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Lopez using Lontchi fight as launchpad to bigger, better things

Updated: June 26, 2009, 4:09 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

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If you were boxing's next big star like Juan Manuel Lopez is, you'd be smiling too.

Lopez's star on the ascent By Dan Rafael

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After the 2000 Olympics, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum didn't go after the high-priced Team USA boxers who were eyeing professional careers, some of whom commanded seven-figure signing bonuses and never even lived up to expectations.

Instead, Top Rank president Todd duBoef convinced Arum ...

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