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Friday, August 30, 2019

#BroadwayBoxing Tweets from ringside recap

Clary decisions Gonzalez, Napoleon-Espinosa stops Baldwin, Reis thumps Juarez and more from Foxwoods Fox Theater 
By Alex Pierpaoli
Ringside results here

As is our tradition here, if we covered a fight live and tweeted details from ringside** we like to post a recap later for any of you anti-social media types. Here is a chronological recounting of our live-tweets from ringside, made slightly more grammatical and a little bit less hashtaggie.

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I’m in my happy place. #BroadwayBoxing follow along over @KOFantasyBoxing for tweets of all the action. Tweet! Tweet!! #Boxing
we're just getting started here at @FoxwoodsCT with #BroadwayBoxing 1st bout is up now...



Nelson Perez 135lbs of Marlboro MA battles Devon Grant 140lbs of New York, NY in a scheduled 4 rounder
Nelson Perez picks up the win with a one punch TKO. the time was 2:04 of the 2nd. he's now 2-0 (2).


Second bout is up now, females, 6 rounder featuring Helen Joseph 118lbs of New Haven, CT 16-3-2 (10) vs. Martina Horgasz 118lbs of Budapest, Hungary 5-3 (4) #BroadwayBoxing

Some good solid body punching in round one by Helen Joseph
Joseph had Horgasz on the run at the end of round four. Horgasz has her long hair tied in a braid that came loose in the last round causing a timeout to try and secure it. Seems like the corner tied it up securely before the fifth. Horgasz has a lot more to worry about in Joseph
Joseph's corner is asking for "more than one!" punch from their fighter as she's following Horgasz and not applying enough pressure.
Final round coming up now. Horgasz needs a kayo.
This is a weird equipment failure fight. First the braid of the fighter in the blue corner needed attention and now the red corner fighter's foul protector falls off and hits the canvas with half the final round to go.
Helen Jospeph picks up a UD by scores of 60-53 x 3 and improves to 17-3-2 (10). Martina Horgasz drops to 5-4 (4)


Next up, Jacob Marrero 127lbs of Bridgeport, CT 3-0 (2) vs. Juan Ibarra 127lbs making his pro debut

Wow! Jacob Marrero just made short work of debuting Juan Ibarra, dropping him twice with short chopping blasts of the left hand. The time was 2:06 of round number one.


here we go with bout number 4, Stephan Shaw 251lbs of St Louis MO, 11-0 (8) vs. Willie Jake Jr. 233lbs of Indianapolis, IN, 8-2-1 (2)

Stephen Shaw has BIG SHOT written across the front of his trunks and he landed it in the form of a left hook that sat Jake down with about a minute to go in the first. Jake had been doing the bulk of the boxing--a busy jab--up until that moment.
Shaw did so little punching and so much waiting in that second he may have lost the round despite a massive advantage in power. It doesn't count unless it lands.
Jake was just sent right through the ropes and almost into a judge's lap as Shaw scores a second knockdown.
Jake dropped again under a barrage of punches including several heavy rights. He is up and on steady legs again at nine and referee Johnny Callas lets it continue.
Referee Johnny Callas waved this one off in the 4th with Shaw crashing lefts and rights against the head of Willie Jake Jr. The time was :56 of round 4.



@KO_MoC86 makes her way to the ring @FoxwoodsCT for #BroadwayBoxing
Here we go with @KO_MoC86 142lbs of Providence, RI 15-7-1 (5) vs. Patricia Juarez 142lbs of Colorado 4-1 #BroadwayBoxing
Kali Reis in charge thus far. She's slighter of build but she doesn't seem to have lost any power. Her body shots look solid and she thumping Juarez to the head repeatedly with her right. Juarez bleeding.
HUGE uppercut from Kali Reis and Juarez still coming forward.
Kali Reis should walk away with a Unanimous Decision here. waiting on scorecards…
All three officials see it 60-54 in favor of Providence, RI's @KO_MoC86 who improves to 16-7-1 (5), fighting at the lightest weight she's ever scaled as a pro, 142lbs. She debuted 11 years ago at 143.


