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Ray Beltran, former Manny Pacquiao sparring partner, has title shot
Ray Beltran, former Manny Pacquiao sparring partner, has title shot

Being known as one of Manny Pacquiao’s most used sparring partners isn’t such a bad thing. Ray Beltran wants more. The recently relocated Southern California fighter will travel Saturday to Omaha, Neb., home of unbeaten Terence Crawford, to seek the World Boxing Organization lightweight title Beltran believed was his last year. In a bout that most observers thought Beltran clearly won, judges instead scored his breakthrough performance in Scotland against then-champion Ricky Burns of England as a draw. Burns then officially lost the belt to Crawford by unanimous decision in March. Crawford (24-0, 17 knockouts) is a tougher challenge than Burns. He successfully defended...

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