A few notes from around the boxing world:
" Saturday is a huge boxing day that will culminate with the Miguel Cotto-Canelo Alvarez middleweight championship showdown on HBO PPV but AWE (the former WealthTV) will be the place to watch earlier in the day. AWE -- which already had secured American broadcast rights to the lightweight title rematch between Darleys Perez and Anthony Crolla, who battled to a draw on July 18 in Manchester, England, and meet there again Saturday -- announced Monday that it has also secured rights to televise another major fight Saturday: super middleweight titleholder Arthur Abraham’s defense against Martin Murray in Hanover, Germany. Live coverage, which will include various preliminary bouts, begins at 3 p.m. ET.
" It was a formality, but the IBF on Monday officially sanctioned the junior featherweight title unification fight between its titleholder, Carl Frampton (21-0, 14 KOs), and Scott Quigg (31-0-2, 23 KOs), who are scheduled to meet Feb. 27 at Manchester Arena in Manchester, England, Quigg’s home turf. The IBF approved the bout with the condition that the winner must make a mandatory defense against Japanese southpaw Shingo Wake (19-4-2, 11 KOs) within 90 days of the bout.
" Panama’s Luis Concepcion (33-4, 24 KOs) will defend his interim junior bantamweight belt against former junior flyweight champion Giovani Segura (32-4-1, 28 KOs), of Mexico, on Dec. 17 at Roberto Duran Arena in Panama City, Panama. The fight will headline the annual WBA International 2015 KO Drugs Festival charity card. Concepcion claimed the interim belt by knocking out David Sanchez in the 10th round on Sept. 19 on Sanchez’s turf in Mexico. Segura has not fought since September 2014, when he was stopped by unified flyweight titleholder Juan Francisco Estrada in the 11th round. Also on the card, Panama’s Jezreel Corrales (18-1, 6 KOs) and Mexico’s Juan Antonio Rodriguez (28-5, 25 KOs) will meet for a vacant interim junior lightweight belt.