Notes: Molina fighting for first time since losing title

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A few notes from around the boxing world:

• Former junior middleweight titlist Carlos Molina (22-6-2, 6 KOs), 32, of Mexico, out of action since losing a unanimous decision and his belt to Cornelius "K9" Bundrage last October in Cancun, is scheduled to return in an eight-round bout against an opponent to be determined on Aug. 15 at the Bell Centre in Montreal. The fight is part of the Premier Boxing Champions card on NBC Sports Net, which is headlined by former super middleweight titlist Lucian Bute in a 171-pound fight against Andre Di Luisa. Molina, who lived for many years in Chicago, has not been allowed to fight in the United States for the past two years since he was arrested on an outstanding warrant, discovered to be in the U.S. illegally and deported to Mexico.

• Philadelphia southpaw Tevin Farmer (19-4-1, 4 KOs) has a new opponent for his junior lightweight bout Saturday night (HBO Latino, 10:30 ET/PT) at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. Farmer will face late replacement Daulis Prescott (30-2, 22 KOs), of Colombia, in a 10-round bout that will open the tripleheader. Prescott, the brother of Breidis Prescott, best known for his first-round knockout of Amir Khan in 2008, replaces Mexico's Juan Rodriguez (25-5, 22 KOs). In the 12-round main event junior welterweight Johan Perez (20-2-1, 13 KOs), of Venezuela, will face Russia's Dmitry Mikhaylenko (19-0, 8 KOs). Junior featherweight Yoandris Salinas (21-1-2, 14 KOs), a Cuban defector based in Miami, faces Manuel "Tino" Avila (17-0, 7 KOs), of Fairfield, California, in the 10-round co-feature.

• Former light heavyweight champion Antonio Tarver is usually ringside as an analyst for the Premier Boxing Champions fights on Spike TV. But since Tarver (31-6, 22 KOs) will be facing Steve Cunningham (28-7, 13 KOs) in the Aug. 14 heavyweight main event at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, he won't be on the mic. Filling in for him will be former welterweight titlist Shawn Porter, who will be broadcasting for the first time, the network announced.