Caparello edges Dessaix

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

WBC #7, WBO #10 light heavyweight Blake Caparello (29-3-1, 12 KOs) edged WBA #11 Regain Dessaix (16-2, 11 KOs) over ten rounds on Friday at the Melbourne Pavillion, Flemington, Victoria, Australia. The action see-sawed throughout the contest. Caparello gained control in round one and two but Dessaix came back to outwork the Melbourne based opponent in next two rounds. Caparello rebounded in round five but it was Dessaix who won round six connecting with accurate combinations. Round seven was Caparello’s round but Dessaix came back in following round to make the contest even after eight rounds. Rounds nine and ten were razor close but the former IBO world champion was awarded the decision by scores 96-94, 97-93,97-93. Continue reading “Caparello edges Dessaix”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing WBC #7, WBO #10 light heavyweight Blake Caparello (29-3-1, 12 KOs) edged WBA #11 Regain Dessaix (16-2, 11 KOs) over ten rounds on…
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Yomar Alamo remains unbeaten

Unbeaten junior welterweight Yomar “The Magic” Alamo (16-0, 12 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over game Manuel “La Tormenta” Mendez (16-5-3, 11 KOs) to claim the vacant NABO title on Friday night at the Osceola Heritage Park Events Center in Kissimmee, Florida. It was a good action fight all the way. Scores were 99-91, 99-91, 100-90.

WBO #15 rated 2016 Olympian bantamweight Antonio Vargas (10-0, 4 KOs) knocked out Lucas Baez (34-18-5, 18 KOs) in the second round.

The card marked the 30th anniversary of Boxeo Telemundo, the longest running boxing series on US Spanish television.

Unbeaten junior welterweight Yomar “The Magic” Alamo (16-0, 12 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over game Manuel “La Tormenta” Mendez (16-5-3, 11 KOs) to claim the vacant NABO…
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Results from Long Island, NY

Cruiserweight Joel “Big Joe” Djeko (15-2-1, 7 KOs) pounded out a ten round unanimous decision over Simone “Tyson” Federici (14-2-1, 6 KOs) on Friday night at the Paramount in Huntington, NY. Scores were 97-93, 97-93, 99-91.

Super lightweight Johnny “Hitman” Hernandez (10-4, 1 KO) scored an eight round majority decision over Marquis “The Hawk” Hawthorne (6-10, 1 KO). Scores were 76-76, 77-75, 77-75 for the hometown fighter.

Cruiserweight Joel “Big Joe” Djeko (15-2-1, 7 KOs) pounded out a ten round unanimous decision over Simone “Tyson” Federici (14-2-1, 6 KOs) on Friday night at the Paramount in Huntington,…
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Weights From Detroit

Weights, Photos: Brad Snyder/The Undercard

Ernesto Garza III 121 vs. Jeno Tonte 117.8
Alycia Baumgardner 127.6 vs. Rolando Andrews TBA
Donnie Reeves 126.1 vs. Basil Nasser 126.1
Robert O’Quinn 137.2 vs. Charles Johnson 138.8
Juan Nobles 121.6 vs. Misael Reyes 119.9

Venue: Dearborn Performing Arts Center in Dearborn, MI
Promoter: Second 2 None Promotions
Info: First bell at 7 pm. Tickets available at the door.

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Weights, Photos: Brad Snyder/The Undercard Ernesto Garza III 121 vs. Jeno Tonte 117.8 Alycia Baumgardner 127.6 vs. Rolando Andrews TBA Donnie Reeves 126.1 vs. Basil Nasser 126.1 Robert O’Quinn 137.2…
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Dirrell, Yildirim make weight

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Anthony Dirrell 167.5 vs. Avni Yildirim 167.8
(WBC super middleweight title)

Jamal James 145.75 vs. Janer Gonzalez 146.5
Marcos Hernandez 158.5 vs. Jeison Rosario 157.5
Bryant Perrella 145.75 vs. Breidis Prescott 145.5
Money Powell IV 163 vs. Javier Frazier 161.5
Justin Pauldo 135.5 vs. Federico Malespina 136.25
Willie Jones 148 vs. Gonzalo Dallera 149
Austin Dulay 135.6 vs. Yardley Cruz 139.6
Efetobor Apochi 204.6 vs. Raymond Ochieng 217.4
Omar Juarez 139.5 vs. Philip Percy 140.2
Leon Lawson III 152.5 vs. Yunier Calzada 154.8

