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Former world titleholders Orlando Salido and Takashi Miura, both fearless warriors with a nose for action-packed battles, will next take that style to the ring against each other. Mike Richter Jersey .In a fight that virtually guarantees wild action, they will square off for a vacant interim junior lightweight title on Dec. 17 in the main event of an HBO Boxing After Dark card at The Forum in Inglewood, California, after their camps finalized a deal Thursday, Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya told ESPN.com.Its signed, sealed and delivered, De La Hoya said. Its not complicated matchmaking, but it goes to show you that we at Golden Boy want to make the best fights. We want to go out with a bang to close the year. Were hopefully going to do a tripleheader on HBO. Were talking to [HBO Sports executive vice president] Peter Nelson about it, because we want to give the fans a special treat for the holidays.Given their fight histories, Miura and Salido seem incapable of producing anything but an action-packed brawl.Miura (30-3-2, 23 KOs), a 32-year-old southpaw from Japan, won a junior lightweight world title in 2013 and made four successful defenses before losing it to Francisco Vargas by ninth-round knockout in November on the Canelo Alvarez-Miguel Cotto undercard at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The dramatic and action-packed bout was the 2015 ESPN.com fight of the year.Miura has fought once since, scoring a first-round knockout in Japan in May.Mexicos Salido (43-13-4, 30 KOs), 35, a former junior lightweight and featherweight world titleholder, is just 0-1-2 in his past three fights, but each was an epic battle that many thought he won. In April 2015, he lost his junior lightweight title by decision to Roman Rocky Martinez in a scintillating fight of the year contender. He then was held to a split draw five months later in the rematch, which is another fight of the year contender.Those fights were so entertaining that Salido, who also has been in all-action slugfests that he won against Juan Manuel Lopez (twice) and Terdsak Kokietgym in recent years, was rewarded with a shot at Vargas.They met at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, on June 4, one day after the death of Muhammad Ali, and they did The Greatest proud with a classic brawl that ended in a draw and is the leader for 2016 fight of the year honors. The draw also triggered Golden Boys options on Salidos next two fights, which enabled it to more easily work with his other promoter, Zanfer Promotions, to make the fight with Miura, whom Golden Boy co-promotes with Akihiko Hondas Teiken Boxing.All I can say is that boxing fans and subscribers to HBO are the absolute winners here, said Sean Gibbons, Salidos manager. Orlando Salido has already delivered one fight of the year candidate this year, and he is looking to close the year by delivering another one. We want to thank Peter Nelson for seeing and understanding this is a fight the fans want. Its a win-win for boxing and HBO.Salido hoped for an immediate rematch with Vargas, and Miura also hoped for another chance to fight him. But with Vargas suffering bad cuts against Salido, he will be out until at least early 2017. So the WBC approved Salido-Miura for the interim belt, and the winner will face Vargas next year.De La Hoya has special memories of The Forum because it is where he turned pro on Nov. 23, 1992, almost 24 years to the day when Salido-Miura will take place.I had my professional debut there, and I havent been there since [for boxing], De La Hoya said. It will be a special treat for me to promote a fight of this caliber in the arena where I initiated my professional career. To go back 24 years later is really exciting, especially when you have a fight like this.Their styles are made to create World War III. This is a cant-miss fight. The fans are in for a special treat. I cant wait.Gibbons said Salido also loves that the fight will take place at The Forum, site of many famous fights before it closed to the sport for more than a decade before reopening in 2014.A lot of his idols fought there, Gibbons said. There is so much beautiful history in that building, so for Salido to fight there, it will raise the level of his game.Asked to pick a favorite in the apparent 50-50 fight, De La Hoya said he leans slightly to Miura.I think Miura is the bigger guy and maybe the bigger puncher, De La Hoya said. So I guess hes the slight favorite, but Salido looked sensational against Vargas, strong and durable.As for the other fights he hopes HBO will televise, De La Hoya said he will speak to Nelson about a trio of fighters he promotes: featherweight Joseph Diaz (22-0, 13 KOs), a 2012 U.S. Olympian coming off a one-sided ninth-round knockout of Andrew Cancio on Sept. 17 on the Alvarez-Liam Smith undercard; welterweight Frankie Gomez (21-0, 13 KOs), who is coming off a 10-round shutout decision against Mauricio Herrera on the May 7 Alvarez-Amir Khan card; and former middleweight titlist David Lemieux (35-3, 32 KOs).HBO contractually owes Lemieux one fight, and he would have to win and be uninjured in an Oct. 22 bout in his native Montreal.Whatever we do we want to make sure we give the fans a great show to end the year with, he said.Salido-Miura came together