Thursday, August 29, 2019

#BroadwayBoxing

Toka Kahn Clary, Kali Reis, Alicia Napoleon-Espinosa, and more, all cruise to victory at Broadway Boxing from the Fox Theater 
Results from Ringside
By Alex Pierpaoli
Twitter Recap Here


Last night super-quick Toka Kahn Clary 128lbs of Providence RI returned to the Fox Theater for the second time this year, and defeated Irvin Gonzalez 127lbs of Worcester, MA. Clary headlined an eight bout card promoted by DiBella Entertainment as part of their Broadway Boxing series. 

Clary and his HOF trainer used a game plan that capitalized on the Rhode Islander's explosive speed of hand and foot. Clary exploded in behind two-punch combinations and controlled the distance for much of the fight. Gonzalez was the aggressor but often Clary blunted his rushes with a well-timed jab. Gonzalez had his moments, especially in rounds five and six, but overall it was Clary who controlled the tempo and repeatedly connected with more punches and more power. 

At the end of ten the judges saw it 98-92 and 99-91 twice all in favor of Toka Kahn Clary. Clary raised his record to 27-2 (18) while Gonzalez dropped to 12-2 (9)


In the co-feature, rising star Alicia Napoleon-Espinosa 161lbs of Lindenhurst, NY stopped Schemelle Baldwin 163lbs of Newark, DE in 4 rounds. Napoleon-Espinosa started fast and had Baldwin on the defensive and absorbing punishment right away. In the third, Baldwin leaned back against the ropes as Napoleon-Espinosa strafed her with shots to the body and head. At the bell Baldwin returned to her corner on unsteady legs with blood coming from an abrasion on her nose. 

In the fourth Napoleon-Espinosa drove her back into that same spot, hammering at her until referee Al LoBianco stepped between them, halting the contest at 1:30.

Napoleon-Espinosa improved to 12-1 (7) while Baldwin dropped to 3-1-1 (2).



Kali Reis 142lbs of Providence, RI defeated Patricia Juarez 142lbs of Colorado. All three judges scored it 60-54 in favor of Reis. Weighing a pound lighter than in her professional debut almost eleven years ago, Kali Reis won a lopsided unanimous decision over the rugged and aggressive Juarez. Reis, usually a counter-puncher, fought at a busier pace on this night, perhaps due to a combination of her lighter frame and the pressing attack of Juarez. Reis made her pay for her aggression repeatedly with hard uppercuts and thumping shots to the body.

At the end of six the judges saw it a shut-out, with three scores of 60-54.

Reis improved to 16-7-1 (5) while Juarez fell to 4-2. 


Hurshidbek Normatov 152lbs of Brooklyn, NY beat Walter Wright 154lbs of Seattle WA by lopsided unanimous decision. Normatov, a native of Uzbekistan, now living in the Big Appple, faced a cagey veteran in Wright and seemed content to go the distance, get the experience and notch a victory. For his part Wright certainly tried to challenge the Uzbek but he was unable to keep the slicker, speedier fighter in one place long enough to land anything significant. Normatov fought in bursts, slamming Wright with multiple shots and then rolling away from harm. At the end of eight rounds the judges thought he'd done it perfectly on 2 cards at 80-72 but one judge saw Wright winning one round at 79-73.

Normatov raised his record to 9-0 (3) while Wright's fell to 17-7 (8).



Bridgeport, CT's Jacob Marrero, 127lbs, scored his third kayo victory in 4 fights, stopping debuting Juan Ibarra, 127lbs, of Willow Springs, NC. Marrero surged out of his corner to the cheers of a large crowd of supporters and started banging with Ibarra from the start. Both southpaws and both looking to land heavily early, it was Marrero who connected and Ibarra reeled forward off balance. Ibarra was up quickly and the referee allowed him to continue but Marrero was on him again immediately. Two heavy lefts put Ibarra down a second time and the bout was waved off. The official time was 2:06 of round one.

Marrero raises his record to 3-0 (2) while Juan Ibarra turned pro, now 0-1.


Helen Joseph 118lbs of New Haven, CT dominated Martina Horgasz 118lbs of Budapest, Hungary in a six round female super bantamweight bout. Joseph attacked Horgasz' mid-section from the start, slamming hooks against the Hungarian's ribcage and driving her back into corners in the early rounds. By the end of the fourth the fight assumed a similar pattern, Jospeh pressing, pursuing and Horgasz on the run, under fire. At the end of six the decision was unanimous in favor of the aggressive Helen Joseph, all three judges seeing it 60-54.

