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Alvarez-Golovkin Bout Held Off Until Next Year In Hopes Of Building Commercial Hype

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 06 / 23 / 16

A showdown between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin "looms as boxing's biggest fight" since last year's Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao bout, but it "won't happen until at least" fall '17, according to Dan Rafael of ESPN.com. Golden Boy Promotions VP Eric Gomez, who promotes Alvarez, and ...

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N.Y.'s Armory Set For Marathon Festival

The New Balance Track & Field Center at The Armory in N.Y. will try a new event this weekend to raise money and facilitate a world record -- an indoor marathon festival. Over three days, the venue will host 14 different marathons -- 12 involving corporate, club or school relay teams, and one ind ...

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Boston Draws 100,000 For Figure Skating Worlds

Boston again showed it is "America's premier figure skating host," as attendance for the World Figure Skating Championships at TD Garden is "expected to approach 100,000," according to John Powers of the BOSTON GLOBE. That figure "compares favorably with the 109,000 who witnessed" the U.S. Champions ...

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Djokovic Wants Miami Open To Stay Put

With the future of the ATP/WTA Miami Open in doubt, Novak Djokovic voiced his support of the event staying put, saying people "enjoy being in Key Biscayne," according to Linda Robertson of the MIAMI HERALD. He added, "It’s an island ... a little bit windy for tennis, but we still do our best. ...

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Vegas 16 Will Return Next Year

Despite "sparse crowds" in its inaugural year, Vegas 16 Tournament Chair Jim Livengood said that the three-day postseason college basketball tournament will return for a second year at Mandalay Bay, according to Adam Hill of the LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL. Pictures of empty sections of seats "rep ...

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Chicago Looks To Improve NFL Draft Town

The NFL is "expanding and re-organizing" the three-day downtown Draft Town festival in late April to try to "outdo the success of last year's event," according to Rich Campbell of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. The "bigger and better vision of the event," in which attendees can watch the NFL Draft, includes a ...

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WC Qualifier Headed To EverBank Field

EverBank Field "will host" the U.S. men's national team's FIFA World Cup qualifier against Trinidad & Tobago on Sept. 6, according to a front-page piece by Vito Stellino of the FLORIDA TIMES-UNION. Jaguars President Mark Lamping said that Jacksonville and the team "are co-promoters and will ...

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New Premium Seating Area At IMS Filling Up

Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Doug Boles said that despite a price tag of $1,750 per seat, the 1,150 new club seats in the track's fourth turn "are selling fast and should be sold out by mid-April," according to Anthony Schoettle of the INDIANAPOLIS BUSINESS JOURNAL. The Hulman Terrace Club ...

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Japan A Hotbed For Figure Skating

When the World Figure Skating Championships are staged in Boston for the first time this week, Japan’s "fervent followers will be flocking to TD Garden," according to John Powers of the BOSTON GLOBE. At a time when skating is "struggling to regain its popularity" in the U.S., the sport "is boo ...

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Hawaii Debates Value Of Hosting Pro Bowl

There is "increased debate" over how much the Pro Bowl is worth to Hawaii as the NFL prepares to announce by Thursday whether Honolulu will retain the event in '17, according to Ferd Lewis of the HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISER. The NFL has until Thursday "to opt out" under the terms of a ...

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Houston Officials Looking Forward To Final Four

Houston NCAA Final Four Organizing Committee President & CEO Doug Hall said it was "unusual" for the city to host the event just five years after it last did, and he noted the "challenge is getting them to come back after ’16." Appearing on KHOU-CBS’ “Nate & Creight,&r ...

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