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Malignaggi vs Judah: Trout vs Lara, Bika vs Dirrell added to SHO broadcast

It looks like we'll have a tripleheader from Showtime on December 7, with Paulie Malignaggi facing Zab Judah in the main event.

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer has told Fight Hype that the Malignaggi-Judah fight for December 7 on Showtime has been finalized, and that there are two undercard bouts set for the TV broadcast.

In one fight, we'll see Austin Trout face Erislandy Lara in a matchup of 154-pound contenders, which had been rumored for September 14 but didn't come through. Trout (26-1, 14 KO) lost his WBA "regular" title to Canelo Alvarez on April 20 in San Antonio in his last fight, but that came after a win over Miguel Cotto in December 2012.

Lara (18-1-2, 12 KO) last fought on June 8, stopping Alfredo Angulo in the 10th round. That's been his only fight in 2013. In 2012, he went 2-0-1, beating Ronald Hearns and Freddy Hernandez easily before going to a dull technical draw with Vanes Martirosyan.

Also on the show, Sakio Bika will defend the WBC super middleweight title against Anthony Dirrell. Bika (32-5-2, 21 KO) won the belt on June 22, beating Marco Antonio Periban for the vacant championship, which had been stripped from Andre Ward. Dirrell (26-0, 22 KO) easily stopped Anthony Hanshaw in July in his last fight.

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