PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Recent years have seen more and more MMA fighters and boxers transition between the two sports. For some time now, rumors have swirled over a potential meeting of boxing mega-star Floyd Mayweather and reigning UFC lightweight kingpin Conor McGregor.
The fight was confirmed this week and it will undoubtedly be one of the highest-ever grossing matchups financially.
Maine fight fans will get their own superfight on Saturday, June 17 in Lewiston when Russell "The Haitian Sensation" Lamour, Jr. (15-2, 7 KOs - boxing record) meets Bruce "Pretty Boy" Boyington (14-9 - MMA record) in a six-round middleweight boxing match.
It will be the boxing headliner of a hybrid MMA and boxing event presented by New England Fights (NEF) at the venerable Androscoggin Bank Colisee.
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