A few notes from around the boxing world:
• Showtime announced its Oct. 23 "ShoBox: The New Generation" card (10:30 p.m. ET/PT), a quadrupleheader that will take place at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix. St. Paul, Minnestoa middleweight up-and-comer Rob Brant (17-0, 11 KOs) will square off with Louis Rose (13-2-1, 5 KOs), of Lynwood, California, in the 10-round main event. In scheduled eight-round bouts, Filipino junior lightweight prospect Harmonito Dela Torre (16-0, 11 KOs) will face Wanzell Ellison (10-1-1, 5 KOs), of Newark, New Jersey; Brooklyn, New York, heavyweight prospect Jarrell Miller (14-0-1, 12 KOs) will meet Houston-based Uzbekistan native Akhror Muralimov (16-1, 13 KOs); and Atlantic City, New Jersey, light heavyweight Lavarn Harvell (15-1, 8 KOs) will meet Cedar Hill, Texas, southpaw Samuel Clarkson (16-3, 10 KOs).
• Showtime also made official a Nov. 6 "ShoBox: The New Generation" card, which is also a quadrupleheader and will take place at the D Hotel in Las Vegas. Burke, Virginia, middleweight prospect Antoine Douglas (18-0-1, 12 KOs) will headline against Australia's Les Sherrington (35-7, 20 KOs) in a scheduled 10-rounder. In other televised fights, Ukrainian welterweight prospect Taras Shelestyuk (12-0, 8 KOs) will face an opponent to be determined, Philadelphia junior middleweight Keenan Smith (7-0, 2 KOs) will face Benjamin Whitaker (10-1, 2 KOs), of San Antonio, and Houston lightweight O'Shanique Foster (8-0, 5 KOs) will square off with Philadelphia's Samuel Teah (7-1, 5 KOs).
• Former bantamweight and featherweight world titleholder Hozumi Hasegawa (34-5, 15 KOs), 34, a southpaw, will return to the ring Dec. 11 in his hometown of Kobe, Japan. He will face an opponent to be determined. Hasegawa challenged then-junior featherweight titlist Kiko Martinez for his belt in April 2014 in Osaka, Japan, but got knocked out in the seventh round. Hasegawa took off 13 months and returned for a 10-round decision win against Mexican Horacio Garcia on May 9. This will be Hasegawa's second fight since the loss to Martinez.
• Top Rank announced it has signed amateur featherweight standout Jesse Garcia of Houston. Garcia, 20, is a six-time Houston regional Golden Gloves champion and a two-time Texas Golden Gloves champion. He was also a 2012 Texas Junior Olympic gold medalist and 2014 Houston open ring national gold medalist. Garcia, who began boxing at age 12, was 70-7 with 45 KOs in the amateurs. He is managed by Cameron Dunkin and trained by Rudy Silva. The date of his pro debut has not been determined.