Venue: Minneapolis Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Promoter: Warriors Boxing
TV: FS1

Anthony Dirrell 167.5 vs. Avni Yildirim 167.8 (WBC super middleweight title) Jamal James 145.75 vs. Janer Gonzalez 146.5 Marcos Hernandez 158.5 vs. Jeison Rosario 157.5 Bryant Perrella 145.75 vs. Breidis…
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Rios-Soto Weights from Tijuana

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Brandon Ríos 151.8 vs. Humberto Soto 146.4
*José Quirino 122.6 vs. Joel Córdova 117.6
Héctor Tanajera 134 vs. Iván Delgado 134.8
*Omar Aguilar 144.2 vs. Emiliano Cruz 140.5
Joselito Velázquez 114.6 vs. Kevin Villanueva 114.8
Seniesa Estrada 106.8 vs. Yenifer León 106.2
Shakhram Giyasov 149.6 vs. Edgar Puerta 149.6
Diego Pacheco 161 vs. Alberto Aguilar 156
Alexis Espino 167.5 vs. Víctor M. Abrigo 163.8
Sulem Urbina 113.4 vs. Judith Rodriguez 112.2

*Quirino second attempt 120
*Aguilar second attempt 141

Venue: Auditorio Municipal in Tijuana, BCN, Mexico
Promoter: Zanfer Promotions
TV: DAZN

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Brandon Ríos 151.8 vs. Humberto Soto 146.4 *José Quirino 122.6 vs. Joel Córdova 117.6 Héctor Tanajera 134 vs. Iván Delgado 134.8 *Omar Aguilar 144.2 vs. Emiliano Cruz 140.5 Joselito Velázquez…
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DeGale, Eubank make weight

James DeGale 166 vs. Chris Eubank Jr. 167
(IBO super middleweight title)

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Lee Selby 134.7 vs. Omar Douglas 132
Joe Joyce 266 vs. Bermane Stiverne 273
Andre Sterling 174 vs. Ricky Summers 175
Anthony Cacace 129 vs. Alan Castillo 130
Chris Kongo 141 vs. Cedrick Peynaud 149
Chez Nihell 196 vs. Kent Kauppinen 199
Seb Eubank 173 vs. Dan Belcher ??

Venue: The O2, London
Promoter: Poxon Sports
TV: Showtime

James DeGale 166 vs. Chris Eubank Jr. 167 (IBO super middleweight title) Lee Selby 134.7 vs. Omar Douglas 132 Joe Joyce 266 vs. Bermane Stiverne 273 Andre Sterling 174 vs.…
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Golden Boy adds three fighters to roster

Eye of the Tiger Promotions has joined forces with Golden Boy Promotions by signing an exclusive long-term promotional agreement for boxers Yves Ulysse Junior (17-1, 9 KOs), Steven Butler (26-1-1, 23 KOs) and Erik Bazinyan(22-0, 17 KOs). This step allows the Quebec pugilists to obtain significant American and international visibility, however, EOTTP President Camille Estephan adamantly insists that his protégés have the opportunity to fight in Quebec, at least once a year. Continue reading “Golden Boy adds three fighters to roster”

Eye of the Tiger Promotions has joined forces with Golden Boy Promotions by signing an exclusive long-term promotional agreement for boxers Yves Ulysse Junior (17-1, 9 KOs), Steven Butler (26-1-1,…
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Ex-champ Charles Martin returns

Former IBF heavyweight world champion Charles Martin (25-2-1, 23 KOs) will square off against unbeaten Dallas-native Gregory Corbin (15-0, 9 KOs) in a 10-round bout on March 16. FS1 will air the fight leading up to the Errol Spence Jr. vs. Mikey Garcia Pay-Per-View event from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

The 32-year-old Martin bounced back from a defeat against Anthony Joshua to score two stoppage victories before losing a close decision to unbeaten Adam Kownacki in September.

Former IBF heavyweight world champion Charles Martin (25-2-1, 23 KOs) will square off against unbeaten Dallas-native Gregory Corbin (15-0, 9 KOs) in a 10-round bout on March 16. FS1 will…
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Fight Club OC Results

By Frank Hoke at ringside

Roy Englebrecht Promotions scored a knockout Thursday night with the return of the fan-favorite “Fight Club OC” series at The Hangar inside the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, CA.

