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  Jose Ramirez Edges Jose Zepeda To Retain Title  
Jose Ramirez was faced with the toughest test of his career. Jose “Chon” Zepeda was slick, slippery, and would not give in. But it was a late rally in the championship rounds that pushed Ramirez (24-0, 16 KOs) to a majority decision victory as he retained his WBC super lightweight title for the second time in front of 14,034 screaming fans at the Save Mart Center.
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  Crowley Dominates McLellan In
All-Canadian Grudge Match Showdown
 
An all-Canadian grudge match was settled tonight in emphatic fashion as hometown hero Cody “The Crippler” Crowley (17-0, 9 KOs) made the third successful defense of his CPBC Canadian and International Super Welterweight Championships, and remained undefeated, with a dominant unanimous decision over former Canadian champion Stuart McLellan (25-3-3, 10 KOs).
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  On This Day: Feb 11  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Bangkok, Thailand:
Ratanachai Sor Vorapin KO'd Gun Tinular in the 3rd round - Vacant WBO Asia-Pacific Bantamweight Title.
Sod Looknongyangtoy won a 3 round SD over Thomas Mashaba - WBO Asia-Pacific Super Bantamweight Title.
2001, Elgin, Illinois:
Tito Mendoza won a 12 round UD over Julio Garcia - NABF Middleweight Title.
Ray Mercer TKO'd Jeff Peques in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Reno, Nevada:
Juan Manuel Marquez TKO'd Sean Fletcher in the 7th round - Non Title.
2000, Samutsakorn, Thailand:
Jose Antonio Aguire won a 12 round MD over Wandee Singwangcha - WBC Minimumweight Title.
Reading, Pennsylvania:
Julian Letterlough KO'd Vinson Durham in the 2nd round - Non Title.
1995, Frankfurt, Germany:
Henry Maske won a 12 round UD over Egerton Marcus - IBF Light Heavyweight Title.
Hammanskraal, South Africa:
Alberto Jimenez TKO'd Jacob Matlala in the 8th round - WBO Flyweight Title.
Miami, Florida:
Daniel Zaragoza won a 10 round UD ocer Jose Sanabria - Non Title.

  Gervonta Davis Defends WBA Super Featherweight Title With Thrilling First-Round TKO Of Hugo Ruiz  
Photos: Dave Mandel - SHOWTIME

Gervonta Davis defended his WBA Super Featherweight World Championship with a thrilling first-round TKO of former world champion Hugo Ruiz before a sellout crowd of 8,048 at Dignity Health Sports Park Saturday non SHOWTIME.

Baltimore’s Davis (21-0, 20 KOs) recorded his eighth career first-round knockout as referee Jack Reiss called off the fight with one second remaining in the first round following a devastating sweeping right hook by Davis connected cleanly and sent Ruiz (39-5, 32 KOs) down to his knees.
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  Andrew Cancio Upsets Alberto Machado To
Capture WBA Super Featherweight World Title
 
Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

Andrew Cancio (20-4-2, 15 KOs) of Blythe, Calif. scored an upset victory over Alberto Machado (21-1, 17 KOs) of San Juan, Puerto Rico in front of a sold-out crowd of hometown fans at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino to become the new WBA Super Featherweight World Champion. Cancio, who himself was dropped in the first round, scored three knockdowns over Machado, forcing the fight to be stopped at 2:16 of the fourth round. The fight was streamed live on DAZN.
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  On This Day: Feb 10  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Widnes, England:
Harry Simon TKO'd Wayne Alexander in the 5th round to retain the WBO Light Middleweight Title.
1997, Inglewood, California:
Mark Johnson won a 12 round UD over Alejandro Felix Montiel to retain the IBF Flyweight Title.
1996, Rome, Italy:
Carlos Salazar TKO'd Antonello Melis in the 6th round to retain the IBF Super Flyweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Felix Trinidad TKO'd Rodney Moore in the 4th round to retain the IBF Welterweight Title.
1995, Albuquerque, New Mexico:
Johnny Tapia won a 12 round UD over Jose Rafael Sosa to retain the WBO Super Flyweight Title.
1993, Tokyo, Japan:
Chana Porpaoin won a 12 round MD over Hideyuki Ohashi to retain the WBA Minimumweight Title.
1933, MSG New York, New York:
Primo Carnera KO'd Ernie Schaaf in the 13th round. Schaaf suffered a brain damage and died following surgery. New Yorks Governor ordered an immediate investigation, and there were threats of repealing prize-fighting in New York State, as well as threats to disbar the 250 lb Carnera due to his immense size.

