History of boxing takes shape in unique Las Vegas vault

Jason Tang has assumed the arduous task of organizing the thousands of bouts Top Rank has on tape.
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Tang started the process of converting the older footage into newer formats roughly seven years ago, long before Top Rank moved into its new space. Broadway Video, based in New York, does the converting. The process is not a swift one. As long as it takes a tape to play is how long it takes to convert it. The really old tapes present their own problems, because they oxidize and begin to disintegrate when run through the machine.

With bouts recorded in many ways, Jason Tang has spent thousands of hours updating to new formats.
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