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MESI'S HEARING POSTPONED

A hearing to determine whether Joe Mesi should resume boxing was postponed until June after the suspended heavyweight changed lawyers.

Keith Kizer, Nevada's chief deputy attorney general, said Thursday the Nevada State Athletic Commission granted Mesi's request to postpone next Thursday's hearing to allow the boxer's new legal team -- headed by Buffalo's Paul Cambria -- time to research the case.

A new date hasn't been set.

In other boxing news, WBA heavyweight champion John Ruiz weighed in at 241 pounds Thursday, two days before his 12-round title bout against James Toney. Toney was nine pounds lighter at 232 pounds.

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