Notes: Busy boxing year expected at Barclays Center in 2016

The Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, has plans on significantly increasing the number of boxing shows it hosts in 2016. Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

A few notes from around the boxing world:

• The Deontay Wilder-Artur Szpilka card on Saturday night was the 16th boxing event that the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, has hosted since it opened for boxing in October 2012 by hosting the Danny Garcia-Erik Morales rematch. It hosted five fights card in 2013, four in 2014 and five more in 2015. But 2016 will be the arena's busiest year yet as Barclays Center officials told ESPN.com that in addition to this past Saturday's show, it plans to host cards in April, May, June, July, August, September and December. There is also the possibility that there will be two events some months. "It will be our busiest year yet," said Barry Baum, Barclays Center executive vice president and chief communications officer.

• The hype for the third fight between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley Jr. will kick off this week with a two-city media tour. Pacquiao, Bradley and their trainers, Freddie Roach and Teddy Atlas, respectively, along with Top Rank promoter Bob Arum will begin with a news conference on Tuesday afternoon at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. Then they will hit New York for a second news conference at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on Thursday afternoon. Neither event is open for the public. Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38 KOs) and Bradley (33-1-1, 13 KOs) meet April 9 (HBO PPV) in a welterweight fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the same site as their first two bouts.

• Light heavyweight Erik Skoglund (24-0, 11 KOs), of Sweden, who is not far from a mandatory world title shot, has signed a four-year contract extension with career-long promoter Team Sauerland, the company announced on Monday. "I've been with the Sauerlands since I started my professional career six years ago and I look forward to continuing our successful partnership," Skoglund said. "The new deal is for the next four years, but I hope to stay with them for the rest of my career."