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Updated: October 16, 2008, 12:21 PM ET
By Don Steinberg

Thursday, noon ET -- Golden Boy vs. Top Rank

"Unstoppable's undercard is coming together: The lords of boxing are planning eight fights before Kelly Pavlik and Bernard Hopkins get ready to rumble (tm) on Saturday night. Golden Boy and Top rank are co-promoters, and the top three bouts match GB fighters against TR guys. Besides Bernard Hopkins (GB) vs. Kelly Pavlik (TR), there's Steven Luevano (TR) vs. Billy Dib (GB) in a featherweight title bout and Marco Antonio Rubio (TR) against Enrique Ornelas (GB) in a middleweight match. Golden Boy also is putting up its next-generation Golden Boy, Philadelphia junior welterweight Danny Garcia (7-0), against Deon Nash of Lutcher, La., who brings a 5-5 record to the ring. Apparently no one's O has got to go in that one.

Another Philly jr. welter, Rock Allen (13-0), son of Hopkins trainer Naazim Richardson, is on the card versus the popular opponent "TBA." The exciting 2004 U.S. Olympian Allen came into the Golden Boy stable as a hot prospect but has withered on the vine and has not fought regularly. TBA could describe his career thus far. -- Don Steinberg