A Saturday press conference is in the works for smack-talkers Adrien Broner and Paulie Malignaggi.
Lem's latest: Classics marathon on Fox
Floyd Mayweather's triumphs over Ricky Hatton, Shane Mosley and Victor Ortiz are among those featured in a four-day, four-night series of classics by Golden Boy and FOX Deportes.
Golden Boy Promotions and FOX Deportes will re-air classic fights over the course of four days and nights on Dec. 22, Dec. 25, Dec. 29 and Jan. 5.
Oscar De La Hoya vs. Pernell Whitaker - 3:00 p.m. ET/12:00 p.m. PT
Oscar De La Hoya vs. Ike Quartey - 1:00 p.m. ET/10:00 a.m. PT
Amir Khan vs. Marcos Maidana - 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT
Rigoberto Alvarez vs. Austin Trout - 6:00 p.m. ET/3:00 p.m. PT
TOR HAMER FACES VYACHESLAV GLAZKOV
New York heavyweight Tor Hamer will pursue his ninth straight victory and his fifth stoppage during that run when he faces undefeated Vyacheslav "Czar" Glazkov on Saturday's undercard of a main event featuring a rematch between Tomasz Adamek and Steve Cunningham.
The 29-year-old son of Ivy League-educated parents, Hamer (19-1, 12 KO's) has a degree from Penn State, and hopes to deliver an educated beat-down on Glazkov (13-0, 9 KOs), of Langansk, Ukraine, a 28-year-old who has scored three knockouts in his past four fights.
The show will take place at the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, Pa., and will be broadcast on NBC beginning at 4 p.m.
Adamek (47-2, 29 KOs) weighed 223 to 203.5 for Cunniingham (25-4, 12 KOs) at Friday's weigh-in. Adamek is a former light heavyweight and cruiserweight titleholder, and Cunningham, an ex-RING 200-pound champion.
In their first meeting, Cunningham lost by split-decision after being floored three times by Adamek, who earned the IBF's cruiserweight belt on Dec. 11, 2008.
ANDY LEE TO RETURN TO THE RING ON FEB. 9
London native and middleweight contender Andy Lee (28-2, 20 KOs), who lived and trained with the late Emanuel "Manny" Steward in Detroit, will return to the ring against Ireland's Anthony Fitzgerald (13-3, 4 KOs) at Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Lee experienced Steward's death in October at the age of 68, after having lost by seventh-round stoppage to then-WBC titleholder Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on June 16 -- five days after his 28th birthday.
YOAN PABLO HERNANDEZ DEFENDS AGAINST ERIC FIELDS
Southpaw IBF cruiserweight beltholder Yoan Pablo Hernandez (27-1, 13 KOs), of Cuba, will pursue his 14th straight victory and his sixth knockout durign that run on Feb. 2 against Oklahoma's Eric Fields (21-1, 15 KOs), a winner of 10 straight fights, six of which have come via the stoppage route.
On the same card, at Max Schmeling Halle, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, Germany, light heavyweights Eduard Gutknecht (24-1, 9 KOs) and ex-titleholder Juergen Braehmer (38-2, 30 KOs) will meet in a clash of Germans.
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