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Boxing analyst Teddy Atlas is removed by ESPN from live fights

Boxing analyst Teddy Atlas is removed by ESPN from live fights

The ringside absence Saturday of longtime ESPN boxing analyst Teddy Atlas appears to be permanent.

Atlas, reached by telephone Wednesday, was asked whether he’ll return to live fight analysis on the network for which he has worked for 21 years.

“Doesn’t look like it, at least from what I understand is the decision,” Atlas said. “It wasn’t my decision.”

Atlas, who has trained boxers, including heavyweight Michael Moorer and welterweight Timothy Bradley Jr., has been a constant presence on ESPN boxing reports.

According to two individuals familiar with Atlas’ situation but unauthorized to speak publicly on the matter, the decision to remove him from live broadcasts...

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