LAS VEGAS (July 14, 2020) — The first run of Top Rank on ESPN shows inside the MGM Grand “Bubble” will conclude with a certified boxing action hero ready for another toe-to-toe tussle. Former featherweight world champion Oscar Valdez, ranked No. 1 by the WBC and WBO at junior lightweight, will face former world title challenger Jayson Velez in the 10-round main event Tuesday, July 21, inside the MGM Grand Conference Center.
LAS VEGAS (July 9, 2020) — Miguel “Escorpion” Marriaga’s quest for a fourth world title shot continues inside the MGM Grand Conference Center Thursday, July 16, in a scheduled 10-round featherweight main event against Filipino veteran Mark John Yap. In the 10-round lightweight co-feature, Puerto Rican sensation Felix “El Diamante” Verdejo, closing in on a world title shot of his own, will fight the unbeaten Will Madera.
LAS VEGAS (July 7, 2020) — Mikaela Mayer, who is healthy following a recent positive COVID-19 test result that delayed her original fights, is primed for her “Bubble” debuts. The undefeated 2016 U.S. Olympian will fight former world title challenger Helen Joseph in a 10-round junior lightweight showdown on Tuesday, July 14 at the MGM Grand Conference Center — Grand Ballroom.
LAS VEGAS (July 2, 2020) – The Millennium Tour, featuring Omarion, Bow Wow, Ashanti, Pretty Ricky, Ying Yang Twins, Lloyd, Sammie and Soulja Boy, will stop at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Sunday, May 30, 2021. The Las Vegas stop of the tour was originally scheduled May 9, 2020.
LAS VEGAS (July 1, 2020) — A southpaw stylist weighing 140 pounds and a 250-plus-pound heavyweight will enter “The Bubble” spotlight at MGM Grand for Week 5 of Top Rank on ESPN's Summer Series. On Tuesday, July 7, two-time world title challenger and top junior welterweight contender Jose “Chon” Zepeda will face Kendo Castaneda in a 10-round clash of styles. Two days later on Thursday, July 9, longtime heavyweight contender Carlos Takam will fight Jerry “Slug” Forrest in a 10-rounder.
LAS VEGAS (June 24, 2020) — Jose Pedraza and Mikkel LesPierre will give it another shot. The junior welterweights will face off in the 10-round main event Thursday, July 2 from the MGM Grand Conference Center—Grand Ballroom. Pedraza-LesPierre was originally scheduled for June 18, but the bout was postponed after LesPierre’s manager tested positive for COVID-19.
LAS VEGAS (June 24, 2020) – Global hospitality company Hakkasan Group, in partnership with MGM Resorts, is resuming operations and now accepting reservations at its two award-winning pools on the Las Vegas Strip. Wet Republic Ultra Pool at MGM Grand and Liquid Pool Lounge at ARIA are set to open on Thursday, July 2 ahead of the fourth of July holiday weekend.
LAS VEGAS (June 16, 2020) — From Down Under to “The Bubble,” Australia’s Moloney twins — Andrew and Jason — are set for their Las Vegas debuts. Andrew “The Monster” Moloney will make the first defense of his WBA super flyweight world title Tuesday, June 23 from the MGM Grand Conference Center—Grand Ballroom against Joshua “El Professor” Franco (ESPN & ESPN Deportes, 8 p.m. ET). Moloney-Franco will be the first men’s boxing world title bout since February 29.
LAS VEGAS (June 9, 2020) — Don’t blink. Top Rank on ESPN’s summer schedule resumes with a trio of shows, commencing Tuesday, June 16, with the return of bantamweight contender Joshua “Don’t Blink” Greer Jr. in a 10-rounder against 23-year-old Filipino upstart Mike Plania at the MGM Grand Conference Center – Grand Ballroom in Las Vegas.
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