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Updated: July 24, 2008, 4:19 PM ET
By Kieran Mulvaney

Thursday, 3:30 p.m. ET -- The undercard

In a news conference devoted to the undercard fights, Bob Arum was defensive over claims that the supporting bouts didn't measure up to the main event.

"I've been reading that the televised undercard is weak," he said. "That's baloney. It's just that people don't know the fighters, because it's very difficult to get coverage for these young up-and-coming fighters these days."

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