  Saavedra Scores Huge Win In
First Thompson Show Of The Year
 
By Barbara Pinnella
Photos: Marlene Marquez

For their first show of 2019, and marking their 19th season, Thompson Boxing Promotions gave us New Blood, held once again at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, CA. Due to the illness of Pedro Moreno, the co-main was moved up to the main event, when Mario Hernandez (8-1-1, 3 KOs) took on Luis Fernando Saavedra (8-6, 3 KOs) in a super bantamweight fight that was scheduled to go eight rounds.
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  Weights From Carson, Ca. - SHOWTIME  
Photo: Dave Mandel - SHOWTIME

Gervonta Davis 129.8 vs. Hugo Ruiz 129.4
(WBA Super Featherweight Title)

Mario Barrios 142.5 vs. Richard Zamora 141.2
Erickson Lubin 155.8 vs. Ishe Smith 155.8
Sharif Bogere 135.6 vs. Javier Fortuna 135

Venue: Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, California
Promoter: Mayweather Promotions


  Weights From Indio, Ca. - DAZN  
Alberto Machado 130 vs. Andrew Cancio 129.8
(WBA Super Featherweight Title)
Rey Vargas 121.4 vs. Franklin Manzanilla 122
(WBC Super Bantamweight Title)
Joseph Diaz 129.8 vs. Charles Huerta 130

Venue: Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, California
Promoter: Golden Boy


  On This Day: Feb 9  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, M.E.N. Arena, Manchester, England:
Ricky Hatton TKO'd Mikhail Krivolapov in the 9th round - WBU Light Welterweight Title.
Eamonn Magee TKO'd Jonathan Thaxton in the 6th round - Commonwealth (British Empire) Light Welterweight Title.
Civitavecchia, Italy:
Silvio Branco KO'd Jurgen Hartenstein in the 1st round - IBF Inter-Continental Light Heavyweight Title.
1996, Manilla, Philippines:
Rustico Torrecampo KO'd Manny Pacquiao in the 3rd Round - Non Title.
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Julio Cesar Chavez TKO'd Scott Walker in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Oscar De La Hoya KO'd Darryl Tyson in the 2nd round - Non Title.
1994, Brentwood, Essex, England:
Chris Pyatt KO'd Mark Cameron in the 1st round - WBO Middleweight Title.
Steve Collins won an 8 round Decision over Paul Wesley - Non Title.
1992, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Kennedy McKinney won a 12 round UD over Sugar Baby Rojas - USBA Super Bantamweight Title.

 

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  Gervonta Davis vs. Hugo Ruiz Final Press Conference  
Photos: Dave Mandel - SHOWTIME

WBA Super Featherweight World Champion Gervonta Davis and former world champion Hugo Ruiz went face-to-face Thursday at the final press conference before they go toe-to-toe this Saturday night in the main event of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® from Dignity Health Sports Park, formerly StubHub Center, in Carson, Calif. and presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
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  Weights From Ontario, Ca.  
Mario Hernandez 118.3 vs. Luis Fernando Saavedra 118.9
Ruben Torres 136.8 vs. Elliott Brown 137.7
George Acosta 134.2 vs. Guadalupe Arroyo 135
Richard Brewart 151.7 vs. Abel Reyes 151
Leo Ruiz 151.6 vs. Adan Ahumada 154.4

Venue: Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif.
Promoter: Thompson Boxing


  Brian Castaño Talks Training Camp,
Erislandy Lara, Argentine Legends & More
 
WBA super welterweight titlist Brian Castaño is nearing his first U.S. main event and talked about how training camp has gone so far as he prepares to face former world champion Erislandy Lara on Saturday, March 2 live on SHOWTIME from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING™, and presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
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  Maurice Hooker: "I’m The Best
Jr. Welterweight In The World"
 
