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Blue-chip light heavyweight prospect Oleksandr Gvozdyk has been added to the HBO PPV card headlined by the junior welterweight world title unification bout between Terence Crawford and Viktor Postol on July 23 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Top Rank announced on Friday. Charles Harris Jersey .Gvozdyk (10-0, 10 KOs), a 2012 Olympic bronze medalist from Ukraine and one of the top prospects in boxing, will take on Tommy Karpency in a scheduled 10-round bout.Gvozdyk, 29, was supposed to box Robert Berridge in an untelevised bout on Top Ranks card on July 16 in Lancaster, California, but he was moved to the pay-per-view card a week later against Karpency, a better-caliber opponent than Berridge.The opening on the pay-per-view telecast came about because super middleweight titlist Gilberto Zurdo Ramirez tore the tendon around the knuckle of his middle finger on his right hand during a sparring session on Tuesday, forcing his first defense against Dominik Britsch to be canceled. That fight was supposed to be the co-feature on the July 23 card.So the vacant featherweight world title bout between Oscar Valdez (19-0, 17 KOs) and Matias Adrian Rueda (26-0, 23 KOs) was elevated to the co-feature position, welterweights Jose Benavidez Jr. (24-0, 16 KOs) and Francisco Chia Santana (24-4-1, 12 KOs) will meet in a 10-rounder and Gvozdyk-Karpency will open the broadcast.Karpency, a 30-year-old southpaw from Adah, Pennsylvania, has faced several quality opponents, including in a pair of light heavyweight world title bouts. Two fights ago, last September, Karpency got knocked out in the third round by world champion Adonis Stevenson, and in 2012 he lost a shutout decision to then-titleholder Nathan Cleverly.In October 2014, Karpency scored the biggest win of his career, a 10-round split decision in a major upset against faded former light heavyweight world champion Chad Dawson.Top Rank wants to measure Gvozdyks performance against how Karpency (26-5-1, 15 KOs) did with other quality opponents while also getting him his first major television exposure.My matchmakers say this is a real test for Gvozdyk, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum told ESPN.com. Karpency was the best opponent we could get on short notice, but we were told he was training for another fight. So this is a good test for Gvozdyk to prove to us that he is as good as we think he is.Ramirez (34-0, 24 KOs), meantime, underwent what Top Rank and adviser Sean Gibbons termed successful surgery to repair his torn tendon on Friday in Los Angeles. According to surgeon Dr. Steven Shin, Ramirez is expected to be out of action for five months. Cordrea Tankersley Youth Jersey . "Trying to breathe," he said with a grin. Bernier stopped 42 of 43 shots on Monday night, including all 22 in a hectic middle frame, his heroic performance propelling the Leafs toward an undue point in their final game before the Christmas break. Charles Harris Youth Jersey. 10 VCU 85-67 on Thursday night at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off. The Seminoles (4-0) have scored at least 80 points in each of their games.http:///...ris-Dolphins-Jersey/ . Its 1987 and a Brazilian playmaker, known as Mirandinha, is being paraded around St James Park to the passionate Newcastle fans. TROON, Scotland -- As Phil Mickelson struts around Royal Troon, positioning himself to make a run at a sixth major championship, theres no doubt he remains the Peoples Champion.Go get `em, Phil! they scream at every hole of the British Open. We love you, Phil!One group, crowded onto a rooftop alongside the 17th green, unveiled a sign inviting him to stop by for a serving of Scottish pancakes. No word if he took them up on the offer, but knowing Lefty, its not out of the question.Yet, theres another side to this warm-and-fuzzy story, and its worth remembering as Mickelson takes aim at his second British Open title.For all the good hes done inside and outside the ropes, this is the same guy who buddied up with a big-time gambler, supposedly got in hock to him for a lot of money, and took part in a shady stock deal that brought a nearly $1 million payoff in a matter of days.Outside of a few embarrassing headlines when the matter came to light nearly two months ago and having to pay back his ill-gotten gain, Mickelson went largely unpunished for his highly questionable dealings as far as anyone can tell.The feds didnt have enough evidence to charge him with a crime. His sponsors stuck with him. And the PGA Tour, from all indications, quietly let the matter fade away without so much as a slap on a wrist.Somehow, that doesnt seem right.At the very least, Mickelsons dealings with Las Vegas gambler Billy Walters were worthy of some sort of sanction from those in charge of the game, which values honesty and integrity so highly that players are expected to call infractions on themselves.Now, theres no evidence of Mickelson betting on golf -- outside of the harmless practice-round wagering he does with his buddies -- but its long been known that Lefty has a fondness for sports gambling. Hes supposedly scored huge payoffs on Super Bowl and World Series wagers, and there have also been reports of him losing millions of dollars.None of this should sit well with the folks at the PGA Tour. Just dont expect them to come clean on how they feel about it. Unlike other major sports organizations, the tour wont discuss any disciplinary action that it takes against its players, or even if they violated a rule.It is known the tour forbids players from having dealings with persons whose activities, including gambling, might reflect adversely upon the integrity of the game of golf.In that regard, Mickelson failed miserably.His name turned up in a federal civil suit accusing Walters and Thommas Davis, a former corporate board member at Dean Foods, of insider trading that allowed them to make tens of millions of dollars in illicit stock trades. Cordrea Tankersley Jersey. hile the golfer was not charged, he did agree to repay -- with interest -- the $931,000 he made in about a week on a single trade of Dean Foods in the summer of 2012, allegedly on a tip from Walters. An official from the Securities and Exchange Commission summed it up succinctly: Mickelson made money that wasnt his to make.So why would one of the worlds highest-paid athletes get involved in such a dubious transaction? Well, according to the SEC, he had placed bets with Walters prior to the tip, he owed Walters money at the time of the deal, and he repaid Walters a month later in part with the proceeds of his trading.The tour had every right to come down hard on Mickelson for putting the game in such a negative light. It shouldve ordered him to receive counseling for his gambling (and maybe it did), but thats not enough.Mickelsons actions were worthy of a suspension -- three months, minimum -- which wouldve knocked him out of the last three majors of 2016.Of course, that didnt happen.So there was Mickelson, on the top row of the leaderboard at the British Open, the latest chapter in a brilliant career known for pulling off high-risk shots.In the opening round, he nearly became the first player to shoot 62 in a major championship. It was a bit more of a struggle on Day 2, as Mickelson worked around a couple of bogeys for a 2-under 69 that sent him to the weekend with a one-stroke lead over Henrik Stenson.At 46, Mickelson has a chance to become the second oldest champion in Open history, surpassed only by Old Tom Morris way back in 1867.Im starting to hit shots like I did 10 years ago and starting to play some of my best golf again, Mickelson said. I dont see why theres any reason I cant continue that, not just this week but for years.Hard not to cheer for someone with that sort of attitude, especially when you see him bumping fists and doling out golf balls to youngsters all the way around the course.He can still be the Peoples Champion.He just shouldnt be above the law.---Paul Newberry is a national writer for The Associated Press. Write to him at pnewberry(at)ap.org or at www.twitter.com/pnewberry1963 . His work can be found at http://bigstory.ap.org/content/paul-newberryCheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys ChinaCheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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