Notes: Crawford's fall return in works

Junior welterweight titlist Terence Crawford will fight just one more time this year. AP Photo/LM Otero

A few notes from around the boxing world:

• When 2014 fighter of the year and junior welterweight titlist Terence Crawford (26-0, 18 KOs) returns this fall there are two possible dates under discussion between HBO and Top Rank: Oct. 24 and Nov. 7. Top Rank would like to put on the fight in Crawford’s hometown of Omaha, Nebraska. There is no set opponent but among the names being tossed around are Antonio Orozco (22-0, 15 KOs), Mauricio Herrera (22-5, 7 KOs) -- as long as the cuts he suffered in his win against Hank Lundy last Saturday are healed -- and Cesar Cuenca (47-0, 2 KOs), for a title unification fight as long as he wins the vacant belt he will fight Ik Yang for on Saturday in Macau, China.

• Wales’ Lee Selby (21-1, 8 KOs), who won a featherweight world title on May 30 when he dominated Evgeny Gradovich to win by eighth-round technical decision after an accidental head butt cut Gradovich and he was unable to continue, is looking for an opponent for his first defense this fall. It could come against former bantamweight titlist Fernando Montiel (54-4-2, 39 KOs), of Mexico, who has been campaigning at featherweight for the past two years. According to Montiel promoter Zanfer Promotions, Selby promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Boxing made Montiel an offer and they are talking about it.

• Puerto Rico’s Jose Pedraza (20-0, 12 KOs), the 2008 Olympian who realized his dream by winning a vacant junior lightweight belt with a masterful performance in a near-shutout decision against Andrey Klimov on June 13, hopes to make his first defense at home later this year. "Winning a world title has been a lifelong dream of mine,” Pedraza said. “Now that I have the belt, I would love nothing more in the world than to make my first defense in Puerto Rico in front of all my great fans. I have sacrificed my life for the last 14 years to become a world champion. This was a long, hard road, but it is a dream come true.”

• Australian heavyweight contender Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne (22-0, 19 KOs) vacated his Commonwealth title on Tuesday. “Holding the Commonwealth title was a huge honor for me and I do not relinquish the belt easily," said Browne, the first Australian to hold the crown in 122 years. “However, I'm currently the mandatory challenger to Ruslan Chagaev's WBA (regular) heavyweight title and that is now my focus.” In fact, Browne is mandatory for the winner of the yet-to-be-scheduled fight between Chagaev and Fres Oquendo, who will meet in a rematch.