Roc Nation boxer and WBO junior welterweight champion, Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker (25-0, 17 KOs), is preparing to prove he stands among the top fighters in the world ahead of his second title defense on March 9, 2019. The fight, which is being co-promoted by Matchroom U.S.A. and Roc Nation Sports, will take place at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, NY. Hooker will take on WBO 14th in the world rated contender Mikkel LesPierre (21-0-1, 10 KOs) of Bronx, N.Y. on the spectacular Matchroom promoted championship competition which will also feature WBA Light Heavyweight Champion, Dmitry Bivol vs. Joseph Smith in the main event. The bout will air on DAZN Network in the United States and internationally, along with other major networks around the world. The fight is Hooker’s first of 2019 – a year in which he intends to demonstrate his place atop the list of boxing greats.
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  On This Day: Jan 8  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, Albuquerque, New Mexico:
Johnny Tapia won a 12 round UD over Jorge Eliecer Julio to win the WBO Bantamweight Title.
Omar Sheika won an 8 round UD over Simon Brown.
Danny Romero KO’d Rudolfo Blanco in the 1st round.
Francois Botha TKO’d Steve Pannell in the 1st round.
1999, Mashantucket, Connecticut:
Vinny Pazienza TKO’d Undra White in the 9th round.
Ray Oliviera and Fitz Vanderpool fought to a 10 round Draw.
1994, Catskill, New York:
Junior Jones won a 12 round UD over Elvis Alvarez to retain the WBA Bantamweight Title.
Arturo Gatti won an 8 round Decision over Leon Bostic.
Ivan Robinson won an 8 round decision over Arturo Nina.
1990, Mobile, Alabama:
Roy Jones Jr. KO’d Joe “Randy” Edens in the 2nd round.
1947, Reigning Featherweight champion Willie Pep broke his leg and fractured a vertebra, in a plane crash. Some said this would end Pep’s career. He proved them wrong by winning a 10 round decision over Victor Flores only five months later.

  Gervonta Davis vs. Hugo Ruiz
Fight Week Media Workouts
 
Photos: Dave Mandel - SHOWTIME

WBA Super Featherweight World Champion Gervonta Davis and former world champion Hugo Ruiz were on-hand at Churchill Boxing Club in Santa Monica Wednesday as they near their showdown that headlines SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® Saturday, February 9 from Dignity Health Sports Park, formerly StubHub Center, in Carson, Calif.
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  T-Mobile Arena To Host Middleweight Unification Between Canelo Alvarez vs. Daniel Jacobs May 4  
T-Mobile Arena will host the biggest boxing event of the year as Canelo Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs) defends his WBC, WBA, Lineal and Ring Magazine Middleweight World Titles in a 12-round unification fight against IBF Middleweight World Champion Daniel "Miracle Man" Jacobs (35-2, 29 KOs) during the celebratory weekend of Cinco de Mayo. The champion-vs.-champion event will take place Saturday, May 4 and will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN.
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  James DeGale vs. Chris Eubank Jr. Set For Feb. 23  
SHOWTIME Sports will present the highly anticipated super middleweight matchup between fierce British rivals James DeGale and Chris Eubank Jr. Saturday, February 23 live on SHOWTIME from London’s The O2. In the co-featured bout, fast rising prospect Joe Joyce battles former world champion Bermane Stiverne in a 12-round heavyweight clash. The event will air live on air and via the networks’ streaming service at a start time to be announced.
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  Marcos Hernandez vs. Jeison Rosario Meet In Rematch Of Once-Beaten Contenders Feb. 23  
Once-beaten contenders Marcos Hernandez and Jeison Rosario will rematch in a 10-round welterweight attraction as part of Premier Boxing Champions on FS1 and FOX Deportes Saturday, February 23 from The Armory in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The main card begins at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT and is headlined by former super middleweight world champion Anthony Dirrell taking on top contender Avni Yildirim for the vacant WBC Super Middleweight Championship.
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  WBO Orders Donnie Nietes vs. Aston Palicte II  
The World Boxing Organization (WBO) has ordered negotiations to begin for a rematch between reigning WBO Junior Bantamweight World Champion Donnie "Ahas" Nietes and No. 1-ranked, mandatory challenger "Mighty" Aston Palicte.

