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Strikeforce's co-promotional woes

Updated: October 27, 2010, 12:58 PM ET
By Jake Rossen

The concept of "co-promotion" remains the biggest pipe dream in prizefighting. (Even though it happened years too late, I remain amazed HBO and Showtime got together to promote the Mike Tyson-Lennox Lewis bout in 2002; it was the equivalent of Coke spooning with Pepsi.) Ego and money have done more to scratch big fights than anything else, and the noble notion of finding out who is "the best" goes only as far as who it is that also happens to be under contract.

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