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Monday Evening Notes: Miranda potentially in trouble

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A suspicious substance from Edison Miranda's corner was confiscated by the California State Athletic Commission after his loss Saturday to Andre Ward. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
A suspicious substance from Edison Miranda's corner was confiscated by the California State Athletic Commission after his loss Saturday to Andre Ward. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

The California State Athletic Commission confiscated a suspicious substance from Edison Miranda's corner on Saturday, and there is a chance the Colombian fighter could be in some measure of trouble. It would seem to me that it most likely was something perfectly legal, but you never know, I guess. There are a million stories of illegal substances being used in fights.

The Tim Sylvia-Ray Mercer fight that was originally going to take place May 30 before being declined by New Jersey's SAC and was then moved to June 13 in Alabama will now take place on June 19 in Alabama, at least until they have some other setback. This whole thing is an atrocity. The building they're holding this fight in fits 17,000 people apparently. What's your gate guess? 800? 1,000?

In far more exciting fight news, the Adrian Diaconu-Jean Pascal WBC light heavyweight title fight has been picked up by Versus. That fight will also take place on June 19, and will air live at 9pm ET. Troy Ross will also be featured on the show, though his fight with Ola Afolabi has been pulled.

63-year old Ken Buchanan is considering a comeback in "white collar boxing," which is unsanctioned but legal. Why? He needs the money and has no idea how to make it other than in the ring.