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Top Rank Boxing Card Moves To N.Y. As MGM Holds Vegas Arena Dates For NHL Playoffs

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 22 / 18

MGM officials have told Top Rank Chair Bob Arum that T-Mobile Arena will "not be available April 14 or April 21 to host a boxing card slated for the WBO welterweight title fight" between Jeff Horn and Terence Crawford -- or "possibly the return of Manny Pacquiao," according to Gilbert Manzano of the...

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PPL Park To Host College Lax Event

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Some Want Trump Out As Indy 500 Pace Car Driver

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UFC Sees Record Gate For Toronto Debut

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Glendale, Tampa Facing Off For '15 Super Bowl

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Churchill Downs To Open Spring Meet At Night

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Competitor Group Debuting 10K Race In N.Y.

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More Than 40,000 Tickets Sold For MLB ASG

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Citizens Bank Park Could Host '12 NHL Winter Classic

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Bob Hope Classic To See Sweeping Changes

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