A Saturday press conference is in the works for smack-talkers Adrien Broner and Paulie Malignaggi.
Dib-Gradovich card set
The undercard to Friday night's Billy Dib-Evegeny Gradovich card has been announced.
A solid undercard has been put togther beneath Friday's main event featuring a defense by IBF featherweight titleholder Billy Dib against Evgeny Gradovich at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods Resort in Mashantucket, Conn.
Making the third defense of his belt, the 27-year-old Dib (35-1, 21 knockouts) fights under rapper-turned-boxing-promoter Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson's SMS Promotions and will be in his first fight in America since his lone professional defeat to Steven Luevano in 2008.
Gradovich (15-0, 8 KOs), who is 26, is coming off December's seventh-round knockout victory over Willie Villanueva.
In the co-feature, junior middleweight Willie "The Great" Nelson (19-1-1, 11 KOs), of Cleveland, takes on Michael "El Magnifico" Medina (26-3-2, 19 KOs), of Los Angeles.
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