 p.m. PT live on Showtime and feature one-fight coverage from Canada as Adonis Stevenson makes the 10th defense of his WBC light heavyweight title against unbeaten challenger Oleksandr Gvozdyk.

The Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. vs. Alfredo Angulo bout, originally scheduled to appear on Saturday’s Showtime Boxing: Special Edition telecast, is off because Chavez’s father, Julio, Sr., and his team…
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Changes Announced For December 1st Card In DC

By Gary “Digital” Williams

There are matches listed for the Tricky Entertainment/DC Fight Night card on Saturday, December 1st at the new Entertainment and Sports Arena in Southeast Washington, DC. However, the big news concerns one bout that has been taken off the card.

Popular and undefeated DC boxer Dusty Hernandez Harrison is now off the card due to a forearm injury suffered in training. Harrison (30-0-1, 16 KO’s) was scheduled to take on James “Shotgun” Winchester of Reidsville, NC in a 10-round junior middleweight contest. The bout would have been the first for Harrison since September of 2016.

This means the main event on the card will now feature multi-time female world champion Tori “Sho Nuff” Nelson of Ashburn, VA, who will be in a 10-round contest against Sanna Turunen of Tuusula, Finland. This bout will be for Nelson’s UBF Middleweight title and will be the first time Nelson has competed in the Nation’s Capitol in her career. Continue reading “Changes Announced For December 1st Card In DC”

By Gary “Digital” Williams There are matches listed for the Tricky Entertainment/DC Fight Night card on Saturday, December 1st at the new Entertainment and Sports Arena in Southeast Washington, DC.…
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Webster Added to Dec 1 Delaware Show

By Rick Scharmberg

Glassboro, NJ’s Derrick “Take it to the Bank” Webster (27-1, 14 KOs), looking to take another step closer to a world ranking, will face Jonathan Batista (18-15, 11 KOs) in an 8 round super middleweight bout. The card, promoted by Dee Lee Promotions and Rising Star Promotions, takes place on Saturday, December 1st at the Hockessin PAL Center in Hockessin, Delaware.

The main event will feature a cruiserweight slugfest between Prince Badi Ajamu (29-5-1, 15 KOs) and Anthony “The Bull” Caputo Smith (16-8, 11 KOs). Both fighters have been in with the very best, with Prince Badi going the distance with future Hall of Famer Roy Jones Jr. Caputo Smith has faced former world champion Imamu Mayfield, and contenders Sean Monaghan and BJ Flores. Continue reading “Webster Added to Dec 1 Delaware Show”

By Rick Scharmberg Glassboro, NJ’s Derrick “Take it to the Bank” Webster (27-1, 14 KOs), looking to take another step closer to a world ranking, will face Jonathan Batista (18-15,…
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Rojas ready to regain title in Thailand Wednesday

Former world champion Byron “El Gallito” Rojas (24-3-3, 11 KOs) of Nicaragua will rematch WBA minimumweight champion Thammanoon Niyomtrong (a.k.a. CP Freshmart, 18-0, 7 KOs) of Thailand this Wednesday. The event will be in Chonburi, Thailand.
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The two squared off two years ago where Freshmart edged Rojas by close decision. Rojas has reeled off eight straight since and feels he is ready to be world champion again. Continue reading “Rojas ready to regain title in Thailand Wednesday”

Former world champion Byron “El Gallito” Rojas (24-3-3, 11 KOs) of Nicaragua will rematch WBA minimumweight champion Thammanoon Niyomtrong (a.k.a. CP Freshmart, 18-0, 7 KOs) of Thailand this Wednesday. The…
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Mark Taffet on his work with Claressa Shields

Former head of HBO PPV Mark Taffet talks about his work with Claressa Shields and her abilities to help the growth of woman’s boxing. Claressa who is promoted by Salita Promotions next fight will be December 8th vs WBO super middleweight world champion Femke Hermans on the final boxing telecast of HBO

Former head of HBO PPV Mark Taffet talks about his work with Claressa Shields and her abilities to help the growth of woman’s boxing. Claressa who is promoted by Salita…
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Puerto Rican prospects in tough Saturday

By Robert Coster

Puerto Rican promoter “Fresh Production Boxing” are known for testing their young prospects against more experienced and touted opponents. Such will be the case on December 1 in Catano, Puerto Rico as jr lightweight prospect Alfredo”Ojo” Santiago (10-0, 3 KOs) will take a giant leap in his young career when he faces former WBA world featherweight champion Jonathan Victor Barros (41-6-1, 22 KOs) of Argentina.

