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“That April 6 bout in China, the country that once banned boxing because it was too Western and too violent, featured a decorated Olympian from China in his professional debut, boosted gambling revenue at and drew high rollers to the Venetian Macau hotel and casino, and came with a favorable tax rate.
For all its success — the casino said it sold out the fight and estimated that 200 million to 300 million people watched on television — that event was in part a test run. Arum said Pacquiao would “definitely” stage his next bout, his first since Juan Manuel Marquez knocked him out in December, in either Singapore or Macau.”
“The design is the result of a study conducted during the winter of 2011-2012, in which researchers rode the New York City subway system and recorded where passengers stood or sat, for how long and how close they got to their fellow passengers. The study was conducted outside of rush hour, the authors noted, because “riders in overcrowded cars have virtually no choice in seating.””
” Until very recently, a scene like this one — a Brooklyn boxer training at a Brooklyn gym for a big-time bout in Brooklyn — would have been impossible, but now that the Barclays Center, on Flatbush Avenue, is midway through its maiden season of organizing fights, local gyms in the borough are again alive with the thump and sweat of hometown fighters readying themselves for hometown crowds.”