In a special feature jr lightweight attraction, amateur standout Angel Cordon (3-0, 2 KOs) returned to the ring to score a unanimous decision over a durable Gabriel Serrano (0-3). Cordon utilized his jab and perfectly placed body shots to outbox Serrano round-after-round. It was a technically sound performance for Serrano who had taken a year off after his second bout (January 2018) due to the passing of his manager Herb Stone. All of the judges scored the bout at 40-36. Continue reading “Fight Club OC Results”

By Frank Hoke at ringside Roy Englebrecht Promotions scored a knockout Thursday night with the return of the fan-favorite “Fight Club OC” series at The Hangar inside the OC Fair…
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Pulev opponent named: Bogdan Dinu

ESPN has announced an opponent for IBF #1 heavyweight Kubrat Pulev on ESPN March 23 from The Hangar in Costa Mesa, California. Pulev (26-1, 13 KOs) will face Bogdan Dinu (18-1, 14 KOs) in a ten rounder. Pulev will risk his IBF mandatory status against Dinu, who is coming off a KO loss to Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller in November.

ESPN has announced an opponent for IBF #1 heavyweight Kubrat Pulev on ESPN March 23 from The Hangar in Costa Mesa, California. Pulev (26-1, 13 KOs) will face Bogdan Dinu…
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Three title fights at Emperors Palace on Sunday

By Ron Jackson

There will be plenty of fight action at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park, South Africa on Sunday afternoon when Golden Gloves Promotions present three title fights, an IBO Africa, WBA Pan Africa, All Africa and three undercard matchups. The tournament will be shown live on SS9 from 14:00 -18:30.

In the main event South African super-middleweight champion Rowan Campbell 8-0; 6 KOs, meets Alex Kabangu 4-0-1; 1 KO from the Democratic Republic of the Congo in a clash over ten rounds for the vacant IBO Africa super-middleweight title. Continue reading “Three title fights at Emperors Palace on Sunday”

By Ron Jackson There will be plenty of fight action at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park, South Africa on Sunday afternoon when Golden Gloves Promotions present three title fights, an…
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Alamo looks to shine on Telemundo tonight

The popular series Boxeo TELEMUNDO Ford will kick off its 2019 spring season this Friday. The longest running boxing series on US Spanish television is also celebrating its 30th anniversary. The main event will feature Yomar “The Magic” Alamo (15-0, 12 KO’s) of Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico facing rugged Manuel “La Tormenta” Mendez (16-4-3-11 KO’s)of Los Angeles, California.
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The bout is scheduled for 10 rounds with the vacant World Boxing Organization NABO Jr. Welterweight championship at stake. Site location will be the Osceola Heritage Park Events Center in Kissimmee, Florida. Continue reading “Alamo looks to shine on Telemundo tonight”

The popular series Boxeo TELEMUNDO Ford will kick off its 2019 spring season this Friday. The longest running boxing series on US Spanish television is also celebrating its 30th anniversary.…
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Mendez seeks upset on Telemundo

The popular series Boxeo TELEMUNDO Ford will kick off its 2019 spring season this Friday. The longest running boxing series on US Spanish television is also celebrating its 30th anniversary.
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The main event will feature rugged Manuel “La Tormenta” Mendez (16-4-3-11 KO’s)of Los Angeles, California looking to upset unbeaten prospect Yomar “The Magic” Alamo (15-0, 12 KO’s) of Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico. The bout is scheduled for 10 rounds with the vacant World Boxing Organization NABO Jr. Welterweight championship at stake. Site location will be the Osceola Heritage Park Events Center in Kissimmee, Florida. Continue reading “Mendez seeks upset on Telemundo”

The popular series Boxeo TELEMUNDO Ford will kick off its 2019 spring season this Friday. The longest running boxing series on US Spanish television is also celebrating its 30th anniversary.…
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Mbangatha defending WBF Africa feather title

By Ron Jackson

The exciting young fighting policeman Thembani Mbangatha of Cape Town makes the first defense of his WBF Africa featherweight title when he meets the veteran former South African flyweight champion “Doctor” Themba Ntsele from Thabong in the Free Sate at the Wynberg Military Base in Cape Town on Friday night.

