In an interview by Greg Leon, Bob Arum stated that Manny Pacquiao is definitely fighting again this year. If he loses the election, it will likely be in September, while if he wins the election, it will likely be in November. Arum also mentions that he doesn't know what's going on with Edwin Valero outside of published reports, and that he might float the idea of a Pavlik-Margarito fight in the future.
Due to an undisclosed injury to Marcos Maidana, his title shot against Timothy Bradley has been postponed from its original June 19 date. No word on when it might be rescheduled other than that the promoters are looking at a July date, but presumably it would need to be fit into HBO's schedule.
Tonight at 10 p.m., HBO will be airing a piece on Real Sports regarding the controversial deaths of Arturo Gatti, Alexis Arguello and Vernon Forrest. In other news, white people love Wayne Brady because he makes Bryant Gumbel look like Malcolm X.
Troubled Irish fighter and long-time Commonwealth light welterweight titlist Eamonn Magee is in hot water once again. This time, he was arrested for threatening to kill his ex-wife and another ex-girlfriend. In the past couple years, he's been charged with harrassment multiple times, smashing up a car, stealing, and headbutting a man in a bar fight. While he never officially retired, I think it's safe to say his career is effectively over.
Shiro Kameda, father of Koki, Daiki and Tomoki Kameda and owner of a gym in Japan, has had his licenses revoked indefinitely. The most recent incident stemmed from making threats against the WBC and the JBC after his son's loss to Pongsaklek Wonjongkam. It was the first fight he had been allowed back in his son's corner after serving a two-year suspension for instructing Daiki to intentionally foul Daisuke Naito.
Eloy Perez, who recently signed a promotional deal with Golden Boy, will face Gilberto Sanchez Leon on the undercard of Mayweather-Mosley. No word on whether this will be the fourth televised bout. Perez, 15-0-2, has fought on a number of Fight Night Club cards, and is one of Shane Mosley's sparring partners for this camp. Leon is 21-6-2, but is ranked by some sanctioning bodies after defeating Carlos Yanez.
For those not familar with the Prizefighter format, it has an eight fighter single-elimination tournament with three round fights where the fighters face each other back to back to back. The winner usually gets a shot at the Commonwealth title. The participants include Herbie Hide, Darren Corbett, John Anthony, Wayne Brooks, Jon-Lewis Dickinson, Zahid Kahut, Mark Krence and Leon Williams. Most of these guys are pretty inexperienced, and Hide has to be the heavy, heavy favorite. However, considering Hide's chin, as well as the fact that this tournament setup rewards aggression, anything is possible.
Zab Judah's next bout might be against undefeated welterweight prospect Vitaliy Demyanenko. Demyanenko is ranked by three of the four santioning bodies, so this could be a good way to move up the rankings, although I'm not quite sure how the fight financially makes sense. If Judah were to fight and defeat Demyanenko, by default, it would be his best win since 2005.