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* Sources close to Top Rank are saying that Nonito Donaire, who has tried to jump ship to Golden Boy, has decided to re-sign with Bob Arum’s promotional outfit, likely for a three-year deal.
* Boxingscene.com reported that a September 3 fight between IBF welterweight titlist, Jan Zaveck and former WBC champ, Andre Berto is being seriously discussed.
* Alexander Povetkin vs. Ruslan Chagaev for the WBA “regular” world heavyweight title belt is currently being negotiated.
* According to Golden Boy CEO, Richard Schaefer, Floyd Mayweather has expressed serious interest in fighting Amir Khan.
* Amir Khan is also reportedly considering a bout with Erik Morales in the UK after his upcoming July 23 contest with Zab Judah.
* A Yuriorkis Gamboa – Daniel Ponce de Leon bout is being explored. Gamboa has an open date in Atlantic City for September 10.
* As reported by various sources, Devon Alexander is likely to move up to welterweight. Paulie Malignaggi is an early candidate for Alexander’s 147 lb. debut.
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