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AFTERMATH: Tarver-Kayode, Quillin-Wright, Trout-Rodriguez, Santa Cruz-Malinga, & Bika-Davis

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Apparently, getting Stephen Espinoza to buy a fight based solely on its merits is as hard to do as it is to hit the numbers two days in a row. It remains to be seen what Ken Hershman has added to HBO, but what he has subtracted from Showtime is astonishing. Showtime Championship Boxing has been dominated this year by Al Haymon and Golden Boy Promotions, who have a yoke hold, it seems, on Espinoza, and they will not let go until the former GBP lawyer is blue with cyanosis. Ironically, "Four Warned" managed to bring together a slew of promoters—like something out of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. This motley crew, which included Joe DeGuardia, Greg Cohen, Gary Shaw, Lou DiBella, and Golden Boy Promotions, gathered under the most favorable circumstances imaginable: looting the coffers. Trying to get some of these guys to work together for important or crowd-pleasing fights is nigh impossible, but when there is a cheap dollar to be made, they will fly first class to meet beneath the lip of a roiling volcano. From The Cruelest Sport

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