A few notes from around the boxing world:
• The fight is not signed yet but former middleweight titlist David Lemieux is penciled in to face Glen Tapia on the Canelo Alvarez-Amir Khan HBO PPV undercard on May 7 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Golden Boy Promotions said the fight has been agreed to but it is waiting for signed paperwork. Tapia, a junior middleweight, would move up in weight for the fight after having been released from his Top Rank promotional contract this week. Lemieux (34-3, 31 KOs), 27, has not fought since losing his title by knockout to Gennady Golovkin in their October unification bout. Lemieux was supposed to return in his hometown of Montreal to face James de la Rosa at 163 pounds on March 12, but Lemieux badly missed weight and the fight was canceled. Tapia (23-2, 15 KOs), 26, of Passaic, New Jersey, will be coming off a one-year layoff, having not fought since a fourth-round knockout loss to Michel Soro on May 8, 2015.
• Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn and cable network AWE have made a deal for AWE to have live American broadcast rights to lightweight titlist Anthony Crolla squaring off with interim titlist Ismael Barroso on May 7 at Manchester Arena in Crolla's hometown of Manchester, England. Crolla (30-4-3, 12 KOs), 29, will be making the first defense of the 135-pound belt he won by fifth-round knockout of Darleys Perez in their November rematch. Barroso (19-0-2, 18 KOs), a 33-year-old southpaw from Venezuela, won a vacant interim belt by fifth-round knockout of England's Kevin Mitchell in London in December.
• Promoter Frank Warren announced on Thursday that 21-year-old British heavyweight prospect Hughie Fury (18-0, 10 KOs), the first cousin of heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, will appear on the undercard of middleweight titleholder Billy Joe Saunders' first defense against Max Bursak on April 30 at the Copper Box in London. Fury's appearance is contingent on him winning and not getting injured in a fight against Nagy Aguilera (20-9, 14 KOs) on the undercard of the Nick Blackwell-Chris Eubank Jr. British middleweight title fight on March 26 in London. "I am going to make a big impact over the next few years and join my cousin Tyson at the very top of the sport," Fury said.