Notes: Salido, Ali gloves, Joshua

August, 7, 2014
Aug 7
3:45
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A few notes from the boxing world:

• Former featherweight titlist Orlando Salido (41-12-2, 28 KOs), stripped of the belt for failing to make weight for a defense against Vasyl Lomachenko in March, was due to move to junior lightweight for a fight Aug. 30 in Hermosillo, Mexico. However, manager Sean Gibbons told ESPN.com that Salido will no longer fight on that date and will instead go on Oct. 4 in Mexico, ideally against a name opponent.

• The gloves worn by Muhammad Ali in his famed first heavyweight championship fight (a loss) with Joe Frazier in 1971’s "Fight of the Century," sold last week for $388,375 at Heritage Auctions event at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland.

• Main Events announced that it has signed 28-year-old Russian Dmitry "The Mechanic" Mikhaylenko (17-0, 6 KOs) to a co-promotional deal. Mikhaylenko, who is also promoted by Titov Promotions, made his U.S. debut on Saturday night on Sergey Kovalev-Blake Caparello undercard at the Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Mikhaylenko won an eight-round unanimous decision in a junior middleweight fight, although he is planning to move down to welterweight, according to manager Egis Klimas, who also manages Kovalev, featherweight titlist Vasyl Lomachenko and heavyweight Vyacheslav "Czar" Glazkov.

"I am very happy of signing promotional agreement to Main Events and I know they can help me to go the right way as they did for many fighters," Mikhaylenko said. "I am very motivated and ready 100 percent to prove and to show what I am capable of in the ring. To come and fight in America was always my dream."

• When promoter Eddie Hearn had to postpone his Aug. 30 card in Dublin, Ireland this week, he moved England's Anthony Joshua (7-0, 7 KOs), the 2012 Olympic super heavyweight gold medalist, to his Sept. 13 card headlined by junior featherweight titlist Scott Quigg against Paulus Ambunda at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester. Joshua, who will face an opponent to be determined in an eight-rounder, will be fighting in Manchester for the first time and said he is excited about it.

"It's a really iconic venue for British boxing with those great nights for Ricky Hatton, so to add my name to the list of great fighters to perform there is a great feeling," Joshua said. "I really feel that I am beginning to [get] into the pro game and I think I'll start showing that in this fight. The extra fortnight won't affect me. I have had some good sparring recently so I am in a good place and ready to explode. I was excited to be fighting in Dublin as I got a great reception at the press conference there and hopefully I can get on the bill when the date is rescheduled later in the year."

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