A few notes from around the boxing world:
• Former welterweight titleholder Antonio Margarito (39-8, 27 KOs), 38, of Mexico, is scheduled for the second fight of his comeback. Zanfer Promotions told ESPN.com that he will face an opponent to be determined in a junior middleweight on July 16 (beIN Sports Espanol) in his hometown of Tijuana, Mexico. Margarito, despised by many for attempting to fight Shane Mosley in a 2009 welterweight title fight with hand wraps that contained elements of plaster of Paris (for which he had his license revoked), ended a more than four-year retirement with a 10-round decision win against Jorge Paez Jr. on March 5 in Mexico City. Margarito had not fought since being having his surgically repaired right eye turned into badly battered in a 10th-round knockout loss to then-junior middleweight titleholder Miguel Cotto in their hostility-filled December 2011 rematch.
• Former junior welterweight titleholder Ruslan Provodnikov (25-4, 18 KOs) is deep into training camp with trainer Joel Diaz in Indio, California as he prepares to for the first fight of his new Showtime contract against John Molina Jr. (28-6, 23 KOs) on June 11 (9 p.m. ET) at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York. Most expect an all-out war between two fighters known for being in action-packed fights. Provodnikov expects one also. “I will be ready for another war on June 11,” said Provodnikov, who is going into his second fight with Diaz as his trainer. “I am very happy with the way training camp is going. Joel Diaz is a great trainer and is helping me correct some of the bad habits that I had in previous fights."
• The Buffalo Boxing Hall of Fame announced its 20th annual induction class, which will be honored at an awards dinner on Sept. 23. Among those being inducted is longtime publicist Kelly Swanson, who is from Buffalo and whose Swanson Communications has represented many of boxing’s biggest stars, including Floyd Mayweather and Bernard Hopkins. She got her start as the publicist for Riddick Bowe, before he won the heavyweight championship. Also being inducted is longtime judge Dave Moretti, of Las Vegas, who is from Niagara Falls, New York, and has judged more than 100 world title fights.