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Adrien Broner to face Gary Sykes

Updated: April 19, 2012, 10:05 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

With just a month to go before Adrien Broner is scheduled to make the second defense of his junior lightweight title, he finally has an opponent.

Broner will face England's Gary Sykes on May 19 (HBO) at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer told ESPN.com on Thursday night.

The fight will open the "World Championship Boxing" telecast headlined by the rematch between unified junior welterweight titleholder Lamont Peterson and Amir Khan.

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