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Sherdog with the news:

Speaking with, promoter Monte Cox announced the six-round heavyweight fight would be rescheduled for June 13 in Alabama as the main event of Adrenaline III. The hybrid boxing-mixed martial arts event will be held at the 17,000-seat BJCC arena in Birmingham.

You may have read here where I reported that the boxing match had not been sanctioned by the New Jersey athletic commission last week.  I wrote:

It's interesting that Monte Cox is going to try and reschedule this bout.  Is he not going to respect the NJ athletic comissions wishes, and try to manipulate another sanctioning body like a little kid does their parents when they get told 'no'?

I guess he's not going to respect the New Jersey commission's decision not to sanction this event.  Which is kind of surprising being that Monte Cox has been in the business for a long time.  Then again, he does to crazy stuff like not having signed documentation with the fighters he manages, relying on handshake deals.  I don't think this is a good move on his part.  GOD forbid if something crazy were to happen.  The reason this bout is being allowed to happen is because Alabama doesn't have any regulatory body to not make the fight happen.  I wonder if this will affect Cox or his promotion if they ever try to do business with the New Jersey athletic commission again?  You betcha.