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PPV News: Mosley-Mayweather, Latin Fury 14 + 15, Wilfredo Vazquez Jr., Holyfield-Botha

Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. returns on May 29.
Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. returns on May 29.
Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

There are some interesting and not-so-interesting smaller PPV shows on the horizon, with cards filling out, and one major card that isn't much filling out at all. Let's start with the latter.

All cards are subject to change, of course.

May 1: Mosley-Mayweather

This pay-per-view is a major event, obviously, and is less than four weeks away now. As for an undercard, there isn't one yet. The only thing anyone seems to know is that Saul Alvarez is on it, but not who he's fighting. Matthew Hatton was an option before, but I highly doubt Hatton Promotions is going to send him out again on what would be short notice, plus he just won the European welterweight title belt, which means his earning potential in the UK just went up. He would almost surely lose to Alvarez, and probably not in a competitive fashion, either. So I'm guessing you can count that out. Most likely, Alvarez will face a journeyman and look "impressive."

There was some talk of Danny Jacobs fighting on the show, which may still happen, given the level and type of fights we're likely to see now. There had earlier been talk of Joan Guzman-Joel Casamayor, but obviously that's not happening.

May 8: Latin Fury 14

This show will be headlined by the return of Antonio Margarito, who faces Roberto Garcia. The WBC has even put one of their "regional" junior middleweight titles on the line for that. The undercard, unfortunately, is actually pretty attractive. I say "unfortunately" because a lot of hardcore boxing fans have made it clear that they'll refuse to pay for a Margarito fight.

On that undercard, Jorge Solis (38-2-2, 28 KO) will defend his interim 130-pound title against Mario Santiago (21-2-1, 14 KO), who has been in the featherweight mix. Also, unbeaten Brandon Rios (24-0-1, 18 KO) takes on his stiffest test against Urbano Antillon (27-1, 20 KO) at lightweight. That's a big fight for both -- a win for either puts them right in the hunt at 135.

Those are two fights I have real interest in. Too bad Margacheato is headlining.

April 10: Holyfield-Botha

This Saturday in Vegas, 47-year-old Evander Holyfield and 41-year-old Francois Botha will tangle for...something. Money, really. And whatever the WBF is, their belt is on the line, which means they've got a 12-round schedule. There's no undercard as of right now, so don't expect anything.

May 29: Vazquez-Bedak and Martinez-Munguia

Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. will make his first defense of the WBO junior featherweight title he impressively won against Marvin Sonsona, taking on Zsolt Bedak, a Hungarian based in Germany. Bedak (15-0, 5 KO) turned pro in 2006 and last fought in December. He beat Abner Mares in the 2004 Olympics at bantamweight. Also on the card will be Roman Martinez defending his 130-pound belt against 30-year-old Nicaraguan Gonzalo Munguia (17-6-3, 13 KO). The Arroyo brothers (McJoe and McWilliams) will also be in action again.

June 26: Latin Fury 15

The Chavez-Duddy show is supposedly also going to feature a bantamweight fight between Jorge Arce and Eric Morel.

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