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Roach training new and improved Machado

WBA super featherweight champion Alberto “Explosivo” Machado (19-0, 16 KOs) will put his WBA super featherweight world title on the line against undefeated #1 contender Rafael “Sweet Pea” Mensah (31-0, 23 KOs) on July 21 at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas. The fight will be televised live on HBO.

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“It’s been about 10 months since my last fight. But it served me well,” said Machado. “It allowed me to get some rest and to work on some technical details I needed to work on. I had been boxing for 15 years straight, so it was a necessary rest…for this camp, I worked on strategy and technique. I had more time to travel to Los Angeles and work with Freddie Roach. During this camp, I really got to see why he is a Hall of Fame trainer. I got to see why he’s had so many world champions. On July 21, you will definitely see a new and improved Alberto Machado.”

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