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Edison Miranda-Yordanis Despaigne in The Works, 7/29

By Rick Reeno

BoxingScene.com was advised that a light heavyweight bout is in the works for the ESPN televised card on July 29th at the Cosmopolitan Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Former lightweight champion Juan Diaz was scheduled to headline the card, but he withdrew a few days ago to focus on his legal studies.

Discussions are ongoing, and looking good, for a light heavyweight clash between Edison Miranda (34-5, 29KOs) and Yordanis Despaigne (8-1, 4KOs). Miranda broke his one-year layoff by returning on the Atlantic City undercard to last Saturday's bout between Carl Froch and Glen Johnson. He won an eight round decision over Rayco Sanders. Despaigne was last seen in March, when he dropped a gusty ten round decision to rising star Ismayl Sillakh.

Former champion Joel Casamayor is scheduled for the show in crossroads bout with Jorge Teron.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Evil Abed on 06-09-2011

Despaigne via UD or late TKO. Miranda was ether extremely lazy for his last fight or he's a shell of himself. Ether way I don't think he's as strong at 175.

Comment by PlayerKiller on 06-09-2011

[QUOTE=Pantera2000;10671485]Last time Miranda was on ESPN we had the KO of the year and the ESPN FNF knockout of the decade... I'd love to see him do it again. [IMG]http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n170/panterico/centeno_miranda_banks007.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE] Bute made me a fan.

Comment by Pantera2000 on 06-09-2011

Last time Miranda was on ESPN we had the KO of the year and the ESPN FNF knockout of the decade... I'd love to see him do it again. [IMG]http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n170/panterico/centeno_miranda_banks007.jpg[/IMG]

Comment by BattleAxePurist on 06-08-2011

Miranda FNF KTFO

Comment by nachorjj on 06-08-2011

I love to see this fight

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