The WBO contacted the promoters for Nietes and Palicte, respectively, ALA Promotions and Roy Jones Jr. (RJJ) Boxing Promotions, informing them that they have 15 days to reach an agreement regarding Nietes vs. Palicte II. If an agreement isn't reached by the Feb. 19th deadline, the WBO will order a purse bid. The minimal bid is $100,000, but either promoter may request a purse bid procedure at any time during the negotiation process.
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  World Of Boxing Expands Into The United States  
Moscow, Russia (February 6, 2019) World of Boxing, one of the premier international boxing promoters and based in Moscow, Russia is marching into the United States on Saturday, March 9, 2019 with two of its top charges, WBA Light Heavyweight World Champion Dmitry Bivol, (15-0, 11 KOs), and Undefeated Heavyweight Contender Sergey Kuzmin, (14-0, 11 KOs), featured in bouts from the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, N.Y. and broadcast on the streaming service DAZN.
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  Jose Ramirez Hopes To Defend
World Title & KO Cancer This Week
 
WBC super lightweight world champion Jose Ramirez has a pair of fights this week.

In the ring, the Avenal, Calif., native will defend his WBC super lightweight world title against Jose “Chon” Zepeda on Sunday at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif. Outside the ring, Ramirez will help raise money and awareness for cancer research to assist men, women, and children who are afflicted with the disease.
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  Briedis vs. Glowacki WBSS Cruiserweight
Semi-Final Set For Riga On June 15
 
Latvia’s Mairis Briedis (25-1, 18 KOs) and Poland’s Krzysztof Glowacki (31-1, 19 KOs) continue their quest for the Ali Trophy in the 200 lb division on June 15 at the Arena Riga in Riga, Latvia.

Briedis and Glowacki both defeated their hard fighting quarter-final opponents by unanimous decisions November 11 last year in Chicago. Briedis beat Germany’s Noel Mikaelian to claim a spot in the semi-final, while Glowacki took the win against Russia’s Maksim Vlasov.
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  On This Day: Feb 7  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, London, England:
Matt Skelton won a 10 round decision over Julius Francis to win the English Heavyweight Championship.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Sharmba Mitchell won a 12 round UD over Lovemore N'Dou to win the Interim IBF Light Welterweight Title.
1997, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Lennox Lewis TKO'd Oliver McCall in the 5th round to win the Vacant WBC Heavyweight Title. (Fight stopped when McCall suffered an apparent nervous breakdown).
1988, Staffordshire, England:
Frank Tate TKO'd Tony Sibson in the 10th round to Retain the IBF Middleweight Title.
1934, Kansas City, Missouri:
Barney Ross won a 12 round UD over Pete Nebo to retain the World Jr. Welterweight Title.

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Charles Huerta: "I Have Never
Been This Excited Before A Fight!"
 
By William Trillo

As part of a huge Golden Boy promoted card this Saturday night in Indio California, Charles Huerta will step back into the ring to take on JoJo Diaz in a battle not only for Southern California bragging rights but with a win it’s a huge step in the right direction for a world title fight in 2019.

For Huerta this fight could be the most important of his career for so many reasons. First, Huerta is coming off not one but two pretty serious injuries that have kept him on the shelf for 17 months. Second, a victory over a fighter like Diaz would surely launch him into title contention.
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  Erickson Lubin Training Camp Quotes  
Super welterweight contender Erickson Lubin will enter the ring under the guidance of coach Kevin Cunningham for the first time when he steps into the ring this Saturday against former world champion Ishe Smith as part of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING COUNTDOWN from Dignity Health Sports Park, formerly StubHub Center, in Carson, California and presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
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  Hot Rod Kalajdzic Calls Out
Marcus Browne For Rematch
 
World Ranked Light Heavyweight contender "Hot Rod" Radivoje Kalajdzic (24-1, 17 KOs) has thrown down the gauntlet to Staten Island, NY native Marcus Browne (23-0, 16 KOs) for a rematch of their highly controversial clash in 2016.

