By Rick Reeno
Ken Thompson, president of Thompson Boxing, is working with Golden Boy Promotions and Gary Shaw to finalize the date and venue for the second half of the bantamweight tournament. The main event will feature the tournament final, with Joseph Agbeko defending his IBF title against undefeated Abner Mares. In the co-feature, the two boxers who lost in the first half of the tournament, Vic Darchinyan and Yonnhy Perez, will collide in a consolation bout.
According to Thompson, the Showtime televised doubleheader is possibly going to land in late March or early April. The Home Depot Center in Los Angeles, California is being explored as the potential venue.