Also, up-and-coming local bantamweight Jonathan Lopez (4-0, 3 KOs), a former amateur star, will battle former WBA interim world champion Jose “Torito ” Rodriguez (32-7,19 KOs) of Mexico, a boxer with almost 10 times the amount of fights than his young rival. Continue reading “Puerto Rican prospects in tough Saturday”

By Robert Coster Puerto Rican promoter “Fresh Production Boxing” are known for testing their young prospects against more experienced and touted opponents. Such will be the case on December 1…
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Injured Chocolatito pulls out of Dec 8 fight

Super flyweight Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez has reportedly pulled out of his December 8 HBO fight citing a knee injury. Juan Francisco Estrada could replace him. This is HBO’s final boxing telecast, taking place at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

Super flyweight Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez has reportedly pulled out of his December 8 HBO fight citing a knee injury. Juan Francisco Estrada could replace him. This is HBO’s final boxing…
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Chuko Diaz defeats Perez in Cancun

In a battle between determined super lightweights who never stopped throwing punches, Carlos “Chuko” Diaz (27-1, 13 KOs) won by ten round unanimous decision over Jesus Antonio “Ricky” Perez (22-1, 17 KOs)on Saturday night at the Oasis Arena in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico.
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Scores were 97-91, 97-91, 96-92. “Chuko” scored a flash knockdown with a sneaky left in round one. Referee Florentine Lopez took a point when ”Chuko” pushed Pérez after the initial round.

WBC female super flyweight champion Guadalupe “Lupita” Martinez (18-9, 6 KOs) schooled challenger Yulihan “Cobrita” Luna (16-3-1, 2 KOs) over ten rounds, winning 97-92 on all three cards.

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In a battle between determined super lightweights who never stopped throwing punches, Carlos “Chuko” Diaz (27-1, 13 KOs) won by ten round unanimous decision over Jesus Antonio “Ricky” Perez (22-1,…
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Pitufo Diaz crushes Berna in 68 seconds

Featherweight contender Christopher “Pitufo” Díaz (24-1, 16 KOs) won by KO at 1:08 of the first round after sending David Berna (17-6, 16 KOs) to the canvas with a hard left hook ending the action on Saturday night at the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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WBO Latino featherweight titleholder Luis Lebrón (14-0-1, 7 KOs) beat Luis May (21-11-1, 8 KOs) by ten round unanimous decision with the three judges each scoring 100-90. Lebron dominated May all the way. Continue reading “Pitufo Diaz crushes Berna in 68 seconds”

Featherweight contender Christopher “Pitufo” Díaz (24-1, 16 KOs) won by KO at 1:08 of the first round after sending David Berna (17-6, 16 KOs) to the canvas with a hard…
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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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Undercard Results from Atlantic City

2016 Olympian bronze super bantamweight Murodjon Ahkmadaliev (5-0, 4 KOs) scored a ninth round TKO over Issac Zarate (16-3-3, 2 KOs). Ahkmadaliev in control all the way.

Heavyweight Sergiy Kuzmin of Russia (14-0, 11 KOs) dropped LaRon Mitchell of San Francisco (16-2, 14 KOs) four times on the way to a sixth round TKO win. The “Russian Bear” retains his WBA Intercontinental title.

In his Atlantic City debut, welterweight Logan “Korican Kid” Yoon of Honolulu, Hawaii (14-0, 11 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO win over Hamzrah Sempewo of Mulago, Uganda (12-11, 6 KOs) to remain undefeated. Continue reading “Undercard Results from Atlantic City”

2016 Olympian bronze super bantamweight Murodjon Ahkmadaliev (5-0, 4 KOs) scored a ninth round TKO over Issac Zarate (16-3-3, 2 KOs). Ahkmadaliev in control all the way. Heavyweight Sergiy Kuzmin…
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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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Undercard Results from Monte Carlo

Late sub heavyweight Michael Hunter (16-1, 11 KOs) scored an impressive ninth round KO over 6’8 Alexander Ustinov (34-3, 25 KOs). A dull fight erupted in round eight when Hunter dropped the lumbering Ustinov, who barely made it out of the round. The end came in round nine when Hunter floored Ustinov again. Time was 1:52.

