Heavyweight contenders Bermane Stiverne and Cristobal Arreola will meet in a rematch for the world title vacated on Monday by Vitali Klitschko, who resigned the belt after nine defenses in order to focus on his political career in Ukraine.
Junior lightweight titlist Miguel Angel "Mikey" Garcia will make his first defense against Juan Carlos Burgos on Jan. 25 at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum told ESPN.com on Friday.
Former lightweight titlist Brandon Rios, who agreed to random drug testing by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association for his Nov. 23 welterweight showdown with Manny Pacquiao in Macau, failed his postfight drug test.
Adrien Broner says his welterweight title defense on Saturday is his biggest fight yet, but that hasn't kept him from predicting a knockout win against Marcos Maidana: "I'm going to stop this guy," Broner said.
Keith Thurman and Jesus Soto Karass are on-the-upswing welterweights who are drawing nearer to the big fights they crave. On Saturday in San Antonio, they square off to determine who takes that next step.