Mandatory Eight Count: Anthony Mundine Is the New Russell Crowe

Miguel Cotto will be back in March. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Cotto, Juanma Head To Cali To Discuss March Returns (
Miguel Cotto is headed out to Anaheim for tomorrow's Top Rank PPV, where he'll meet with Bob Arum to talk about a March return. The biggest fight on the table is a shot at middleweight world champion Sergio Martinez at a 155-pound catchweight. Juan Manuel Lopez will also meet with Arum to talk about a return in March in Puerto Rico. Cotto and Lopez won't be on the same card in March no matter what happens, because those are two TV dates they can sell.

Boxing Hall of Fame to announce inductees Tuesday (Utica Observer-Dispatch)
1pm EST on Tuesday, to be exact. We'll be around to let you know who got in.

Nonito Donaire, Humberto Soto need wins now for future's sake (USA Today)
USA Today reckons that because Chavez-Gomez was dropped, and then Chavez-Wolak was dropped, the new main event Saturday is the eight rounder between Wolak and Jose Pinzon.

Henrietta King, wife of Don King, dies after lengthy illness (ESPN)
Don King's wife Henrietta passed away at the age of 87. She was married to Don for about 50 years. Our condolences to Don and his family.

Not Exactly Shangri-La: Bradley & Alexander Meet at the Silverdome (The Cruelest Sport)
When it comes to boxing economics, I think our friend Carlos Acevedo of The Cruelest Sport does about as good a job as you can in explaining exactly why things are screwy, and this piece on Bradley-Alexander at the f-ing Silverdome in Pontiac, Mich., is a good one. I would only add that the 93,173 number for WrestleMania III is fudged; it was something around 78,000 in reality.

Choc to do a Rusty and move to US (Sydney Morning Herald)
Anthony Mundine says he's going to move to the U.S. at the advice of pal Russell Crowe, who moved to the U.S. in search of bigger acting roles. Do note that Anthony Mundine says a lot of things, and if he winds up living and fighting in Miami, he'll probably just fight Jesse Nicklow or Bronco McKart or Marcus Upshaw anyway.

Christy Martin leaving husband for woman at time of attack (Orlando Sentinel)
Jim Martin, who allegedly shot and stabbed his wife, famous female boxer Christy Martin, apparently committed the heinous act after being told she was leaving him for a woman. Jim Martin was arrested Tuesday, and has been charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery with a weapon.

Mormeck edges Ibragimov in Paris (Yahoo! Eurosport)
Former cruiserweight champion Jean Marc Mormeck continues his heavyweight climb at age 38 with a win over Timur Ibragimov in Paris. Scores were fairly close (116-111, 116-112, 113-115) for the split decision, but this one isn't being reported anywhere as a robbery like Mormeck's win over Fres Oquendo. The victory also gives Mormeck the WBA international heavyweight title, so I suspect David Haye will probably rematch Mormeck sometime in 2011 while claiming the Klitschkos want nothing to do with him.

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