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Notes: Pulev-Chisora eliminator finds U.S. TV home

Heavyweight Dereck Chisora faces fellow former world title challenger Kubrat Pulev on Saturday in Hamburg, Germany. Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

A few notes from around the boxing world:

• Cable network AWE announced that it has picked up American coverage of the heavyweight title eliminator between former title challengers Kubrat Pulev (22-1, 12 KOs), of Bulgaria, and England's Dereck Chisora (25-5, 17 KOs), who meet Saturday in Hamburg, Germany. AWE will pair coverage of the fight with that of lightweight titleholder Anthony Crolla's defense against interim titlist Ismael Barroso from Manchester, England. The broadcast begins at 2:30 p.m. ET.

• There has been some confusion regarding the IBF’s heavyweight mandatory situation but Lindsey Tucker explained it to ESPN.com on Monday. Joseph Parker and Carlos Takam meet May 21 in Auckland, New Zealand, Parker’s home turf, and the winner will become the mandatory challenger for the winner of the fight between titleholder Anthony Joshua and Dominic Breazeale, who meet June 25 in London. The winner of the voluntary eliminator between Pulev and Chisora will earn the No. 2 ranking in the IBF and will have to fight a final eliminator against the leading available contender to become the next mandatory once the dust clears from Joshua-Breazeale and Parker-Takam.

• Richard Maynard, one of the top media relations people in the boxing business, is branching out on his own after 17 years of serving as Hall of Fame promoter Frank Warren’s press officer and working on numerous big fights and with dozens of star fighters. Maynard's last day with Warren is Tuesday but he said he plans to remain in the business, having founded Maynard Communications. He said he will continue to work with boxers and soccer clients, among others. "I'm really excited with this new venture and turning point in my life as it has been an ambition of mine for a long time and I'm looking forward to the challenges ahead," Maynard said.