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Nevada approves Mayweather's next fight date

Floyd Mayweather's date for his September returns was approved by the Nevada State Athletic Commission this week. Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports

During Thursday's monthly Nevada State Athletic Commission meeting the panel covered a number of boxing-related items. Here are the highlights:

• It approved Sept. 12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas for pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather's next fight -- his first since his decision victory against Manny Pacquiao on May 2 in the richest fight in boxing history. No opponent was named for what will be the final fight on Mayweather's six-bout contract with Showtime/CBS.

• Officials were selected for the welterweight fight between former titleholders Adrien Broner and Shawn Porter, who headline an NBC card on June 20 at the MGM Grand. Tony Weeks was appointed as referee. The judges will be Adalaide Byrd, Eric Cheek and Dave Moretti.

• Officials were also appointed for the July 25 HBO fight between unified light heavyweight titleholder Sergey Kovalev and mandatory challenger Nadjib Mohammedi. Kenny Bayless will referee and Byrd, Robert Hoyle and Steve Weisfeld will serve as judges.

• The commission granted Top Rank's request to put on a card Sept. 11 at the Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The fights are not set but they will be televised on truTV.

• Junior welterweight John Molina Jr., who is under temporary suspension for testing positive for a diuretic following his lopsided decision loss to Broner on March 7 at the MGM Grand, had his disciplinary hearing delayed until July's commission meeting. He is facing a suspension and fine.

• As expected, lightweight Raymundo Beltran was temporarily suspended following his positive drug test for the anabolic steroid stanozolol following a second-round knockout of Takahiro Ao on May 1 at the Cosmopolitan. A disciplinary hearing is slated for the commission's August meeting. He faces a suspension and fine.