Notes: Roc Nation tripleheader set for HBO Latino

Former junior featherweight titlist Wilfredo Vazquez Jr., right, will take on Rafael Rivera on Dec. 5. Ed Mulholland/Getty Images

A few notes from around the boxing world:

• Roc Nation Sports is putting on a tripleheader on HBO Latino on Dec. 5 at the Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida, an Orlando suburb, HBO and Roc Nation Sports told ESPN.com. In the main event, Puerto Rico’s Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. (24-5-1, 19 KOs), a former junior featherweight titlist coming off a June decision loss, will take on Mexico’s Rafael Rivera (20-0-2, 14 KOs), in a featherweight bout. Also on the card, Washington, D.C., welterweight prospect Dusty Hernandez Harrison (28-0, 15 KOs) will face an opponent to be determined, and Colombian light heavyweight Alexander Brand (24-1, 19 KOs), who lost out on facing Andre Ward on the Miguel Cotto-Canelo Alvarez HBO PPV card next week because of Ward’s knee injury, will face Houston-based Russian Medzhid Bektemirov (16-0, 12 KOs).

• Mexican junior welterweights Pedro Campa (18-0, 14 KOs) and Aaron Herrera (29-3-1, 18 KOs) are penciled in to headline the HBO Latino card in Glendale, California, on Dec. 19, Top Rank vice president Carl Moretti told ESPN.com. Moretti said he was waiting for the final word from Zanfer Promotions’ Fernando Beltran, who is working with Top Rank on the event. In the other bouts on the tripleheader, Sullivan Barrera (16-0, 11 KOs) and Karo Murat (27-2-1, 17 KOs) will meet in a light heavyweight title elimination bout for the right to become one of unified titleholder Sergey Kovalev’s mandatory challengers, and up-and-coming middleweight Arif Magomedov (16-0, 9 KOs) will face an opponent to be determined.

• Promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Boxing and Sky Sports announced that the Anthony Joshua-Dillian Whyte heavyweight fight for the British and Commonwealth titles on Dec. 12 at the O2 Arena in London will be on Sky Sports Box Office -- Sky’s pay-per-view platform -- in the United Kingdom. The PPV will also include Chris Eubank Jr.-Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan in a middleweight title eliminator, a cruiserweight fight between Tony Bellew and Mateusz Masternak, and fights involving lightweight contender Kevin Mitchell, lightweight prospect Luke Campbell and featherweight Josh Warrington. “This is a huge end to a great year for me. Headlining the O2 and being selected to fight on Sky Sports Box Office is another massive step in my professional career,” Joshua said. “I have been working hard in the gym so I am looking forward to delivering an early Christmas present to all my fans who will be watching at home or live in the arena."

• Carl Frampton (21-0, 14 KOs) and Scott Quigg (31-0-2, 23 KOs), who will meet in a highly anticipated junior featherweight title unification fight on Feb. 27 at the Manchester Arena in Quigg’s hometown of Manchester, England, will set out on their three-city media tour to promote their bout. Although the stops are not open to the public, the fighters will meet the media on Monday in London, on Tuesday in Manchester and on Wednesday in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Frampton’s hometown.