Former heavyweight champion Larry Holmes said he definitely plans to fight again.
"I'm going to fight to get my title back, whether I fight Michael Spinks or not," he said. "If they strip Spinks, I'll fight another contender."
Holmes lost the International Boxing Federation heavyweight championship on a close, but unanimous, 15-round decision to Spinks on Sept. 21 . . .
March 10 reportedly is the target date for the postponed world middleweight title fight between champion Marvelous Marvin Hagler and John (The Beast) Mugabi. However, promoter Bob Arum said that talks were being held concerning a date, but that "until Caesars Palace announces a date, there is no firm date for Hagler-Mugabi."
The Hagler-Mugabi fight was scheduled for Nov. 14 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, but was postponed when Hagler broke his nose while sparring. Also postponed was a 12-round middleweight fight between Thomas Hearns, the World Boxing Council super welterweight champion, and James Shuler.
Arum said Hearns-Shuler still would be part of a doubleheader with Hagler-Mugabi . . .
Victor Callejas of Puerto Rico retained his World Boxing Association junior featherweight title, beating Italy's Loris Stecca when the referee stopped the fight after six rounds in Rimini, Italy.