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Notes: Lemieux comeback fight on U.S. TV

A few notes from around the boxing world:

  • Former middleweight titleholder David Lemieux’s comeback fight against James De La Rosa on Saturday night at the Olympia Theater in Montreal, Lemieux’s hometown, has found an American television outlet. The card will air on Fox Deportes beginning at 10 p.m. ET. Lemieux (34-3, 31 KOs), 27, will be fighting for the first time since Gennady Golovkin stopped him in the eighth round of their title unification bout on Oct. 17 at sold-out Madison Square Garden in New York. De La Rosa (23-3, 13 KOs), 28, of San Benito, Texas, will be fighting for the first time since a fifth-round knockout loss to Hugo Centeno Jr. in December 2014.

  • Jose Benavidez Jr., who can no longer make 140 pounds, has vacated his interim world title and plans to fight as a welterweight. He could loom as a future challenger for newly crowned titleholder Jessie Vargas, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum, who handles both fighters, told ESPN.com. Benavidez (24-0, 16 KOs), 23, of Phoenix, claimed an interim belt by very controversial decision against Mauricio Herrera in December 2014 and made one defense, a 12th-round knockout of Jorge Paez Jr. in Phoenix last May. Benavidez was due for a nontitle welterweight bout against journeyman Sidney Siqueira in December but came in 5ΒΌ pounds overweight and outpointed him in a 10-round junior middleweight fight.

  • Heavyweight up-and-comer Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller (16-0-1, 14 KOs) will next fight an opponent to be determined in a 10-rounder on May 27 at the Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino in Niagara Falls, New York, on a CBS Sports Net-televised card, manager Steve Nelson told ESPN.com. Miller is coming off an impressive performance on Showtime’s “ShoBox” series, a seventh-round knockout of 2015 ESPN Boxcino finalist Donovan Dennis on Jan. 22.