Mbangatha who is known as “Baby Jake” has compiled a record of 9-0, 4 KOs, since making his pro debut in August 2014. Continue reading “Mbangatha defending WBF Africa feather title”

By Ron Jackson The exciting young fighting policeman Thembani Mbangatha of Cape Town makes the first defense of his WBF Africa featherweight title when he meets the veteran former South…
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Dirrell-Yildirim Final Press Conference

Former champion Anthony Dirrell and 168-pound contender Avni Yildirim exchanged words at a heated final press conference on Thursday before they battle this Saturday for the vacant WBC super middleweight world championship in the main event on FS1 and FOX Deportes from the Armory in Minneapolis.

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Photo: Andrew Dobin/Minneapolis Armory

Anthony Dirrell: “At the end of the day, he’s getting knocked out. That’s it. He doesn’t have what it takes. I’m just a higher level fighter than him. I’m coming to take him out. I’m thankful to my team for helping me get another shot at the championship. I’ve already proven everything I have to in this sport. Saturday night, I’m taking back what’s mine.”

Avni Yildirim: “I’m very happy to be here. Saturday, I’m ready to do my talking. I’m going to show everyone what happens in the ring. Everybody knows that I’m coming to win that world title. This is my time on Saturday night. I will leave the ring with that belt.”

Former champion Anthony Dirrell and 168-pound contender Avni Yildirim exchanged words at a heated final press conference on Thursday before they battle this Saturday for the vacant WBC super middleweight…
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Weights from Hungary

Roman Zakirov 151.2 vs Daniel Vega Cota 151.2
(IBO international super welterweight title)
Hungaryweights
Venue: Kalaszi Sporthall, Budakalász, Hungary
Promoter: Felix Promotion – Felix Racz

Roman Zakirov 151.2 vs Daniel Vega Cota 151.2 (IBO international super welterweight title) Venue: Kalaszi Sporthall, Budakalász, Hungary Promoter: Felix Promotion – Felix Racz

Boxeo Telemundo Weights from Kissimmee

Yomar Alamo 140 vs. Manuel Mendez 140
(WBO/NABO jr welterweight title)
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Antonio Vargas 119 vs. Lucas Baez 118.4
Jonathan Tavira 161 vs. Carlos Monroe Jr 162
Oscar Garcia 137 vs. Linomar Rios 140
Deron Thompson 147 vs. Ivan Reyes 144
Dominique Francis 121 vs. Christian Reed 124
Pedro Amigon 138 vs. Emmanuel Morales 137

Venue: Osceola Heritage Park Events Center, Kissimmee, Florida
Promoter: All Star Boxing
TV: Telemundo

Yomar Alamo 140 vs. Manuel Mendez 140 (WBO/NABO jr welterweight title) Antonio Vargas 119 vs. Lucas Baez 118.4 Jonathan Tavira 161 vs. Carlos Monroe Jr 162 Oscar Garcia 137 vs.…
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Rockin’ Fights 34 Weights

Johnny Hernandez 138.6 vs. Marquis Hawthorne 137.8
Joel Djeko 198.2 vs. Simone Federici 197.6
Terell Child” Bostic 139.2 vs. Javier Martinez 137
Dashaun Johns 138.6 vs. Deron Lawson. 142.2
Alex “El Torro” Vargas 141.6 vs. Benjamin Borteye 142.2
Jeffrey Gonzalez 153 vs. Earl Henry 153.8

Venue: The Paramount in Huntington, NY
Promoter: Joe Deguardia’s Star Boxing
TV: Facebook

Johnny Hernandez 138.6 vs. Marquis Hawthorne 137.8 Joel Djeko 198.2 vs. Simone Federici 197.6 Terell Child” Bostic 139.2 vs. Javier Martinez 137 Dashaun Johns 138.6 vs. Deron Lawson. 142.2 Alex…
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Rios: I want a world title fight when I beat Soto

Brandon Rios says his clash with Humberto Soto is the final hurdle between him and a fourth World title fight as they clash at the Auditorio Municipal Fausto Gutierrez in Tijuana, Mexico on Saturday February 23, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK. Rios returned to action in stunning fashion in Kansas in November, stopping Ramon Alvarez in the ninth round of a pulsating contest live on DAZN.

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‘Bam Bam’s’ return to the ring has been inspired by a promise made to his daughter to become a World champion once again, and a big all-Mexican clash with Soto is just the type of fight that will light a fire under him to produce a performance to land a huge fight next.

