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Was negligence the real crime?

In the run-up to his shot against WBC heavyweight titlist Deontay Wilder, is Luis Ortiz solely to blame for failing a recent drug test? Steve Kim reports.

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Jim Boone knows…

Want the real skinny on boxing ticket prices and tips on when to pony up for them? KO Tickets’ Jim Boone has all the answers. Steve Kim reports.

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Canelo-GGG heads to Vegas: Are you really surprised?

You didn’t have to be a genius to predict that Las Vegas was the most likely candidate to host the mega-fight between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez.

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Luis ‘Cuba’ Arias turns the page, looks back

After a less-than-prosperous run with Mayweather Promotions, Luis Arias looks toward a fresh future with Roc Nation Sports. Steve Kim reports.

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The opponent

Sure, with so much ballyhoo surrounding undefeated Puerto Rican prospect Felix Verdejo, it’s easy to overlook the man who will be in the opposite corner on Saturday night, the also unbeaten Ivan Najera. Steve Kim reports.

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Will SMS Promotions hold on to its Blue Chip boxer?

In the wake of 50 Cent’s boxing venture, SMS Promotions, filing bankruptcy, where does this leave Ryan “Blue Chip” Martin, a promising lightweight prospect? Steve Kim reports.

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Roc Nation Sports kicks off with Miguel Cotto

Roc Nation Sports may have made its way into the boxing public’s consciousness last January but its most significant promotion, the middleweight championship bout between Miguel Cotto and Daniel Geale, happens this Saturday. Steve Kim reports.

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There’s a catch(weight) to Cotto-Geale

A championship bout loses a little something when the agreed weight isn’t exactly the maximum division weight. So what’s Daniel Geale to do with 10 pounds left to lose to get to 157 against middleweight champion Miguel Cotto? Steve Kim reports.

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Kayode goes back down to cruiserweight

Hey, sometimes you gotta know your limits in order to succeed. Undefeated Lateef Kayode does. And with the help of Greg Cohen, Kayode returns to the cruiserweight division on Friday night to take his career in another direction. Steve Kim reports.

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Brandon Adams comes back for more Boxcino

The final rounds in this year’s Boxcino tournament at heavyweight and junior middleweight will also end ESPN2’s near-17 year run of “Friday Night Fights.” Brandon Adams will help say goodbye in his second straight year in the tourney. Steve Kim reports.

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