A few notes from around the boxing world:
• In addition to the slew of "Showtime Championship Boxing" cards Showtime announced on Friday, it also announced an April 15 card for its "ShoBox: The New Generation" series. The quadrupleheader will take place at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York, and will be headlined by a 10-round bantamweight fight between Russia's Nikolay Potapov (14-0, 6 KOs) and Stephon Young (14-0-2, 6 KOs), of St. Louis. In eight-round fights lightweight Eudy Bernardo (21-0, 15 KOs), of the Dominican Republic, will face Mason Menard (30-1, 22 KOs), of Rayne, Louisiana; Russian cruiserweight Alexey Zubov (10-0, 6 KOs) will take on Moldova native Constantin Bejenaru (10-0, 3 KOs), of Catskill, New York; and Bakhtiyar Eyubov (10-0, 10 KOs), of Kazakhstan, will meet Louis Cruz (11-1, 5 KOs), of Bronx, New York.
• Although the WBA has pledged to reduce its numbers of world titles from regularly having three per division (super, regular and interim), it has not weaned itself completely yet. It announced that it has approved former lightweight and junior lightweight titlist Ricky Burns (39-5-1, 13 KOs), 32, of Scotland, and Italy's Michele Di Rocco (40-1-1, 18 KOs), 34, to meet for the vacant "regular" belt at junior welterweight, where Adrien Broner has been made "super" titleholder. Burns and Di Rocco will meet at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland, on May 21.
• Junior bantamweight titleholder Carlos Cuadras (34-0-1, 26 KOs), 27, of Mexico, will defend his belt for the sixth time when he meets the Philippines' Richie Mepranum (31-4-1, 8 KOs), 28, who has twice lost flyweight world title shots. Cuadras and Mepranum are due to meet April 23 in Los Mochis, Mexico. Since a 10th-round knockout loss to unified flyweight titlist Juan Francisco Estrada in April 2014, Mepranum has won four fights in a row against modest opposition.