“It feels nice to fight back in Mexico,” said Rios. “Especially right now with everything that’s going on, all the politics. Not only that, but it’s good to give the Mexican fans a great show, they get see me live which is awesome. Continue reading “Rios: I want a world title fight when I beat Soto”

Brandon Rios says his clash with Humberto Soto is the final hurdle between him and a fourth World title fight as they clash at the Auditorio Municipal Fausto Gutierrez in…
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Quillin-Truax collide April 13

Former world champions will go toe-to-toe as Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin faces Minnesota-native Caleb “Golden” Truax in a 12-round IBF super middleweight title eliminator that headlines Premier Boxing Champions on FS1 and FOX Deportes Saturday, April 13 from The Armory in Minneapolis.

Televised coverage will also feature top middleweight contender Sergiy Derevyanchenko taking on Jack Culcay in a 12-round IBF title eliminator, plus unbeaten rising prospect Chris Colbert will compete in an undercard attraction.

Former world champions will go toe-to-toe as Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin faces Minnesota-native Caleb “Golden” Truax in a 12-round IBF super middleweight title eliminator that headlines Premier Boxing Champions on…
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“Fight Club OC” returns tonight!

Tonight is opening night as Roy Englebrecht Promotions returns for the 9th year of the “Fight Club OC” series in The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, CA. In a special feature jr lightweight attraction, 19-year old amateur standout Angel Cordon (2-0, 2 KOs) returns to the ring to face Gabriel Serrano (0-2).

Cordon had an exceptional amateur record of 92 wins with only 9 losses, including 1st place at the 2014 National PAL Championships (Junior Level) plus placing 2nd at the 2015 U.S. National Junior (Under-17) Championships. Cordon turned pro May 5, 2017 but took a year off after his second bout (January 2018) due to the passing of his manager Herb Stone. Continue reading ““Fight Club OC” returns tonight!”

Tonight is opening night as Roy Englebrecht Promotions returns for the 9th year of the “Fight Club OC” series in The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center in…
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DeGale, Eubank ready for grudge fight

Former two-time super middleweight champion James DeGale and former world title challenger Chris Eubank Jr. faced off at the heated final press conference on Thursday for their 12-round showdown that headlines on Showtime this Saturday from The O2 in London. DeGale (25-2-1, 15 KOs) and Eubank (27-2, 21 KOs) will finally settle their long-running feud.

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James DeGale: “I vacated my title for fights like this. Chris Eubank has been calling my name for a long time and finally I get a chance to punch him in his face. I have no respect for him. None. This guy is a diluted idiot. And on Saturday night I can’t wait to deal with him. I’m going to come and give it to him properly. He can’t box. We’ve all heard this before. This is the biggest fight of his career. It’s retirement time. Whoever loses this fight is finished. It’s do or die on Saturday…His retirement fight is here. It’s his last fight, I promise you that. I’m proven. I’ve been there, done that. I’ve won everything. He’s done nothing. And I’m going to retire him.”

Chris Eubank Jr: “This guy is a bum. He talks a good game. He’s going to have a good go, but at the end of the day I’m going to be too much for him. We are both at a stage where we can’t lose. We are both fighting for our careers. He knows he can’t handle me. He’s asking himself, ‘Can I survive?’ And the answer is absolutely not. There’s nothing he can do in that ring that I can’t handle. I’m going to box his head off.”

Former two-time super middleweight champion James DeGale and former world title challenger Chris Eubank Jr. faced off at the heated final press conference on Thursday for their 12-round showdown that…
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Rios risks streak against Soto

From his second fight in professional boxing in August 2004, to his most recent in November 2018, Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios has faced 15 Mexican opponents. He has defeated all of them.
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On Saturday, Rios (35-4-1, 26 KOs) will face the experienced, technical, and former world champion in three divisions Humberto “Zorrita” Soto (68-9-2, 37 KOs) at the Auditorio Municipal in Tijuana.

Against Mexican fighters, Rios is 15-0, 11 knockouts. Soto has only been knocked out twice. In his 17th pro fight in May 2000, Hector Javier Marquez knocked him out in 11 rounds. In June 2012, Lucas Matthysse knocked him out in 5 rounds. Since then, he has a 10-1 mark.

From his second fight in professional boxing in August 2004, to his most recent in November 2018, Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios has faced 15 Mexican opponents. He has defeated all…
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