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Abraham Han-Marco Reyes on Golovkin-Rubio card

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Middleweight Abraham Han will pursue his fourth straight victory against Marco Reyes on the Oct. 18 undercard of WBA 160-pound beltholder Gennady Golovkin’s defense against Marco Antonio Rubio at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., according to a release on Thursday.

Co-managed by Louie Burke and Bob Spagnola, Han (22-1, 14 knockouts), 29, lost by eighth round knockout to Glen Tapia in July 2013 but is coming off a second-round stoppage of Juan Carlos Candelo in April.



Reyes (32-1, 24 KOs), 26, is riding a 19-fight winning streak that includes 13 knockouts, having lost for the only time to Amilcar Edgardo Funes Melian by unanimous decision in January 2010. In his last fight in June, Han unanimously decisioned Octavio Castro.

In other key bouts on the Golovkin-Rubio card, featherweight contender Nicholas Walters will face three-division titleholder Nonito Donaire in a clash between THE RING’s No. 3 and 4-rated 126-pounders for Donaire’s WBA title and Edwin Rodriguez will end a near one-year ring absence in a light heavyweight bout against Azea Augustama, a winner of eight consecutive bouts, three by knockout.

Han-Reyes will open an HBO Latino broadcast that will feature Rodriguez-Augustama and begin at 12:45 a.m. ET/PT following the 10 p.m. ET/PT HBO telecast of Donaire-Walters and Golovkin-Rubio.

 

ANDRE DIRRELL-NICK BRINSON ADDED TO SAM SOLIMAN-JERMAIN TAYLOR CARD

Super middleweight Andre Dirrell (22-1, 15 KOs) will face Nick Brinson (16-2-2, 6 KOs) in support of the Oct. 8 main event between IBF middleweight titleholder Sam Soliman and former undisputed champ Jermain Taylor at Beau Rivage waterfront resort in Biloxi, Miss., according to matchmaker John Beninati.

A 2004 Olympic bronze medalist, Andre Dirrell, 31, is the older brother of WBC 168-pound titlist Anthony Dirrell. Andre Dirrell is coming of last month’s fifth round stoppage of Vladine Biosse, ending an 18-month ring absence. In his previous bout in February 2013, Dirrell scored a unanimous decision over Michael Gbenga.

Brinson, 27, was last in the ring for a unanimous decision loss to Dominic Wade in June, ending his unbeaten streak of 9-0-1 with one knockout. Brinson’s previous loss was by seventh round knockout to Lennox Allen in November 2010.

 

LUIS CARLOS ABREGU-SADAM ALI BOUT OFFICIAL

Tim Bradley and Luis Carlos Abregu were undefeated in July 2010 when Bradley defeated Abregu in the former’s welterweight debut by a near-shutout unanimous decision.

Abregu (36-1, 29 KOs) has been on a tear since that loss.

Abregu, 30, has reeled off seven straight victories, six by stoppage, heading into a Nov. 8 bout against Sadam Ali (20-0, 12 KOs) that will support the Bernard Hopkins-Sergey Kovalev light heavyweight title unification bout at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.

Top Rank Promotions CEO Bob Arum informed RingTV.com of the fight’s possibility on Tuesday and the deal has since been completed, according to Top Rank Vice President Carl Moretti. Abregu-Ali represents a corroboration with Golden Boy, which handles Hopkins and Ali.

Arum said an original goal was to land Abregu-Ali on the Dec. 13 card headlined by a welterweight fight featuring two-division titlist Bradley against Diego Chaves, which has been approved by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. Moretti said the deal for Bradley-Chaves is not yet completed.

Abregu ended a near one-year ring absence with an eighth round TKO of previously unbeaten Jean Carlos Prada in April before his hometown fans in Argentina. Having been out of action since April 27 of last year because of a right hand injury, Abregu broke Prada’s streak of four consecutive stoppage wins.

Ali (20-0, 12 KOs), 26, was last in action for last month’s split decision victory over Jeremy Bryan, whom he floored in the ninth round at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

 

CHRIS ALGIERI TO BE HONORED BY ALMA MATER STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY ON SATURDAY

WBO junior welterweight beltholder Chris Algieri, who will challenge WBO welterweight counterpart Manny Pacquiao on Nov. 22 in Macao, China, will be honored on Saturday at Stony Brook University, in Stony Brook, N.Y., according to a release.

Algieri, 30, graduated with honors in 2007 from Stony Brook with a Bachelors degree of science in Health Care Management and later earned a Masters degree in Clinical Nutrition from New York Institute of Technology.

Stony Brook will host Algieri (20-0, 8 KOs) as the Alumni Fan of the Game on “Chris Algieri Day” at Saturday’s annual Wolfstock Homecoming celebration, presenting Algieri with a proclamation from Suffolk County Supervisor Steven Bellone before an anticipated crowd of 11,000.

“This is an incredible honor. Stony Brook has played such an important part in my life personally and professionally,” said Algieri, who rose from three first round knockdowns to dethrone Ruslan Provodnikov for his belt by split decision in June. “I am confident my Seawolves can do to William & Mary on Saturday what I did to Ruslan Provodnikov last June and pull off a big win.”

 

DANNY O’CONNOR, SHARIF BOGERE IN SEPARATE BOUTS ON OCT. 30 GOLDEN BOY SHOW

Junior welterweight Danny O’Connor (23-2, 7 KOs) will end an over one-year ring absence against Andrew Farmer (18-2, 7 KOs) on Oct. 30 at the Plymouth Memorial Hall in Plymouth, Mass on a “Golden Boy Live!” show on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes, Golden Boy announced on Friday.

In co-main event, lightweight contender Sharif Bogere (25-1, 17 KOs) will face Aaron Melgarejo (17-7-1, 6 KOs) and middleweight Jason Quigley will fight Serge Cadeus.

In another bout, middleweight Mark DeLuca will face an opponent to be determined.

“The greater Boston area is proving to be one of our favorite stops as we bring ‘Golden Boy Live!’ around the country and the fans here are loud, energetic and diehard,” said Oscar De La Hoya, president of Golden Boy Promotions, “everything we want to see and hear when we come to town. O’Connor vs. Farmer was a main event everyone wanted to see when it was first scheduled in March and we made every effort to make sure the fans get what they want. This will be a good one.”

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