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SBD/September 14, 2012/Events and Attractions
Golden Boy, Top Rank Both Promoting Fight Cards In Las Vegas On Saturday
Published September 14, 2012
BATTLE ROYALE: USA TODAY’s Jon Saraceno writes the “reputed long, bitter cold war between the sport's kingmakers heats up this weekend.” Scheduling conflicts usually are “studiously avoided for their potentially deleterious effects on revenue generation.” Promoter Lou DiBella said, "Saturday night is going to be a great night for boxing." But DiBella said that he is “concerned that the enmity between the sport's power brokers has created a lingering battle.” However, he said that the "term 'cold war' is a misnomer.” DiBella: "In a cold war, no one's talking. In a hot war, you're actually trying to hurt each other. These guys are out there bad-mouthing each other.” Top Rank Chair Bob Arum “insists sustained tension between the promoters is a mirage” (USA TODAY, 9/14).