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Return to network TV a hit for boxing

Updated: December 19, 2012, 12:44 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

The first live boxing match on CBS in 15 years was a hit and probably means more cards to come.

On Saturday in Los Angeles, CBS -- sister network of Showtime -- aired bantamweight titleholder Leo Santa Cruz's defense against Alberto Guevara. The fight, the first on CBS since then-middleweight champ Bernard Hopkins stopped Glen Johnson in a 1997 title fight, generated a 1.3 rating and a 3 share, according to the overnight ratings. (Full ratings won't be out until later in the week ...

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