- Dan Rafael, ESPN Senior Writer
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A few notes from around the boxing world:
• Top Rank promoter Bob Arum told ESPN.com that junior featherweight contender Nonito Donaire (34-3, 22 KOs), a former four-division titleholder and the 2012 fighter of the year, will return to fight on Top Rank’s July 18 card in Macau. Fighting in his native Philippines, Donaire knocked out William Prado in the second round on March 28 as he returned to the junior featherweight division after being knocked out in the sixth round and losing his featherweight world title to Nicholas Walters in October.
• Former junior middleweight titlist Austin Trout (28-2, 15 KOs), 29, a southpaw from Las Cruces, New Mexico, got an opponent on short notice Thursday for his fight on Saturday: 33-year-old Puerto Rican Luis Galarza (20-3, 14 KOs), who has won three fights in a row since a 2011 knockout loss to Kell Brook. Trout was due to face former super middleweight titlist Anthony Mundine (47-6, 27 KOs), 39, of Australia, but he dropped out this week because of an ear injury. Trout-Galarza will take place in Hidalgo, Texas, on the undercard of the junior welterweight fight between former lightweight titleholders Omar Figueroa and Ricky Burns on CBS (4 p.m. ET).
• Junior welterweight contender Mauricio Herrera (21-5, 7 KOs), who was a hard-luck loser in two of his past three fights -- an interim title bout against Jose Benavidez in December and a world title bout against Danny Garcia in March 2014 -- will headline an HBO Latino-televised card on July 11 in Los Angeles. Herrera, 34, of Riverside, California, will face “Hammerin’” Hank Lundy (25-4-1, 12 KOs), of Philadelphia, according to Herrera promoter Golden Boy and HBO. Lundy, 31, is coming off a competitive split decision loss to Thomas Dulorme on HBO in December.
• Roc Nation Sports announced the fighters who will be featured on the undercard of the fight between middleweight champion Miguel Cotto and former titlist Daniel Geale on June 6 (HBO) at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Roc Nation and HBO are still working on the televised co-feature but other fighters are set for the card, although they do not have opponents yet. They include former junior featherweight titlist Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. (24-4-1, 19 KOs) in an eight-round featherweight bout and 6-foot-6, 260-pound Chinese southpaw heavyweight prospect Zhang Zhilei (3-0, 2 KOs), a 2008 Olympic silver medalist and 2012 Olympian.