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SOURCES SAY USA NETWORK WILL DROP BOXING IN AUGUST

          Despite denials by USA Network, sources said the cable
     network will "drop its long-running" weekly boxing series,
     "Tuesday Night Fights," later this year, according to Royce
     Feour of the LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL.  USA Network
     spokesperson David Schwarz called it a "pure rumor."  But
     boxing industry sources, including Top Rank promotor Bob
     Arum, said the network will drop its boxing coverage in
     August.  Arum said that the series' possible demise makes
     Monday night's Fox-televised card "even more important for
     boxing."  Arum said that Fox "might enter" a contract with
     Top Rank for several boxing cards per year, "particularly if
     the first card is a success" (L.V. REVIEW-JOURNAL, 3/22).
          OH, OSCAR! Fox took out ads for tonight's "Oscar De La
     Hoya's Big Fight Night," up against ABC's Academy Awards
     telecast, in today's sports sections of USA Today and N.Y.
     Post reading: "Tonight, It's Oscar's Night on FOX." 

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