The Don King-promoted show originally scheduled for November 16 at Casino Miami Jai-Alai will be moved to Gulfstream Park in Hallandale.
After a site inspection last week, production officials from the Showtime network, which will televise the card’s main event, determined the Jai-Alai setting did not meet logistical specifics for its telecast, according to King matchmaker Al Bonanni.
“Gulfstream Park stepped up to the plate,” Bonanni said. “We wanted to keep this show in South Florida, and the management at Gulfstream came through for us.”
The Gulfstream show will be outdoors in the paddock area leading to the race track stadium’s entrance. Bonanni said a temporary roof will cover the ring and adjacent seating.
Junior-middleweight prospect Omar Henry will face James De La Rosa in the show’s main event.
The undercard will feature Miami fighters Angelo Santana, Joey Hernandez and Azea Augustama.
Despite the move to Gulfstream, King still plans to continue presenting shows at Miami Jai-Alai.
“It’s a perfect location for boxing,” Bonanni said. “Unfortunately, with this particular show, some angles didn’t fit with where Showtime wanted to place cameras.”
In 2006, Gulfstream planned a series of boxing shows, but the project ended after the first cards because of poor attendance.
Randall Bailey’s welterweight title reign ended after one fight. The Miami fighter lost his International Boxing Federation belt against Devon Alexander on Saturday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Similar to his title-winning performance against Mike Jones in June, Bailey, 38, started off slowly and allowed Alexander to establish the pace. Alexander (24-1) was the busier fighter, using his distance to avoid Bailey’s power.
Looking for a history-repeating rally that helped him to an 11th-round knockout win against Jones, Bailey (43-8) found a temporary opening in the 11th when he caught Alexander with a right uppercut and right to the head.
But Alexander (24-1) avoided additional dangerous shots from Bailey. Alexander, of St. Louis, won the bout on all three scorecards, 115-111, 116-110 and 117-109.
“I couldn’t get him to stand or stay in front of me, so it was hard for me to get set,” Bailey said. “I was trying to fight my fight, but when you have a young guy who has a lot of movement and is as fast as he is, it makes it difficult.
“I just wasn’t able to fight my fight, and that was frustrating.”
Bailey hinted that he might have fought his last bout.
“I am going to go home and think about what do next,” Bailey said. “My heart tells me I still want to fight, but I am not sure that is possible anymore.”
On the same card, Danny Garcia retained his World Boxing Association and World Boxing Council super-lightweight titles with a fourth-round knockout over four-division world champion Erik Morales.
Paulie Malignaggi survived a late rally from Pablo Cano and retained his WBA welterweight title with a split-decision victory. Peter Quillin won a unanimous decision against Hassan N’Dam to capture the vacant World Boxing Organization middleweight belt.
Two South Florida fighters had mixed results in recent out-of-town bouts.
Luis Franco lost his first professional fight against Mauricio Muñoz in Muñoz’s Argentina on October 13. Muñoz defeated Franco (11-1) by split decision in the IBF featherweight title eliminator.
Heavyweight Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson remained unbeaten after his first-round knockout win over Howard Jones on Oct. 6 in Miami, Okla. Ferguson is now 6-0 with five knockouts.