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Just when you thought boxing had become irrelevant…

Another news release that crossed my desk this week notes that Aliquippa lightweight Verquan Kimbrough has a bout scheduled in the “fight capital of the world.”

Kimbrough (17-1-1, seven knockouts) will fight Ricky Alexander (6-5, five KOs) of Oklahoma City, May 25 at the Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

Still Sin City but the MGM Grand it’s not.

Kimbrough, 24, also announced the formation of his own promotion company, Thoroughbred Boxing LLC, and his intention to manage and promote pro boxers.

A former U.S. amateur champion, Kimbrough’s career suffered a blow. That loss brought about this revelation.

Now, Kimbrough apparently wants to be the next Oscar de la Hoya. Problem is, Kimbrough is getting way ahead of himself. De La Hoya won an Olympic gold medal; Kimbrough skipped the Olympics to turn pro. De La Hoya is a proven world champion; Kimbrough has yet to win a meaningful title. De La Hoya turned his paydays into a profitable promotion company; Kimbrough has yet to land his first million-dollar fight, let alone a six-figure payday.

For now, Thoroughbred Boxing should concentrate on the career of only one client: Verquan Kimbrough.

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