A few notes from around the boxing world:
• Golden Boy Promotions will celebrate the 50th birthday of company partner and future Hall of Famer Bernard Hopkins with a card at the 2300 Arena in his hometown of Philadelphia on Jan. 20 (Fox Sports 1/Fox Deportes, 8 p.m. ET).
"I'm so excited that Golden Boy has decided to honor my birthday in this way," said Hopkins, the former middleweight and light heavyweight world champion, who turns 50 on Jan. 15. "The best present that they can give me is to bring a great night of fights to my hometown and give Philly boxing fans something to celebrate."
In the main event, Philadelphia’s Eric Hunter (19-3, 10 KOs) will face Nicaragua’s Rene Alvarado (21-3, 14 KOs) in a 10-round featherweight bout. In the 10-round junior welterweight co-feature, Newark, New Jersey’s Michael Perez (21-1, 10 KOs) will face an opponent to be determined. The televised opener will feature junior lightweight Lamont Roach Jr. (5-0, 2 KOs), of Washington, D.C., in a six-rounder against an opponent to be determined.
• Promoter Sampson Lewkowicz announced Wednesday that he and junior lightweight contender Javier Fortuna (26-0-1, 19 KOs), 25, of the Dominican Republic, have renewed their promotional agreement.
"This is my gift for this year, to continue working with a budding superstar like Javier," Lewkowicz said. "He is on the verge of stardom and, like all my fighters, he is also like a son to me. I admire all of their loyalty and I wish them all a very Merry Christmas and happy holidays."
• The Main Events-promoted Jan. 30 edition of ESPN2’s “Friday Night Fights” at the Foxwoods resort in Mashantucket, Connecticut, will be headlined by lightweight prospect Karl Dargan (17-0, 9 KOs) taking on Tony Luis (18-2, 7 KOs) in a 10-round bout. The co-feature will pit junior middleweights Russell Lamour (11-0, 5 KOs) and Thomas Falowo (12-3, 8 KOs) in an eight-rounder.
• "The Hebrew Hammer” Cletus Seldin (15-0, 12 KOs) returns to “Friday Night Fights” on Feb. 27 at the Paramount in Huntington, New York. He will face Johnny Garcia (19-2-1, 11 KOs) in the junior welterweight main event of a Star Boxing card.