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Top Rank shows off MGM venue for boxing’s return

Boxing is nearly back. Take a look at the unique venue.

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Boxing is coming back this Tuesday and Thursday, as Top Rank is set for a return to action in Las Vegas with a pair of cards that will air in four-hour blocks on ESPN.

The company will be running its upcoming slate of fights in Vegas in the MGM Grand’s Conference Center, with only essential personnel in attendance, no fans allowed. Boxing has essentially been off since Mar. 13; the last show we had on US TV happened on that date, a ShoBox from an empty venue in Minnesota.

Here’s an early peek at what the venue will look like on Tuesday and Thursday:


The action kicks off Tuesday, with Shakur Stevenson (13-0, 7 KO) returning in a 10-round junior lightweight main event against Felix Caraballo (13-1-2, 9 KO), and Mikaela Mayer (12-0, 5 KO) facing Helen Joseph (17-4-2, 10 KO) in a 10-round co-feature, also at 130 pounds.

Thursday’s main event will see Jessie Magdaleno (27-1, 18 KO) take on Yenifel Vicente (36-4-2, 28 KO) in another 130-pound main event, with Adam Lopez (13-2, 6 KO) facing Luis Coria (12-2, 7 KO) in the featherweight co-feature, also set for 10 rounds.

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