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The evolution of John Skipper and the genesis of a deal

Late last year, former ESPN President John Skipper was embroiled in a drug-related scandal. Now he’s back and enjoying a second chance in a new boxing venture.

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Peace in the Middle East on May 12 at the Garden?

Ah yes, once again, cooler heads have prevailed in boxing, as the powers that be have made Jorge Linares vs. Vasyl Lomachenko official for May 12.

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Team Stream

It looks like ESPN’s commitment to boxing will cost you a fiver more per month, with its new over-the-top platform, an app called ESPN+. Steve Kim reports.

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The year that was in boxing: The five biggest stories in 2017

As we come closer to bidding 2017 goodbye, Steve Kim looks back on the biggest events boxing had to offer this year.

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Bob Arum accuses HBO of counterprogramming

Is HBO deliberately counterprogramming the ‘Top Rank Boxing on ESPN’ card on Saturday? Top Rank CEO Bob Arum believes so. Steve Kim reports.

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Jose Ramirez: The Fresno Franchise

After packing the Save Mart Arena full of Fresno’s fistic faithful, can unbeaten 140-pound contender Jose Ramirez continue the trend as a local franchise?

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ESPN is keeping the lights on

Regarding a sport that’s pronounced dead seemingly every week, ESPN and Top Rank’s viewpoints on boxing suggest otherwise. Steve Kim reports.

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Indomitable Indongo!

Does IBF/WBA 140-pound titlist Julius Indongo have what it takes to upend WBC/WBO counterpart Terence Crawford on Saturday? Marty Mulcahey reports.

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Todd duBoef aims to keep the lights on

When ESPN revealed its new output relationship with Top Rank in June, fans rejoiced. Now both parties are planning on giving them good reason.

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Top Rank goes second

Hey, in boxing, sometimes going second has its benefits. Just ask Top Rank’s Bob Arum. ‘The President’ reports.

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