* The Nigerian newspaper, “The Nigerian Compass” is reporting that former world champion, Evander Holyfield, will be fighting next in Nigeria when he takes on Nigerian-Brit, Henry Akinwande, in the late Summer or early Fall. The newspaper is quoting Akinwande as saying that the details of the bout have been “finalized” and that the fight will happen.
* European Jr. Welterweight champ, Paul McCloskey, retained his belt by stopping Italian veteran, Giuseppe Lauri, via 11th round KO in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
* The WBC will show a free, live webcast of the Marco Antonio Rubio-Samuel Miller contest later on tonight. The webcast will begin at 10:30 pm Central Time and can be accessed here: WBCBoxing.tv. The stream is viewable in all countries, except Mexico, where the card will be aired on free TV.
* Brandon Rios vs. Anthony Peterson has been pegged for the opening spot on HBO’s July 24th edition of Boxing After Dark. The main event will be Yuriorkis Gamboa vs. the awesome TBA.
* Former Lightweight champ, Philip Holiday, captured the vacant Australian Jr. Middleweight title by beating Jason Kanofski via split decision in Brisbane. Holiday is now 1-1 in his comeback after having been stopped in 11 rounds back in March. Holiday is best known for providing Shane Mosley with his first world title belt in 1997.
* Nick Runningbear, who will be taking on Glen Tapia on the Calderon-Iribe undercard is a bonafide relative of the legendary Native American figure, Sitting Bull.
*There’s still plenty of good fun to be had at the 21st Annual Hall of Fame Weekend at the International Boxing Hall of Fame: 315-697-7095. Stop on by if you’re around Canastota, NY. Support the sport by supporting it’s heroes.
Sundays are “Grind Free,” so…we’ll get our grind on Monday…