Heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder apologised after unleashing a punch that knocked down the mascot on an ESPN programme.
The league's "Grand Finals" marks the first time live competitive gaming will air on the network in prime time and will be the first broadcast of an e-sports championship on ABC.
Walt Disney Co will create live sports, news and entertainment programming specifically for Twitter Inc's social network, a move to attract online viewers and advertising revenue through digital video.
Bleacher Report Live will offer flexible pricing options including access to live games for purchase on an individual or subscription basis.
Former ESPN presenter Adrienne Lawrence has sued the sports network, saying it has a misogynistic and predatory culture and her contract was not renewed after she complained about sexual harassment by a male anchor.
ESPN Plus will be part of a revamped ESPN mobile app.
Named as assistant coach for Harimau Malaya in March, former coach of leading Malaysian Super League team says no formal contract in hand, reports ESPN.