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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 02 / 24 / 17

Saturday Boxing HOFer  Evander Holyfield and featherweight champion Abner Mares will serve as analysts on the Fox network telecast of the Premier Boxing Champions bout headlined by  Deontay Wilder - Gerald Washington . The fight is at Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Ala.

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Media Notes

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adidas Inks Bulls G Jay Williams

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