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Abraham-Miranda I even better in English

Updated: June 19, 2008, 10:25 AM ET
By Dan Rafael
Your weekly random thoughts …

• Wasn't it nice to be able to see Arthur Abraham-Edison Miranda I in broadcast quality and in its entirety on Showtime Too the other night? The network picked up the rights to show it as part of the promotion for Saturday's rematch. I thought Showtime did a nice job with it by adding its own graphics and having Steve Albert and Al Bernstein voice it over. It was much appreciated and well done.

I have a DVD of the fight in German, so I've seen it several times (and it's a terrific fight), but it was a great service to American fans who don't go the DVD route or scour the Internet for fights. I wish Showtime, HBO or ESPN would make more of a habit of showing important overseas fights on a delayed basis. They wouldn't cost all that much either, relatively speaking, and the production on a big German telecast, for example, is every bit as good as an American telecast.

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