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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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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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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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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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Undefeated welterweight/junior middleweight prospect Jaron "Boots" Ennis

A heat wave of boxing hits Philly

When it comes to the Philadelphia fight scene, few scribes have their fingers on the pulse like Luis Cortes III, who provides a look at the area’s schedule.

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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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