"I saw Browne's fight against Badou Jack and it's the same amateurish style since he turned pro, holding at the first sign of trouble," said the 27-year-old Kalajdzic, who has called St. Petersburg, Florida, his home for 15 years. Browne won a 12-round unanimous decision against Jack on January 19, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, seizing the interim WBA Light Heavyweight Title and the WBC Silver Light Heavyweight Title.
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  On This Day: Feb 6  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England:
Carl Thompson TKO'd Sebastian Rothman in the 9th round - IBO Cruiserweight Title.
Glen Johnson won a 12 round UD over Clinton Woods - Vacant IBF Light Heavyweight Title.
2001, Almaty, Kazakhstan:
Vassiliy Jirov KO'd Alex Gonzales in the 1st round - IBF Cruiserweight Title.
Sergiy Dzinziruk won an 8 round decision over Mike Algoet - Non Title.
Sam Peter KO'd Gueorgui Christov in the 1st round - Non Title.
1999, Temba, NWP, South Africa:
Vuyani Bungu TKO'd Victor Llerena in the 7th round - IBF Super Bantamweight Title.
Lehlohonolo Ledwaba KO'd Maxim Pougatchev in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Washington, DC:
Bernard Hopkins TKO'd Robert Allen in the 7th round - IBF Middleweight Title
Sharmba Mitchell won a 12 round UD over Pedro Saiz - WBA Light Welterweight Title
1998, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico:
Jorge Arce won a 12 round UD over Miguel Martinez - Vacant WBO NABO Light Flyweight Title.
Uncasville, Connecticut:
Shane Mosley TKO'd Demetrio Ceballos in the 8th round - IBF Lightweight Title.
Reggie Johnson KO'd William Guthrie in the 5th round - IBF Light Heavyweight Title.

  Mario Barrios Training Camp Quotes  
Undefeated super lightweight contender Mario Barrios will look to continue his push toward a world title shot when he faces Mexico's Richard Zamora (19-2, 12 KOs) live on SHOWTIME this Saturday, February 9 from Dignity Health Sports Park, formerly StubHub Center, in Carson, California and presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
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  Mark Deluca, Gary O'Sullivan, Charles Foster &
More To Appear On Murphys Boxing 4th Annual
St. Patrick's Day Clash March 16 In Boston
 
Murphys Boxing is proud to announce their 4th Annual St. Patrick's Day Clash will take place on Saturday, March 16th once again at the House of Blues in Boston.

Headlining the stacked card will be Whitman, Massachusetts' Mark DeLuca (22-1, 13 KOs). The current NABA Super Welterweight Champion, is ranked #10 in the world by the WBA and will defend his title against Connecticut's Jimmy Williams (16-1-1, 5 KOs) in an all New England 10 round battle.
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  Yigit Returns On Feb. 16 In Koblenz  
Anthony Yigit (21-1-1, 7 KOs) will face Mohamed Khalladi (10-7-1, 5 KOs) in an eight round super lightweight contest on February 16 at CGM Arena in Koblenz.

The Swedish southpaw returns having proved his star potential with a heroic performance against Ivan Baranchyk in their World Boxing Super Series Quarter-Final clash for the IBF World Super Lightweight title on October 27.
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  On This Day: Feb 5  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Tokyo, Japan:
Willie Jorrin and Osamu Sato fought to a 12 round draw, Jorrin retains WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
1999, Miami, Florida:
Antonio Cermeno KO'd Eddie Saenz in the 2nd round to retain the WBA Featherweight Title.
Antonio Tarver KO'd John Williams in the 4th round.
1996, Osaka, Japan:
Yuri Arbachakov won a 12 round UD over Raul Juarez to retain the WBC Flyweight Title.
1994, Berlin, Germany:
Chris Eubank won a 12 round UD over Graciano Rocchigiani to retain the WBO Super Middleweight Title.
Panama City, Panama:
Leo Gamez TKO'd Juan Antonio Torres to retain the WBA Light Flyweight Title.
1989, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Darrin Van Horn won a 12 round UD over Robert Hines to win the IBF Light Middleweight Title.
1943, Detroit, Michigan:
Jake LaMotta won a 10 round decision over Sugar Ray Robinson , Robinsons 1st career loss.

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Kovalev Recaptures Belt On Action Packed Card
 
By William Trillo
Photos: Mikey Williams - Top Rank

If you are one of the stubborn boxing fans who have not embraced the new era of boxing broadcasting and jumped into the stream of things you missed a very good night of boxing a la ESPN+. From the fights to the production quality this Top Ranked promoted card was a doozy.

In the main event Sergey Kovalev got his chance for redemption as he faced the man who took his title last year, Eleider Alvarez. Most boxing experts didn’t give Kovalev much of a chance and the thinking was this could be his last hurrah. Little did anyone know or think that Kovalev could reinvent himself, with the help of Buddy McGirt, and pretty much pitch a shutout over a hapless Alvarez who seemed sluggish and tentative all night. But that is exactly what happened.
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Abner Mares Shares
Retina Detachment Diagnosis & Surgery

 


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