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London's Olympic Park to host professional boxing

Updated: June 10, 2013, 12:49 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- London's Olympic Park will stage professional boxing in September at the Copper Box Arena, a venue that hosted handball and fencing in the modern pentathlon during last year's games.

A multi-fight agreement was struck Monday for Sept. 21 at the 7,000-seat venue nicknamed the "box that rocks" during the Olympics, including a British middleweight title bout between champion Billy Joe Saunders and John Ryder.

Organizers hope the deal will re-establish east London as "the spiritual ...

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