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Is boxing better off without network contracts?

The question is easy enough to answer: Should there be exclusive network contracts in boxing? Steve Kim reports.

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WBO featherweight titlist Oscar Valdez. Photo credit: German Villasenor

The ‘Three Amigos’ – and Shakur Stevenson – prevail on Top Rank Pay-Per-View card

Michael Baca II reviews last weekend’s Top Rank Promotions Pay-Per-VIew card at the StubHub Center, featuring ‘The Three Amigos’ – and Shakur Stevenson.

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WBO featherweight titlist Oscar Valdez (left) vs. Miguel Marriaga. Photo credit: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Promotions

The War Report: Footprints (Week 16, 2017)

It’s Week 16 of Michael Baca II’s ‘The War Report,’ featuring a full recap of boxing’s best and what to look forward to in the coming weeks.

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More StubHub magic as Oscar Valdez passes test

On Saturday evening, fight fans experienced more of that ol’ StubHub magic, when WBO featherweight titlist Oscar Valdez faced Miguel Marriaga.

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Oscar Valdez yearns for unification opportunities

Will WBO featherweight titlist Oscar Valdez secure the unification bouts he desires? After this weekend, we’ll hopefully find out. Steve Kim reports.

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Undefeated featherweight Oscar Valdez. Photo credit: German Villasenor

Red-hot Oscar Valdez to make second WBO featherweight title defense on April 22

Undefeated WBO 126-pound titlist Oscar Valdez is ready to make the second defense of his title against mandatory challenger Miguel Marriaga this Saturday.

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The Soapbox: A necessary evil

It’s time for another edition of ‘The Soapbox,’ as Steve Kim welcomes Bill Pittman, who openly laments the ongoing boxing money-grab that is pay-per-view.

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From left to right: WBO featherweight titlist, Oscar Valdez, WBO super middleweight titlist Gilberto Ramirez and WBO junior featherweight titlist Jessie Magdaleno. Photo credit: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Promotions

Bob Arum bullish on the future of boxing

What to do when a pretty decent card you’re promoting gets rejected by a premium network? Well, you go to pay-per-view – again. Steve Kim reports.

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Full ringside report: Tim Bradley retires Brandon Rios

On Saturday, WBO welterweight titlist Tim Bradley stopped Brandon Rios in the ninth round in Las Vegas. Michael Baca II brings us his full ringside report.

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Verdejo has the future in his (left) hand

Despite a somewhat shaky left paw, can hot Puerto Rican prospect rise above and take over like his predecessor Felix Trinidad once did? Steve Kim reports.

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