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Evening Boxing Notes: GGG-Monroe officials, Uchiyama to have surgery, Price coming home

Takashi Uchiyama will be having surgery, the GGG-Monroe fight features all veteran officials, and David Price is coming back to Liverpool.

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WBA super featherweight champion Takashi Uchiyama will be out of action for a bit, as he's going to have surgery on his elbow at the end of the month, which nixes any immediate plans for a rematch with WBC titleholder Takashi Miura.

Uchiyama (23-0-1, 19 KO) beat Jomthong Chuwattana on May 6, knocking out the Thai fighter in the second round. He's expected to be able to return to action by the end of 2015.

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It will be an all-veteran crew tomorrow night at The Forum for the Golovkin-Monroe fight, with Jack Reiss as the referee, and judges Adelaide Byrd, Steve Weisfeld, and Pat Russell scoring the WBA middleweight title fight.

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Heavyweight David Price, who has won four straight rehab bouts in Germany and Denmark, will return to Liverpool on June 26, as part of a card that will also feature Tony Bellew. Both are awaiting opponents to be named. Also on the bill, Rocky Fielding will face Bryan Vera in a super middleweight fight, and in another 168-pound clash, Callum Smith will take on Christopher Rebrasse.

"This homecoming means a lot to me," said Price. "I'm buzzing to be back in Liverpool and back fighting at the Echo Arena. It's been longer than I had anticipated, but it will be well worth the wait to be part of such a big night of boxing for the city."

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Welterweight Chris van Heerden improved to 23-1-1 (12 KO) with a fourth round stoppage of Ramon Ayala (23-4-1, 11 KO) at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood on Thursday night. Ayala hadn't fought since 2012, when he was knocked out in two rounds by Omar Figueroa at lightweight.

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Mitt Romney is fighting Evander Holyfield in a charity boxing thingamajig tonight in Utah, which is expected to raise $1 million for Charity Vision. Holyfield, 52, weighed in at 236 pounds, while Romney, 68, was a fit and ready 179.

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