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Canelo Alvarez’s contract trial moved to June; Gilberto Ramirez to return

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The ongoing litigation between Golden Boy Promotions and All Star Boxing over the contract of former junior middleweight titlist Canelo Alvarez has been moved to June, according to Golden Boy attorney Judd Burstein.

The trial was originally scheduled to begin last week in the Dade County circuit court in Florida.



“It was put off because All Star Boxing’s damages expert became unavailable due to a family problem and the court granted All Star more time to bring its new expert up to speed,” said Burstein, who was reached on Thursday.

All Star Boxing filed a suit claiming Golden Boy interfered with its contract with Alvarez, which All Star CEO Tutico Zabala contends was signed in January 2010 and is still is in effect. Golden Boy, according to Burstein, argues that Alvarez’s contract “was secured by fraud” and therefore “is an unenforceable agreement.”

In the meantime, Golden Boy and Top Rank Promotions are in negotiations for Alvarez to face RING middleweight champion Miguel Cotto on May 2. Alvarez has agreed to terms for the fight, according to Golden Boy President Oscar De La Hoya.

“Both sides agreed that the trial should go forward after Canelo’s next bout so that there would be no interruption of his training,” said Burstein. “We’ve agreed to move it to June but we don’t have a set date yet. That’s subject to what the court wants.”

 

GILBERTO RAMIREZ TO FACE MAXIM VLASOV ON MIKE ALVARADO-BRANDON RIOS III CARD

Super middleweight Gilberto Ramirez (30-0, 24 KOs), the self-proclaimed “next big thing” to come out of Mexico, will return to action against Russia’s Maxim Vlasov (30-1, 15 KOs) on the Jan. 24 Mike Alvarado-Brandon Rios III card in Bloomfield, Colorado, according to an ESPN.com report.

Ramirez is coming off an eighth-round technical knockout of Fulgencio Zuniga last month, his fourth consecutive KO.

Vlasov, 28, has won 11 consecutive fights, five by knockout. He’s coming off a seventh-round knockout of Ruben Eduardo Acosta in July.

Alvarado (34-3, 23 KOs) and Rios (32-2-1, 23 KOs) have split their prior bouts as junior welterweights.

 

HBO TO REPLAY MAJOR FIGHTS FROM 2014 OVER FOUR DAYS STARTING ON DEC. 27

HBO will replay eight of its premier fights over the course of four days starting on Dec. 27, highlighting victories by Sergey Kovalev, Gennady Golovkin, Manny Pacquiao, Wladimir Klitschko, Juan Manuel Marquez and Terence Crawford.

The following is the line-up of fights with times listed. All times are ET/PT.

Saturday, Dec. 27 at 11:30 p.m.: Gennady Golovkin TKO 3 Daniel Geale; Gennady Golovkin KO 2 Marco Antonio Rubio; Manny Pacquiao UD 12 Timothy Bradley Jr. II

Sunday, Dec. 28 at 12:00 a.m.: Sergey Kovalev UD 12 Bernard Hopkins

Monday, Dec. 29 at 11:30 p.m.: Miguel Cotto TKO 10 Sergio Martinez; Terence Crawford TKO 9 Yuriorkis Gamboa

Tuesday, Dec. 30 at 11:30 p.m.: Juan Manuel Marquez UD 12 Mike Alvarado; Wladimir Klitschko KO 5 Kubrat Pulev

 

BRAZILIAN EVERTON LOPES SIGNS WITH SHEER SPORTS MANAGEMENT

Everton Lopes, a two-time Brazilian Olympian, has signed with Los Angeles-based Sheer Sports Management and will soon make his professional debut as a 135-pounder under the Golden Boy banner, according to a release.

Lopes, 26, is a former world amateur champ. He also won gold at the 2013 Pan Am Games and participated in the 2008 and 2012 Olympics. Lopes went 240-10 as an amateur.