Olympic gold medalist Daniyar Yeleussinov (5-0, 3 KOs) blew away Marcos Mojica (16-3-2, 12 KOs) in a welterweight clash. Yeleussinov dropped Mojica twice in round two and got the stoppage after another knockdown in round three.

Unbeaten light heavyweight Fanlong Meng (14-0, 9 KOs) won when Frank Buglioni (22-4-1, 16 KOs) suffered a cut over his right eye and the bout was stopped.

Late sub heavyweight Michael Hunter (16-1, 11 KOs) scored an impressive ninth round KO over 6’8 Alexander Ustinov (34-3, 25 KOs). A dull fight erupted in round eight when Hunter…
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European Boxing Updates

By Marco Bratusch

Wednesday afternoon in Rome, Italy, GMG Group won the purse bid earning the right to stage the fight of current and two-time European lightweight titlist Francesco Patera (20-3, 7 KOs) against mandatory challenger Marvin Petit (23-1-1, 11 KOs), from France. GMG offered 25,100 Euros and was the only bidder to attend. The Belgian promoter already released they want to stage the fight on February 16 in Herstal, Belgium. Considering that both men are basically volume punchers in their prime, the clash of styles is expecting to deliver a very heated and battled contest, with the local man Patera arguably to be considered a slight favorite because of his size and reach, and getting a more complete skill set. Continue reading “European Boxing Updates”

By Marco Bratusch Wednesday afternoon in Rome, Italy, GMG Group won the purse bid earning the right to stage the fight of current and two-time European lightweight titlist Francesco Patera…
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Bivol-Pascal Scouting Report

Dmitry Bivol (14-0, 11 KOs) defends his WBA Light Heavyweight World Title against former champ Jean Pascal (33-5-1, 20 KOs) tonight as HBO returns for the last time to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s Etess Arena in Atlantic City. Bivol fights in his first main event in the U.S., and Pascal fights for the first time ever in Atlantic City. This will be the second boxing event at the recently opened Hard Rock Atlantic City. Continue reading “Bivol-Pascal Scouting Report”

Dmitry Bivol (14-0, 11 KOs) defends his WBA Light Heavyweight World Title against former champ Jean Pascal (33-5-1, 20 KOs) tonight as HBO returns for the last time to the…
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Yafai, Gonzalez make weight

Khalid Yafai 115 vs. Israel Gonzalez 114.6
(WBA super flyweight title)

Denis Lebedev 200 vs. Mike Wilson 198.3
Michael Hunter 213.8 vs. Alexander Ustinov 279.2
Frank Buglioni 173.9 vs. Fanlong Meng 174.2
Daniyar Yeleussinov 147.7 vs. Marcos Mojica 145.9

Venue: Casino de Monte Carlo, Monte Carlo, Monaco
Promoter: Matchroom
TV: DAZN

Khalid Yafai 115 vs. Israel Gonzalez 114.6 (WBA super flyweight title) Denis Lebedev 200 vs. Mike Wilson 198.3 Michael Hunter 213.8 vs. Alexander Ustinov 279.2 Frank Buglioni 173.9 vs. Fanlong…
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Browne halts Pati in five

Former WBA Heavyweight Champion Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne made light work of New Zealand’s Junior Pati in Auckland tonight. Browne controlled the tempo of the fight and knocked Pati cold with a left hook, right uppercut combination in the fifth round. Pati slumped to the canvas and didn’t look like beating referee Lance Revill’s count. Browne’s record progresses to 27-1 (24 KO) and he claimed the WBC Asian Boxing Council silver title.
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“I’m happy with how the fight went. He had a lot of support here and the atmosphere was tremendous,” Browne said. “I knew when I caught him with that uppercut he wasn’t getting up. I’ve really enjoyed my time in New Zealand and I’m hoping to come back here.” When asked about future opponents he replied: “There’s been lots of talk about Adam Kownacki and that is a fight I would love. Joe Parker has been mentioned too as has Charles Martin. We will see what happens in 2019.”

Former WBA Heavyweight Champion Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne made light work of New Zealand’s Junior Pati in Auckland tonight. Browne controlled the tempo of the fight and knocked Pati cold…
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