Former WBA flyweight champion Hernan “Tyson” Marquez has a date and place for his ring return. It will be on Friday, April 19 at the Gimnasio del Estado de Hermosillo. Marquez (34-3, 25 KOs) has been preparing for more than six weeks, working with trainer Edgar Lucero. Still no opponent selected.
According to ESPN, Arndre Dirrell has pulled out of his scheduled April 12 fight against Ossie Duran in Shelton, Washington.
The opponent for George Groves on Saturday is Baker Barakat (37-13-4, 25 KOs). Barakat holds a win over former world title challenger Khoren Gevor. He also fought 24 times in 2011.