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Robert Lee and the Thetans of ESPN

ESPN didn't surrender to a threat; it surrendered to the threat of a possible threat, apologizing that surrender became an issue after they made it an issue.

Floyd Mayweather (left) and Conor McGregor pose in a faceoff at their final news conference in Las Vegas on Wednesday. Photo: Chris Farina, Mayweather Promotions

Mayweather vs. McGregor: Let the boxing buyer beware

SAN DIEGO, August 23, 2017 – The time for talk is nearly over. Thank goodness. Two of the biggest personalities in combat sports, boxer Floyd “Money” Mayweather and UFC champion Conor “The Notorious” McGregor wrapped up their final stop on the hype train trip for their 12-round boxing match set for Saturday in Las Vegas. ...

Proclamation in Lincoln: Terence Crawford is boxing’s undisputed champion

SAN DIEGO, August 19, 2017 – Making his ringwalk through the Pinnacle Bank Arena among the electrified sellout crowd of nearly 12,000 fans, the stakes could not have been higher for Omaha, Nebraska native Terence “Bud” Crawford. For only the fourth time in the modern era of boxing, Crawford and Julius Indongo of Namibia their collective ...

Lincoln undercard results: Whyte, Jennings, Nelson, Ventura, Alvarado win

 SAN DIEGO, August 18, 2017 – The undercard put together by Top Rank Boxing delivered all the action fans in Lincoln, Nebraska and watching via live streaming on ESPN could ask for. Two returning heavyweights showed they mean business, and victorious Nebraska native sons thrilled friends and family. American heavyweight Bryant Jennings of Denver (20-2, ...

Boxing history in the making: Crawford vs. Indongo, ESPN Saturday

SAN DIEGO, August 18, 2017 – Since 2007, the definition of a true unified champion in professional boxing is any boxer who holds the WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO titles from all major sanctioning organizations simultaneously. Certain accomplishments in sports sit on such a high shelf, they aren’t often reached. In the modern “four belt” ...

And the new: Shocking upset in Japan, Nery scores TKO win over Yamanaka

SAN DIEGO, August 15, 2017 – The longest reigning world champion in boxing got the shock of his life in front of his equally shocked Japanese fans Tuesday night (early Tuesday in the U.S.) as 22-year-old Luis Nery won a fourth round TKO victory over Shinsuke Yamanaka to win the WBC world bantamweight title. The ...

Breakfast of champions: Yamanaka vs. Nery tangle Tuesday

SAN DIEGO, August 14, 2017 – The world’s longest reigning world champion in boxing is someone most fans have never heard of, much less seen. You have a rare opportunity to watch WBC bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka in his 13th title defense against Luis Nery of Mexico on Tuesday. The fight will air in the ...

Hot fun in the summertime: Lomachenko, Beltran win in LA

LOS ANGELES, August 5, 2017 – Despite an unfortunate delay due to the NFL Hall of Fame induction ceremony running long, 4,102 boxing fans at the Microsoft Theater enjoyed summertime fun watching WBO junior lightweight champion and two time Olympic gold medalist Vasyl “High Tech” Lomachenko put on a show, stopping Miguel Marriaga of Colombia ...

Vasyl Lomachenko stands out in full color against his competition. Photo: Mickey Bonilla, MB Sports Photography

Lomachenko takes the stage Saturday in LA on ESPN

SAN DIEGO, August 4, 2017 – The Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles provides a fitting stage for WBO junior lightweight champion and two time Olympic gold medalist Vasyl “High Tech” Lomachenko. The Ukrainian knows how to put on a a show. With every fight, he offers an operating system upgrade with a few new bells ...

Garcia has little problem with Broner, wins solid decision

SAN DIEGO, July 29, 2017 – Mikey Garcia of Riverside, California made it an easy night for the three judges in Brooklyn, winning a dominant 12-round decision in his first fight at lightweight over Adrien “The Problem” Broner of Cleveland. Scores were 117-111 and 116-112 twice. It was a career-defining fight for Broner (33-3, 24 ...

Big Baby Miller wins big, Taylor, Warren shine in Brooklyn

SAN DIEGO, July 29, 2017 – Heavyweight Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller (19-0-1, 17 KOs) of Brooklyn was too much in every sense for former world title challenger Gerald Washington (18-2-1, 12 KOs) of California. Miller kept the heat on Cunningham, who displayed plenty of grit until his corner wisely stopped the fight after nine grinding ...

Showtime streams fights Saturday: Washington vs. Miller, Katie Taylor U.S. debut

SAN DIEGO, July 28, 2017 – Showtime Boxing brings the undercard fights from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center to fans via its Facebook and YouTube channels on Saturday. The events get underway at approximately 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. CDN has made it easy for you – you can watch the livestream fights here Saturday. Credit goes ...

Instant classic: ‘Superfly’ boxing card set for September 9 at StubHub Center

SAN DIEGO, July 25, 2017 – Forty-five years ago this week, R&B singer/songwriter and producer Curtis Mayfield released the soundtrack to the movie “Superfly,” nimbly narrating a socially relevant story about drugs, crime, and poverty. It was a massive success and became an instant classic, memorable to this day. Like its namesake, the September 9 ...

Forum full of surprises as Berchelt, Barrera, and Corrales prevail Saturday

LOS ANGELES, July 15, 2017 – With three titles on the line in Los Angeles, one changed hands, one should have changed hands, and the third was never in jeopardy. In the main event, Miguel “Alacran” Berchelt and Takashi Miura didn’t quite deliver the barn burner fight fans hoped for, but there was still enough ...

Undercard delivers its own show at The Forum Saturday

LOS ANGELES, July 15, 2017 – The Forum undercard produced several unlikely winners as fans found their way to their seats and as hardcore boxing enthusiasts watching via RingTV.com online. Ryan “Kingry” Garcia (10-0, 9 KOs) of Victorville, California had one of his most impressive performances to date, scoring a first round knockout again Mario Macias ...

Forum boxing card promises FOTY action, HBO Saturday

LOS ANGELES, July 14, 2017 – While the combat sports world’s attention is diverted by a sideshow, HBO’s Boxing After Dark tripleheader promises plenty of action to please every fight fan on Saturday from The Forum in Los Angeles beginning at 9:50 p.m. ET. The main event is already on the short list for “Fight of ...