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T-Mobile Arena Gets Sports Debut With Alvarez-Khan Fight, Could Become Boxing Mecca

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 06 / 16

T-Mobile Arena on Saturday will "be unveiled for sporting purposes" when Canelo Alvarez fights Amir Khan, and the new Las Vegas venue "seems to be ideally situated" to be boxing’s Mecca moving forwards, according to Martin Rogers of USA TODAY. That is a status it "will claim from of the M...

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