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A Night of Champions: Moloney-Nakatani and Ali Walsh Take Center Stage on ESPN-Televised Prelims

On Saturday, May 20, the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas will host a night of champions as part of the ESPN-televised prelims to the PPV main event headlined by undisputed lightweight champion Devin Haney’s title defense against former pound-for-pound king Vasiliy Lomachenko.

The two-fight telecast is headlined by the vacant WBO junior bantamweight world title showdown between Australia’s former world champion Andrew Moloney and Japan’s undefeated former WBO flyweight titlist Junto Nakatani. This highly anticipated fight promises to be a thrilling battle between two of the best in the division.

Opening the broadcast will be undefeated middleweight prospect Nico Ali Walsh, grandson of Muhammad Ali, in a scheduled eight-rounder against a to-be-determined foe. Ali Walsh’s return to the ring is sure to be a highlight of the night, as fans eagerly anticipate the young fighter’s future in the sport.

The Haney vs. Lomachenko main card will stream live on Top Rank on ESPN+ PPV, the event’s exclusive digital distributor in the United States, beginning at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. Additionally, it will be available via cable and satellite pay-per-view providers and is priced at $59.99 across all distributors.

The PPV undercard features a 10-round junior lightweight co-feature between two-division world champion Oscar Valdez and Adam “BluNose” Lopez in a rematch of their 2019 battle. This fight promises to be a thrilling rematch between two top fighters in the division.

In the PPV opener, rising lightweight Raymond “Danger” Muratalla will take on big-punching Namibian contender Jeremia Nakathila in a 10-round clash. This fight is sure to be a highlight of the night, as both fighters look to make a statement in the lightweight division.

Overall, this night of champions promises to be an unforgettable event for boxing fans around the world. With top fighters from around the globe competing in high-stakes bouts, there is sure to be plenty of excitement and drama in the ring. Don’t miss out on this must-see event, airing live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes, and ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.


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