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TV Guide for the boxing weekend

The events might not quite be high-profile but there’s still plenty of boxing on this weekend for the hardcore fan to enjoy. Steve Kim reports.

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Crawford with Top Rank CEO Bob Arum. Photo credit: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Too much of a good thing?

In a landscape in which multiple options for viewing boxing are now available, will too much boxing actually be a good thing? Top Rank’s Bob Arum chimes in.

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Featherweight Joseph Diaz Jr. Photo credit: Tom Hogan/HoganPhotos/Golden Boy Promotions

Just streaming along…

Aren’t the best things in life always supposed to be free? Well, apparently Golden Boy Promotions and Facebook Watch didn’t get the memo last Saturday night.

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Featherweight contender Joseph Diaz Jr. Photo credit: Tom Hogan/HoganPhotos/Golden Boy Promotions

No soft touch in Joseph Diaz Jr.’s return

After sustaining his first professional loss, 126-pound contender Joseph Diaz Jr. refused to take a tune-up bout afterward. He faces Jesus M. Rojas tonight.

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Top Rank extends and expands deal with ESPN

It’s often said that when you put in the hard work, rewards will be reaped. In the case of Top Rank’s existing deal with ESPN, truer words were never spoken.

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Undefeated light heavyweight prospect Ali Akhmedov. Photo credit: Tom Hogan/HoganPhotos/360 Promotions

Ali Akhmedov headlines ‘Hollywood Fight Nights’

Under the watchful eyes of 360 Promotions’ Tom Loeffler and trainer Abel Sanchez, 175-pound prospect Ali Akhmedov headlines ‘Hollywood Fight Nights’ tonight.

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WBO light heavyweight titlist Eleider Alvarez (left) vs. Sergey Kovalev. Photo credit: David Spagnolo/Main Events

Krushed in Atlantic City

Boxing’s biggest surprise on Saturday had be Eleider Alvarez’s stoppage of 175-pound titlist Sergey Kovalev. What was the catalyst for such a shocking loss?

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WBO light heavyweight titlist Sergey Kovalev with a gigantic left-handed Gibson Les Paul outside the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Photo courtesy of Main Events

An Atlantic City renaissance?

Who knew Atlantic City – once thought to be a dead and cold destination for boxing – would rise like a phoenix from its greed-inspired immolation?

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WBA light heavyweight titlist Dmitry Bivol. Photo courtesy of Main Events

Dmitry Bivol loves L.A.

Undefeated WBA 175-pound titlist Dmitry Bivol may hang his hat in Russia but, when it comes to putting in that work, there’s no place like Los Angeles.

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President of Sports and Event Programming for the Showtime network, Stephen Espinoza. Photo credit: Jennifer S. Altman

Four platforms, one boxing business

Is the sport of boxing fractured, due to loyalties between promotional firms and viewing platforms? Showtime’s Stephen Espinoza offers his thoughts.

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