Food pantry’s expansion project comes to fruition

Dawn Rank, director of the Lake Holcombe Food Pantry (center), gleefully tosses a ribbon out of the way after the cutting by Lions president Rick Mitchell (to Rank’s left) Sept. 11. Members of the Lions and community gathered to hold the ribbon cutting ceremony, as a way to thank donors and showcase what the new pantry has to offer. Photo by Ginna Young.
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Terence Crawford vs. Shawn Porter agreed for ESPN+ PPV main event

Hey, it’s a boxing match that isn’t some circus nonsense!. Just hours before a scheduled purse bid, Top Rank and PBC came to an agreement on the WBO welterweight title fight between champion Terence Crawford and former world champion Shawn Porter. Top Rank’s Carl Moretti told Yahoo’s Kevin Iole that the fight will take place at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on November 20th. ESPN’s Mike Coppinger reported that ESPN+ pay-per-view will carry the event. Unlike Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder, this will be exclusively a Top Rank show and not a co-promotion.
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Beterbiev-Browne: WBC Grants Extension, Purse Bid Delayed Until September 28

Top Rank and Premier Boxing Champions will go back to the well in hopes of extra time producing a deal between their respective clients. Talks remain ongoing for the ordered WBC light heavyweight title fight between defending champion Artur Beterbiev (also the lineal and IBF champ) and mandatory challenger Marcus Browne, WBC representatives confirmed Wednesday with The fight was destined for a purse bid hearing scheduled to take place this Friday from the sanctioning body’s headquarters in Mexico City but has been postponed to September 28.

Terence Crawford Reportedly to Face Shawn Porter In Vegas on Nov. 20

The welterweight division will get one more blockbuster fight before 2021 is over. According to reports, Terence “Bud” Crawford will face “Showtime” Shawn Porter on Nov. 20. The fight will take place at the Michelob Ultra Center at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Top Rank will reportedly promote the event...

Crawford guaranteed $6M+, Porter $4M+ for Nov.20th fight

By Allan Fox: WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford will be getting $6 million+ guaranteed, and challenger Shawn Porter $4 million for their fight on November 20th at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The money is going to be excellent for both fighters for their clash on ESPN+ pay-per-view. One...

Sweet Science Scene: Controversy, a major upset, a circus show and good fights make for another rousing week around boxing

Welcome to another edition of the Sweet Science Scene and this last week gave us a lot to go with. We had fights announced, with one being very much wanted and well received. We had a fight many didn’t believe should have happened and ended in a much-discussed questionable decision. We also had a young prospect suffer a beating in a loss and a fight announced for a Monday night.
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Terence Crawford vs. Shawn Porter set for November 20th at Mandalay Bay

Less than two hours before a scheduled purse bid, Top Rank and PBC have come to terms for WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford’s mandatory title defense against Shawn Porter. Top Rank’s Carl Moretti tells Kevin Iole that the two are officially set to meet on November 20th at Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay.

Report- Top Rank Secured Crawford-Porter Fight Without Purse Bid

With yet another deadline looming for Tuesday mid-day to either get the deal done or have the WBO proceed to a “blind purse bid” for their Welterweight World Title fight between Terence Crawford and Shawn Porter, Top Rank Boxing has apparently confirmed their deal first. Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports...