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AS Manny Pacquiao prepares to take on Yordenis Ugas in a top drawer welterweight contest, David Haye is getting ready to take on Joe Fournier in a ludicrous bout masquerading as a real fight.
But who is to blame for the current invasion of pantomime-style encounters like Haye-Fournier? Matt Christie and Alex Steedman look at the trend and wonder whether these kind of contests are a passing phase or the dawn of a new era.
Pacquiao-Ugas is previewed and a busy weekend - featuring an impressive Joshua Buatsi and eternally frustrating Guillermo Rigondeaux - is reviewed.
And in keeping with the theme of novelty bouts, the one that triggered the habit - Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor - is the subject of This Week In History.
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