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Arum wants Canelo and GGG on ESPN

By Chris Williams: Top Rank promoter Bob Arum would welcome having WBA/WBC middleweight champion Saul Canelo Alvarez and former IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC champion Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin coming over to ESPN to have their fights televised/streamed on that network now that their contracts with HBO are up.  → read full story

Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Jose Pedraza finalized for Dec.8 in NY at MSG

By Chris Williams: The Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Jose Bedraza unification fight is now officially set for December 8 at Madison Square Garden in New York, according to Ring Magazine.  → read full story

Frank Warren announces broadcast partnership with ESPN and Top Rank

Multi-year licensing agreement will bring the best events from the UK and Europe to boxing fans in the United States and Canada on the ESPN family of networks.  → read full story

Jerwin Ancajas to fight on Sept.28 on ESPN+

By Jim Dower: IBF super flyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas (30-1-1, 20 KOs) will be back inside the ring on September 28 to defend his title on a Top Rank Boxing card on ESPN+ in California, according to Dan Rafael.  → read full story

ESPN Extends Timothy Bradley Jr. to New Multi-Year Deal

Boxing great Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley Jr., the former two-division world titleholder and one of the best pound per pound boxers, has agreed to a new multiyear contract extension with ESPN, it was announced today.  → read full story

Purses: Ancajas $75K, Sultan $20K, Yafai $40K, Carmona $10K

By Chris Williams: The official purses for Saturday night’s fights between Jerwin Ancajas and Jonas Sultan, and Khalid Yafai and David Carmona are out.  → read full story

Arum: The Crawford-Horn winner will be the next superstar at 147

By Chris Williams: Bob Arum of Top Rank believes the winner of the June 9 fight between WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn and Terence Crawford will be the next super star of the 147 lb.  → read full story

Jorge Linares vs. Vasyl Lomachenko a done deal for May 12

By Chris Williams: The contracts have been signed for the May 12th fight between WBA World lightweight champion Jorge Linares (44-3, 27 KOs) and Top Rank fighter Vasyl Lomachenko (10-1, 8 KOs) for a contest that will be televised on ESPN at Madison Square Garden in New York.  → read full story

Gomez says Lomachenko-Linares NOT done, waiting for Arum

By Jim Dower: Golden Boy Promotions president Eric Gomez says the fight between WBA lightweight champion Jorge Linares (44-3, 27 KOs) and Vasyl Lomachenko (10-1, 8 KOs) is still not done for May 12th.  → read full story

Golden Boy’s Eric Gomez working on Lomachenko-Linares solution for May 12th

By Chris Williams: Golden Boy Promotions president Eric Gomez is working on a compromise with Top Rank and ESPN to stage the important lightweight clash between WBA champion Jorge Linares and Vasyl Lomachenko on May 12th at Madison Square Garden in New York.  → read full story

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