Helen Joseph improved to 17-3-2 (10) while Martina Horgasz dropped to 5-4 (4). 


Heavyweight Stephan Shaw 251lbs of St Louis MO stopped Willie Jake Jr. 233lbs of Indianapolis, IN
The time was :56 of round 4. Shaw did a lot of waiting in round one as Jake Jr let his hands go and smacked away his taller, heavier opponent. But it was clear right away that whenever Shaw connected cleanly he could hurt Jake and get him in trouble. He dropped him once in the first, Jake may have one the second just by pecking, poking and staying away but it was short-lived. In the third Shaw put Jake down twice and referee Johnny Callas allowed him to continue.

At the start of the fourth Shaw drove Jake into a corner and cracked him with lefts and rights  prompting Callas to wave it off at :56.

Shaw raised his record to 12-0 (9) while Jake Jr. dropped to 8-3-1 (2).



In the opening bout, Nelson Perez, 135lbs, of Marlboro, MA, improved to 2-0 with as many kayos with a second round stoppage of Devon Grant, 140lbs, of New York, NY. Perez cracked Grant with a long right hand that crumpled him near the ropes in the second and the referee stopped counting and waved off the bout when it was clear Grant was out.

The bout was ruled a TKO at 2:04 of round 2. Grant remains without a win, now 0-2.








Sunday, June 30, 2019

Results from Ringside @Foxwoods

Chad Dawson returns to the ring at Foxwoods;
Homecoming Kings pro-am show results
By Alex Pierpaoli



Last night at the Fox Theater in Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Uncasville, CT, New Haven, CT's Bad Chad Dawson returned to the ring after 27 months since losing to Andrezs Fonfara. Dawson struggled with rugged southpaw Quinton Rankin but scored a unanimous decision victory in the Main Event of the pro-am boxing card of more than six hours. In the professional co-feature The Mighty Midget, Tramaine Williams, also of New Haven, raised his unbeaten record to 18-0 defeating Neil Tabanao of the Philipines in a 10 round featherweight bout. More CT prize fighters saw action in five other bouts on the professional portion of the card and the night began with Promoter Jimmy Burchfield's Amateur Invitational, 8 amateur bouts held under the auspices of USA Boxing.

In the Main Event, Chad Dawson, 178lbs., defeated Quinton Rankin, 179lbs, of Charlotte, N.C. by eight round unanimous decision. Dawson a three time 175 pound titlist showed flashes of his former self especially in the early going but Rankin was determined to play spoiler. The all-southpaw contest saw some clutching and grappling in the fourth when Rankin grabbed his way out of trouble in response to several blasts from Bad Chad and at one point both men slumped into the ropes in a tackle. 

In the fifth round Dawson was landing more often and heavier when Quinton Rankin caught him with an uppercut that sent him straight down into a crouch. Rankin fired a cuffing right at Dawson as he was down and then Referee Mike Ortega stepped in and did more meddling than officiating. He had ruled Dawson down, however there was never any eight count and the time Ortega took to warn Rankin for the shot he took at Dawson while he was on the deck seemed purposefully slow. The bout continued and Rankin looked to capitalize on his hurt opponent but he wasn't able to do it cleanly and he clipped Dawson with an elbow forcing Ref. Ortega to pause the action and penalize Rankin for the infraction.  

Over the next three rounds Dawson shook off the cobwebs and kept Rankin from getting so close again by keeping a right jab in his face and chest. When the decision came at the end of eight it was a lopsided one with scores of 80-68, and 78-72 x 2.

Dawson raised his record to 35-5 (19) while Rankin's fell to 15-6-2 (12).


Tramaine "The Mighty Midget" Williams, 123lbs, of New Haven, CT, beat Neil John Tabanao, 123lbs, of Mandaue City, Philippines. Williams, a speedy southpaw counter-puncher, stung Tabanao with shots he could barely see coming but he was never able to stun the cagey Filipino with more
than one at a time. Tabanao's well-timed offense made for some tangles of arms and elbows and Ref. Arthur Mercante Jr warned the featherweights for grappling on several occasions. If Tabanao couldn't get his fists to Williams head cleanly, at least by letting his own hands go he could prevent Williams from landing cleanly. Tabanao had his best round in the sixth when Williams tired a bit but Midget came on strong in the tenth landing several big left hand bolts, his best shots of the fight. When the scorecards were read it was unanimous in favor of the Mighty Midget, two judges saw it 99-91 and the third had it 98-92.



