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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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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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Top Rank inks new seven-year ESPN deal

Top Rank and ESPN recently surprised the boxing world when they revealed a new seven-year agreement to distribute exclusive content through the network.

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Junior lightweights Christopher Diaz (left) and Masayuki Ito. Photo credit: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Rudy Hernandez says Christopher Diaz vs. Masayuki Ito is a 51/49 fight

Despite being 130-pound contender Masayuki Ito’s trainer, Rudy Hernandez thinks tonight’s bout against Christopher Diaz will be almost evenly matched.

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Heavyweight Luis Ortiz. Photo credit: Scott Hirano/Showtime

Story lines: Coast-to-coast title bouts and ‘King Kong’ returns

Our own Michael Baca II shares his thoughts, as well as story lines, on tonight’s spate of quality fights and their participants.

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Junior lightweight Christopher Diaz. Photo credit: Marilyn Paulino

Christopher Diaz: ‘On July 28, Puerto Rico will have a new world champion’

On Saturday night, undefeated Christopher Diaz gets his shot at representing Puerto Rico, as its next world champion. Bill Tibbs reports.

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Teofimo Lopez Sr. and Jr.

Father knows best?

The only person more confident in Teofimo Lopez’s ability might just be father/trainer Teofimo Lopez Sr. And that makes this Lopez tandem twice as ambitious.

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Lightweight Teofimo Lopez (right) vs. William Silva. Photo credit: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Teofimo Lopez: ‘I am never satisfied. I have to earn everything in life, and in boxing’

After another impressive win, on Saturday, unbeaten lightweight Teofimo Lopez and his father/trainer Teofimo Sr. candidly spoke to our own Bill Tibbs.

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Junior welterweight Regis Prograis (left) vs. Juan Jose Velasco. Photo credit: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Back from ‘The Big Easy’

Our own Steve Kim crosses off another task on his bucket list, as he traveled to New Orleans to cover ‘Top Rank Boxing on ESPN,’ and eat…and eat…and eat.

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Lightweight Teofimo Lopez. Photo credit: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Undefeated Teofimo Lopez continues ‘the takeover’ in New Orleans tonight

Tonight on ESPN, undefeated lightweight prospect Teofimo Lopez looks to continue what he and father/trainer Teofimo Lopez Sr. call ‘the takeover.’

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