A few notes from around the boxing world:
• The 2015 International Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Sunday is the centerpiece of the annual induction weekend at the Canastota, New York, shrine. Inductees from this year's class scheduled to attend are former heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe, former lightweight champion Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini, former light flyweight champion Yoko Gushiken, manager Rafael Mendoza, referee Steve Smoger, journalist Nigel Collins and broadcaster Jim Lampley, who will arrive on induction day after calling the HBO doubleheader at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York on Saturday night. Former featherweight champion "Prince" Naseem Hamed, however, will be unable to attend due a medical issue with his wife, Eleasha Hamed.
• Main Events announced that is has signed 22-year-old Russian middleweight prospect Arif "Mayhem" Magomedov (15-0, 9 KOs) to a co-promotional deal with Russia-based Shamo Boxing Promotions. "I am very excited to work with Main Events. This gives me opportunity to fight in United States and help me to become star here," Magomedov said. His first bout of the deal was not announced but Main Events CEO Kathy Duva said, "'Mayhem' is a fighter in a very hot division and we expect him to make his mark in it very soon. At just 22 years old, he has a long and bright future ahead of him that we are so happy to play a part in."
• Japanese southpaw Shingo Wake (19-4-2, 11 KOs) easily outpointed Thailand's Mike Tawatchai (35-8-1, 21 KOs) on Wednesday in Tokyo in a world title eliminator. Wake won by scores of 119-108, 119-108 and 118-109 to become the mandatory challenger for titleholder Carl Frampton, of Northern Ireland, who has an optional defense first when he faces Alejandro Gonzalez Jr. in El Paso, Texas, on July 18.