Mandatory Eight Count: Valuev Mulling His Future

Freddie Roach can't quite figure out how he feels about Antonio Margarito. Neither can a lot of people. (Photo by John Gichigi/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Toney far from first MMA crossover (Yahoo! Sports)
Dave Meltzer looks back on some other boxers who tried out MMA.

Huck vs Lebedev Could Lead off Cruiserweight Super Six (BoxingScene.com)
A potentially thunderous meeting between Marco Huck and Denis Lebedev could be the first fight of Sauerland Event's close-to-finalized Cruiserweight Super Six tournament. Huck (30-1, 22 KO) blasted out Matt Godfrey in five rounds this past Saturday, and Lebedev (21-0, 16 KO) scored a Knockout of the Year contender in July against Alexander Alexeev in a WBO eliminator, which made him Huck's mandatory. Sauerland is targeting 12/4 and 12/18 as dates for a Huck-Lebedev.

Roach Is Not a Fan of Margarito, But Was Ready to Train and Defend Him (FightHype)
Like many in boxing, Freddie Roach can't quite keep his own story straight on how he really feels about boxing. Last year, you probably recall there being reports of Roach possibly training Margarito. Now he's saying Margarito should be banned for life. But anyway, he'll lead his prize charge, Manny Pacquiao, into a November 13 fight with Margarito, because that's what Top Rank wants.

Boxer Valuev out for six months with injury (AFP)
Those who were anxiously awaiting the next exciting fight for 37-year-old Nikolai Valuev will have to wait a little longer. The 7-footer is out for at least six months for hand surgery, and is contemplating retirement. Valuev did not fight this year, spending most of it wrangling for a bout with Vitali Klitschko, which eventually he wanted to take, and then his co-promoter Don King negotiated their way out of the deal.

Giovanni Segura: Javier Capetillo 'Has Never Wrapped My Hands' (FanHouse)
Just in case you can't get enough of wraps, Javier Capetillo, and The Days of Margarito's Life.

Get write on it and help Chunky (The Sun)
James DeGale wants a new motto for a t-shirt or something. I don't know. I just know I love The Sun's deliciously heinous headlines.

Tszyu says son will go pro (Northern Times)
Tim Tszyu, son of the great Kostya Tszyu, will turn pro without a major amateur run. His dad says he'll "mentor and definitely manage" the younger Tszyu. Tim will defend his Golden Gloves title this weekend. He's 15-0 as an amateur. Last year he had only six months experience before he won the tournament. Tim is just 15 years old right now, so it'll be a while before he makes any serious waves.

Curtis Stevens: Manny Pacquiao Would Beat Floyd Mayweather (Opposing Views)
Just in case you were wondering what Curtis Stevens thinks.

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