A few notes from around the boxing world:
• There have been rumors swirling on social media that heavyweight contender Bryant Jennings might get a shot at titleholder Deontay Wilder in January, but Jennings promoter Gary Shaw told ESPN.com on Wednesday that it is not true and that he has been told by Wilder’s team that Jennings is not even being considered for such a fight. Wilder is supposed to make a mandatory defense against Alexander Povetkin and the WBC has said that is supposed to be Wilder’s next defense but it would not surprise anyone if the WBC had a change of heart and allowed him one more interim bout before the mandatory. Jennings has not fought since April, when he lost a one-sided decision challenging champion Wladimir Klitschko. Jennings was offered a fight with Luis Ortiz on the Oct. 17 Gennady Golovkin-David Lemieux HBO PPV undercard but turned it down.
• Former two-time heavyweight title challenger Tony Thompson (40-5, 27 KOs), 43, of Washington D.C., will face Philadelphia’s Malik Scott (37-2-1, 13 KOs), 34, in a scheduled 10-round bout that will headline a Premier Boxing Champions card on Bounce TV on Oct.30 at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Thompson was twice knocked out by Wladimir Klitschko in world title bouts, scored two upset knockout wins over David Price in 2013 and is 2-2 since with two wins over Odlanier Solis and losses to contenders Carlos Takam and Kubrat Pulev. Scott, a notoriously cautious fighter, will be boxing for the first time in a year. In 2014, he got knocked out in the first round by Wilder in a fight many accused him of taking a dive followed by a decision win against Alex Leapai in Australia. In the co-feature, junior welterweight Lydell Rhodes (23-0-1, 11 KOs) will face Sergey Lipinets (7-0, 6 KOs) in a 10-rounder. The opener will match welterweights Javontae Starks (13-0, 7 KOs) and Samuel Figueroa (9-0, 4 KOs) in an eight-rounder.
• Promising lightweight Ivan Redkach (18-1, 14 KOs), 29, a former amateur standout from Ukraine based in Los Angeles, will face Mexico’s Erick Martinez (11-2-1, 5 KOs) on Wednesday night on the PBC on ESPN undercard at Gila Rivera Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Redkach will be looking to bounce back from his first defeat, a fourth-round knockout to Dejan Zlaticanin on June 13 in a world title elimination bout. The fight will be on the undercard of welterweight Devon Alexander (23-6, 14 KOs) against Aron Martinez (19-4-1, 4 KOs). Redkach-Martinez is not slated for the ESPN telecast but could be streamed on the ESPN3.com coverage of the undercard.
• Unbeaten junior middleweights Frank Galarza (17-0-2, 11 KOs), 30, of Brooklyn, New York, and Jarrett Hurd (16-0, 10 KOs), 25, of Accokeek, Maryland, will meet in the PBC on Spike TV co-feature on Nov. 13 in Biloxi, Miss., promoter Lou DiBella told ESPN.com. Light heavyweight Edwin Rodriguez will headline against Michael Seals in a previously announced fight.