Top Rank on ESPN and ESPN+ Returns to Madison Square Garden
Vasiliy Lomachenko-Richard Commey Lightweight Showdown Airs December 11 Live on ESPN and ESPN+
Heavyweight Co-feature: Jared Anderson-Oleksandr Teslenko
Also on the Card: Nico Ali Walsh and Xander Zayas
Three-weight kingpin Vasiliy “Loma” Lomachenko returns to Madison Square Garden this Saturday, Dec. 11, for a 12-round lightweight showdown against former world champion Richard “RC” Commey. Lomachenko-Commey airs live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes (simulcast on ESPN+) at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT following the 2021 Heisman Trophy Ceremony. The undercard streams exclusively on ESPN+ at 5:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. PT.
Lomachenko-Commey marks boxing’s return to the “Big Room” at Madison Square Garden for the first time in nearly two years. In the 10-round co-feature, undefeated heavyweight sensation Jared “The Real Big Baby” Anderson will battle Oleksandr Teslenko. In addition, Puerto Rican junior middleweight standout Xander Zayas and middleweight prospect Nico Ali Walsh, grandson of Muhammad Ali, will also see action on this special New York City fight night.
ESPN’s boxing team calling the action will be led by Joe Tessitore with analysts Tim Bradley and Andre Ward and reporters Mark Kriegel and Bernardo Osuna.
ESPN will debut Relentless, an original 30-minute candid look at the two-time Olympic gold medalist, three-weight world champion and recent pound-for-pound king Lomachenko ahead of his headline return to “The World’s Most Famous Arena.” Relentless will air on ESPN2 Friday, Dec. 10 at 12:30 a.m. and Saturday, Dec. 11 at 7:30 a.m.; it will also air on ESPNEWS on Saturday, Dec. 11 at 12:30 p.m.
ESPN Main Card
Main Event – Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. Richard Commey
Co-Feature – Jared Anderson vs. Oleksandr Teslenko
Special Feature – Keyshawn Davis vs. Jose Zaragoza
Opener – Nico Ali Walsh vs. Reyes Sanchez
Xander Zayas vs. Alessio Mastronunzio
Pablo Valdez vs. Julio Cesar Sanchez
Kelvin Davis vs. Ryan Swartzberg
John Bauza vs. Michael Williams Jr.
James Wilkins vs. Juan Tapia
Joe Ward vs. Britton Norwood