A few notes from around the boxing world:
• Top Rank will showcase several of its prospects on its Feb. 27 card at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York, led by Philadelphia super middleweight prospect Jesse Hart (19-0, 16 KOs), who will face an opponent to be determined in a 10-round bout on the Terence Crawford-Hank Lundy undercard. Junior welterweight Michael Reed (17-0, 10 KOs), of Waldorf, Maryland, will also be on the card, taking on Mexico's Marco Antonio Lopez (24-8, 15 KOs) in an eight-rounder. Hard-hitting junior welterweight Julian Rodriguez (11-0, 9 KOs), of Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey, will face King Daluz (12-2-2, 2 KOs), of Spain, in an eight-rounder.
• Plans for a featherweight elimination bout between Jonathan Barros and Eric Hunter, initially scheduled to take place on Saturday in Barros' home country of Argentina, to determine the mandatory challenger for titleholder Lee Selby (22-1, 8 KOs), of Wales, were called off when the bout was not finalized and Barros took another fight. According to the IBF, when that happened it ordered Selby to proceed to a mandatory defense against Philadelphia's Hunter (21-3, 11 KOs), which the sides are negotiating.
• The Feb. 19 edition of Showtime's "ShoBox: The New Generation" will be a quadrupleheader from the Adrian Phillips Ballroom at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The card will be headlined by junior featherweight Adam Lopez (14-0, 7 KOs) taking on Mario Munoz (16-0-1, 10 KOs) in a 10-round bout with three scheduled eight-rounders: super middleweight Ronald Ellis (12-0, 10 KOs) versus Jerry Odom (13-2, 12 KOs), welterweight Keenan Smith (9-0, 3 KOs) against Wellington Romero (9-0-1, 4 KOs) and junior lightweight O'Shanique Foster (8-1, 5 KOs) vs. Lavisas Williams (8-0-1, 3 KOs).
• Promoter Sampson Lewkowicz announced that he has signed Puerto Rico-born, Dominican junior lightweight Abraham Nova, 21, a top 141-pound amateur (reportedly 167-11 with 60 KOs) who will move down in weight as a pro, and featherweight Mario Munoz (16-0-1, 10 KOs), 25, of Mexico. Nova will turn pro in February. "As an amateur, I didn't like to cut weight and chose to fight at a higher weight class," said Nova, who will train in Boston. "As a professional, everyone cuts, so I will have to. I'm naturally 130 pounds." Munoz will have his first fight under Lewkowicz Feb. 19 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, when he faces Adam Lopez (14-0, 7 KOs) on Showtime's "ShoBox."