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Senior writer Bill King writes special projects and covers combat sports and educational programs.

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Some call it ‘the cold war,’ but boxing’s two top promoters call it good business

04 / 21 / 14

Photos by: Getty Inages T here is much to soak in when you enter the posh, new Las Vegas headquarters of boxing promoter Top Rank. Gleaming stone floors, embossed with Top Rank Inc. in block letteri...

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