Tabanao drops to 17-6 (11) while Williams moves to 18-0 with six wins inside the distance.



Jose Rivera, 161lbs, of Manchester, CT rushed after Luca Podda, 153lbs, of Miami, FL, driving him back along the ropes and hurting him in the first round. Podda was able to counter Rivera during his attack in the first and caused Rivera to hesitate at times. In the fifth Rivera scored a knockdown but Podda got up quickly and wasn't seriously hurt. At the end of six the judges saw it 59-54 x3 all for the CT fighter. 



Rivera improved to 8-4 (5) while Podda dropped to 7-4 (3)


Nathan Martinez, 125lbs, of New Britain, CT defeated Jose Homar Rios, 127lbs, of Hawley, MN by four round unanimous decision. Both fighters landed big shots in the opening round but then Martinez did the bulk of the hurting for the rest of the 12 minute contest. The judges tabbed Martinez the victor by 3 scores of 40-36.



Martinez heads home to New Britain, now 4-0 (1) while Rios returns to Minnesota at 2-7-1 (1)


Oscar Bonilla on Bridgeport, CT 135lbs defeated Julio Perez of Worcester, MA 132lbs. in an entertaining clash that featured lots of punches landed but not a lot of damage done. Perez did most of the parrying but it was Bonilla's relentless pressure that carried the fight. After six the judges it all saw it in his favor by scores of 59-55.

Bonilla improves his record to 6-3-2 (1) while Perez falls to 4-4. 


Wilson Mascarenhas, 139lbs, of New Bedford, MA went up against debuting Anthony Ramirez of Philadelphia, PA, 138lbs., in a 4 round clash.  Mascarenhas kept his vocal fans happy as he controlled the bout with quicker, heavier hands throughout. At the end of four the officials had it 40-36 x 3 all in favor of the MA native.

Mascarenhas returns to New Bedford at 2-1 while Ramirez heads south to Phillie, now 0-1 as a pro.


Female bantamweights got the professional portion of the card started with a four rounder pitting debuting Marisa Belenchia of New Haven, CT,  110lbs., against Delaney Owen, 111lbs, of Clearwater, FL. Belenchia played forward-marching, aggressive "puncher" while Owen circled and fired straight punches in the role of "boxer" in the most exciting bout of the night. After four the judges saw it 40-36, and 39-37 x 2 all in favor of Belenchia, although this observer thought it looked more like a draw. 

Belenchia is now 1-0 as a pro and Owen is 0-3.





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CES Boxing presents Homecoming Kings
Bad Chad Dawson and Tramaine The Mighty Midget Williams of New Haven, CT headline a pro-am card from Foxwoods' Fox Theater

Photos by Sean Laydon
Twitter recap
Ringside report


Quinton Rankin leans out of the way of Chad Dawson's left hand











Dawson wins in comeback, Williams remains unbeaten, Twitter Recap


Dawson clocks Rankin with a right hand
Chad Dawson struggles in comeback, 
Tramaine Williams moves to 18-0
more from Foxwoods' Fox Theater
Twitter Recap
By Alex Pierpaoli
Photos by Sean Laydon
Ringside report
More photos

As is our tradition here, if we covered a fight live and tweeted details from ringside** we like to post a recap later for any of you anti-social media types. Here is a chronological recounting of our live-tweets from ringside, made slightly more grammatical and a little bit less hashtaggie.

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One amateur bout left to go here @FoxwoodsCT then get ready for the Homecoming Kings show featuring @OfficialBadChad and @Tramaine_Will  #boxing

Owen (L) trades with Belenchia (R)

Live from Foxwoods!! it's time for professional #boxing! I'm @FistThingsFirst and will be here with you live tweeting from Ringside at the Fox Theater


Bout 1 is up, females, 4 rounds, Marisa Belenchia of New Haven, CT, making her Pro debut at 110lbs. goes up against Delaney Owen of Clearwater, FL  111lbs.

spirited first round from these two women. Belenchia's punches look a little short but she was the more poised fighter in the first. Owen looked to be burning through lots of nervous energy.
Owen's jab effective and reddening the face of Belenchia

Owen's punches are straighter and thus a bit speedier. She won that second but Belenchia is aggressive and sometimes that wins rounds, just because. Especially in a 4 rounder.

