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Arum hoping for Thanksgiving payoff

Updated: November 24, 2004, 2:44 PM ET
By Steve Kim | MaxBoxing.com

As millions of people celebrate the Thanksgiving weekend, Bob Arum is hoping at least several hundred thousands will buy his pay-per-view event featuring the rubber match between Marco Antonio Barrera and Erik Morales.

Amidst all the football and Christmas sales that will take place on this four-day weekend, the two Mexican rivals will slug it out on Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Arum has done a multitude of big pay-per-view events, but never one on Thanksgiving weekend.

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