A Saturday press conference is in the works for smack-talkers Adrien Broner and Paulie Malignaggi.
Lem's latest: W. Klitschko-Thompson II on July 7
Wladimir Klitschko will have a return bout with Tony Thompson on July 7, nearly four years to the day after having stopped Thompson in the 11th round.
THE RING heavyweight champ Wladimir Klitschko will pursue his 16th straight victory (and his 12th knockout during that run) with a July 7 rematch with Tony Thompson in Switzerland, Klitschko's adviser, Shelly Finkel, confirmed on Wednesday.
By the time they enter the ring, it will be nearly four years to the day that the nearly 6-foot-7 Klitschko (57-3, 50 knockouts) scored an 11th-round knockout of the 6-foot-5 Thompson (36-2, 24 KOs), who announced the return bout on his his Facebook page.
Klitschko, who turned 36 on March 25, is coming off a fourth-round knockout of former cruiserweight titleholder Jean Marc Mormeck on March 3. Since being stopped by Klitschko on July 12, 2008, Thompson, who is 40, has won five straight bouts, all by knockout.
HBO WILL REPLAY FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR.-DIEGO CORRALES, AND, MIGUEL COTTO-SHANE MOSLEY
HBO will replay Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s 10th-round knockout of Diego Corrales from January of 2001, as well as Miguel Cotto's unanimous decision over Shane Mosley from November of 2007 on Friday, April 27, at 10:15 p.m. ET-PT, and, Saturday, April 28. at 12 p.m., ET-PT, respectively.
The replays are being shown in advance Mayweather (42-0, 26 KOs) pursuing his eighth major title over five divisions when he challenges WBA 154-pound titleholder Cotto (37-2, 30 KOs) on HBO Pay Per View on May 5 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas..
CORNELIUS BUNDRAGE-CORY SPINKS II SLATED FOR JUNE 23
IBF junior middleweight champion Cornelius Bundrage (31-4, 18 KOs) will defend his crown on June 23 against ex-beltholder, Cory Spinks (39-6, 11 KOs), from whom he earned the title by fifth-round knockout in August of 2010.
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