HBO Sets Jones-Hopkins PPV Fight
HBO Sports has added an April 3 Bernard Hopkins-Roy Jones Jr. fight to its lineup of 2010 pay-per-view boxing events.
The fight, a rematch of the 1993 battle between the two former champions won by Jones, will follow the previously announced March 13 event featuring boxing's pound for pound champion Manny Pacquiao and welterweight contender Joshua Clottey.
The network is also working on a May 1 Floyd Mayweather Jr.-"Sugar' Shane Mosley welterweight PPV bout, although the deal has yet to be finalized, according to sources close to HBO.
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