rather quickly. When Alvarez was ruled out of a December HBO fight because he suffered a fractured right thumb against Smith in a ninth-round knockout win on HBO PPV on Sept. 17, the network suddenly had a windfall of money, in the neighborhood of $4 million, that was not going to be used this year.That gave Nelson the funds needed to make the Salido-Miura card, the Nov. 26 fight between junior lightweight titleholder Vasyl Lomachenko and Nicholas Walters -- which was announced this week -- and, assuming the deal is finalized, unified middleweight titlist Gennady Golovkin against mandatory challenger and secondary titleholder Daniel Jacobs on Dec. 10. James Patrick Jersey . Argentina winger Ezequiel Lavezzi and France midfielder Blaise Matuidi scored, with star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic setting up both despite having a poor game by his high standards. 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On Tuesday, Ottawa placed forward Cory Conacher and defenceman Joe Corvo on waivers as trade rumours swirl around the Senators.World champion Lewis Hamilton has dropped his strongest hint yet that he will finish his Formula 1 career with Mercedes.While Ferraris historic resonance proved an irresistible lure for Hamiltons long-time rival Sebastian Vettel 18 months ago when he engineered an early exit from Red Bull, the Englishman has drawn a different lesson from history to conclude his future should be with his present employers at Mercedes.I look at my team, the Silver Arrows, and think Im a part of this history which I will be for way beyond my time and I want to continue being a part of it. When I stop racing, I still want to be a part of it, Hamilton told Sky Sports F1 in an exclusive interview at Barcelona. Hamilton is in his fourth season with Mercedes after being persuaded in late 2012 to leave McLaren, the Mercedes-powered team for whom he had driven since boyhood, for an outfit which had previously won just one race in three years.What we wrote when Hamilton joined Mercedes: The potential winners and losers of Hamiltons transferThough considered a gamble at the time, Hamiltons decision has since proven to be one of the most inspired in motorsport history. While McLaren have failed to win a race since Hamiltons departure, their former protégé has flourished at Mercedes, ruthlessly exploiting the teams emergence as the sports dominant force to claim successive world championships to add to his 2008 title. Lewis Hamilton says he wont get involved in the blame game over who was responsible for his crash with team-mate Nico Rosberg in Spain Although Nico Rosberg and a deficit of 43 points still stands resolutely between Hamilton and the title summit this year, few are betting against the 31-year-old landing a fourth world championship in November.Little wonder, then, that Hamilton sees no reason to move - and every reason to stay.What I love about Mercedes when you look at Sir Stirling Moss, when you look at all drivers still today in their old age, they are still with Mercedes, youre with the brand for life, said Hamilton. They take you under your wing, they look after you, youre part of it forever. I cant imagine myself not being a part of that. Since Jenson Buttons 2009 title win, Hamilton and Vettel have won every F1 world championship. Yet, in a curious quirk of fate, F1s brightest stars over the last decade have stubbornly remained out of each others orbit. Neither has been runner-up to the other during any of their title-winning seasons and the remote possibility of Hamilton joining Vettel at Red Bull for the 2013 campaign was only fleetingly entertained before he signed for Mercedes.A vacancy is expected to emerge at Ferrari over the next 12 months with 36-year-old Kiimi Raikkonen in the final year of his Scuderia deal. Wayne Gretzky Jersey. But with Hamilton already contracted to Mercedes for another two years and Vettel adamant that his attachment to Ferrari is a long-term commitment, there seems little chance that F1s pair of serial winners will ever go head-to-head as team-mates. But could Hamilton one day replace Vettel at Ferrari? Without a doubt when I grew up watching F1 I saw the red car, it looked awesome, mused Hamilton. A Ferrari, whether its a road car or an F1 car, look awesome. Theres something particularly very special with the Italian passion for that team. But Ive been with Mercedes since I was 13, more than most drivers at my age.I honestly dont, at the moment, look over at Sebastian in the Ferrari and think damn it I want his seat.Curiously, reports this week in Italy have claimed that Rosberg, out of contract at the end of the season, has opened talks with Ferrari over a potential transfer. The F1 gossip column Has Nico Rosberg opened talks with Ferrari? However, even after Hamilton and Rosbergs race-wrecking crash in Spain triggered fresh doubts about the long-term health of their partnership, the prospect of Rosberg voluntarily leaving Mercedes for a team currently struggling to stay ahead of Red Bull as the 2016 grids best of the rest seems remote. According to Sky Italys Antonio Boselli, the rumours are likely to be mischief making designed to destabilise the Silver Arrows.But one thing is for certain: Hamilton is in no mood to move home again. 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