A few notes from around the boxing world:
Premier Boxing Champions will have a second card on Spike in April. In addition to an April 1 show headlined by junior welterweight titlist Adrien Broner’s defense against Ashley Theophane at the DC Armory in Washington, D.C., which was announced weeks ago, there will be another card on April 29 at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, New Jersey, sources told ESPN.com. It has not been formally announced yet, but the main event is scheduled to be former super middleweight titlist Anthony Dirrell (28-1-1, 22 KOs) taking on Caleb Truax (26-2-2, 16 KOs), a middleweight moving up in weight. Older brother Andre Dirrell (24-2, 16 KOs), who lost a decision challenging James DeGale for a vacant super middleweight world title last May, will fight for the first time since then against former light heavyweight title challenger Blake Caparello (22-2-1, 6 KOs), of Australia, in the co-feature. After getting knocked out in the second round challenging light heavyweight titlist Sergey Kovalev in August 2008, Caparello moved down to super middleweight and has won three bouts in a row.
The DC Armory in Washington, D.C., a little-used boxing venue, is suddenly all the rage. It hosted an HBO card on March 5 that included heavyweight Luis Ortiz’s knockout of Tony Thompson and Jessie Vargas’ knockout of Sadam Ali to win a welterweight world title. On April 1, it will host the Spike card topped by Adrien Broner-Ashley Theophane. And now comes word that Mayweather Promotions, which is promoting Broner-Theophane, is coming back to venue to put on its April 30 Showtime-televised card, a super middleweight title doubleheader featuring Las Vegas-based Badou Jack (20-1-1, 12 KOs) making his second title defense against former titleholder and Quebec star Lucian Bute (32-3, 25 KOs) in the main event and titlist James DeGale (22-1, 14 KOs), of England, making a mandatory defense against Mexico's Rogelio "Porky" Medina (35-6, 29 KOs).
Cruiserweight titleholder Grigory Drozd (40-1, 28 KOs) suffered a left hand injury in training and his mandatory defense against Congo native Ilunga “Junior” Makabu (19-1, 18 KOs) has been postponed. They were due to meet April 8 in Moscow. It is the second time the bout has been delayed. They were initially supposed to fight in November but Drozd, also with an injury, postponed it.