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

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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