Jean Marc Mormeck says that he's come to an agreement for his next bout, which would be against Tomasz Adamek, likely in October. The fight could end up on U.S. soil, if it's not just hot air. Polish news sources haven't picked up on it yet, so it may just be Mormeck talking big as usual.
Now it's all but official. Some votes are still rolling in and thus it's not been officially announced by the government, but there aren't enough votes left to be counted for the runner up to catch him.
The fight will take place on May 29. I'm not sure this is the result Don King was expecting when he paid $150,000 to win the purse bid for the bout. Moses beat Yusuke Kobori for the title over a year ago, but Juan Manuel Marquez holds the "super" strap. Acosta earned his shot by defeating Urbano Antillon.
FNR4's token Finn came back with a fourth round knockout over Argentine Dario Matorrasin. In his previous fight, Asikainen was upset when he was knocked out by Matthew Macklin in the first round.
Griffin is hoping to earn his 50th career win on May 29th in a bout against Ross Thompson in Hammond, Indiana. Griffin briefly held a title when he defeated Roy Jones Jr. in 1997, and he also holds a wide decision victory over James Toney. Since then, he's fought many of the best at light heavyweight, but has generally come up short. Here's wishing you luck in your post-boxing career.
With Nick Charles stepping down to fight cancer, Curt Menefee will join Steve Farhood and Antonio Tarver on Shobox telecasts for the rest of the year. In addition, Showtime will start broadcasting the show in high definition.
The undefeated prospect was supposed to fight on this weekend's Dzinziruk-Dawson undercard, but has pulled out after being arrested for domestic violence. No word on what fight will take its spot on the televised undercard, but Lateef Kayode vs. Jose Luis Herrera is probably a pretty safe bet for that.
At UFC 113, after Paul Daley was defeated by Josh Koscheck, he sucker punched Koscheck after the final bell and has been kicked out of UFC. For his actions, he's likely facing a long suspension in MMA as well. According to reports, a "championship boxing stable" has offered Daley a spot to train if he wants to convert to boxing.