The prizefight looked like a mismatch from the opening bell. Every time Billy Morgan tried to land a punch, he either slipped and fell in the muddy grass, or he got decked by his younger, bigger opponent, Tom Manning. The two men were following the London Prize Ring Rules, thus bare knuckles and rounds that ended when one fighter was knocked or wrestled to the ground.
For the first time in more than a decade, professional boxing was a welcome diversion on a Saturday night in Portland, Oregon. Marquice Weston, Britton Norwood and Nicholas Jefferson all triumphed on Portland's first professional fight card, thanks to former super featherweight champion Steve "2 Pound" Forbes and partner Christina Lunzman. The two made their promotional debut with 2Pound Sports and Entertainment at the Jackson Armory in front of a lively standing room only crowd.
For years the establishments of both boxing and mixed martial arts have been able to claim victory as the world's premier combat sport without much evidence to back up their claims. On the surface, Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor, the impossible fight that turned into the biggest fight ever, the fight that should not be and is now upon us, appears to offer clarity. But this bout is but a proxy war in the wider battle -- a battle where the only winners are those pulling the strings.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".