Belenchia bleeding from a cut along her brow. They bonked heads in that 3rd with about a minute to go and she got the worst of it. That 3rd round was close. Final round now.

Now Owen is cut too. Both women bleeding.

Both women bleeding from their brows and swinging with both hands at the bell. This one was close. Owen may very well have won that but I don' see her getting a decision. Belenchia, the Spider Monkey, gutted this out. Good fight.

Missed the scorecards of 2 judges but one had it 40-36 for Belenchia. She wins a Unanimous Decision and picks up her first pro victory. Fun fight!



Mascarenhas (R) swings at Ramirez (L)

Bout 2, Wilson Mascarenhas of New Bedford, MA  139lbs versus Anthony Ramirez of Philadelphia, PA  138lbs.  
#boxing

Heated first round between these two 140 pounders. Ramirez took more punishment, especially to the ribs.

Mascarehas in charge here through three. Ramirez needs to make something big happen this round...or just not get dropped or stopped.

That's all for that one and it was never even close. Mascarenhas should pick up the decision 40-36. Waiting on the scorecards…

All three judges had it 40-36 for New Bedford's Wilson "Ill Will" Mascarenhas who improves to 2-1. Ramirez backs into his pro-career at 0-1.




Bout 3, Oscar Bonilla of Bridgeport, CT  135lbs  versus Julio Perez of Worcester, MA  132lbs.  6 rounds, lightweights
Perez (R) reaches Bonilla (L) with the jab

speedy first round for these two lightweights. Both men flurried in close, scoring to the body. Perez is taller and longer but so far he's mixing it up, not really using distance yet.

Fun, active bout here. Not a lot of damaging punches landing but there's no lack of throwing. Perez looks to be landing cleaner and straighter but Bonilla is always coming forward and swinging for the guts of Perez with both hands.

Bonilla needed a big fifth round and he got it. He's landed heavy right hand bolts to Perez's head. Perez scores with a left to the chin of Bonilla in the final ten seconds.

Perez doing lots of circling while Bonilla stalks him.

Perez all smiles at the bell. He feels confident with his effort. Fun fight. Let's see who the judges liked more--the slick and speedy boxing of Perez or the forward-marching attacking pressure of Bonilla

all 3 judges scored it 59-55 in favor of Oscar Bonilla. Apparently they didn't care for all the jabs I was enjoying



Bout 4, Nathan Martinez of New Britain, CT   125lbs. versus  Jose Homar Rios of Hawley, MN  127lbs. 4 rounds, featherweights
Martinez (L) ducks under a left from Rios (R)

Rios got the worst of the first minute but then he landed a hard left hook to the short rib that backed Martinez up. Both men able to hurt each other in that opening round.

This bout seemed as though it was going to end early but Rios surged with confidence after landing that first round body shot and now both guys are throwing with bad intentions. Martinez did more damage in that second round but Rios putting up a spirited fight

Rios took a shellacking in that third round. Martinez has a big cheering section here and they enjoyed watching him land combinations on the game but outgunned Rios.

Nathan Martinez of New Britain, CT picks up a unanimous decision win, all three officials saw it 40-36 in his favor. He is now 4-0 (1). Jose Homar Rios falls to 2-7-1 (1) #boxing



Rivera (L) snakes through the guard of Podda (R)
Bout 5,
Jose Rivera of Manchester, CT  161lbs versus  Luca Podda of Miami, FL  153lbs.  6 rounds, junior middles
Rivera came out very aggressively in the first, battering Podda back along the ropes. Podda was able to counter Rivera with a stinging shot he never saw and that seemed to make Rivera a bit more cautious.
Rivera having some difficulty getting inside. He's still winning but he's not as bold or as effective as he was in the first half of round one. we're in round 4 of 6. Podda reaching and poking and Rivera waving him forward, asking him to attack.
Rivera scored a knockdown in the fourth. Podda wasn't hurt but it was a clean shot to the chin that put the taller man on the deck.More
Both guys landed some big sweat-spraying shots in the fifth but Rivera is doing more damage and more connecting.
After six heated rounds Jose Rivera comes away with the unanimous decision by scores of 59-54 x 3


