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Carts Before Horses: On Victor Ortiz, Saul Alvarez, And Josesito Lopez

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This much can be said about Alvarez–Ortiz: paradoxically, it has downgraded Ortiz–Lopez by upping the stakes, and it has created another pathetic installment in the sports’ most recent promotional feud. But these are not the defining features of Alvarez-Ortiz—indeed, neither feature is its most telling characteristic. For just as fists engage in exchanges, so too can a contrary perspective volley back, one that argues that despite complaints about the announcement of Alvarez– Ortiz, satisfaction will be found in the ring. From The Cruelest Sport
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