A few notes from around the boxing world:
Light heavyweight contender Sullivan Barrera (17-1, 12 KOs), 34, who lost a lopsided decision to Andre Ward on March 26, has returned to training and is looking for another fight. But he said he has parted ways with trainer Abel Sanchez. Barrera will instead be trained by Derik Santos, who also works as an assistant trainer on several fighters who are trained by John David Jackson. “I took a couple weeks off after the Ward fight, but now I am back at it and ready for the next challenge. I made some mistakes in the Ward fight, and we are working on correcting them," Barrera said. “I want to thank Abel for all that he has done for me. I just feel at this point in time Derik is a better fit for me.” Barrera said one for the reasons for the change was Santos’ gym is in Boca Raton, Florida, near Barrera’s home in Miami.
When Edner Cherry (34-7-2, 19 KOs), a Bahamas native based in Wauchula, Florida, challenged junior lightweight world titleholder Jose Pedraza in October he lost a split decision many thought he won. Cherry said he learned his lesson in the fight that he will carry into a lightweight bout against Haskell Lydell Rhodes (23-1-1, 11 KOs), of Las Vegas, in the main event of a Premier Boxing Champions card on June 28 (Fox Sports 1/Fox Deportes) in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. "I know Rhodes is a good fighter, and I am preparing for a tough fight," Cherry said. "I am still pushing towards a world title. I learned that when you fight for a title, you have to knock out the champ. I'm not giving up. I'm still here and think this will be a great fight.”
When last seen in the ring Thomas Dulorme (22-2, 14 KOs), 26, of Puerto Rico, got knocked out by Terence Crawford in the sixth round fighting for a vacant junior welterweight world title in April 2015. After 14 months out of the ring, Dulorme will return to action on June 18 in Albacete, Spain. Dulorme will face Jesus Gurrola (22-8-3, 10 KOs), 28, of Mexico, in an eight-round welterweight bout.