Here we go with our all-New Haven co-featured bouts! Here comes @Tramaine_Will's opponent to "Eye of the Tiger" here's Neil John Tabanao of the Philippines

Here comes @Tramaine_Will The Mighty Midget weighing in at 123 pounds... we're fighting 10 r
Tramaine Williams (R) fires a right at Neil Tabanao (L)
ounds in the Featherweight division...

Neil John Tabanao also scaled 123 pounds.
Cautious first from these two but @Tramaine_Will landed straight lefts to the belly of Tabanao. The Filipino landed a clean right but there wasn't much to choose from in the first.
The drunker members of this crowd are getting a little frustrated with the careful #boxing of @Tramaine_Will but we got a glimpse of the Mighty Midget's monster left when he connected solidly on the head of Tabanao in that second.
@Tramaine_Will landing more often now. He's speedy smart with that left power hand from the southpaw stance. Tabanao can't see it coming.
Ref. Mercante Jr. warns both guys for rough stuff, the fight continues and Williams slams Tabanao with a right hook

Tabanao is losing these rounds but he's undeterred so far. Williams has blasted him with single shots that have raised lots of ooos and ahs from this pro-New Haven crowd but he's yet to hurt the Filipino

@Tramaine_Will putting in the work here. Tabanao connected with a solid right of his own at the end of the sixth. Williams looks winded but he's still in control.

Tabanao just landed a big overhand right and @Tramaine_Will didn't even flinch #solidchin
Coming up on the final round here in Williams-Tabanao.

Williams looking for a kayo here...
Your scorecards are in: @Tramaine_Will picks up a UD victory, scores are 98-92 and 99-91 x 2. Steve Weisfeld was the judge who gave Tabanao 2 rounds. I'd tend to agree with that. But definitely solid win for New Haven own's Mighty Midget



The Main Event @OfficialBadChad of New Haven, CT  178lbs. versus Quinton Rankin of Charlotte, N.C.  179lbs. #HomecomingKings #boxing

Dawson in charge so far, through 1 and a half rounds. Some grappling now. Rankin shoved his forearms in Dawson's face and gets a forceful warning.

Rankin doing quite a bit of clutching and grabbing

This one has gotten awkward and rough. Both guys sank into the ropes after swinging wildly and falling into each other at the start of the second.

This is southpaw versus southpaw and it looks every bit of it.
@OfficialBadChad connected cleanly with rights and lefts in that third and this crowd loved it

Rankin is definitely fighting in "Don't knock me out" mode
Dawson's eye swelled rapidly after catching an elbow in the fifth


Dawson blasted Rankin with a left hand in the final fifteen seconds of the fourth. But much of the round he spent chasing Rankin and getting grabbed.

HUGE uppercut from Rankin puts Dawson down and in massive trouble!! But...

An exuberant Rankin took another whack at Dawson while he was down and Referee Mike Ortega took an interminable amount of time to warn him for the infraction thus insuring Dawson had time to clear the cobwebs. #stunning

If Rankin goes back to that uppercut maybe he can make something happen for himself again here but @OfficialBadChad proving his mettle right now. His eye is swelling and he looks to be on auto-pilot but he won that round.


Chad Dawson looks like a beaten fighter here but Referee Mike Ortega is doing all he can to punish the rough and tumble Quinton Rankin. Just took another point from the North Carolinian. MASSIVE swelling of Dawson's eye.

Dawson is very lucky this is an eight rounder because his eye looks awful. Final round.
Well Chad Dawson is sure to walk out of here with a win but that's certainly not a comeback fight that heralds a triumphant return.

Your scorecards and 80-68, 78-72 x 2 all in favor of @OfficialBadChad who leaves here with a badly swollen eye and a lot to think about. That was not the best opponent to look good against though, that's for sure. Rankin was an awkward and rugged southpaw.

well that's it from here folks, thanks for following along. #boxing


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